When a prime time player has major surgery and a free agent is held hostage in his home you know it was a cray week. So many stories seem to be fueled this week as we all patiently for training camp to start. This week had some of the craziest stories that will be reported all year long. Here are the things we learned in sports this week.
7. FSU has a serious problem.
Just 2 seasons ago, the Florida State Seminoles were being presented with the national championship trophy. Since then they have had to suspend or dismiss multiple players for “questionable” actions. During the week FSU kicked out quarterback De’Andre Johnson and suspend running back Dalvin Cook for violence against women. This is all coming after the tornado that Jamies Winston provided during his time as the starting quarterback. This has to raise questions about head coach Jimbo Fisher ability to either keep his players in line, or recruiting players that have embarrassed his organization. Florida State administration must look an see what kind of organization they want to represent.
6. Is Deron Williams in the House.
After falling off a cliff in production, the Nets have finally bought out the rest of Deron Williams contract according to NBA.com reporter David Aldridge. The move has an serious impact on the cap for the Brooklyn Nets.
Key consideration for Nets in D-Will buyout: they now duck under tax, avoid repeater tax, saving about $40 mil.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) July 10, 2015
Now that the buyout looks to be official, ESPN reporter Marc Stein reports that Williams will likely sign a contract to become a Dallas Maverick.
As part of his buyout arrangement w/Nets, Deron Williams expected to get in the $25-to-$30 million range and then add Mavs deal on top of it
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2015
Now after not being able to stay in front of point guards like Jeff Teague and Kyle Lowry, he gets to face Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. Good luck in Dallas Deron.
5. The Girls are back in town
The United State’s Women’s National Team came back to a celebration in the streets of New York. The USWNT was able to drive down Broadway in style as thousands of fans came out to celebrate the culmination of a World Cup run that ended in a championship. The women haven’t won a title since 1999, and fans were out in bunches to support the champions of the world.
4. If you got the talent you will play
Greg Hardy suspension was reduced from 10 games down to 4 games. Hardy was originally suspended for a domestic violence conviction that he received a season ago. The NFL recently revamped its domestic violence policy, introducing far more stringent punishments for creeps who attack women. Hardy was suspended for 10 games after the new policy was in place. But he was being suspended for an incident that occurred before it was in place. Before his suspension, Hardy was one of the most feared pass rushers in the league, and that is really the only reason he is still in the NFL. He is an extremely talent player at a highly important position. If he played like Ray Rice did at the end of his season, he would still be sitting on his couch.
3. Donovan McNabb needs a babysitter.
Former All-Pro quarterback Donovan McNabb is having a hard time adjusting to life without football. McNabb was arrested for the second time for DUI less then two years apart.
— William Pitts (@william_pitts) July 7, 2015
A spokesperson for Fox Sports, for whom McNabb is currently an analyst, did not return an email seeking comment. He is “stepping away from his NBC sports radio show—at least temporarily—to deal with ‘personal issues,'” according to TMZ.
It’s getting embarrassing at this point for McNabb. At some point someone has to come out and help this man before it becomes to late.
2. DeAndre was a Clipper, than a Mav, now a Clipper.
So the craziest 24 hours happened on Wednesday. There was an original report that De’Andre Jordan was “reconsidering” going back to the Clippers by ESPN’s Marc Stein. Then it transitioned to Clippers star Blake Griffin basically locking the door from anyone getting in.
Don’t agree with the furniture layout but I’m not an interior designer. pic.twitter.com/23PNgQB88z
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 9, 2015
Then Old man Kobe Byrant had to take the fun out of the conversation with some random emoji’s. In the end. Jordan did the right thing in staying with the Clippers. He was able to get more money, play for a better team, and potentially win a championship in Los Angeles. Whats wrong with that?
1. Don’t play with fireworks
New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had a really bad week. He went from potentially signing a deal with the Giants for 60 Million dollars, to not even being able to count to 10. ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter was able to obtain the medical reports of the surgery that was done to remove one of Pierre-Paul’s fingers.
ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today. pic.twitter.com/VI5cbS1uCw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2015
As of today the Giants’ have yet to sign JPP to any type of contract at all. The Giants’ place the franchise tag on the talented defensive end, and have till July 15th to be able to come to a long term agreement. Hopefully both sides make the best decision for themselves.
King Jut (@KingJut92)