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Adidas Offering $1 Million to Any NFL Prospect That Breaks Chris Johnson's 40-Yard Dash Record

February 09, 2016

It suck for the big guys, but a skill position player willing to sign with the company could be sitting on some hefty bank before ever getting drafted.

Adidas confirmed on Tuesday that they’ll offer $1 million to any NFL Draft prospect who can break the 40-yard-dash record at the Scouting Combine.

If at the 2016 NFL Combine, Athlete: (1) wears adidas footwear (“adidas Footwear”) during the 40-yard dash workout; and (2) based on NFL official times, breaks the all-time NFL Combine record (including any record set during the 2016 NFL Combine by someone other than Athlete) for the fastest time of any position during the 40-yard workout, then adidas agrees to pay Athlete One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). If there is a tie with respect to the NFL official times of the fastest 40-yard dash of all-time by Athlete and any other athlete(s) that wear adidas Footwear at the 2016 NFL Combine, then the One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) shall be divided equally by Athlete and any such athlete(s). Further, Athlete is only eligible to win the One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in connection with the 2016 NFL Combine one (1) time (e.g., Athlete cannot break the all-time record in his first attempt and earn the One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), then break the record again in his second attempt and earn a second One Million Dollars ($1,000,000)). If any time in the 40-yard dash workout, specifically including Athlete’s, is disqualified by the NFL for any reason, then it shall not be considered or eligible to qualify to win the One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). Subject to adidas’ standard payment procedure, any payment earned shall be payable within thirty (30) days of adidas’ receipt of an invoice from Athlete. Athlete shall be solely responsible for the payment of all taxes on any payments received under this Agreement. This offer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon. Any dispute arising out of or related to this offer shall be submitted to a mutually agreed upon mediator for non-binding confidential mediation in Portland, Oregon. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, it shall be submitted to final, binding and confidential arbitration before the Arbitration Service of Portland in Portland, Oregon. Athlete hereby agrees and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any state or federal court located in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Chris Johnson holds the record with a time of 4.24 seconds in 2008 coming out of East Carolina.

-- Glenn Erby

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Marc Gasol Could Miss Remainder of Season With Broken Foot

February 09, 2016
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies are officially on the ropes.

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with a broken right foot, reports Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal.

Head coach Dave Joerger confirmed the injury shortly after the new broke.

“It’s certainly not great for Marc and his family. I know he’s disappointed,” Joerger said. “It’s bad for our team. This is a tight bunch of dudes. They care about each other. It hurts everybody. Marc is a guy who lays it out there for his teammates and the fans. We’re going to fight, scratch and claw.”

Gasol suffered the injury during Monday’s game against Trail Blazers.

-- Glenn Erby

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Peyton Manning Says Cam Newton Was "Extremely Humble" After Super Bowl (Video)

February 09, 2016

A lot has been made of how Cam Newton handled his post game presser, but I spent most of Monday searching for photos of a “smiling” and “gracious” Newton congratulating Peyton Manning on his second super Bowl win.

Manning himself co-signed Newton’s gesture, telling The Today Show that Cam was “humble” during their interaction.

“Sure, I tell you, Cam couldn’t have been nicer to me,” Manning said. “He was extremely humble. He congratulated me, wished me the best. I told him just congratulations on his outstanding season and just what a great future he has ahead of him.”

It’s a tired analogy, one where athletes minutes after losing the “biggest games of their lives” are subjected to some of the stupidest questions from journalist and reporters.

Not all the questions are lacking substance, but Newton’s first three questions at last night’s presser had nothing to do with the game, but more on his current mood.

Manning believes Newton will get another opportunity on the biggest stage.

“He’ll be back in that game, I can promise you,” Manning said. “So, I’ve been on that side of it. It is tough — it is not an easy pill to swallow. But he was very nice to me and I really appreciated that.”

Newton will be better because of this, whether he returns to the Super Bowl or not.

-- Glenn Erby

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LeSean McCoy’s Alleged Nightclub Fight Video Released

February 08, 2016
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

All this over a damn champagne bottle?

We reported earlier that Bills star running back LeSean McCoy and Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley were involved in an altercation with two off-duty Philadelphia cops inside club Recess at around 2:45 a.m.

Now there’s video of the altercation, courtesy of Crossing Broad, but it’s really hard to see just what role McCoy played in it.

A source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed John Gonzalez’s reporting of the incident allegedly involving LeSean McCoy at Recess nightclub at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning– that former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter was the aggressor and McCoy, Curtis Brinkley and Christopher Henderson became involved in a fight after Porter and off-duty Philly police officer Roland Butler began to argue over the ownership of a bottle of champagne. A melee ensued and CSN reports that two officers suffered broken ribs, one of whom may have had a skull fracture.

Video surveillance from outside showed both parties being ejected from the club, according to the report. A camera inside the club where the incident occurred “was not functional.”

-- Glenn Erby

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Derek Fisher Fired as New York Knicks Head Coach

February 08, 2016

The New York Knicks made a drastic move Monday, relieving head coach Derek Fisher of his duties.

WFAN reported the firing and the team later confirmed the move.

Two other former Jackson players, Brian Shaw and Luke Walton, are candidates to the full-time job, sources told ESPN.

-- Glenn Erby

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LeSean McCoy Allegedly Assaulted Off-Duty Philadelphia Cops

February 08, 2016
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

According to ABC 6 Action News, two off-duty Philadelphia police officers were assaulted by current BIlls and former Eagles player LeSean McCoy.

Both officers were hospitalized as a result of the incident.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Recess Lounge located at 125 South 2nd Street in Old City.

According to the police report, there was “a dispute over the purchase of champagne” between the men when “[Brinkley] grabbed the bottle.” That touched off an altercation, according to the report. A law enforcement official told CSNPhilly.com that two of the officers suffered broken ribs.

A police report was made at the time the incident took place, those sources added. However, reports say that McCoy, and a friend—former Syracuse running back Curtis Brinkely—were involved in a physical altercation with the two officers.

-- Glenn Erby

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Twitter Trolls Cam Newton With MJ Crying Memes (Photos)

February 07, 2016

You knew it was going to eventually happen, and with the Carolina Panthers losing, the Broncos won’t have to see Cam Newton dab, and the pundits can break out the Jordan crying faces.

-- Glenn Erby

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Josh Norman Salutes Peyton Manning in Super Bowl (Video)

February 07, 2016
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers star cornerback Josh Norman has always professed his admiration for Peyton Manning, and didn’t hide it as Manning walked off the field one final time perhaps.

-- Glenn Erby

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Marshawn Lynch Tweets He’s Retiring During Super Bowl

February 07, 2016

I’m not sure who taught Marshawn Lynch how to use emoji’s, but he may have just announced his retirement during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

Lynch will reportedly walk away with $50 million in NFL money saved, and one of the top running backs of this generation. 

-- Glenn Erby

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Beyonce Announces New "Formation" World Tour at Super Bowl

February 07, 2016

The 34-year-old songstress will kick off the Formation World Tour in Miami on April 27.

- Glenn Erby

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