31 Oct 2014 19:52:23 -0400
FSU’s Egan reported Williams girlfriend's Facebook to cops
The Facebook post above was posted by Karlos Williams pregnant girlfriend saying that he abused her. It was reported that it wasn’t the pregnant girlfriend who reported the abuse but someone else who saw the post.
That someone else according to emails acquired by Deadspin was FSU general counsel Carolyn Egan.
That got the ball rolling on the current official investigation. FSU has taken a lot of heat for covering up things, but in this case it appears they were trying to do the right thing. Williams hasn’t been charged or arrested with any crime.
FLIP THE PAGE FOR ALL THE EMAILS BETWEEN FSU & THE COPS….
31 Oct 2014 19:28:06 -0400
Cowboys VP: Tony Romo “very questionable” for Week 9
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones mentioned Friday during a radio appearance on KRLD-FM that QB Tony Romo (back) is “very questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, per Brandon George.
The Cowboy have held Romo out of this weeks practice after he suffered a back injury in Monday night’s loss to the Redskins.
Since then, reports have mentioned that Romo could be a game-time decision while others have indicated that it’s unlikely he’ll be back in time Week 9’s game.
Brandon Weeden has taken all of Dallas’ first-team reps this week and would obviously be the team’s starter if Romo is in fact unable to suit up on Monday.
Romo, 34, is in the second-year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He still has base salaries of $17 million (2015), $8.5 million (2016), and $14 million (2017) coming his over the next three years.
On the season, Romo has completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,998 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Pro
31 Oct 2014 18:03:51 -0400
Report: Warriors sign Klay Thompson to $70M extension
This appears to have come out of nowhere. Star shooting guard Klay Thompson has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension with the Golden State Warriors.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the extension was agreed to after the Sacramento Kings made a late push to acquire Thompson from the Warriors.
Kings made late push to try to acquire Klay Thompson for anyone not named Cousins or Gay, a source said. Might have helped push GS agreement
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 31, 2014
The $70 million extension comes with a no opt-out clause for both sides, which is an indication that Thompson will play out the duration of the deal. At an average of $17.5 million per season, Thompson will be making nearly $7 million more per season than Stephen Curry when his rookie deal expires following the 2014-2015 season.
That could lead to a bit of drama between the Splash Brothers, especially considering Curry is the one that’s currently seen as the face of the franchise and a p
31 Oct 2014 17:40:10 -0400
Cubs oust manager Renteria, setting stage for Maddon
In the least surprising news of the week, the Cubs have officially fired manager Rick Renteria:
#Cubs to replace manager Rick Renteria. Full statement: http://t.co/kpijTSyW8N
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 31, 2014
The move was made in lieu of the forthcoming hire of Joe Maddon as manager. It’s a pretty unfair situation for Renteria to have been put in, a sentiment not lost on the Cubs organization. In fact, Theo Epstein released a statement on the reasons behind the decision and was pretty straightforward about this being all about the opportunity to hire Maddon and nothing else. Other organizations in similar situations would’ve played dumb and acted like Maddon didn’t even exist. In that sense, it is a refreshing departure.
In another sense, it is still a pretty gauche move by Epstein and the Cubs. While they technically followed protocol in firing Renteria before officially hiring Maddon, everyone in baseball has known for days now that Maddon is taking Renteria’s job. Granted
31 Oct 2014 16:28:46 -0400
Officially official: Michigan AD Dave Brandon has resigned
As first reported by ESPN's Brett McMurphy, David Brandon has officially resigned as Michigan's director of athletics effective tomorrow."This morning I accepted the resignation of athletic director David Brandon." UM president Mark Schlissel told the assembled media and those watching on TV/interwebs at today's news conference.While it was not one single event led to Brandon's resignation...more likely a combination of many many many things that went wrong over the course of his tenure as Michigan's AD. There were a lot of things you can point to as things Brandon definitely got right, including the financial health of the department which improved considerably during his time as AD as well as numerous facility upgrades spanning the entire department.But of course, the mounting communication issues, unprecedented lack of student/alumni/donor support, and just embarrassing moments altogether...especially this football season alone, were enough to persuade him to step down.It'
31 Oct 2014 15:39:34 -0400
RG3 won't 'try to be a normal quarterback' on Sunday
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is set to make his return to the lineup Sunday when the ‘Skins travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. This is good news for Washington. The only question is what style of quarterbacking RGIII will be doing as he tries to save their season.
