July 23, 2013 |
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers should be several million dollars poorer today. And some guy named Todd Sutton should be that much richer. All because Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games Monday for multiple violations of baseball's drug policy. And because of a now-deleted bet between Rodgers and Sutton last year. Back in February 2012, Braun had a 50-game suspension for basically the same charges overturned, with an arbitration panel finding concerns with the way the player's urine samples were handled.
May 16, 2012 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In the no-surprise category ... Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal will be having a hearing Wednesday regarding his hit on the Kings' Dustin Brown in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. Hanzal could be suspended for his actions, which resulted in a five-minute major for boarding and automatic game misconduct. The incident happened at 11:01 of the third period. Brown was shook up but did not miss any action. The Kings won Game 2, 4-0, and lead the series two games to none.
April 17, 2012 |
Sean Payton has long considered himself a fan of the NFL. And for the time being, that's all he is. The suspended coach of the New Orleans Saints cannot have contact with the team or anyone in the league, and he must contact the NFL's security arm within 24 hours if he happens to cross paths with anyone on the off-limits list. Payton began serving his one-year suspension Monday for his role in the Saints' pay-for-performance bounty scandal. His appeal of the suspension was turned down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week.
September 16, 2010 |
Washington Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan will serve an eight-game suspension rather than the original penalties of two bans totaling 15 games. Major League Baseball announced the decision Thursday after appeals. Morgan will begin serving the eight-game penalty Friday at Philadelphia. He was given a seven-game suspension and fined Aug. 25 when the commissioner's office said he had deliberately thrown a baseball into the stands, resulting in a fan getting hit, at Philadelphia four days earlier.
September 2, 2010 |
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy could be shortened to four games by Commissioner Roger Goodell after the two meet in New York on Friday. The league plans to review Roethlisberger's behavior since he was accused of sexually assaulting a college student in a Milledgeville, Ga., bar March 5. Once it was determined, six weeks later, that Roethlisberger would not be charged by Georgia authorities, Goodell suspended Roethlisberger for the start of the season and ordered him to undergo an extensive evaluation.
April 24, 2012 |
More than 48 hours have passed since Metta World Peace elbowed Oklahoma City guard James Harden, but the NBA hadn't issued its ruling on a suspension length as of midafternoon Tuesday. The Lakers, meanwhile, are running out of small forwards. In addition to whatever penalty World Peace faces, Matt Barnes will not travel with the team for the regular-season finale Thursday at Sacramento because of a sprained right ankle sustained Sunday against Oklahoma City. Devin Ebanks is also injured after dropping a weight on the ring and middle fingers of his left hand at the team training facility Tuesday.
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April 26, 1986
Where in hell does freedom of speech begin and end in this country? I think your arbitrary deletion of Doonesbury is nothing more than journalistic despotism. F.R. STONE Bakersfield
June 14, 1989 |
The 1986 suspension of trainer Gary Mosher's license has been reinstated by the New York State Court of Appeals, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said today. After a race at Monticello on Dec. 22, 1984, a urine sample from Ryan's Choice, a horse trained by Mosher, was found to contain the drug prednisolone, a steroid with anti-inflammatory properties. Testimony at a subsequent hearing established the drug had been administered within 48 hours before the race. A lower court overturned the suspension handed down by the Racing and Wagering Board, but the Court of Appeals concluded that the Appellate Division had "misapplied the trainer responsibility rule."