DeAndre Hopkins says he’s “confused and shocked” by the news that he failed a recent drug test and has been suspended by the NFL for the first six games of the coming season for violating the league’s PED policy. Let me clear this up for you, Hop. You’re responsible for what you put in your body. Ignorance is no excuse. The NFL provides players with ample resources to avoid “accidents” like this. Interesting that this news comes four days after the Cardinals acquired Marquise Brown in a trade with the Ravens. Hopkins’ career is at a stress point. He’ll turn 30 next month and is coming off MCL surgery.
All indications are that Hue Jackson is a liar. Harsh? Well, what would you call someone who apparently has falsely claimed the Browns tanked games in 2016 and 2017 when he was Cleveland’s head coach? If you recall, Jackson backed off that claim almost as soon as he made it. And a 60-day independent review led by former Security and Exchange Commission (the other SEC) chair Mary Jo White has determined there is no there there.
Uhhh, no. It would not be a good idea for the Jolly Roger to be the arbiter in the Brian Flores suit against the NFL that alleges racist hiring practices. How about a hard “no.”
More “buddy ball” in the NFL. It appears the long friendship between Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown played a major role in the trade that brought Brown to Philly from Tennessee. They go way back. Kinda like the way college teammates Derek Carr and Davante Adams have gotten back together in Vegas? Kinda cool, in my estimation.
Adrian Peterson has agreed to enter domestic violence and alcohol counseling. Yes. That’s a good idea. That was an ugly scene between Peterson and his wife aboard an airplane back in February. The 36-year-old Peterson says he wants to play a 16th NFL season.
Some things just seem natural. And right. Tyrann Matthieu is a Saint.
Do the Suns have an actual title or deed that reflects their legal ownership of the Mavericks? That’s ten straight Phoenix wins over Dallas.
It turns out that Phil Mickelson’s disgusting and hypocritical support for that proposed new Saudi-backed pro golf tour is what has crippled it. Good. Put that dog down.
Yay! Altuve is back from his hamstring injury. He went 0-3 with a walk Monday night, but the Astros beat the Mariners 3-0 to get back over .500.