Adrian Peterson is publicly defending himself against claims that he misappropriated charity funds.
The 29-year-old Minnesota Vikings running back made headlines last month when news broke claiming that he abused his four-year-old son whom the football star struck with a stripped tree branch resulting in severe lacerations. Peterson was indicted and is gearing up to undergo a trial for the matter, and has been deactivated by his team during the pending legal matter.
During his pending legal issues, the Minneapolis Star Tribune posted a report claiming that Peterson failed to give donations that he raised for the Straight From The Heart Foundation. Instead, the Tribune alleged that Peterson used the charity's credit card to fund a party in 2011, where he was accused of sexual assault. more >>
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is going to be out for eight weeks recovering from his surgery on his torn thumb ligaments. Young had his successful surgery Monday.
Young sustained the injury during a practice Thursday last week while he was guarding Kobe Bryant. The player underwent an MRI exam Friday which revealed the tear while the surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthapaedic Clinic.
"It hurts us, as far as that's a guy that we know that can come off the bench and provide instant offense for us. Obviously, we're going to have to look elsewhere for that … It hurts us," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's injury. more >>
Tim Tebow may no longer be active in the NFL, but he is proving that he is still in high demand by acquiring another job.
Tebow, 27, was selected to host a new sports show on Jacksonville, Florida radio station 1010XL, called Tuesdays with Tim. Each Tuesday, Tebow will appear with award winning sports analysts Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser to analyze the Southeastern Conference football season for listeners.
Tebow is already serving as an active SEC Network analyst and a contributor to ABC's Good Morning America. Steve Griffin, 1010XL President and General Manager, explained why his team was excited to bring Tebow on board in the athlete's hometown. more >>
This 5-year-old, JP Gibson, gets the best surprise he can ever imagine. JP is a big basketball fan and his favorite team is the Utah Jazz.
He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Knowing that, the Utah Jazz organization set up something extra special for him. They signed JP to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage Monday night.
He got to wear his own jersey and play with the team as if they were playing a real game. One of the Jazz players made his day even more special when he lifted him up to dunk the ball! more >>
It's tempting to make this a two-word column and simply write – THE NFL'S BASTARD PROBLEM: ROGER GOODELL, but that's not the type of illegitimacy to which I'm referring.
The NFL has a problem with illegitimate children and they're pretending it doesn't exist. For example, in the latest inquisition regarding Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, we were told that the issue is domestic abuse in the form of child abuse. So the debate must center on questions like: "Is spanking a child abuse?" "Should he have used an open hand and not a switch?" "Is there a minimum age for corporeal punishment?" "Should the NFL act prior to his day in court?"
But no one is talking about the fact that Adrian Peterson has 6 or 7 kids with multiple women who are not his wife. I say 6 or 7 because his mother, who says that Adrian is a "good Christian boy," tells us that her son has 6 kids, while a stripper from Houston and one of Adrian's "Baby-Mamas" reported that Adrian has 7 kids and as far as she knows, treats them all well because he pays child support. more >>
The New England Patriots are scheduled to fight against the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 6 on 8:30 p.m. EST at the Gillette Stadium at the Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots have 2-2 on their record while the Bengals have a flawless 3-0.
While the win-loss ratio for the Patriots have equalized, statistics indicate that New England's offense have been pretty bad for the past four games. This could mean the worst season for the Patriots.
The Pro Football Focus grading system started 2007 and every team they've graded to be at the bottom three always finished with an average record of 5-11, a winning percentage of 33-percent. more >>