Roger Goodell recently declared the NFL remained opposed to legalized sports wagering. The NFL commissioner’s reasons were trite, outdated and mocked by experts, but when has that ever stopped the NFL from doubling down (gambling term) on a policy? Goodell is just the talking head for the league.
First it allowed him to ascend to Penn State’s presidency for 16 years. Then it contributed to finding himself charged with failing to report the horrific crimes of Jerry Sandusky in the face of massive concerns. Spanier was found guilty after his defense offered no defense in his case, calling no
The text message was sent way back on July 5, 2013. Perhaps because its sender, Alexander Bradley, realized it held unwanted power, like the capability of impacting his immunity deal in an Aaron Hernandez double murder trial, let alone rocking the entire case altogether. In a plea deal, Bradley, however
Alexander Bradley was sitting at the witness stand, waiting for the end of a brief afternoon recess in the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial. Bradley once considered Hernandez his best friend, but now counts him as his mortal enemy, a flip that stems from the time, Bradley alleges, Hernandez shot
“Inseparable,” Aaron Hernandez once described his relationship with Alexander Bradley. Separated by the distance between the witness stand (Bradley) and the defense table (Hernandez), although under different circumstances those positions could have been reversed. Separated because their relationship
Jose Baez successfully defended Casey Anthony and is now trying to do the same for Aaron Hernandez. BOSTON — Defense attorney Jose Baez became famous in 2011 when he helped a young Florida mother named Casey Anthony beat charges that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Oh, and it was perfectly
It stands to reason Tom Abatemarco’s name will not be mentioned during Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA tournament game against Florida State on Thursday. It’s probably never been said during any of the appearances Abatemarco’s teams have made in a coaching career (mostly as an assistant) that dates back to
Did Aaron Hernandez admit to committing a double murder by getting details of the crime and an acknowledgement of the concept of forgiveness tattooed on his already heavily inked body? Judge Jeffrey A. Locke will rule on whether tattoo artist David Nelson will testify in full in front of the jury.
It was just days after Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, Penn State’s athletic director and vice president, respectively, were indicted for covering up the sins of Jerry Sandusky. The school’s then-president, Graham Spanier, decided to go all in with a full-throated defense of his friends. “Tim Curley and
LaVar Ball gave another crackpot interview, this one to USA Today. 1. LaVar Ball has made himself famous – can fans name the father of any other college basketball player (at least one who wasn’t previously a basketball star himself)? This time Ball declared that “back in my heyday, I would kill Michael
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor said his next bout will be a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. Saturday’s UFC 209 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is off after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized Friday due to complications from a severe weight cut. Now it’s gone, extending
Shayanna Jenkins sits in the front row of the ninth-floor courtroom of Suffolk Superior Court. Physically it is the closest possible spot – maybe 10 feet, on the other side of the bar – she can be from Aaron Hernandez, who is at the defense table for his double homicide trial. It’s coming up on four
Aaron Hernandez is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors charge Hernandez murdered Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting after growing enraged because Abreu spilled a drink on him in a nightclub in Boston’
Five months removed from catching a Tom Brady touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, and less than six weeks from finalizing a $40 million contract extension with the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez and his friend Alexander Bradley stood in a garage in Manchester, Conn. It was about 10 p.m. on Sunday
Two years ago, on the eve of the Daytona 500, Kurt Busch spent the day being hustled in and out of NASCAR headquarters, which sit across the street from Daytona International Speedway. Busch was fighting (unsuccessfully) an indefinite suspension over an alleged incident of domestic violence that he
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just got caught up in a Daytona 500 wreck, Lap 105, causing him to drive up on Kyle Busch’s car, wind up on two tires and eventually bang twice into the wall. Earnhardt was making a triumphant return to the Cup Series after missing 18 races last year due to a concussion. “I feel
Jimmie Johnson is facing an opportunity only two other men ever have. By capturing his seventh NASCAR Cup championship last season, Johnson is now tied for the most all-time with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. “It ends arguments,” Johnson told Yahoo Sports.
What the heck was Nature’s Bakery thinking in the first place? Maybe Patrick and Stewart-Haas screwed over the family-run Reno, Nev., company. Or maybe Nature’s Bakery naively walked into a monster, three-season, $15 million per-year-deal without knowing the particulars of what they were getting into
A couple years back Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Terminal West, an old foundry turned mid-sized concert venue in Atlanta, to see a band that had caught his attention. Lord Huron had popped up on his Twenty One Pilots Pandora station and Junior was hooked by the Los Angeles-based indie folk music. Earnhardt
This offseason, Danica Patrick launched her Warrior brand of athletic wear through the Home Shopping Network. This offseason, Danica Patrick wrote a book (release date in the future) about healthy living, including not just directions on how to evaluate and cook healthy food, but how to view food as
For four decades they stood as sort of twin pillars of Daytona culture, perhaps unequal in frame and fame, yet connected in so many ways. If nothing else, each provided a uniquely Daytona experience. On one end of International Speedway Boulevard, on the edge of town near the interstate, is the hulking
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to smoke some brisket, like a lot of brisket, hopefully a nice 15-pound chunk of it. Sam’s Club has everything, which is why, despite his many millions of dollars, Dale Jr. is somewhat of a regular at the local store.
Brendan Gaughan has competed in NASCAR since 1997. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brendan Gaughan is wearing a fire suit, discussing his start in Sunday’s Daytona 500, a highlight in the 41-year-old’s mostly journeyman career. Except what he’s talking about isn’t the race to come but a career gone by: his days
George Blaha has been calling Pistons games since 1976. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – On Oct. 23, 1976, George Blaha sat courtside at Cobo Arena in downtown Detroit to broadcast an NBA game for the first time. As he prepared to go on the air, he watched the Pistons’ Bob Lanier and Washington’s Wes Unseld take
With 4:47 left in the Super Bowl, Julio Jones leapt high to bring a Matt Ryan pass in with his outstretched hands and then dramatically banged two feet down before falling out of bounds. It should have served as Atlanta’s championship-clinching image. Leading New England 28-20, the Falcons had first-and