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  • Tua Tagovailoa Dazzles In Alabama Debut, But Jalen Hurts' Starting Job Is And Should Be Safe

    04/24/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-22-2017 | Sam Cooper
    Tua Tagovailoa It seems silly to have to write this: Jalen Hurts is Alabama’s starting quarterback. Hurts was both the SEC’s freshman and offensive player of the year in 2016 as he led the Crimson Tide to a national runner-up finish. He threw for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns while also gaining 954 yards and scoring 13 times on the ground. This was all as a true freshman. Sure, he struggled in the College Football Playoff against top-notch defenses as a passer. Again, he was a true freshman. He had a fantastic season, but now the Tide, like always, brought...
  • Report: Jabrill Peppers tested positive for diluted sample at NFL combine

    04/24/2017 12:38:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    NFL draft prospect Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A diluted sample, which doesn't necessarily prove the presence of a banned substance, constitutes a failed test.
  • NFL draft prospect is arrested for 'knocking-out a woman out after she 'disrespected him'[tr]

    04/24/2017 8:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Ariel Zielber
    A college football star who is slated to be chosen at next week's NFL Draft has been charged with beating a woman unconscious. Caleb Brantley, a defensive lineman who attended the University of Florida, faces a misdemeanor battery charge, according to a police report obtained by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Police in Gainesville, Florida, say that Brantley hit his alleged victim, 20-year-old Chelsea Austin, in the face and that 'use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self-defense.' Brantley, 22, told police that Austin hit him in the face first. Austin confirmed to police that she...
  • Pollsters and the media still have a glaring anti-Trump bias

    04/22/2017 3:58:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 22, 2017 | Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network
    You’d think the leading voices in the media and among pollsters would have learned their lesson after being so off the mark in their coverage of Donald Trump. They’re losing their grasp on both reality and their readers. But instead of correcting course, many of them are doubling down in the sanity. Just last week we saw this in play in the pages of – where else? – The New York Times. As if not content to let their November election night prediction that Hillary Clinton had a 92% chance of winning the presidency, the English-speaking world’s liberal paper of...
  • Hernandez found NOT GUILTY

    04/14/2017 12:22:54 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 47 replies
    BOSTON (WHDH) - After six days of deliberations, the jury in the double-murder trial of Aaron Hernandez found him not guilty for the 2012 murders of two men in Boston’s South End. The former New England Patriots tight end was on trial for the killings of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at the Cure Lounge. Throughout the trial, his lawyers argued that it was Hernandez’s friend, Alexander Bradley, who shot the men in a drug deal while parked at a stop light.
  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers 'SPLIT after three years'amid claims actress [tr]

    04/07/2017 6:42:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rebecca Davison
    Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have reportedly split up. A source told People magazine: 'They have amicably ended their relationship of three years. They remain close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.' The star, 36, and the quarterback, 33, began dating at the end of 2014 - but haven't had the easiest ride as Aaron didn't speak to his father for two years after his family expressed disdain over the relationship.
  • Sources: Tony Romo heading into broadcasting with CBS

    04/04/2017 10:25:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 4, 2017 | Todd Archer and Adam Schefter
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting with CBS, league sources told ESPN. Romo has reached a verbal agreement with CBS to be its No. 1 color commentator -- replacing former NFL quarterback Phil Simms -- alongside play-by-play veteran Jim Nantz, sources confirmed to ESPN. He also had drawn interest from Fox and NBC. The Sports Business Journal first reported Romo's agreement with CBS.
  • Watch: Patriots’ Gronkowski Jumps Into WrestleMania 33 Ring

    04/03/2017 10:19:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2017 | Trent Baker
    New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania 33. Gronkowski jumped into the ring after Jinder Mahal threw a drink at him while he was in the stands cheering on his friend Mojo Rawley during the 4th annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
  • As Raiders rush to Las Vegas, try not to laugh at Roger Goodell's stance against gambling

    03/28/2017 1:37:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    Roger Goodell recently declared the NFL remained opposed to legalized sports wagering. The NFL commissioner’s reasons were trite, outdated and mocked by experts, but when has that ever stopped the NFL from doubling down (gambling term) on a policy? If Goodell says the league is opposed to sports wagering, then you rest assure that … … Welcome the Las Vegas Raiders … … Yeah, there is nothing that $750 million can’t buy. Whatever. Goodell is just the talking head for the league. His bosses voted Monday by the tune of 31-1 that the Raiders should move from Oakland to Las...
  • NFL owners vote 31-1 to approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

    03/27/2017 11:48:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 24, 2017 | Paul Gutierrez
    The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Twenty-four votes were needed. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to vote against the move, a source told Schefter.
  • Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's....

