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Devonte Fields Being Investigated For Domestic Assault, Pointing Gun at Ex-Girlfriend

Devonte Fields, the Star TCU defensive end, is a police suspect following a reported domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend in Fort Worth on Sunday.

Fields is accused of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and yelling “I should blast you!”

There, 20-year-old Haley Brown told officers that Fields had apparently been standing outside the bedroom window listening to her talk to a mutual male friend. Brown told police Fields then punched out the window of their friend’s bedroom from the outside and began yelling at her.

“Haley stated that she thought Devonte was holding a gun in one of his hands and stated that he pointed it at her,” the report states.

“I should blast you!” he yelled at Haley, according to the report.

He is also accused of punching her in the face, after gaining entry to the residence.

“Haley stated that Devonte continued to yell at her and punched her in the face one time with a closed fist,” the report states

Fields was the Big 12 player of the year as a freshman in 2012, racking up 10 sacks. He missed almost all of 2013 following a suspension and a foot injury. Fields was the victim in an alleged arm robbery that happened in January.

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Marshawn Lynch Surrounds Lamborghini With Velvet Ropes When He Has to Park on the Street

Marshawn Lynch is apparently in Oakland filming a movie about his life. From NFL.com:

“For me, it’s just about having some fun,” Lynch says. “It’s just a fun experience. I also get to the shine light on the community and some of the things that we grew up doing and what we went through.”

“Family First” will be rated PG-13 and is slated for a release toward the end of the calendar year.


So be on the lookout for that, but in the meantime look at that picture. Marshawn Lynch apparently carries poles and velvet ropes in the trunk of his Lamborghini. You know, to let everyone know how exclusive his Lamborghini is.

#BeastMode

[via SB Nation]

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Georgia Lineman Jonathan Taylor Arrested On Felony Aggravated Assault Charges

Jonathan Taylor, a Georgia defensive lineman, was arrested early Tuesday morning on felony aggravated assault and family violence charges stemming form an incident with a female student in his dorm room. Via the Athens Banner-Herald:

There was evidence that the female victim had been “possibly strangled by the offender,” in the incident in Taylor’s dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and “co-habitation” with the individuals.

This is Taylor’s second arrest of the off-season. In March, he was one of four Georgia players arrested for double-cashing stipend checks from the UGA athletic department. The arrest would violate the terms of his pre-trial intervention program. UGA policy dictates he immediately be suspended.

Taylor, a redshirt sophomore, had nine tackles and a sack in 10 appearances for Georgia last season.

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Did Maria Kirilenko Dump Fiancée Alex Ovechkin Over an Instagram Photo?

International hockey star Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko’s engagement has ended. “I have decided to terminate the engagement,” said Kirilenko. “There are many reasons, but I do not want to go into details. I’ll Say one thing: our relationship is completed, but I respect Sasha as a person and athlete and I sincerely wish him continued athletic success.”

According to the Russian web site R Sport (translate function needed), the tennis player called off the relationship after Ovechkin was photographed with Olympic rhythmic gymnast Karolina Sevastyanova – it made its way to Instagram by way of Russian basketball player Vitaliy Fridzon, who was also in the photo:

Ovechkin and Kirilenko had been dating for nearly three years, and got engaged in late 2012.

[via SI]

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Tony Dungy’s Excuse for Why He Wouldn’t Have Drafted Michael Sam Was Lame

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about Michael Sam, who will be trying to make the St. Louis Rams’ roster when the team begins its rookie training camp on Tuesday. Most reasonable people believe that there will be some distractions and media attention throughout the 2014-15 NFL season due to the nature of Sam’s sexuality, but one former coach says that he wouldn’t have taken Sam just for that very reason.

Former Bucs and Colts coach, and current NBC analyst, Tony Dungy, says he would have stayed away from Sam in the Draft.

“I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy told Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth…things will happen.”

Dungy’s quote comes as part of a larger piece from Kaufman discussing an emphasis on tolerance in NFL locker rooms.

Though Dungy has spoken out against gay marriage in the past, this was somewhat of an about-face on Michael Sam. “The NFL has always been based on merit and I think that will continue to be the case whether it’s Michael Sam and the issue of homosexuality or anything else,” Dungy said back in February. “Guys who produce and play well will be welcome in the league.”

Sam recently received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPYS. He’s been recognized and congratulated by numerous high-profile figures, including President Barack Obama.

While a majority of players and league officials have expressed their support, there will always be those who refuse to accept Sam. There will be people who are less tolerant somewhere along the way—whether it be a player, coach or fan—and the Rams and Sam have to come together in constructive ways to solve it.

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