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Reggie Bush wedding looked like a blast (Pictures)

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Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan held their wedding at one of the most prestigious resorts and wedding venues in the country on Saturday night. All indications are it was as perfect a night as expected.

The reception, which was held at the Grand Del Mar in Bush’s hometown of San Diego, was littered with high-profile athletes and celebrities. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson held their wedding at the same place last year.

Our award for best dressed at the Bush-Avagyan wedding is probably a bit biased. We’re going with Matthew Stafford’s fiancee Kelly Hall and her low-cut dress. Those of you who follow LBS closely know we kind of have a thing for Ms. Hall.

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Hakeem Nicks and girlfriend Ariel Meredith now engaged

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Hakeem Nicks is having himself quite the offseason.

The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver proposed to girlfriend Ariel Meredith, and the SI swimsuit model said yes. She announced on Twitter and Instagram Saturday.

Friday marked Meredith’s 28th birthday, so we’re guessing Hakeem proposed to her on her special day.

The two have been dating for a bit of time, though we didn’t first pick up on that until March.

Meredith first appeared in the SI Swimsuit Edition in 2009 and has appeared in it every year from 2012-2014.

Nicks is 26 and younger than his future wife. He is from Charlotte, went to North Carolina for college, and he was drafted by the Giants in 2009, meaning both of them made their rookie debuts in the same year. After spending his entire career with the Giants, Nicks signed with the Colts this offseason.

After her big weekend, our friend Andy Gray at SI Hot Clicks might have to consider giving her a second run as Lovely Lady of the Day. In honor of her birthday, Gray made Meredith the LLOD Friday.

Below is a must-see GIF of Meredith:

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Adrian Peterson admits he is a LeBron James bandwagon fan

Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson is a superb athlete who is admired by many fans. But like many of his admirers, Peterson himself is a fan. And Peterson admitted the unthinkable — he is a LeBron James bandwagon fan.

After James announced Friday that he will be returning to the Cavaliers, All Day tweeted that his allegiance is returning to the Cavs as well.

Peterson explained himself following some backlash:

It’s an elite athletes thing:

Yeah, we get it, AD. Some people just don’t like it. They prefer when athletes have a response like this one from JR Smith:

Now that is funny.

PJ Hairston says he switched cars with Josh Gordon after first meeting him

PJ-HairstonHow is it that Josh Gordon was driving a car that was registered to Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston at the time of his DWI arrest last weekend? Gordon and Hairston met by chance in a grocery store parking lot (for the first time in their lives) and decided to swap cars, of course. At least, that’s what Hairston is selling.

Hairston told Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer that he bumped into Gordon at a grocery store in Chapel Hill last Friday night. After a quick introduction and an exchange of phone numbers, Hairston claims he let the Cleveland Browns receiver borrow his Cadillac.

“Me and Josh Gordon met at the Fresh Market in Chapel Hill,” Hairston explained. “I walked there to get food and happened to run into him in there. I am a football fan so I knew who he was. Right away, we started talking about football, basketball and we walked outside.

“He saw my car and asked me ‘What are you doing?’ He asked if I minded if we switched cars and we exchanged numbers and he was going to drive my car that night and bring it back to me. I said OK, and we switched cars. The rest of that is history.”

And that was that. Hairston didn’t know Gordon any better than his fantasy football owners know him, but he figured there was no harm is letting a stranger borrow his car. Of course, Gordon was later bailed out by convicted felon Haydn “Fats” Thomas — the guy who allegedly loaned Hairston the car that got him in trouble at UNC. That was all part of the incredible coincidence.

“Once I realized that he had connections with people that got me in trouble in the past, I figured it would probably be a problem,” Hairston added.

I don’t even know what Hairston is trying to get us to believe. Is he trying to say Gordon and “Fats” conned him into a chance meeting with Gordon that would result in Hairston lending out his car? Hairston’s story is so ridiculous it’s almost laughable.

