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Aaron Hernandez reportedly threatened to kill jail officer

Aaron HernandezWhen Aaron Hernandez was first sent to the Bristol County House of Corrections and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, we heard nothing but positive stories about the way he had been behaving. That hasn’t been the case lately.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Hernandez is being investigated for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a Bristol County jail officer late last year. An ex-inmate who used to share a cell near the former New England Patriots tight end was recently asked about an alleged incident during which Hernandez tried to score some extra food.

According to the report, investigators asked the ex-inmate if Hernandez threatened to kill the guard, said anything about shooting his family, or ever made a noise like a “machine gun round” toward the guard. The ex-inmate allegedly said Hernandez did not threaten the guard but did call him a “bitch” during one heated argument.

In addition, the ex-inmate said that Hernandez was losing a lot of weight in jail and would often try to pull off schemes to get extra food. For example, he said the 24-year-old would eat half of his meal and then put an insect on his plate in an attempt to get a fresh serving. The ex-inmate said Hernandez angered officers by trying to pull the stunts “one too many times.”

Less than two months ago, Hernandez allegedly beat up an inmate who was wearing handcuffs. He was scheduled to be placed in solitary confinement for 30 days after that incident. It’s starting to sound more and more like the former NFL star has not been the model inmate.

Eric Bledsoe has great response for Twitter hater

Eric-Bledsoe-SunsThe Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night with a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Having to sit out the postseason must be particularly disappointing for a guy like Eric Bledsoe, who was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason. Being shipped to a bad team is never fun.

Bledsoe had a lousy night on Monday. He scored just 13 points on 6-for-16 shooting from the field and was just 1-for-4 from beyond the arc. After the game, he had to put a Twitter hater in his place.

If this was 1995, the entire school yard would be yelling “ohhhhhh!!!!!!!” right about now. Bledsoe’s response wasn’t quite as elaborate as the way we have seen some other pro athletes shut their followers up, but it got the job done. He won the battle.

H/T Beyond the Buzzer

LeSean McCoy: My 2-year-old son is better than Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow PatriotsYou can add Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to the long list of current and former athletes who do not think very highly of Tim Tebow’s football ability. Tebow may have a great personality and know how to make a National Championship Game prediction, but very few are surprised that he is unemployed. McCoy certainly believes he should remain a free agent.

TMZ caught up with Shady at LAX over the weekend and asked him who he thought is the best NFL player who is not signed to a contract. The first example the reporter gave was Tebow.

“Tim Tebow?” McCoy said with a look of disgust. “My son is 2. I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow.”

McCoy went on to name former teammate Vince Young before settling on Chris Johnson, who was officially released by the Tennessee Titans just over a week ago.

Come on, man. Weren’t we supposed to stop dogging on Tebow after he made that hilarious Super Bowl commercial dogging on himself? Don’t kick a good Christian while he’s down.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Matt Harvey reportedly dating model Asha Leo

Asha-LeoDoes Matt Harvey love models or does Matt Harvey love models? The 25-year-old New York Mets pitcher is currently rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery last October, and it appears as though he is enjoying his free time. On Sunday, Harvey was spotted sitting beside British fashion model Asha Leo at the New York Knicks game.

Yes, this is the same Harvey who was reportedly dating another model named Ashley Haas a couple of months ago. Harvey and Haas were seen together just weeks after he broke up with Anne V — yet another model — after dating her for several months.

Harvey and Leo also attended the New York Rangers-Ottawa Senators game together last weekend and looked extremely cozy.

As the NY Post pointed out, Harvey was not in violation of the rehab agreement he has in place with the Mets. He is allowed to work out in New York while the Mets are playing at home but must report to the team’s spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. during road trips.

Harvey made it clear last month that he is not happy with the rehab plan and wants to be working with his teammates as much as possible, but we’re guessing he’s perfectly content with his personal life. Remember how the righthander said he wanted to model his dating life after that of Derek Jeter? Three models in roughly two months has Harvey well on his way.

Thanks to LBS reader David for the tip

Amar’e Stoudemire: Knicks could be NBA’s best team on paper

Amare-Stoudemire-KnicksThe New York Knicks had a great chance to make the playoffs after ripping off a streak of eight-straight wins in the middle of March, but ultimately they ended up right where we all expected them to — on the outside looking in. Prior to the season, many speculated that the Knicks would be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Amar’e Stoudemire thinks they should have been.

After New York was officially eliminated from the postseason, Stoudemire talked about the expectations surrounding the team heading into the year.

“They should have been a little bit higher if you ask me,” Stoudemire said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “On paper we might be the best team in the league. We’ve got great players on this team who accomplished so much. We just couldn’t put it together.”

Best in the league? No chance. Teams like the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are way more loaded than the Knicks even on paper. That said, New York certainly had a better team on paper than the results reflected.

Stoudemire was injured for much of the year, but his play down the stretch kept the Knicks in contention. He has averaged 16.2 points and and 6.2 rebounds per game since the start of March. He simply got healthy too late.

“It’s been a tough year. It’s been a roller coaster year for us all,” Stoudemire added. “… Not making the playoffs is not an option. That’s not an option for us. We’re definitely looking to make the playoffs every year.”

The Knicks’ problems run deeper than Stoudemire’s poor health, and everyone knows it. Now that the playoffs are officially not an option, New York needs to worry about keeping Carmelo Anthony. Good luck with that.

Aldon Smith detained at airport, allegedly yelled bomb in terminal

Aldon Smith mug shotSan Francisco 49ers premier pass rusher Aldon Smith was reportedly detained at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after allegedly yelling “bomb” in a terminal.

Smith’s name has not yet been released, but an LAPD spokesman confirmed someone was arrested and being transported to booking. The LAPD issued this statement to the San Jose Mercury News about the incident. They say Smith was randomly selected for secondary screening and became upset.

“The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding towards the gate area.

“Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him at the gate and he was positively identified as the person in question. Once again the male subject became uncooperative and he was detained and taken into custody by Airport Police and is currently being transported to LAPD for booking.”

An eyewitness told the San Jose Mercury News that Smith was at Gate 6 of Terminal 1 when confronted by several police, who then led him away from the Southwest gate.

Smith was described as “agitated” over the situation and supposedly said he was doing nothing wrong.

Smith took a leave of absence from the 49ers last season to enter rehab after a DUI where he had marijuana and pills in his car.

Jordan Speith’s girlfriend is Annie Verret (Pictures)

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Jordan Spieth may be a 20-year-old professional golfer who is in position to win the first Masters he has ever appeared in, but his girlfriend is his better half. Spieth is dating the stunning miss Annie Verret, a student at Texas Tech University.

Verret is much more than just the pretty face behind one of the most promising young golfers in the world. According to FabWags.com, Verret has made the Dean’s List at Texas Tech and was on the President’s Honor Roll twice after compiling a 4.0 GPA in the business program at Texas Tech.

Between Spieth’s golf swing and Verret’s business savvy, we may be looking at the future of power couples in sports.

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