Cassel To Start For Vikings, Bullying Soap Star Martin New Team, Bell And Blount Arrested For Possession
In the NFL, former Louisville star QB Teddy Bridgewater has had a very impressive pre-season. He appears to be the future of the Vikings organization. On Monday, however, the Vikings brass named Matt Cassel the starting quarterback heading into the season. For Vikings’ fans, this may seem like a let down, but Cassel and the Vikings’ offense have looked good in the pre-season as well. The Vikings may surprise some people this year.
Elsewhere in the NFL, you may remember the controversy last season out of Miami. The bullying soap opera between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin was all over the sports media channels for almost three full months. Incognito has now separated from the Dolphins and is out looking for work. And he may have an interested buyer in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have had some injuries this pre-season, and adding Incognito could help out. Sure he has baggage, but one of their players commented, “So does everyone”.
Finally in the NFL, Steelers’ running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrett Blount were just arrested for marijuana possession and Bell was charged for a DUI. Bell was even quoted as saying “I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high”. Really???? The fact that he either didn’t know that or had the stupidity to say it, is astounding. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said suspensions could be on the table for Bell and Blount. Of course that is against the best interests of the team to have them out for too long, so unfortunately look for the suspension to be something rather miniscule.