With the Lockout ending, teams are wasting no time making moves and finding the right pieces to get them to the Superbowl next season.
Ravens hit the heart of Baltimore and football souls all over when they announced that they would be releasing Willis Mcgahee, along with veterans Todd Heap, Derrick Mason, and Kelly Gregg.
With free agency presuming sometime this week, teams are going for the gold. The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins are poised to aggressively pursue free agent wide receiver Santonio Holmes whenever the free agency period begins. Continue reading Santonio Holmes to Redskins Or Jets?
I was praying, wishing and hoping that this whole Rashard Mendenhall fiasco was not over and done with. It never seemed like all was said and it was a closed chapter after Champion dropped Mendenhall as a representative for their brand. It all went way too fast for my liking and my hypothesis was proven after it was announced Pittsburgh Steelers’ RB would be filing a suit against Champion for dropping him so quickly after he made his comments about Osama Bin Laden’s death and the praise of the loss of a life.
Seeking $1 million in damages from Champion’s parent company Hanesbrand’s Inc, the suit seems to exceed monetary concern. His attorney, Steven Thompson, stepped forth to make the claim that this suit carried much more meaning, as reported by ESPN.
“For Rashard, this really is not about the money. This is about whether he can express his opinion,” said Steven Thompson, a Chicago-based attorney representing Mendenhall.
If you read Mendenhall’s apology for the comments he made, the apology was not primarily directed towards his feeling about the subject. They were more so addressing the timing of his quotes. Why should he have been apologizing for how he felt about the public celebration of Bin Laden’s demise? Understanding that he allegedly caused thousands of families pain from the events of 9/11, I could see why he would be bothered at the parades thrown in his death’s honor.
The timing may have been off, but there was nothing wrong with him expressing his opinion on something he truly felt was out of line and exhibited bad character. Thompson also makes some very good arguments that Mendenhall has made racy comments about women and comparing slavery to the NFL and neither of those was responded to. Continue reading Pittsburgh Steelers’ RB Rashard Mendenhall Suing Champion For $1 Million In Damages
I love James Harrison. There is nothing more interesting than hearing a professional athlete say exactly what his peers are thinking. Harrison is not a stranger to fines and absolutely loves making incredibly controversial statements to the media. No matter who you are, if he has an issue with you, expect to hear about it face to face or when you get a Google alert about a new interview of his.
In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, Harrison obliterates Goodell stating that he would not even piss on him if the commissioner were on fire.
“My rep is James Harrison, mean son of a b—- who loves hitting the hell out of people,” he says. “But up until last year, there was no word of me being dirty — till Roger Goodell, who’s a crook and a puppet, said I was the dirtiest player in the league. If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it. I hate him and will never respect him.”
He goes on to throw shade Big Ben’s way because of the two interceptions he threw in the Superbowl and another teammate, Rashard Mendenhall, labeling him a ‘fumble machine’. I understand being bitter about losing on such a big stage like the Superbowl, but athletes are becoming more and more prone to have a bowel movement through their jaws. Continue reading James Harrison Says He Would Not Piss On Roger Goodell If He Was On Fire
Troy Polamalu has become gorgeous and a college graduate. He was drafted into the NFL after his senior season at USC but had not yet earned enough credits to be rewarded his degree. That is not a problem now because earlier Friday he joined the undergraduates in USC’s political science program and received a diploma. Continue reading Troy Polamalu is More Than Just a Pittsburgh Steelers' Safety