October 15, 2021

Quick Hits: May 3rd, 2006

  • The Dolphins have signed RB Gerald Riggs, Jr., the son of former NFLer Gerald Riggs. The former Tennessee Volunteer went undrafted in the 2006 draft.
  • Chad Johnson is already providing bulletin board material for the rest of his division. “We’re going to be good,” Johnson said Wednesday, following a workout at Paul Brown Stadium. “Anyone else that feels we’re not going to dominate the AFC North this year, something’s wrong.” A lot of times, this type of confidence/cockiness is a huge negative for me, but if you can back it up, then talk all you want to. Well, I can’t really say that, because while T.O. generally backs up his BIG mouth with his game, I absolutely detest him. There are some differences between the two of them though, the main one being that Chad Johnson is a good teammate, and doesn’t destroy clubhouses wherever he goes.
  • The Tennessee Titans are taking a long hard look at Ty Law, and Law is doing likewise with the Titans. Law is the highest rated corner available on the market, and if you’re the Titans, well, where DON’T you need help. The problem is the money (isn’t it always?). Until the Titans are able to do something with Steve McNair, they won’t be able to afford the $9 million price for Law.
  • As for the Steve McNair situation, I think they ought to let him go. Now, before you go all crazy on me, I am a HUGE Titans fan. And the reason I think they ought to let him go isn’t to clear salary space for Law or anyone else. I think they ought to let him go to a team where he will be appreciated. It’s sad to say, but for all that McNair has done for the team over the years, they are willing to throw him under the bus. Guess he should have seen it coming….he does know Eddie George doesn’t he? BTW, his case is scheduled to go before an arbitrator on May 16.
  • Sterling Sharpe is going to be joining Cris Collinsworth, Jerome Bettis, Bob Costas, and Peter King in the studios of NBC for Sunday Night NFL. Sharpe was hired in November after “an audition that was one of the best I’ve ever seen. He was opinionated and fearless and great company for Bob and Cris.”
  • New York Rangers defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh, who spent time this season in the NHL’s substance abuse program, was arrested Wednesday on a drunken driving charge, police said. His BAC was reportedly twice the legal limit.
  • Forward Steve Konowalchuk, sidelined since November because of a broken wrist, has been cleared to play for the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference semifinals.
  • Major League Baseball at long last picked someone to buy the Washington Nationals, choosing a group that’s led by real estate developer Theodore Lerner and includes former Atlanta Braves executive Stan Kasten.
  • Guard Scottie Reynolds, a McDonald’s All-America, and forwards Damion James and Jeremy Mayfield were all granted releases.
  • A Tennessee freshman football player, Raymond Henderson, was dismissed from the team after making an inappropriate comment to a woman and her daughter in a restaurant. I guess Phil Fulmer is cutting down on the shenanigans after they had 8 players arrested or investigated in one 6 month period. I guess it’s about time. Nope, I KNOW it’s time!
  • And finally, from the “Eye for and Eye” category: An Ohio University football player was charged with hitting a police horse as officers directed students away from a brawl outside a bar. What kind of a jackass hits a horse? I think it’s only fitting that the horse have a free shot at the big, brave football player. I bet it hurts, and I hope it does. Then I hope they arrest the guy and suspend him from the team for one year. He could be reinstated after one yea if and only if he performed 500 hours of community service at an animal shelter.

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