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Adrian Peterson investigated for another abuse accusation

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Adrian Peterson reportedly has a past with child abuse

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been a hot topic the past several days after being indicted for child abuse. Peterson is currently out on bail and has been cleared by the team to practice and play next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. But, now a new report has surfaced via KHOU 11 News Houston stating that the star running back has a previous abuse accusation involving a different son.

 

 

Seth Kaplan, of Fox 9 Sports, said it’s “Unkown” whether the Vikings had this information when initially deactivating Peterson.

This ugly incident appears to be getting worse for Peterson, as the NFL will be reviewing this under their Personal Conduct Policy. The time-table for the NFL’s action is anyone’s guess, but judging upon the heat the league has taken with the Ray Rice domestic case, Peterson could be looking at a stiff penalty if convicted.

Jalen Rose sounds off on Chris Webber and Fab Five documentary

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Jalen Rose still doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Chris Webber

Jalen Rose has spoken out extensively over the years about his former University of Michigan college teammate, Chris Webber. The two former NBA players will forever be linked to their “Fab Five” days. However, although the two were part of a transcending time in college basketball history, it would not end well after an ill-advised timeout during the NCAA title game by Webber and the money laundering scandal that would ensue.

Thus, this has led Webber to alienate his former Michigan teammates over the years. It wasn’t until Michigan’s NCAA title game against Louisville in April of 2013, that the Fab Five teammates had been in the same room. And after 20 years, Webber appears to finally be able to put his past demons aside as he will be releasing his own version of what took place during his Michigan days in a book and documentary. There is only one problem, the other Fab Five teammates won’t be involved. This led Jalen Rose to sound off on Webber refusing to include his Michigan teammates among other issues.

Via HoopsHype.

How do you feel about the new Fab Five documentary Chris Webber is going to do?

JR: It’s not a legitimate documentary if the other four guys don’t participate.

Nobody asked you to participate?

JR: I haven’t heard anything about it except from the media. And the other four of us, when you look at the national championship game, we’re together. When you watch my Fab Five documentary, we’re together. So about his project coming, best of love and can’t wait to see what happens.

Rose went on to say that Webber is upset with him and still believes Chris needs to apologize.

When was the last time you spoke with Chris Webber?

JR: I heard through mutual friends that he’s upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I’m disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we’re still brothers and I hope that we’re going to make amends… One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan. It ain’t just about you. It’s about the players, it’s about the coach.Steve Fisher coached in three finals and won a championship in Michigan. You go in that campus, his name is nowhere. So it’s bigger than just him. And the fans deserve it, the history of the University of Michigan deserves it. And all he had to do is say two words. It’s not brain surgery. They are ‘I’m sorry.’

It’s really too bad these guys can’t all come together and produce a Fab Five documentary with all of them involved. Even after 20 years, this still remains one of the most polarizing stories in sports history.

 

College coaches not fond of Nick Saban and Les Miles after poll released

Les Miles and Nick Saban didn’t receive any votes in a recent ESPN poll on whether fellow coaches would want their son to play for them

Despite being two of the top college football coaches in the country, Alabama coach Nick Saban and LSU coach Les Miles aren’t very popular with their fellow ilk. After a poll was released by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Saban and Miles were part of five notable college coaches that didn’t receive any votes. The vote was based on one question: “If you were no longer coaching and had a son who played football, which coach would you want him to play for?”

via ESPN College Football: (complete list)

TOP COACHES FOR COACHES

In ESPN’s weekly college football poll #1QFor128, the coaches were asked if they had a son playing college football, and you were no longer coaching, which current FBS coach would you want him to play for?

Coach, School Pct.
Mark Richt, Georgia 8 percent
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 8 percent
Jerry Kill, Minnesota 7 percent
David Shaw, Stanford 7 percent
David Cutcliffe, Duke 5 percent
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 4 percent
Urban Meyer, Ohio State 4 percent
Mike Riley, Oregon State 4 percent
Bill Snyder, Kansas State 4 percent
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M 4 percent
Charlie Strong, Texas 3 percent
Art Briles, Baylor 2 percent
Paul Chryst, Pitt 2 percent
Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 2 percent
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 2 percent
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss 2 percent
Gus Malzahn, Auburn 2 percent
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy 2 percent
Coaches that received 1 percent: Steve Addazio, Boston College; Gary Andersen, Wisconsin; Blake Anderson, Arkansas State; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Todd Berry, Louisiana-Monroe; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Larry Coker, UTSA; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; Al Golden, Miami; Darrell Hazell, Purdue; Brady Hoke, Michigan; Butch Jones, Tennessee; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Dan McCarney, North Texas; Bronco Mendenhall, BYU; Jeff Monken, Army; Todd Monken, Southern Miss; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Steve Sarkisian, USC; Frank Solich, Ohio; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Matt Wells, Utah State

Among Power 5 coaches

Coach, school Pct.
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 14 percent
Mark Richt, Georgia 8 percent
Bill Snyder, Kansas State 8 percent
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 5 percent
Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 5 percent
Jerry Kill, Minnesota 5 percent
Mike Riley, Oregon State 5 percent
David Shaw, Stanford 5 percent

Among Group of 5 coaches

Coach, school Pct.
Jerry Kill, Minnesota 8 percent
Mark Richt, Georgia 8 percent
David Shaw, Stanford 8 percent
David Cutcliffe, Duke 7 percent
Urban Meyer, Ohio State 5 percent
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 5 percent
Charlie Strong, Texas 5 percent
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M 5 percent

Ray Rice makes first public appearance; high school coach makes bold statements

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Ray Rice and his family made their first public appearance since the elevator video surfaced

Ray Rice made his first public appearance at his hometown of New Rochelle, New York since being cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. Rice was accompanied by his wife and child while watching his former high school football team play. Rice seemed to have the full support of his former high school and hometown.

 

Ray Rice’s former NRHS Football coach Louis DeRienzo, made some bold statements over the last few days in addition to giving his full support to Rice. After the threat of Rice’s #5 high school jersey being taken down from the wall of the school’s gymnasium, DeRienzo said he would resign if the City School District removed the jersey. While the jersey wasn’t taken down,  Reggie Richardson, the high school principal, removed Rice’s jerseys, images and his Wall of Fame plaque from the school. 

The Rice plaque, images and jerseys may be placed back to its original location as the removal is apparently not permanent. It should be noted that the New Rochelle students also support Rice in addition to DeRienzo.

In a statement which appeared in USA TODAY, Young said the removal of the #27 Ravens jersey was not permanent.

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