Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s First Take, reported that the NFL will upheld the 4-game suspension of New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady. According to Smith, he has a source that tells him that Brady actually smashed his phone, presumably in an effort to destroy evidence should his cellular device be subpoenaed. It’s an interesting allegation, especially considering the consensus is that Tom Brady is ready to sue the NFL if the uheld suspension becomes official.
Smith isn’t normally the one to break a story of this magnitude; however he was able to receive a co-sign from colleague and NFL reporter Adam Schefter.
Veteran tight end Antonio Gates has had a rather unblemished career in his time with the San Diego Chargers, especially off the field, having no incidents or disciplinary issues with the league. Today though, Gates has garnered a spot on his resume. According to Yahoo Sports, Gates will be suspended for the first 4 games of the upcoming 2015 NFL season after violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Per the NFL, Gates can participate training camp and the preseason but will begin his suspension during week 1. Gate issued a statement via the Chargers acknowledging his part in the matter but denying that he has ever used a banned substance.
In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken tremendous pride in upholding the integrity of the NFL shield and all that it entails,” Gate said. ”I have taken extreme care of my body with a holistic approach and never taken any substance that was illegal or banned by the NFL. In an effort to recover from a long season and although I was unaware at the time, I regret to confirm that I tested positive for a substance that is currently on the NFL banned substance list.
Looks like some fantasy teams will be without a reserve tight end in the first 4 weeks. – Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)
We all might have been there. You’re out late at dinner with bae having a good time. You leave thinking the nights going to end with you playing Tyrese, or for you youngsters, some Trey Songz, and then it happens. You can’t find your car. That is because it has been towed while you were trying to grab that extra cheesy bread from Red Lobster. This is what happened to ESPN reporter Britt McHenry at a local Chinese restaurant called Hunan in Arlington, Virginia. When she got to Advanced Towing to pick up her car she was PISSED.
The attendant, named Gina Michelle, told McHenry that she was being recorded. Didn’t look like she cared that much about it. Richard Deitsch, writer for Sports Illustrated, tweeted that ESPN is reviewing the situation,” We are aware of the recent exchange between Britt McHenry and a towing company employee. We are now reviewing the matter with her.” Will update the story as more information is released.