Nate Robinson Considering Playing Football During NBA Lockout

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Nate Robinson said in an interview published Monday that he’s considering playing football while the NBA lockout is ongoing. While many of his fellow basketball players are making plans to play overseas, be it Turkey, France, or even Finland (Finland!), Robinson may be the first one who’s serious about crossing over into another sport.

“I might go play football,” Robinson told SLAM. “Do something that nobody’s tried to do.”

“If I can, I would love to play football a little bit,” says Robinson less than half-jokingly. “I’ve been doing a little bit of training.”

Robinson did play cornerback for the Washington Huskies football team before deciding to focus exclusively on basketball in 2003. He’s fast and he has the pedigree (his father was a Huskies running back), but this may be more of an Ochocinco-like stunt.

“Why wouldn’t you want to have an NBA player that can play football try out? That’s a lot of publicity for your organization,” he explained.

A lot of publicity for an organization? Hmm, where have we seen that before.

There was a time when Robinson could have been a good college football player, but he gave it up and now it’s too late to think about playing pro football. What he really should worry about is finding a way to become a more valuable contributor to his basketball team. Since being traded by the Knicks, he’s hardly had an impact on his new clubs. But if he is serious about playing football, maybe he and World Metta Peace can form their own league.

Chest bump to IamaGM.com for the tip

Witness: Pacman Jones Was ‘Pretty Far Gone’ at Lounge Before Arrest

Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones was arrested Sunday morning for causing a disturbance at a bar in Cincinnati. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct (while intoxicated) and resisting arrest.

Pacman has made himself out to be a victim, saying there’s no reason he should have been locked up. He maintains he wasn’t yelling, using profanity, or resisting arrest.

Jones’ agent, Peter Schaffer, painted Pacman as an even larger victim. “He did not do anything wrong,” Schaffer told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “For him to go through this is a shame. He’s doing the right thing by not taking the law in his own hands.”

Schaffer says Pacman volunteered to take a breathalyzer and that one wasn’t given.

Contrary to what Pacman and his agent would like you to believe, we’re told he was pretty wasted during the night. A witness tells Larry Brown Sports that Pacman, who was with a large group throughout the night, “was pretty far gone.” The witness added that Pacman “was having a good time to say the least.”

Make no mistake about it, Pacman is on a zero tolerance policy from the NFL; it’s in his and his agent’s interest to fight all charges while proclaiming innocence. They’re doing everything possible to make Pacman seem like he was wronged because they’re desperate to protect his livelihood.

Keith Bulluck: LeSean McCoy Is an ‘Internet Gangster’

New York Giants linebacker Keith Bulluck is the latest to chime in on the Giants-Eagles saga between LeSean McCoy and Osi Umenyiora. To recap what happened, McCoy responded to a report that Umenyiora wants a new contract by saying Osi is soft and the third best lineman on the Giants. That didn’t sit well with Umenyiora who fired back by calling McCoy a “chihuahua” and saying the Giants nicknamed him “Lady Gaga.” Now one of his teammates has joined the fray.

Appearing on NFL Network, Bulluck was asked some questions about twitter and the McCoy-Umenyiora beef. That’s when he worked in the “internet gangster” line.

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Pacman Jones Wears Neck Brace in Mug Shot After Bar Arrest (Picture)

The last time Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones got into trouble, he was mistakenly arrested because of a confusion over identities. It does not appear as if he’ll be as fortunate to avoid trouble this time.

WLWT in Cincinnati (via Pro Football Talk) reports that Pacman Jones was arrested early Sunday morning for causing a disturbance at a local bar. From their report:

According to reports, Jones got into an argument at the bar and when he was asked to leave, witnesses said he was uncooperative.

When police were called, Jones reportedly still refused to leave the bar.

As officers tried to arrest Jones, police said he tried to get out of his handcuffs. The report said two officers were needed to restrain him.

Pacman was one of the most notorious trouble makers in the NFL and missed the entire ’09 season because of it. He ended up signing to play in the CFL and then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in May last year. He had avoided trouble since then, but it looks like he couldn’t go too long without having another incident. And if you have forgotten his history, this is a good starting point to catch you up. By the way, sweet neck brace, Adam.

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Jets DE Kenrick Ellis Likely Needs Plea Deal to Avoid Being Deported

Jets rookie defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis is in a legal mess that could result in his deportation. Rich Cimini reports (via Evan Silva) that the third-round pick out of Hampton is not a U.S. Citizen, therefore his malicious wounding for allegedly attacking another student could result in his deportation. According to immigration law, a permanent resident (which Ellis is) convicted of an aggravated felony is deportable.

Ellis was indicted a month before the draft and faces up to 20 years in prison. Cimini says “Ellis’ best move is to negotiate a plea bargain before he gets to court. The key is to make sure that any plea arrangement isn’t classified as an aggravated assault and carries less than a one-year sentence, suspended or otherwise.”

In the meantime, Ellis received continuance for his trial which was rescheduled for late November. His attorney is likely to request another continuance so this won’t be dealt with until after the NFL season is over.

If there’s anything history has shown us, it’s that the courts tend to show athletes leniency. My guess is Ellis will plead guilty to lesser charges and avoid deportation.

Gavel knock to Pro Football Talk for the story

Brooke Daniels Dumped Roy Williams for College Baseball Player David Murphy

Early on Wednesday we told you that Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend to get his engagement ring back. An engagement ring he sent her in the mail. Along with a video message that was part of his virtual proposal.

Any surprise she turned it down?

Anyway, his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Texas Brooke Daniels, is now dating someone else. The fine folks at Busted Coverage did some sleuthing and figured out that Brooke is now dating David Murphy, an infielder for the University of Houston baseball team.

And guess what? There’s an apparent trend with her boyfriends: they must have sub-par stats.

Murphy batted .241 in 13 games for the Cougars this season. Roy had 530 yards in 15 games. The difference is Murphy just completed his junior season and he’s a leukemia survivor.

For someone who underwent leukemia treatment to hit .241 in college baseball is pretty awesome, so we really do give it up to Murphy. Not only that, but he’s also dating the former Miss Texas. That’s quite a pull David, so we don’t have anything bad to say about you. Just be on the look out for Roy — if he can actually catch you.

Check out Busted Coverage for more pics of Brooke and David

Roy Williams Sues Ex-Girlfriend Brooke Daniels, Wants Engagement Ring Back

Roy Williams is a proud man. If you didn’t already know that before last season, you probably learned it when he became extremely pissed off that a rookie refused to carry his shoulder pads at training camp.  When you take that into consideration, you might suspect that he would not be a fan of having his proposal rejected by his girlfriend — as no man would be.  However, Williams has slightly more reason to be upset than the average reject.

According to the Odessa American via Pro Football Talk, Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend for allegedly turning down his marriage proposal and keeping the $76,600 engagement ring he sent her.  Williams claims that his ex-girlfriend and former beauty pageant winner, Brooke Daniels, said she lost the ring when he asked that she return it.  Brooke’s father, Michael Daniels, says he has the ring in his possession and plans to return it to avoid a lawsuit but that Williams is lying about her having lost it.  Michael told the Odessa American that Williams told Brooke to keep the ring because she would “eventually come back to (him).”

I don’t know whether to laugh or feel bad, but if you know anything about me you know the former is what’s going on while I type this post.  My question is how does something like this work?  If you give someone an engagement ring to someone and they refuse to marry you, is it still their ring?  Is there some sort of legal binding between the actual ring and engagement?  Part of me wishes Daniels would keep the ring so we could see how the court rules.  Damn.