The Day Two story surrounding the resignation of longtime OU assistant football coach Cale Gundy differs significantly from the Day One story.
Gundy resigned after disclosing that during a meeting last week, he read aloud from a player’s iPad. He says his reading from the device included what he described as a “shameful” word. Gundy said he read the word once, inadvertently. He then resigned, framing that as a matter of personal integrity and accountability.
That account does not square with the one provided Monday by Sooners head coach Brent Venables. First, Venables disclosed that the “shameful” word was racially charged—presumably the most racially charged word. And Venables said Gundy read the word aloud multiple times, and not just once as he had claimed. Venables concluded that Gundy’s resignation was warranted, necessary and proper. Concluded Venables, “…his resignation was the right thing to do, and we will move forward positively.”
This just in. Aaron Rodgers is weird. He recently said he went on a “spiritual” trip to Peru prior to the 2020 season, which proved to be the third of his four MVP years. Rodgers says he drank a traditional South American psychoactive beverage known as ayahuasca. Might that have been a violation of the NFL’s drug policy? The league says no, that it would not have triggered a positive test under the league’s protocols. But I can’t help but wonder if, once again, the NFL is operating under The Rodgers Rules.
That was a boss move by the Ravens, who Monday gave kicker Justin Tucker a four-year extension that makes him once again the undisputed highest paid kicker in the NFL. Tucker is the best kicker in league history, period. And at six mill a year, he’s a bargain.
Yes, I understand that pretty much everybody in America is dealing with severe travel issues, with hundreds of commercial flights being cancelled or delayed daily. But the WNBA has to address theirs. Players sleeping in airports? For right now, the league says it will only approve charter flights for WNBA Finals games.