Archive for August 4th, 2016

Westbrook’s New Deal With OKC, Foles Signs With KC, Obama Releases Thomas Grandmother, Saban Refuses Transfer, Auburn Rids RB


Russell WestbrookThe Oklahoma City Thunder, still reeling from losing Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors, appear to have reached a deal with their other superstar, Russell Westbrook.  He will stay with the Team for at least 2 more seasons, making $17.8 million next season and $26.5 the year after. He will earn even more if he stays a 3rd season.


The Kansas City Chiefs signed the experienced Nick Foles as a backup to quarterback to Alex Smith. Foles was pursued by the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings but chose to play for his former coach, Andy Reid.

President Obama made the Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Demaryius Thomas’ dreams come true last year when he pardoned his mother for a drug offense in time for her to see him play (and win) in Super Bowl 50. Thomas thanked Obama again when his grandmother’ was included in the commutation on Wednesday of 214 inmates in a single day.


Alabama’s Head Coach Nick Saban  refused to let his defensive back, Maurice Smith transfer to rival Georgia. Smith’s mom fired back claiming Saban is ruining his son’s chances of continued success. Smith also claims after he asked Saban for a transfer, he was harassed in the locker room and found his belongings in the trash. One player texted him, “Bro I can’t have u at facility. Not for workout, lunch, anything. All in or out policy. Sorry bro.” Smith will graduate from Alabama this week and has appealed his denied request for transfer.

In other college football news, Auburn Coach, Gus Malzahn, released his top rusher Jovon Robinson for missing classes and meetings and being a distraction to the rest of the team. Malzahn said, “He did not meet my standards or expectations of what it takes to be an Auburn Tiger football player.”

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