Arrest Warrant Issued for Odell Beckham Jr. The New Orleans Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham Jr. was in New Orleans for the College Football Playoff National Championship featuring his alma mater, LSU. The NFL superstar, who played for LSU from 2011-2013, is under scrutiny for his post-game celebrations with LSU players. Beckham Jr. is facing a simple battery charge for slapping the rear of a police officer during a locker room celebration. A video posted on social media shows the officer speaking with players appearing to smoke celebratory cigars. Beckham Jr. is also involved in an investigation for his celebration with players on the field following the victory. The former LSU Tiger was seen passing out cash to the LSU players following the title win. School officials from LSU initially said they believed the bills were novelty currency but have since launched an investigation. In an interview on a Barstool Sports podcast, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow said Beckham Jr. was in fact handing out real money.
Former NFL Player Steve Gleason Honored With Congressional Gold Medal The 42-year-old was given America's highest civilian honor for his contribution to ALS awareness. Gleason is the first pro football player to receive the award. Gleason played in 83 career NFL games from 2000 to 2006, all with the New Orleans Saints. The former NFL safety revealed he was combating the illness known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" back in 2011. He has since launched the Team Gleason Foundation to help others diagnosed with the disease. In a speech through a computer-generated voice, Gleason called the medal a "sublime honor." Steve Gleason, via statement
5 Takeaways From Netflix's Aaron Hernandez Docuseries 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' revealed intimate details about the former NFL star's life leading up to his 2017 suicide. 1. Hernandez had an extremely troubled childhood. He was sexually abused by a male babysitter and physically and mentally abused by his father. 2. He struggled with his sexuality from a young age. Dennis SanSoucie, Hernandez's high school friend, said, "Girls didn't hang out with the boys after school, so me and Aaron experimented." 3. Hernandez was accused of shooting Alexander Bradley, a local drug dealer, in 2013. Bradley claims Hernandez pointed a gun at his head after he had fallen asleep on their way home from a Miami strip club. The next morning, he was discovered with a gunshot wound to the face. He survived the attack, but lost an eye. 4. The New England Patriots dropped Hernandez 90 minutes after he was arrested for Odin Lloyd's murder. Fans were allowed to replace Hernandez's jerseys with new team memorabilia. 5. Hernandez was acquitted in the double homicide of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado. According to Bradley, Hernandez followed the men and shot into their car after they accidentally spilled a drink on him.
What would you give up to watch your favorite team play live in a Super Bowl? Would you give up a kidney? or your favorite food? or break up with your significant other? Some fans say they would give up organs, sex and end relationships for a Super Bowl ticket. According to a poll conducted by Ticketmaster, 3,200 NFL fans ages 18 and over would gladly give up all that and more. The survey also found that the first thing 49% of fans would do if they struck it rich was buy season tickets.
Paul Tagliabue and Steve Sabol Among 13 to Be Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame The former NFL commissioner and 12 others were announced to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s centennial 2020 class on Wednesday. Former wide receiver Harold Carmichael, left tackle Jim Covert and offensive tackle Winston Hill also highlighted the class. NFL Films' Steve Sabol will join his father, Ed Sabol, as a member of the Hall of Fame. Coaches Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher will also join the Class of 2020. Five more former players will be selected from a list of 15 finalists that includes Troy Polamalu, Reggie Wayne, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Edgerrin James and John Lynch. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in Canton, Ohio, this August.
For families with a member who is battling cancer, life can seem lonely. The trials and tribulations of such a scary disease can be very intense—how could anyone who hasn't gone through them understand? Walk With Sally is an organization founded to provide loving support to children whose parents or siblings are fighting cancer, and they helped make a very special match between two people who could understand one another's experience personally. Will Svitek, a former NFL professional, lost his father to cancer when he was just 31. He joined Walk With Sally for the express purpose of mentoring youngsters who were struggling in similar situations. That's how he met Rocco. "I felt like, really lonely," Rocco says of the time after he learned that his mother Danette had breast cancer. "And I couldn't talk to anybody about it, because I felt like nobody would understand." "Then Will came, and he changed it all." Will and Rocco bonded instantly, according to both sides. The two spent time together that could be quiet or active, but was always helpful in healing the wounds and fears that Rocco carried around while living life with a parent who has cancer. While it is Will who is giving his time to Rocco—it's both who are reaping the rewards. Of the impact that he's able to make through Walk With Sally, Will says: "It's a part of life, the bigger game of life, when it comes to cancer and how it's affected our families." Fortunately, this story has a happy ending: today, Danette is cancer-free! Watch and see how this unusual duo, joined to help Rocco heal, are now forever linked as friends. This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot by Edward Earl Newton, and edited by Brett Dahlenburg. Learn more about Walk With Sally at: https://www.walkwithsally.org/ Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/walkwithsally To see more OnlyGood COMMUNITY videos, visit us at: http://bit.ly/OnlyGoodTVYTCOMMUNITY Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It's a Positivity Movement. We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement. Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV Visit us at: https://www.onlygood.tv/ Like us on the Only Good TV- Hooplaha Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hooplaha/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlygood.tv/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlygoodtv
ESPN to Reportedly Offer CBS' Tony Romo Historic Contract Tony Romo may be moving to ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' broadcast team next year. The contract offer would make Romo the highest-paid sports broadcaster in history, according to Front Office Sports. The contract could pay between $10 million and $14 million per year. Romo has been part of CBS' No. 1 broadcast team with Jim Nantz since retiring from the NFL in 2017. Romo played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for 14 seasons. If Romo joins ESPN's 'MNF' broadcast crew, he would likely replace Booger McFarland. McFarland and Joe Tessitore were the broadcasters for 'MNF' on ESPN for the 2019-2020 NFL season.
Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs Break Records in Comeback Win Against Texans The Kansas City Chiefs became the first team to win a playoff game by 20 points after trailing by 20 points. Kansas City trailed 24-0 in the second quarter before scoring 41 consecutive points. The Chiefs became the first team to score a TD on 7 straight drives in a postseason game. The 24-point comeback win was tied for the 4th-largest comeback by any team in NFL playoff history. Patrick Mahomes, via statement The Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 51-31 and will face the Tennessee Titans in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
Carson Wentz Praised for Reporting Concussion. Wentz was knocked out of Sunday's playoff game after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Seattle's Jadeveon Clowney. The Eagles' quarterback reported concussion systems on the sideline and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. The NFL's chief medical officer called Wentz's act "heroic.". I think what Carson Wentz did is heroic and should be highlighted as an example of how an unbelievably skilled and competitive athlete understands the seriousness of concussion injury. , Dr. Allen Sills, via Associated Press. So I applaud Carson Wentz for understanding how serious this injury is and for getting appropriate care that he needs. , Dr. Allen Sills, via Associated Press. Veteran quarterback Josh McCown replaced Wentz and kept the game close. but the Philadelphia Eagles lost 17-9 to the Seattle Seahawks
This NFL Player Is Also a Doctor. If Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs hope to move surgically through the playoffs, they'll have the advantage of an actual doctor on the playing field. Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a licensed physician, currently in the middle of his residency. After playing college football at McGill University in Montreal, Duvernay-Tardif was drafted by Kansas City in 2014. The 28-year-old Canadian continued his studies during off-season training and graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 2018. He even requested that the league add 'M.D.' to the back of his jersey, but the request was denied. Duvernay-Tardif is one of a handful of players to graduate medical school and is the only active player to do so. If being a doctor wasn't enough, the NFL veteran even filled in as a feature reporter for CBC during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea
Tom Brady Addresses NFL Future in Instagram Post. Following the New England Patriots' ouster from the playoffs over the weekend. the future Hall of Fame QB said it was "probably unlikely" that he will retire. A few days later, the six-time Super Bowl winner now says that he "has more to prove.". In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don't always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. , Tom Brady, via Instagram. And that's right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove, Tom Brady, via Instagram. In his post, the three-time NFL MVP also thanked Patriots fans for their support over the years. I am so grateful and humbled by the unconditional support you have shown me the past two decades. Running out of that tunnel every week is a feeling that is hard to explain. , Tom Brady, via Instagram. After the season ends, the 42-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent. The Patriots will be unable to use a franchise tag on him as well
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has declared for the NFL draft. Tagovailoa was once regarded as a potential No. 1 overall pick before a devastating hip injury. (Jan. 6)
NFL Free Agent Tom Brady Says Retirement Is ‘Pretty Unlikely’. Tom Brady officially became a free agent in the NFL on Jan. 4, following the New England Patriots playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans. His future in the league is unclear, as it is the first time in his 20-year career that the Patriots cannot assign him the franchise tag. When asked about whether he would continue to play, Brady gave hope to his fans, saying it was “pretty unlikely” he would retire. . Brady also spoke about his love for the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick, saying he’s been “blessed” to play on the team. . I love the Patriots. It's the greatest organization. Playing for Mr. [Robert] Kraft all these years, and for Coach [Bill] Belichick, there's nobody who's had a better career, I would say, than me -- just being with them. So I'm very blessed, Tom Brady, via ESPN. Brady did, however, remain vague on his return to the Patriots, saying he “doesn’t know what's going to happen.” . I don't know what's going to happen. I'm not going to predict it. No one needs to make choices at this point. I love playing football, Tom Brady, via ESPN. Brady is a three-time NFL MVP, with over 239 career wins to his name, the most all time by an NFL player. He is the first and only quarterback to win six Super Bowl rings, with the most recent win being against the Los Angeles Rams in 2019
Tua Tagovailoa to Leave Alabama and Enter NFL Draft. Tagovailoa will skip his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The quarterback announced his decision at a press conference Monday on the Alabama campus. With lots of prayers, thoughts and guidance I have decided that I will enter the 2020 NFL draft. , Tua Tagovailoa, via statement. Alabama coach Nick Saban was in attendance and praised his quarterback. Tua has probably had as much of an impact on our football program here as anyone we've ever had. , Tua Tagovailoa, via statement. Tagovailoa dislocated his hip against Mississippi State on Nov. 16. Tagovailoa has been rehabbing in Tuscaloosa, but he won't be able to resume athletic activity until mid-February. The quarterback was widely considered the No. 1 overall draft prospect before the injury. He is still rated the third overall prospect by ESPN's draft expert Mel Kiper Jr
