August 23, 2013 |
If all goes well, 17-year-old senior defensive tackle Ainuu Taua of Lompoc will one day have so many shampoo companies offering him their products that he'll never have to spend another penny washing the hair he hasn't cut since second grade. When his frizzy black hair isn't curled up in a football helmet, it falls to the middle of his back. An offensive lineman trying to block the 6-foot, 284-pound Taua might have a better chance trying to stop him by grabbing his hair and seeing if an official calls holding.
July 24, 2013 |
There are lots of people who will say that Russell White was the greatest football player in Encino Crespi history. As a sophomore in 1986, he led the Celts to the Big Five Division championship, the only time a San Fernando Valley team has won the top division in the Southern Section. He went on to play for California, played for the Rams, went into coaching, worked for Los Angeles County probation and now he's the commissioner of the Oakland Athletic League. Here's the link to a profile that offers insight into the impact White has had and is having.
July 16, 2013 |
The Chad Foundation is holding a volleyball tournament and heart screening on Saturday at Hermosa Beach in honor of Chad Butrum, a former North Hollywood baseball and football player who died a few days short of his 27th birthday in 1994. Screenings that normally cost $2,500 will be free. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Doctors will be providing voluntary heart screenings for anyone who wants one. The foundation has targeted high school athletes trying to spot cardiac disorders.
June 27, 2013 |
In the five-hour span Wednesday between the arrest of Aaron Hernandez and his arraignment on charges including first-degree murder, the New England Patriots did something seldom seen in sports - the team distanced itself and severed all ties with him even before the first steps of the legal process. By releasing the talented tight end, the Patriots possibly missed a chance to recover a portion of his $12.5-million signing bonus. But they sent an unmistakable message that the club wanted nothing to do with him. It was a rare departure from the way teams typically handle star athletes in serious trouble.
June 27, 2013 |
Aaron Rodgers is not being accused of murder. Another football player named Aaron is. That would be former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd on Wednesday. When Hernandez was being transported by police after his arrest, ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap apparently got his Aarons mixed up and accidentally said on air, "There is a lot of eveidence, albeit circumstancial, implicating Aaron Rodgers in the death of Odin Lloyd.
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June 22, 2013 |
The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6-million judgment in its lawsuit against a former student who falsely accused classmate and football player Brian Banks of rape, officials said. "The court recognizes that our school district was a victim in this case," district Supt. Christopher J. Steinhauser said in a statement last week. "This judgment demonstrates that when people attempt to defraud our school system, they will feel the full force of the law. " The Los Angeles County Superior Court judgment handed down Monday includes the $750,000 settlement that the district had originally paid to Wanetta Gibson, as well as interest, attorney fees and $1 million in punitive damages.
June 14, 2013 |
A Steubenville, Ohio, football player, convicted of raping an alcohol-impaired high school girl, must register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years, a judge ruled Friday. Trent Mays, 17, must register as a Tier II sex offender, Judge Thomas Lipps ruled, according to WTOV -TV in Ohio. Lipps presided over the televised trial of Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, who were both convicted of raping the 16-year-old girl from West Virginia during an alcoholic night of summer partying last year.
June 12, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Two young players. Two sides of the football. Two corners of the country. One overriding question: Is there a place for each of them in the NFL? On the same day quarterback Tim Tebow made his debut with the New England Patriots, San Diego's Manti Te'o stepped to the lectern Tuesday, the first day of mini-camp, and spoke to reporters for the first time in weeks. The Chargers' new regime - led by Coach Mike McCoy and General Manager Tom Telesco - had made Te'o off limits to the media, reasoning the controversial second-round pick would be best served by quietly burying his nose in the playbook.
May 31, 2013 |
The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three members of its football team sexually assaulted a female midshipman last year. “Naval Academy leadership is monitoring the progress of this investigation and evaluating the appropriate options for adjudication,” academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield said in a statement. “It is completely inappropriate to make any other public comment on this investigation or any ongoing investigation as we risk compromising the military justice process.” Military officials have not named the players or provided any details about the incident.
March 18, 2013 |
Clay Matthews does not have two broken legs. Or even one for that matter. As far as we know, that is. Since when is it news when someone is not horribly injured? Ever since some sicko created a website that claims to allow other sickos to concoct fake news reports about "any player, any team, two broken legs in glorious traffic accident!" How nice. Apparently just one broken leg isn't quite horrific enough. Anyway, the alleged purpose of this site is to help fantasy football owners get a competitive advantage over everyone else in their league (a.k.a., cheat)