A young man playing high school athletics has been accused of rape and rumors persist regarding additional sexual misconducts. I preface this story by stating that this young man has been a star athlete almost his entire life. He is a multi-sport talent and had been inundated with numerous scholarship offerings.
Since the allegations and rumors have surfaced, this young man’s life has begun to unravel. The scholarships have been either been rescinded or put into limbo along with his future.
I remember back when I was a young athlete, my friends and I would share stories and gossip with other buddies and girlfriends from other high schools and soon everyone knew everyone else’s business. … Read the rest
Jermichael Finley puts himself through a rigorous workout in an effort to strengthen his surgically repaired neck. Bigger and stronger and better is the tight end’s goal. The question now is, once he’s cleared to play, will there be an NFL team willing to take the risk on the once nearly paralyzed big man?
The Pittsburgh Steelers neurosurgeon who performed Finley’s surgery, Dr. Joseph Maroon, told Finley there there’s a 99.9 percent chance the fusion will fully heal and he can then be cleared. Finley’s information is that the healing could culminate with 4 weeks.
If I were in Ted Thompson’s shoes, I would have to take a really hard look at the guy Mike McCarthy has called a “defensive match-up nightmare”. … Read the rest
Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an interview, “Seattle is a wonderful market. It would be very additive to the league to have a team there but we’re not planning on expanding right now, so it’s not a function of price.”
That sent the local twitter world abuzz. It was as if Silver said that he wasn’t going to allow the Milwaukee Bucks to move at all. What Silver said was that the league was not going to EXPAND. It’s what Silver didn’t say that should have the Bucks fans concerned. He NEVER said that he wouldn’t consider relocating a team to the Emerald City.… Read the rest
Snowboarder Shaun White was the best, hands down, in the world. He was brash, he was arrogant and he was envied yet disliked. When you’re the best, people can’t wait to see you fail. This was never more true than in Sochi.
White pulled out of the slopeside competition, at least according to White, to concentrate on winning his 3rd straight Gold Medal in the halfpipe competition. His competitors felt that the red headed kid from San Diego was realizing that he wasn’t going to win the slopeside and therefore bailed on the competition, disrespecting their abilities if you will.… Read the rest
Missouri linebacker Michael Sam has now come out to the world and admitted that he is a gay man.
He told his team back in August that he was gay and was fully accepted by his team mates.
He could have come out after he was an NFL draft choice but he didn’t.
You can commend Sam for his fortitude to put his self-being before his monetary value and before those future teammates who might be surprised after the fact. But he didn’t.
Michael Sam wants to be judged on his merits, ability and overall character. In a utopian society, he just might but in the real world, the one that spins via the money, he’ll be judged by the following;