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Michael Sam Joins Dallas Pratice Squad

Michael Sam “Dallas Cowboys”

Michael Sam Joins Cowboys Pratice SquadDefensive end, Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player in the NFL, when he was picked up by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL, has found a new home in the league.

Sam was the 249th of 256 players selected!

Sam, who played collegiate ball at  Missouri  was dropped by the Rams in their final roster cut last over the weekend.

According to the latest sports news reports, Sam will join the Cowboys practice squad. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league’s first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster.

NOTE:  Members of the practice squad are paid a minimum of $6,300 per week, a fraction of the minimum $420,000 rookie salary.

“We just want to give him a chance to come in and help our football team,” Garrett said. “That’s where our attention is [football]. What people say outside the organization is up to them.”

Former Cowboys Tackle Josh Brent Out of Jail

Fomer NFL tackle Josh Brent has been released from jail.

Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent released from jail after serving six-month sentence for drunk driving wreck that killed his friend and teammate  Brent, who played for the Dallas Cowboys from (2010–2012) was convicted in January 2014  for the December 2012 drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

The night of the wreck, the two men were headed home from partying with fellow Cowboys at a nightclub when Brent lost control of his Mercedes, causing a fiery accident. Officers who arrived on scene said Brent was seen trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.

Police documents showed that Brent was driving at least 110 mph and may have been driving as fast as 134 mph right before the crash, on a road where the posted speed limit was 45 mph. Brent later failed a sobriety test and would face 2 to 20 years in prison if convicted. Brent was found by the police pulling out his friend and teammate.

Brent’s blood-alcohol level was tested shortly after the crash at 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas.

Dallas Cowboys: Josh Brent

The 26-year-old  was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation. It was not immediately clear whether he would be required to report to a rehab facility to complete the remainder of his  his six-month sentence, which was expected to end in July.

What Does $2 Billion Get You These Days?

Let’s see…I have $2,000,000,000 to spend today. What can I get?

Sports News, Clippers sold My own private jet, a luxury ocean front home, a summer home in the mountains, a Porsche-Lamborghini-Range Rover, a condo in Vegas, and a yacht. Even after I buy all of that, there is still a few million left. Guess I’ll make a donation to my favorite charity. Wait a minute….What am I thinking about? Why don’t I go out and buy one of the worst sports franchises ever? That makes more sense. The LA Clippers, for years and years have been the laughing stock of the NBA and they are up for sale. The down trodden Milwaukee Bucks were just sold for $550 million so the pitiful Clippers have to be worth at least 4 times that! OK, I have made up my mind. I am worth $20 billion, what is the big deal if I drop a paltry $2 billion on the Clippers??

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys LA Clippers

Really, seriously, that much for the Clippers? We are not talking about the NY Yankees. We are not talking about the Boston Red Sox, or the Dallas Cowboys, or the LA Lakers, or the Boston Celtics, or the Montreal Canadians. We are talking about the freaking LA Clippers! The Donald ( Sterling, not Trump ) has bled the LA market for years to make himself filthy rich and has NEVER produced a winner. Out with the Sterling’s and in with the Ballmer’s. Guess who is going to pay Mr. Ballmer back on his $2 Bill? If you guessed Joe Q. Public you would be right!! Do you think that other team in LA is going to roll over and play dead? Mark Cuban has mucho dinero and isn’t going away anytime soon. Golden State is on the rise, OKC is young and hungry, San Antonio is….San Antonio and as long as Popp stays there they will always be a force. Good luck Mr. Ballmer, you are going to need it!

Staying with the NBA, glad to see Lance Stephenson out of the playoffs. I hate it for the great folks in Indiana but his antics are too much of a distraction. Blowing in LeBron’s ear – how middle school. Wish he would have done that to anyone of the “Bad Boy’s” in Detroit! Bill or Rick would have pulled his lips off and stuffed them down his punk throat! What if he did that to Larry Legend? The next time Lancey drove down the lane in Beantown, the Chief or Kevin would have given him a face full of elbows and bounced his head off of the floor! Lancey is a free agent, maybe Stevie and his deep pockets will bring him to LA!

