Sports Blurbals

By Eleni Antipas
September 8, 2010

Reggie Bush comes clean and forfeits Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush, former USC running back and now a member of the New Orleans Saints, has decided to forfeit his historic honor of Heisman Trophy winner for the 2005 season. After a long process that exposed various violations involving two sports marketers Bush has decided to put to rest the wait to see if it would taken away from him. Bush accepted money for rent on a families home, a suit and a limousine for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. As defined by the NCAA these gifts are improper benefits and adds to the various other infractions that had the USC 2005 season erased. Bush stated that with the rest of his time he will continue to show everyone that he did deserve the award and the confidence of the Heisman Trophy Trust.

Read more about Reggie Bush’s decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. expresses his bigotry on YouTube

Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted a video of himself making racist and homophobic comments regarding people of Asian descent. These remarks were specifically directed at, Filipino native, Manny Pacquiao. One day later, Mayweather was encouraged to post an apology video. However, the video he posted simply claimed that he was only joking. The National Federation of Filipino-American Associations, NaFFAA, is still very offended. The NaFFAA was expecting a formal apology. They are now insisting that the boxing commissions censor Mayweather and that the boxer be penalized.

Read more about Mayweather Jr.’s foul remarks

The Ryder Cup Team Picks Rickie Fowler?

Captain Corey Pavin chose champions Stewart Cink, Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson to play on the Ryder Cup Team this October. Surprisingly, the captain also chose 21-year-old Rickie Fowler. Pavin said, “It just came down to feelings. I had a gut feeling about Rickie.”  Fowler will be the youngest American in 13 years to play on the Ryder Cup Team.  In fact, he only became a pro a mere 11 months ago. Since then Fowler has yet to rank in the top-10. Rickie Fowler is also the first captain’s pick to have never won on tour.  However, Fowler does have a 7-1 Walker Cup record.

Read more about the upcoming Ryder Cup team

Concussion problems may have a big effect on the Eagles season

Last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the Eagles came out battered and bruised in the 20-27 loss. The injury report looked something like this: Jamaal Jackson, torn bicep; Leonard Weaver, torn ACL; Kevin Kolb, concussion; Stewart Bradely, concussion. Once again the Birds lose their starting center but now they also lose their starting full back. Without a back-up at the full back position, the Eagles will have to rework their offense in order to make up for this loss. In his first official start as the franchise quarterback, Kevin Kolb was brutally sacked and diagnosed with a concussion. Already in second week of the regular season, the Eagles have a lot to worry about.
Read original story from OTR Sports Online|
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

The New England Patriots are willing to pay top dollar for Tom Brady

Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, signed a four-year $72 million dollar contract last Friday according to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The contract guarantees Brady $48.5 million dollars and will keep him in New England until 2014. This contract also makes Brady the highest paid player in NFL history on a per-year basis of $18 million annually. This contract is very important to the future of Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning. Manning is set to  receive an even bigger long-term deal in the near future.

Read original story from MSNBC | Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

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