Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Posted by Michael David Smith on May 2, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has lowered the hammer on four New Orleans Saints players who were involved in the team’s bounty scandal, with Jonathan Vilmaleading the way and getting one of the most significant suspensions in NFL history.
Vilma has been banished for all of 2012, effective immediately and through the Super Bowl, for his role in the bounty scandal. Vilma reportedly put $10,000 cash on the table in the team’s meeting room and said the cash would go to anyone who could knock Brett Favre out of the NFC Championship Game in January of 2010.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 2:19 PM
Posted by Josh Alper on May 2, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT
A statement released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday about the signing of an undrafted rookie began the same way most of them do.
There were stats and notes about the young man’s playing career, but Eric LeGrand isn’t your usual undrafted free agent so things took a different turn at the end of the first paragraph. While playing for Rutgers in 2010, the defensive tackle suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a game against Army and was paralyzed as a result.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 2:17 PM
Posted by Mike Florio on May 1, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT
Jets coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Mark Sanchezattended a charity event on Tuesday night. One had plenty to say. One had nothing to say.
Though we probably need not say more, we will.
Sanchez, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com,declined to answer any football questions from reporters. Ryan answered plenty, gushing about both of his quarterbacks, but apparently more about his new backup quarterback/punt protector.
Ryan said Tim Tebow looks “outstanding” so far in offseason workouts. “Same thing with Sanchez,” Ryan wisely added.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:12 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on May 1, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT
Less than two weeks ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell helped kick-start the effort to get a clear resolution on the Vikings stadium bill. Now, one day after the Minnesota Legislature was supposed to adjourn for the year, Goodell’s next task may be to bring to the Twin Cities enough glue to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 7:10 AM