H/T Deadspin

Packers to wait on Brett Favre jersey retirement so he won’t get booed

Packers-waiting-to-retire-Brett-Favre-jerseyBrett Favre is going to have his jersey number retired by the Green Bay Packers at some point. He is one of the greatest players to ever play for one of the greatest franchises in sports. Regardless of the way Favre’s relationship with the team ended, we all know what the final chapter will be. We just don’t know when it will be written.

On Thursday, Packers president Mark Murphy said that Favre could visit Lambeau Field for a game this upcoming season but that the team is not planning to retire his No. 4 just yet. Why? Fear of Packers fans booing.

“I don’t anticipate having him retire a number this season, in a game this year,” Murphy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. “We have very good relations, and very good communication, but I don’t anticipate that this year.

“He wouldn’t want to come back and get booed. You can’t control 80,750 people … [but] I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it’s less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue.”

Last month, former Packers tight end and Favre teammate Mark Chmura said he was told Favre backed out of a previously scheduled Lambeau Field appearance because he was concerned he would be booed.

“Brett was confirmed to come up here to a game last year,” Chmura said during his radio show on 540 ESPN in Milwaukee. “But (he) had to cancel at the last second, a game late in the year. Brett is very afraid of getting booed at Lambeau. And that’s why he’s reluctant to come up.”

Wilde also noted that former Packers kicker Ryan Longwell, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 after spending six seasons with Green Bay, signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Packers last year and was booed by some fans when he returned.

The difference is Longwell is a kicker. Favre spent 16 seasons with the Packers and won a Super Bowl. He missed just one game during his Green Bay career, and that was in his first year with the team. Last year, Favre admitted he was at fault for the way his tenure with the Packers ended. Not to mention, the Packers won a Super Bowl after he left. It’s not as if he left the franchise in shambles.

Personally, I think enough time has passed. Fans love being part of the feel-good moment. Favre and his grey beard and hulking muscles will receive a warm welcome when he decides to return to Lambeau.

H/T Eye on Football

Steelers LB Vince Williams takes hilarious headshot

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Best headshot ever or best headshot ever?

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams just killed it with this awesome headshot he took this season.

Williams was a sixth-round pick out of Florida State last year and made 53 tackles while starting 11 games. He may be moved to second string this season, but that headshot is definitely first-string.

He also was loving the attention he received for it. He changed his Twitter avatar to the new headshot (and his profile is great too):

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He also sent these tweets about it:

Well done, Vince, well done.

Helmet smack to Steelers Depot

Report: Andre Johnson tells Texans he wants out

Andre-Johnson-Texans-PreviewIt has been very obvious throughout the offseason that Andre Johnson is not happy with the Houston Texans. The veteran wide receiver has already missed both organized team activities and minicamp and chosen to work out on his own. Now, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Johnson has informed the Texans he wants to be traded or released.

The biggest reason for the divide between Johnson and the Texans supposedly has to do with a $1 million workout bonus. By skipping some workouts, Johnson gave up his right to the bonus money. He recently asked the team if he could earn it back by putting in extra work and was told he could not.

That furthered the divide between Johnson and the Texans, driving a wedge between the parties. That caused Johnson to tell them he wanted to play for another team. He is now working out, “not thinking about the Texans,” a source said.

As he has expressed publicly, Johnson believes the team is rebuilding, and he has said he has doubts about if he wants to take part in another similar process, as he has several times in his career.

Johnson wondered out loud if “Houston is the place for me” back in May. The 32-year-old has restructured his contract in each of the past three seasons to make his deal more team friendly, and he was reportedly hoping that the Texans would return the favor by allowing him to earn back the $1 million bonus. On Wednesday, Johnson was noncommittal when asked if he will show up to training camp.

“Hopefully. We’ll see what happens,” he told NFL Media’s Marcus Smith. “Training camp’s three weeks away, so we’ll see what happens.”

Rapoport says four teams have expressed interest in trading for Johnson, though the Texans have given no indication that they are willing to deal him.

This is obviously about much more than just a $1 million workout bonus. Johnson is scheduled to make $28 million over the next three seasons, so he could just report to work and collect his paycheck if money was the issue. He’s sick of losing and is finding creative ways to show it.