The ongoing debate between making RGIII a traditional passer or letting him play his running style has its pros and cons. Head coach Jay Gruden would love for him to be safer out there and be more of a pocket passer, but RGIII is most effective when he’s allowed to run the read option and take off when he gets in trouble.
RGIII put his own interesting spin on the situation.
“I’m ready to go, ready to play, get back out there with the guys and have fun. That’s what it is,” Griffin said. “God didn’t put us on this earth to be normal. So I’m not gonna go out there and try to be a normal quarterback. I’m gonna go out there and be the quarterback he’s called me to be.”
Normalcy aside, t
31 Oct 2014 14:42:56 -0400
Dez Bryant, Joseph Randle reportedly argue before practice
Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle may soon discover that he is not a very popular man in the locker room in the wake of his idiotic arrest for stealing from a department store. In all likelihood, the events surrounding the arrest were the reason Randle and Dez Bryant got into it before practice on...Read More
31 Oct 2014 13:51:38 -0400
DeAngelo Hall re-tore Achilles tendon while making pizza
Nate Burleson missed seven games last season after famously breaking his arm in a late-night car accident when he tried to catch a pizza from falling off his seat. Now it’s been revealed that longtime Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tore his Achilles tendon while making pizza in his kitchen. No, seriously.
First Burleson, now Hall #pizzaed RT @MikeJonesWaPo: Hall re-tore his Achilles’ tendon in his kitchen getting some pizza, Gruden said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2014
Photo Credit: Redskins.com
Not kidding: DeAngelo Hall was making a pizza in his kitchen and slipped. THAT is how he re-tore his repaired Achilles’ tendon. I can’t even — Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) October 31, 2014
Hall, 31, was already done for the season after tearing his Achilles last month against the Eagles and should still be ready to go for training camp next summer, but rupturing his Achilles tendon again certanly doesn’t help his recovery process. This incident is yet another r...
31 Oct 2014 13:12:23 -0400
Madison Bumgarner was once roommates with Russell Wilson
What do Russell Wilson and Madison Bumgarner have in common aside from championships in their respective sports? The two were roommates back in the day.
In the wake of Bumgarner’s dominant Game 7 relief performance on Wednesday, which cemented his place as the greatest World Series pitcher in history, Wilson shared an interesting story with reporters.
“So, funny story about Madison Bumgarner,” Wilson said before practice on Thursday, via the Seahawks official website. “We were roommates at the East-West Showcase coming out of high school, [for] the top 100 players.”
Wilson, as many of you know, was a two-sport star. He played shortstop and hit .467 his senior year of high school and was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB Draft. He was even selected by the Texas Rangers last year in the Rule 5 baseball draft.
Fortunately for Wilson, he was on the same team as Bumgarner in the Showcase.
“I’ve gotten to know him over the past few years,” he explained. “I ha
31 Oct 2014 11:27:21 -0400
Wild's Vanek linked to alleged money laundering scheme
Things have gotten a bit weird for Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek.
During the summer, it was rumored that Vanek was involved in some sort of gambling ring and now, according to a report from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Vanek is allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme.
While playing with the New York Islanders, Vanek endorsed a check for $230,000 to a Mark Ruff to cover a gambling debt. Not necessarily a big deal until you realize that Ruff pleaded guilty in federal court to illegal gambling and money laundering. It’s also been said that the $230,000 was a “small portion” of the overall debt owed by Vanek. It’s believed the debt could be more than $1 million.
Before his arrest in June, Ruff pleaded guilty to extortion charges in downstate New York. That and allegations that he could face a separate extortion incident, may have made him something of a “career criminal” that could subject him to a sentence much more severe than nine yea
31 Oct 2014 10:29:01 -0400
Jets fans start 'Fire John Idzik' website
After years of quarterback letdowns, underachieving players and lousy coaches, one group of Jets fans have had their fill and are directing their frustration at one single person, the current head of the whole mess — general manager John Idzik.
