This Week in Sports

By Jason Moran
September 17, 2009

Iverson signs with Memphis Grizzles

Former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson will now be joining the Memphis Grizzlies. The current free agent wrote on his twitter account on Wednesday that, “God chose Memphis as the place I will Continue my career.” Iverson averaged a career low in points last year by posting 17.5 points per game. If the deal goes through Iverson will be joining a team that was only 24-58 last year.

Cassell sidelined for first game

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell was questionable going into Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens and ended up not playing. The Chiefs ended up losing their first game of the season 38-24 without their new quarterback. Cassell was injured in Kansas City’s second preseason game on Aug. 29 when he was tackled awkwardly by Seattle’s Brandon Mebane. Chiefs coach Todd Haley kept an eye on Cassell this past week to see if he would be physically able to play this weekend. Cassell was the Chiefs key off season addition and there has been a lot of anticipation for his first start. Brodie Croyle, Kansas Citys backup quarterback was 16/24 and threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort.

Merriman arrested on assault charges

NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers was arrested on September 6 early in the morning after reality TV star Tila Tequila accused him of choking and throwing her while she was visiting his house. Tequilla’s real name is Tila Nguyen and she is best known for her reality TV show “A shot at love with Tila Tequila.” Tequilla filed a citizens arrest warrant against Merriman, charging him with battery and false imprisonment. Merriman’s lawyer Todd Macaluso told the Associated Press that, “There was absolutely no wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Merriman.”

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