    03/25/2017 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse victims Penn State University's former president Graham Spanier has been convicted of child endangerment over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. A jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, found Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment. They determined that he was responsible for victims who were sexually assaulted by former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky in a school locker room shower in 2001. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was convicted of abusing 10 boys in 2012. He is behind...
  • Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

    03/20/2017 3:47:04 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | MARCH 18, 2017 | Vahe Gregorian
    WAKARUSA, IND. More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. At a table near the front, Sayers was seated next to his wife, Ardythe, as a mesmerizing KU-produced tribute played. ************ But Ardie Sayers has come to believe its onset was years before that — possibly even as far back as when he returned to Kansas in a fund-raising capacity for a time in 2009. While she considers Sayers, 73,...
  • Colin Kaepernick update: some teams ‘genuinely hate him’

    03/17/2017 5:06:01 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 68 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cam Inman
    “First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent. “Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or (President) Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings. “Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a...
  • Former USC and Raiders QB Todd Marinovich pleads guilty to trespassing

    03/16/2017 7:40:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 15, 2017 | Nick Bromberg
    Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich could avoid jail time after pleading guilty to charges he was nakedly trespassing in someone’s backyard while possessing drugs. Marinovich, 47, was found unclothed in the backyard of someone’s house in the Los Angeles area in August. Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts regarding charges of public nudity, drug possession and trespassing.
  • Dash cam footage shows cops sack Oklahoma player Baker Mayfield as he ran from them [tr]

    03/13/2017 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    Dash cam footage has captured the moment an Oklahoma Sooners quarterback was tackled by cops into a concrete wall after he tried to flee from police officers while drunk. Baker Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 25 on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing. Footage from the dashboard camera of a cop car shows the 21-year-old being interviewed by police following an incident at a restaurant that involved Mayfield.
  • NFL abuse of painkillers and other drugs described in court filings

    03/10/2017 3:21:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2017 | Rick Maese
    National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players. The sealed material, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, provides a rare look into the league’s relationship with drugs and how team doctors manage the pain inherent in a bruising sport to keep players on the field.
  • Vanity: Opening Day of NFL Free Agency

    03/09/2017 1:09:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies ^ | March 9, 2017 | Me
    The clock has struck 4 pm. It is a business new year for the NFL and teams can start officially signing free agents.
  • Texans ship Osweiler to Cleveland.

    03/09/2017 12:50:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 9, 2017 | Adam Schefter
    Texans ship Osweiler to Cleveland.Houston trades QB Brock Osweiler, a second-round pick and a sixth-round pick to Cleveland for a fourth round pick, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Browns take on the QB's $16M salary.
  • Report: Bears, Mike Glennon to sign three-year, $43.5 million deal

    03/09/2017 6:55:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 9, 2017 | Michael David Smith
    he Bears and Mike Glennon appear to be on the verge of a deal that will make Glennon the team’s starting quarterback, at a salary that sounds like a lot but is lower than most starting quarterbacks make. Glennon is expected to get a three-year deal with an annual average of $14.5 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That puts Glennon’s total deal at $43.5 million, although there’s no word on how much of that is guaranteed and no other details about the structure of the contract.
  • Cowboys to release all-time leading passer Tony Romo on Thursday

    03/08/2017 11:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 8, 2017 | Todd Archer and Adam Schefter
    Tony Romo will soon no longer be a Dallas Cowboy. The Cowboys will release the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns on Thursday, sources told ESPN, allowing him the chance to sign with another team if he desires while removing any doubt that they have the utmost faith in Dak Prescott.