Speaking of losers, it was nice to see the Dallas Cowboys draft a QB and prepare for their future. Wait a minute, wrong team. I meant great job by the New England Patriots. Tom Terrific is nearing 37 years young and they currently have a solid backup in Ryan Mallet ( potential free agent after this year ). So what does a real champion do? They draft a potential replacement for the living legend and hope he has 2-3 years to groom his eventual replacement – Jimmy Garoppolo. Great move, great planning! On the other hand, Jerry – Owner – GM – Coach Jones has a mediocre, often injured, non producing QB in Tony Romo. He could have gotten his replacement and drafted the electric Johnny Football. Nope, I’ll pass on Manziel and stay with my 8-8 annual QB. The Dallas Cowboys – America’s Team….of MEDIOCRITY!

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Hey, it’s not even June yet and the Red Sox and the Rays are battling it out like it’s September! Gotta love it! The BoSox lose 10 straight and have now won 5 in a row. They may not have last years talent but they will not back down from anyone. If they make 1 mid season move to acquire 1 more bat in that lineup, lookout! If they get healthy watch out. Baseball…if…if…if

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Former NFL Wide Receiver Sam Hurd Sentenced to 15 Years

Sam Hurd won’t be placing any 2014 “Super Bowl proposition bets”  from the comfort of his home this year.

Sam Hurd SentencedThe former Chicago Bears  wide receiver was sentenced  to 15 years in prison for his role in a drug-distribution scheme during the NFL lockout.

The timeline of  Hurd’s legal implications…

July (2011)  – Hurd was still a member of the Dallas Cowboys franchise when he was interviewed by authorities after a bag of money belonging to him was taken into custody.  A conspirator of Hurd’s was busted, through a coordinated operation made to look like a routine traffic stop.  The co-conspirator was driving Hurd’s vehicle, which contained a bag with $88,000 in it.  Authorities released the co-conspirator and retained the money.    Hurd then made a claim to the money and told  authorities that he had put the money in the bag and left it in the car, while it was in for maintenance and detailing.

August  (2011)– Authorities received information that tied  Hurd  to four individuals taken into custody in California.

September/December ( 2011)– While in Chicago, Hurd spoke with a confidential informant in mid September, and then again in early December.  The informant discussed traveling from Texas to Chicago where Hurd was hoping to set up a “long term relationship”.

December 14th, 2011 – Hurd was arrested  outside a suburban Chicago steakhouse after met an  informant.  During his meeting    Hurd told the informant that he wanted 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine per week, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week.

At the time of the arrest 2011… Hurd was  in his fifth season in the NFL.  The Bears wide receiver was in the first year of a three-year contract with the Bears franchise.  His contract was reportedly worth more than $5 million.

Hurd, 28,  plead guilty in April 2013 to one count of trying to buy and distribute large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

The former NFL star who founded a program called “Running with the Hurd,” which is aimed at helping underprivileged young children, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis  on Wednesday and was sentenced to a fifteen year prison in a federal penitentiary.

As for his former team, the Chicago Bears… they finished week 11 with a 5-4 record and are 11th in the NFL rankings.  Based on their performances this season….it is fair to say that if you are going to “bet on 2014 Super Bowl“… here is one team whose championship fate remains grim.

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Hurd’s Words may have been Prophetic

Sam Hurd Drug ChargesSam Hurd 7 years ago, he cited danger of street life.

In a somber Christmastime exchange seven years ago, Sam Hurd reflected on the shooting death just hours earlier of his uncle, a former high school football star who struggled with drugs after his glory days on the field.

“The street got the best of him,” Hurd, then 19, slowly uttered in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News.

Despite that tragedy against a backdrop of holiday lights, garland and the joy of the season, Samuel George Hurd III would emerge from the streets of the East Side to achieve local celebrity status as a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver with a clean, Christian image.

People in the sports world, and those close to the San Antonio athlete known for a big heart and devout faith, now are straining to fathom how Hurd, 26, could suddenly be facing federal drug charges.  Read full story here