49ers Defeat Seahawks to Win NFC West and No. 1 Seed. San Francisco's 26-21 victory in Seattle clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. We worked for this all year. That's always the goal going in, just to get in the tournament. To get in there with the No. 1 seed feels very good. , Kyle Shanahan, 49ers coach, via statement. Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister was tackled by 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw . just short of the goal line on fourth down with seconds remaining in the game. I just made sure that I kept my feet on the goal line ... and just made a tackle that my coaches and teammates will be proud of. , Dre Greenlaw, via statement. San Francisco finished the season with a 13-3 record. just one year after a 4-12 season and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Seattle fell to 11-5 on the season and will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Seahawks will play the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday in an NFL wild-card game
Ohio State star defensive lineman Chase Young announced he will forego his last year of eligibility. Many are projecting Young to be the number 1 overall selection in the upcoming NFL draft
Business journalists have blamed millennials for killing everything from beer to napkins over the last decade. But Business Insider reports it has gradually become clear that the generation wasn't choosing to kill industries. Wider economic trends forced millennials to "murder" industries like the NFL, diamonds, housing, and even light yogurt. Rather, millennials have a bleaker economic reality than older generations.
Michael and Diane Mina know how to throw a party! This dynamic couple took the essence of a backyard barbeque on an NFL Sunday and turned it into a one-of-a-kind tailgate for every 49ers home game! Nearly 100 Tailgate team members and three to five celebrity chefs come together to make this event happen and serve more than 700 guests. From 100 racks of ribs, to 1,000 lbs. of seafood, to 500 lbs. of meat, this party pleases! Michael and Diane have been dedicated 49ers fans and tailgaters for nearly 30 years. They’ve brought together friends, colleagues and family for epic tailgate parties that started at the former Candlestick Park in San Francisco and now at Levi's Stadium. Michael Mina’s talents go beyo
New Orleans Saints to Hold Workout for Antonio Brown. On Dec. 27, Brown posted a photo of a New Orleans Saints workout waiver with the caption, “back in business.” . The post has since been deleted, but a video he also posted, seemingly showing himself in the Saints' locker room, remains visible on Instagram. . A group of receivers, including Maurice Harris, formerly of the Washington Redskins, will also reportedly attend the workout. If the Saints do decide to sign Brown, he will likely be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list and unable to play. The NFL previously released a statement on Sept. 20 addressing Brown’s likelihood of exemption if signed by a club. . As long as Mr. Brown is a free agent, placement on the Commissioner's exempt list is not appropriate ... If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation. , NFL statement, via CNN. Brown is currently under investigation by the NFL after being accused of sexual assault by his former trainer, Britney Taylor.
Colin Kaepernick's Nike Shoes Sell Out Immediately Online. According to the 'New York Daily News' the customized Air Force 1's sold out on their first day. The black and white shoes include an image of Kaepernick's face. One of the soles also has the date 08-14-16. This is the day Kaepernick began his protests during the National Anthem. Nike partnered with a collective of collaborators to design an AF1 that connects to their life personally. Colin was identified because we believe his voice and perspective inspire many generations on and off the field, Nike spokesperson, via CNN. The act is believed to be the reason why he has not signed with any NFL teams. The former 49ers starting QB has not played in a game since the 2016 season
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Dismisses Retirement Rumors. In a tweet on Dec. 25, 37-year-old Ben Roethlisberger confirmed that he was getting ready for the 2020 NFL season. The tweet was in response to a report that Roethlisberger may not return to Pittsburgh next year. Contrary to recent reports out there about my football future and my ‘uncertainty’ about playing again, I am working hard and am more determined than ever to come back stronger and better than ever next year!, Ben Roethlisberger, via Twitter. The Steelers quarterback played in only two games this year, due to an injured elbow. The Steelers are now optimistic Ben Roethlisberger will recover from elbow surgery to reattach three tendons. Not cleared to throw yet but he is tracking better and Ben himself wants and expects to play in 2020 and beyond, ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen, via Twitter. The two-time Super Bowl winner has spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the team out of the first round back in 2004. Roethlisberger currently ranks eighth on the NFL's all-time list of career passing yards