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Tiger Woods did not remember driving following crash

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has not been able to provide investigators with much information about how or why he drove his car off the road last week, and that is because the 15-time major champion says he has no recollection of what happened.

USA Today Sports reviewed a copy of an affidavit for a search warrant to obtain the “black box” in the vehicle Woods was driving on Feb. 23. The documents show that Tiger told police at the crash scene that he did not remember driving. He said the same when he arrived at the hospital.

Woods was initially unconscious when a resident found him trapped in his car with blood on his face, according to the documents. He was awake by the time the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department arrived but did not know what happened.

“The deputies asked him how the collision occurred,” the affidavit states. “Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving… Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving.”

The form filed to obtain the search warrant for the black box claims data from the vehicle Woods was driving “constitutes evidence that tends to show the commission of a felony or misdemeanor offense.”

Tiger suffered multiple serious leg injuries in the crash, but there has been no mention of head trauma. Some forensic experts believe the details surrounding the accident point to Woods having been asleep at the wheel.

Authorities have said there were no signs of Woods being impaired at the time of the crash. In May 2017, Woods was arrested for a DUI in Florida when he was found asleep at the wheel of his car. He passed a breathalyzer at the time and was not drunk. However, a toxicology report later showed that Woods had five substances in his body: two painkillers, a tranquilizer, a sedative, and THC.

One report claimed Woods was driving erratically before he crashed his SUV last week.

Report: Seahawks entertaining Russell Wilson trade conversations

Russell Wilson

Most people would agree that the Seattle Seahawks are unlikely to trade Russell Wilson this offseason, but numerous reports have now claimed they are at least discussing the possibility with other teams.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini said during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Thursday that Wilson has not gotten to the point of demanding a trade yet. However, she added that the Seahawks have both made and fielded calls about potential Wilson trades.

McAfee immediately went nuts and declared that the Seahawks are “shopping” Wilson. Russini realized at that point that she had — perhaps unintentionally — just delivered a huge piece of news. You can see the exchange below at around the 2:04 mark, but be aware that it contains some inappropriate language:

Russini later softened the report a bit. She tweeted that she has been told the Seahawks are answering calls from other teams but are not actively shopping Wilson.

Either way, it sounds like Wilson is available, which meshes with what we shared with you on Wednesday. The Houston Texans are said to be completely ignoring inquiries about Deshaun Watson, so the situation in Seattle is a bit different.

The Seahawks would be left with a $39 million dead cap hit if they part ways with Wilson. That is one of the reasons a trade this offseason does not seem realistic, but stranger things have happened. If you want to know more about why Wilson is so frustrated, this should give you a better idea.

Creighton suspends Greg McDermott over ‘plantation’ comment

Greg McDermott

Creighton on Thursday announced a suspension for Greg McDermott, but not before allowing him to coach on Wednesday.

The university announced that McDermott has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely. McDermott will not coach in Creighton’s season finale against Butler. The school says they are considering other sanctions.

McDermott was talking to his team after a loss to Xavier on Saturday about the importance of sticking together. While doing so, he used a bad choice in words by mentioning the “plantation.”

“Specifically, I said: ‘Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation,'” McDermott says he told his team.

McDermott apologized publicly and said he offered to resign over his remarks. The school allowed him to coach in Wednesday’s loss at Villanova before announcing the suspension on Thursday.

McDermott, 56, has been the head coach at Creighton since 2010. He has taken Creighton to the NCAA Tournament five times and was named the Big East Coach of the Year last season.

NFL on verge of forcing Daniel Snyder to sell Washington Football Team?

Daniel Snyder

The NFL has been investigating allegations of workplace misconduct involving the Washington Football Team, and talk surfaced on Friday that majority owner Daniel Snyder could be forced to sell the franchise. The league says that talk is premature.

Eric Bickel, a longtime host of the popular “The Sports Junkies” radio show on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., reported on Friday that he obtained information from the NFL’s roughly 130-page report on the investigation into the Football Team. The Fan’s JP Finlay shared some tweets on Friday about the situation. The top recommendation in the report is that the league “force the owner to divest his ownership of the team.” If the NFL doesn’t want to force Snyder to sell, the next recommendation would be to “suspend the owner for a significant period to allow time to repair its infrastructure and culture.”

The NFL says it has not yet received the report from the investigation into the Washington Football Team. A league spokesperson told Mike Jones of USA Today Sports that the information from “The Sports Junkies” is inaccurate.

“Absolutely false,” the spokesperson said. “We have received no such report.”

A story that was published in The Washington Post back in July detailed sexual harassment allegations against five former employees of the then-Redskins. Snyder was not directly accused of anything, but there has been speculation that the scandal could result in him being forced to sell the team.

A separate report that came out months later revealed that Snyder paid $1.6 million to settle a sexual misconduct claim in 2009. The settlement did not include any admission of wrongdoing from Snyder of the team.

There has been talk in the past about Washington’s minority owners pressuring Snyder to sell, and Snyder recently filed a lawsuit related to that.

Les Miles placed on leave by Kansas and could eventually be fired

Les Miles

Les Miles’ future at Kansas is in serious question.

Miles on Friday was placed on administrative leave by Kansas. The school will be investigating the allegations Miles faced while at LSU.

Yahoo’s Pete Thamel says this is the first step towards Kansas likely firing Miles for cause. Being fired for cause would mean Kansas would be able to get out of paying Miles the remainder of money on his existing contract.

USA Today reported on Thursday that Miles was investigated by LSU in 2013 over accusations of improper conduct with some female students.

Miles was warned that he would lose his job if he continued to have contact with female students. The warning came after Miles was accused of inappropriately texting female students, inviting them to his condo alone, and kissing a student on one occasion.

The investigation found that Miles did not have sexual relations with any of the students, but LSU determined that the behavior was inappropriate.

Some other allegations centered around the qualities for looks Miles sought among women working with the football program. We have more details on the report here.

LSU’s former athletic director recommending firing Miles in 2013 and believed public opinion would be in their favor.

Miles kept his job with LSU until a 2-2 start in the 2016 season, when he was fired. Miles spent a few years away from coaching but was eventually hired by Kansas. He went 3-9 in his first season and 0-9 last season.

Report: Tom Brady negotiating reworked contract with Buccaneers

Tom Brady Bucs

Tom Brady is starting to sound like someone who might be playing beyond the 2021 season.

According to NFL reporter Josina Anderson, Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made progress on reworking the quarterback’s contract. Brady is entering the final year of the deal he signed with the Buccaneers last offseason.

The Buccaneers are facing an offseason where they’ll have to find a way to re-sign both Chris Godwin and LaVonte David, so lowering Brady’s $28 million cap hit would be advantageous. Of course, it would also lead to speculation that Brady might have his sights set on playing beyond 2021.

There seemed to be hints that this was a possibility, but it would be eyebrow-raising if it does happen. Expect Brady to face questions about his playing future if he opts to restructure.

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