A mere six-game suspension is a travesty to begin with. But here’s what is going to bite the NFL. In explaining her decision, discipline officer Sue L. Robinson wrote that Deshaun Watson engaged in “non-violent” sexual misconduct. There’s no such thing. Sexual misconduct in this instance involved non-consensual sexual contact. Non-consensual is definitionally violent.
Right on schedule. Cowboys receiver James Washington went down with a broken right foot Monday in Oxnard. He’ll be out about ten weeks after undergoing surgery. So a thin and unsettled receiving corps just became even thinner and more unsettled.
If you think COVID is a thing of the past in the NFL (and in America), think again. In fact, it could be a bigger problem in the league this season than it was in 2021. Protocols have been relaxed and our current vaccines do not prevent infection with this newest and most transmissible variant. If Joe Biden can’t be protected, nobody can. Ask 70-year-old Pete Carroll. Or 24-year-old Kyler Murray.
COVID will again have a major impact on football at every level, including the high school level. Maybe ESPECIALLY the high school level.
You go, Chris Boswell! The former Rice Owl Monday signed a four-year, $20.5 million extension with the Steelers that ties him with the Ravens’ Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kickers in NFL history.
It’s admirable that Tiger reportedly turned down a $700-800 million dollar offer to join The Murderous Saudi Golf Tour. But it’s also nice to already be wealthy enough to turn it down.
If the Astros don’t win it’s a shame. The ‘Stros dropped one to the Sawx that they should have won Monday night. But the day was certainly not a complete washout for the team, which loaded up for a pennant run by acquiring first baseman Trey Mancini and catcher Christian Vasquez in separate trades. Both deals address pressing needs. Let’s all try to address our pressing needs today. Happy Tuesday from