Cam Newton was present at Charlotte nightclub Label on Saturday when someone fired a gun. Two people were reportedly hit, but Newton was not. The Panthers quarterback was photographed on stage with Young Jeezy moments before the shots were fired.
LeSean McCoy is headed to Buffalo and linebacker Kiko Alonso will be an Eagle, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is a blockbuster trade, the likes of which are rarely seen in the NFL. McCoy had something of a down year last season, rushing for 1,319 yards on 4.2 yards per carry after 1,607 and 5.1 the year before. Alonso missed all of this past season with a torn ACL, but is just 24 years old. Schefter said on television that the deal is pending physicals.
However, the trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.
Interestingly, offensive coach Chip Kelly and defensive coach Rex Ryan are trading for players on opposite sides of the ball. Also of note, Alonso played for Kelly at Oregon.
McCoy has the NFL’s third-most rushing yards (6,792) and fourth-most rushing touchdowns (44) since he was drafted by the Eagles in the second round in 2009.
Adrian Peterson will be reinstated per Adam Schefter. The NFLPA filed suit on his behalf, after his suspension was upheld by a league arbitrator. U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the ruling.
Now, the question becomes where Peterson will play next season. It does not appear Minnesota will be an option.
Warren Sapp, who was arrested Super Bowl weekend for soliciting prostitution, allegedly paid the women $600 for oral sex, and recorded one of the acts on his cell phone.
Sapp, who lost his job at the NFL Network after the February arrest, brought two hookers – one was 23-years old, the other 34 – to his room after meeting them at the hotel bar. The women agreed receive $300 each for a blowjob. He took out his cell phone (?!?) to record the 23-year old giving him oral sex.
According to TMZ, a problem arose when one of the women asked for more money for another sex act. An altercation occurred and that’s when the women took off to call police.
This final tidbit seems unbelievable, but it’s in the police report: Sapp showed the cops the video of one of the women giving him oral sex.
Flushing a TV career down the toilet over $600 worth of blowjobs. Seems like a wise career move.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took some time out from his $44 million a year job to run the 40 for charity. Only thing is, he wasn’t in a stadium or on a track, he was in an office. In socks. And he still almost beat Tom Brady’s time of 5.28 at the 2000 NFL Combine.
Goodell even beat Rich Eisen’s 5.98 which was done on the NFL Combine track.
In the big picture though the important thing is that Roger Goodell did this for the #RunRichRun campaign which supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his sprint was worth $75,000 in donations from NFL Network and Under Armour. Still, even with this nice gesture, the majority of the public and players do not care for the guy.
Any change to a traditional NFL uniform is met with great interest because everyone cares way too much about football. Yesterday these alternate NFL helmet designs were uploaded to Imgur and have already racked up over a million views. Turns out the designs were made by graphic designer Dylan Yung, who uploaded this graphic featuring the final designs for which he is “100% satisfied.”
You can take a closer look at each helmet on Instagram. Most of them are pretty cool, but my favorites are the Seahawks, Bills, Bucs and Jets. Oh, and of course my Cowboys.
Prospective NFL Draft picks Jameis Winston and Bryce Petty are at Michigan’s football facility, preparing for the NFL Draft Combine with Jim Harbaugh. Per Ian Rapoport, the two quarterbacks have spent the past three days with Harbaugh.
If the implication of Michigan’s tweets was not clear, come to Michigan, quarterback recruits.
Harbaugh signed two quarterbacks in his 2015 class, Alex Malzone and Zach Gentry. He also brought in Houston transfer John O’Korn, eligible in 2016 with two years remaining.