The Seahawks may have bowed out of trying to re-sign free agent Jadeveon Clowney. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the chances are “slim to none” that Clowney is in a Seahawks uniform in 2020.
Garafolo was on Seattle’s 950 KJR yesterday talking about Clowney’s chances of re-signing with Seattle. He said the Seahawks have moved on to “Plan B, C and D.”
Seattle has added Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin to bolster its pass rush and are hoping for a healthy L.J. Collier this season. The Seahawks also have the 27th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Sources report that Seattle offered Clowney a deal that would have paid him 18.7-million dollars early in free agency. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was looking for 20-million at the time and turned the Seahawks down. He’s since lowered his asking price to the 17-to-18-million-dollar range, but the Hawks have moved on.
Former WSU coach Mike Leach in hot water over COVID tweet
Former Washington State Coach Mike Leach is in hot water with his new employer after a Tweet went awry last week…
Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen released a statement Tuesday that said, “No matter the context, for many Americans the image of a noose is never appropriate and that’s particularly true in the South and in Mississippi.”
Leach apologized on social media last week for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.
The image Leach tweeted depicted an elderly woman knitting, with the caption: “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf…”, but the picture showed her knitting a noose with the hangman’s knot already tied.
Leach will reportedly undergo some listening sessions to expand his cultural awareness of Mississippi.
MLB focusing on plan to have all teams play in Arizona
Major League Baseball and its players are focusing in on a plan to potentially start the season in May, with all 30 teams playing in Arizona…
The plan would dictate that all 30-teams play games at stadiums with no fans in the Phoenix area, including the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, 10 spring training facilities and perhaps nearby fields. Players, coaching staffs and other essential personnel would be sequestered at local hotels, where they would live in relative isolation and travel only to and from the stadium.
Federal officials have been supportive of the plan. If MLB can guarantee the plan would adhere to isolation and social distancing, it would become the first professional sport to return.
Staying home sports movies – Battered Bastards of Baseball
Since so many of us are “Staying Home and Staying Healthy”, it’s time for another lesser-known sports movie recommendation. Today it’s a documentary called “The Battered Bastards of Baseball.”
It stars Kurt Russell and the Portland Mavericks, an independent baseball team in the 1970’s. The story centers on Kurt’s Dad, Bing Russell. Russell was an actor who bought a minor league baseball team in the Rose City…
“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is not rated as it’s a documentary and available on Netflix.