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Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon Arrested DUI Charge

Cleveland Browns , Josh Gordon was arrested  for an alleged DWI in Raleigh, NC for  early Saturday morning.

Cleveland Browns all-pro wide receiver was busted in Raleigh, NC for drunk driving early SaturdayAccording to sources, he was initially pulled over for speeding — 50 in a 35 — shortly before 3AM, it was then that authorities determined that Gordon was under the influence.  He was taken into custody and released later posting a $500 bond.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer released the following statement regarding the arrest: “We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of this situation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”
The  all-pro wide receiver who led the league in receiving yards last season, was already set to meet with the NFL later this month to discuss the actions they should take for his second violation of the league’s drug policy.

Gordon who signed a 4 year, $5.3 million deal with the Browns in 2012, could be facing a year-long suspension just for the drug violation alone.  That coupled with the recent incident would certainly warrant some type of  additional disciplinary action taken by the league.

Josh Gordon Joshua Caleb Gordon is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. He played college football at Baylor.

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Redskins trademarks Cancelled by U.S. Patent Office

The ruling is in and after years of controversy, the United States government has ruled  that the Washington Redskins no longer have the right to trademark their name.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins' trademark.The ruling layman’s terms this means that  the Redskins aren’t required to change their name.  However, the NFL franchise will no longer have the presumption of ownership of it under trademark law. That would seem to deal a blow to the club’s efforts going forward to prevent third parties from utilizing its name and logo to make money without forging agreements with the Redskins to compensate them.

Sports Teams that have changed their name “Redskins”  voluntarily

 In a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Patent Office ruled that the name was “disparaging” to Native Americans (other terms that can be evoked are “scandalous,” “contemptuous” and “disreputable).” The team says it will appeal the decision.

Disparaging: expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory.

 In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks What the decision means, in practical terms: the Redskins aren’t required to change their name, but will no longer have the presumption of ownership of it under trademark law. That would seem to deal a blow to the club’s efforts going forward to prevent third parties from utilizing its name and logo to make money without forging agreements with the Redskins to compensate them.

According to sources, the Redskins are likely to appeal this new cancellation as well and would retain federal trademark protection pending appeal.

Washington Redskins

Redskin” is a term for Native Americans.The term derives from the use of “red” color metaphor for race following European colonization of the Western Hemisphere, and one of the earliest known citations of its use is by a Native American called Chief Black Thunder

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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.

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The 2014 NFL draft, Inspiring Things you Might not Know

The 2014 NFL Draft is now history.  Dream’s have come true for some and shattered for others.

The ‘talking heads have bombarded the media with statistics, facts, figures and opinions…but for many, it’s much more than the desire to play in the NFL….It’s a desire to succeed in all aspects of the life both on and off the playing field.

Here’s a few of the more notable NFL human interest stories of success both on and off the field….

In the fourth, the New York Giants took Boston College running back Andre Williams, whose college teammates nicknamed him “Edgar,” as in Edgar Allan Poe, because of his penchant for writing.

The biggest brain could be John Urschel, the Penn State guard taken in the fifth round by Baltimore. Not only did he graduate in three years with a 4.0 as a math major, but he has one master’s degree in math, is working on a second in math education, and taught two math classes at Penn State.  His Twitter handle? @MathMeetsFBall.

Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly prefers to draft players who have graduated, or are on track to graduate, as opposed to ones who left school early.

Chip Kelly explains:

  • “No. 1, I think it shows you the intelligence factor, and No. 2, it shows that they’re committed to establishing goals and following through on their goals.”
  • “You’re face some adversity, whether it’s in school or on the football field. You’ve got a bunch of driven guys, and that’s evidence that they are driven. It shows you what we’re looking for here, that combination of mental toughness and that high football intelligence.”

 

The Edward Jones Dome will look mighty familiar to Mo Alexander, a Utah State safety taken in the fourth round by the St. Louis Rams. That’s because Alexander once worked as a janitor at that stadium. Mo Alexander’s story isn’t a typical Cinderella story, though.  Alexander didn’t play football in 2012 because he punched a teammate at a party and was sentenced to a year in jail. All but 45 days of that sentence were suspended, but Alexander was kicked off the team, and spent part of his time on the dome’s cleaning crew. He was reinstated before last season.

Pierre Desir  the cornerback from Lindenwood University, a Division II school in Missouri, who was selected by Cleveland in the fourth round at No. 127 overall, was born in Haiti and spent his early years there before immigrating with his family to the U.S. He’ll be 24 when the season starts, and he and his wife are raising two daughters, ages 3 and 7. He won the Cliff Harris Award, given to the small college defensive player of the year.

Defensive tackle Caraun Reid, selected in the fifth round by Detroit, became the first Princeton player in the modern era to be drafted in the first five rounds.

Pierre Desir Draft Profile

 

 

 

 

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