Four fans' disappointment with the 1-and-7 team came to a head after listening to Idzik’s rambling news conference on Monday and they decided to take matters into their own hands — or more precisely, their fingertips.
They created a website titled: “firejohnidzik.com”
“We were so disgusted after the game on Sunday, that the last thing we wanted to hear was that ridiculous press conference,” said Jason Koeppel, one of the site’s creators.
Koeppel, along with his brother Jared and friends Matthew Wolferman and Greg Kohler called each other after Idzik’s rambling comments Monday and decided to put this site together with the goal of putting a "Fire John Idzik" billboard in the Meadowlands.
"Join other long suffering
31 Oct 2014 09:46:42 -0400
Report: McDonald unlikely to be charged with domestic violence
According to a report from San Jose Mercury News court reporter Tracey Kaplan, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is unlikely to be charged in relation to an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence that allegedly took place back in August.
Santa Clara County prosecutors are leaning against charging San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald with domestic violence in connection with his widely publicized arrest on suspicion of roughing up his pregnant fiancee, sources familiar with the case said Thursday.
Prosecutors in this case have cancelled two dates for an arraignment hearing, which seemed to indicate that McDonald wasn’t going to face chargest in the incident.
Previous reports in this case suggested that authorities were called to McDonald’s house to investigate a female subject (presumably McDonald’s fiancee) for pulling a gun on a male subject (presumably McDonald) earlier this year. In addition to that the San Jose Police Department has drawn criticism for allowing officers to wor
30 Oct 2014 23:53:18 -0400
Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen
Earlier this month, Kenny Hill was considered a Heisman contender. But the Texas A&M Aggies’ sophomore quarterback has now been replaced by true freshman Kyle Allen heading into Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe.
CBS 11 Sports has learned that #TexasA&M will change starting QB’s. Kenny Hill is out. Kyle Allen is in. — CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) October 30, 2014
Photo Credit: tamu.247sports.com “Kenny Trill” is currently the nation’s sixth-leading passer with 2,649 passing yards with an impressive 23:8 TD-to-INT ratio and 66.7 completion rate, but after three straight losses and a bye week that followed an ugly 59-0 loss at Alabama, the Aggies are apparently ready to roll the dice with Allen in hopes of providing a spark. Hill burst onto the scene to kick off the college football season with a record-setting performance against South Carolina, and continued to put on a show as he guided the Aggies to a 5-0 start in the post-Johnny Manziel era. But the Aggies couldn’t keep pace...
30 Oct 2014 23:11:10 -0400
Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'
Josh Smith is not happy about Denver Nuggets power forward taking a shot at his penchant for gunning.
According Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, Smith called Faried “a clown.”
Josh Smith on Faried: "He's a clown, quote me on that." Story coming
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 30, 2014
Smith on Faried: "He fears me. He's scared of me. He knows it's coming." It being he's gonna take it to him next meeting
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 30, 2014
He wasn’t done.
“I don’t respond to nobody with dreadlocks who plays basketball,”
Smith’s frustrations stem from comments Faried made following the Pistons 89-79 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
After Smith scored 25 points on 22 shots, Faried told the Media that “Smith shot the Pistons out of the game.’
“Josh Smith, we let him keep shooting. And he ended up with 25, but he still kept shooting. He shot them out of the game.”
30 Oct 2014 22:58:01 -0400
Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise
Major League Soccer’s new franchise in Los Angeles has no official name, colors, logo or stadium just yet.
What the club has are deep-pocketed owners with boundless ambition and plans to build a soccer-specific stadium for a passionate fan base before it joins the league in 2017.
The ownership group behind the tentatively named Los Angeles Football Club held its first public event Thursday at a Hollywood studio, revealing a diverse lineup of investors, celebrities and sports professionals.
Vietnamese-American business mogul Henry Nguyen is the managing partner, while Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is a key director. Film producer Peter Guber has a prominent role, and ESPN basketball analyst Tom Penn will be the club’s president.
The ownership group also includes former L.A. Lakers star Earvin “Magic Johnson,” U.S. women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm Garciapparra, former Major League Baseball star Nomar Garciaparra and self-help guru Tony Robbins.
LAFC has no ties to Chivas USA, which was folded b