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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Football

Terrell Owens responds to Donovan McNabb, calls him a ‘joke’

Terrell Owens

Did you really think Terrell Owens was going to let Donovan McNabb get in a shot at him without responding? You don’t know T.O. if you thought that was the case.

McNabb was a guest on “Untold Stories” with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion and said in the episode that Owens’ contract saga with the Philadelphia Eagles broke up what was a good team.

The Eagles went to the Super Bowl in the 2004 season, then Owens only played in seven games in 2005 after being suspended for negative comments about McNabb, for which he did not apologize.

“Ohhhh s–t!!!! I can’t wait 2 tell my story!!! I’m bringing [popcorn], doing sit-ups and gonna eat a couple cans of “CHUNKY SOUP!!”
This guy is a joke!! Talking bout I broke up the @eagles !! Did u tell em that u vouched for the Eagles to pay Westbrook but NOT ME!!” Owens wrote in one tweet (edited for profanity).

Owens continued to take shots at McNabb. He referenced McNabb’s DUIs and accused McNabb of unsavory behavior at parties.

Owens also challenged McNabb to fight.

Owens has taken numerous shots at McNabb over the years, and the former Eagles quarterback generally avoids getting involved. He had to know by speaking about Owens this time, he would receive a big response — and he got one.

Antonio Brown has warrant issued for his arrest over alleged battery

Antonio Brown

A warrant officially has been issued for Antonio Brown’s arrest.

The Hollywood Police Department in Florida on Wednesday issued a warrant for Brown’s arrest for burglary with battery.

According to WINZ’s Andy Slater, there is no bond.

Police were called to Brown’s Hollywood home on Tuesday over an alleged battery complaint. Brown and his trainer allegedly battered a moving truck driver. The trainer, Glenn Holt, was taken into custody following the incident and charged with burglary with battery. Brown was not cooperating with police as of earlier Wednesday, leading to the arrest warrant being issued.

According to TMZ Sports, the moving truck was delivering furniture from California to Brown’s home in Florida. The driver demanded a $4,000 payment upon arrival but Brown would not pay, leading the driver to drive away with the furniture. Brown allegedly threw a rock at the truck, causing damage. The driver returned after being told to by the moving company. The company allegedly spoke with Brown, who agreed to pay the $4,000 fee plus an additional $860 for damages and lost work time. Brown only paid $4,000 when the driver showed up, leading to another argument and to the driver allegedly being assaulted by Brown and Holt. Brown and his associates allegedly began taking the furniture off the truck, even taking some belonging to another client and then damaging it by throwing it back on the truck after being informed it did not belong to them.

Police officers have been called to Brown’s home on at least two occasions this month. Brown broadcast the previous incident on Instagram live and showed himself berating police and cursing in front of his children.

Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and attorney parted ways with the Pro Bowler last week. Brown only played in one game for the New England Patriots last season and is being investigated by the NFL over multiple issues.

Patriots CB Joejuan Williams arrested for alleged drug possession

New England Patriots

A second New England Patriots player has been arrested since the team’s season ended.

Cornerback Joejuan Williams was arrested on Friday for alleged drug possession after being stopped for speeding.

Williams, a Nashville native, was arrested by Tennessee Highway Patrol in Cumberland County for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and prescription drugs without a prescription.

The Patriots traded up to select Williams in the second round (No. 45 overall) in last year’s draft. He only played in nine games and was credited with five tackles in the regular season. He saw limited action on defense and special teams.

Williams’ arrest came less than a week after Julian Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif. for allegedly jumping on the hood of someone’s car.

Tom Coughlin pays tribute to Eli Manning in emotional statement

Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning had a close relationship when the two were together with the New York Giants, and it’s no real surprise that Coughlin was one of the first to pay tribute to Manning upon the quarterback’s retirement.

On Wednesday, after the Giants revealed that Manning would officially announce his retirement on Friday, Coughlin issued a statement through his foundation paying tribute to his former quarterback.

Coughlin was the only head coach Manning had from the quarterback’s entry into the league in 2004 through the 2015 season. When Coughlin was forced out after the 2015 season, Manning was shedding tears at the coach’s farewell press conference. This was a special relationship, and it’s easy to tell by how willing Coughlin, notorious for being a strict disciplinarian, is willing to freely praise his former quarterback.

Eli Manning retiring, plans to announce news on Friday

Eli Manning

Eli Manning is calling it a career.

The New York Giants quarterback plans to retire and will officially announce his retirement on Friday. The Giants shared the news in a post on their team website.

Manning played 16 years in the NFL, winning a pair of Super Bowls and being named MVP of both victories. He recently turned 39 and has not looked good enough to hold down a starting quarterback job in the league any more. After making it clear that he wasn’t interested in being a backup, he may have seen the writing on the wall.

While Manning’s Hall of Fame credentials will likely be debated for years to come, there’s no denying that he’s been an exceptionally important athlete in New York sports history and one of the Giants’ great quarterbacks. He was also one of the most reliable quarterbacks in the league, never missing a start due to injury. His retirement certainly marks the end of an era in both Giants and NFL history.

Dolphins GM Chris Grier suggests Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in 2020

Ryan Fitzpatrick Dolphins

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s tenure as the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins looks set to continue.

Dolphins GM Chris Grier said Wednesday he expected to keep Fitzpatrick around for the second year of his two-year deal, and also suggested that the quarterback will play.

That certainly doesn’t bode well for Josh Rosen’s future. It also indicates that the Dolphins, who pick fifth in the NFL Draft, might be locked out of landing a young quarterback. There have been rumors that they covet Joe Burrow, but the chances of them prying the No. 1 pick away from the Cincinnati Bengals appear to be quite remote.

Fitzpatrick was fairly effective in his starts for Miami in 2019, going 5-8 while throwing for 3,529 yards and 20 touchdowns. He can probably give them another competent year, but the 37-year-old is not a long-term solution for Miami’s rebuild.

Richard Sherman hilariously recounts Kyle Shanahan’s ‘BS’ training camp plays

Kyle Shanahan 49ers

Kyle Shanahan does not go easy on defenses. That apparently applies to training camp drills, too.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman hilariously recounted some of the plays his coach ran in training camp, when teams are supposed to be sorting out the basics. Sherman said Shanahan knew that his defense would not be able to stop some of the “BS” the coach called for during these drills.

“He’ll throw so much BS at you,” Sherman said, via Dieter Kurtenbach of Bay Area News Group. “And they’re not game-planning for anything.

“Some of these plays… man, he knew there was no way we could stop this play if we run our scheme the correct way. We literally have to bastardize every bit of this coverage to stop this play. And he’s not even thinking anything of it — that’s just how he is. It’s like
‘You’re a dick!'”

We’ve come a long way from Shanahan’s playcalling being questioned after Atlanta’s Super Bowl loss. He’s clearly an inventive guy who really wants to torment defenses. If he’s as hard on opponents as he is on his own unit, it’s safe to say he’s succeeding.