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Matthew McConaughey Minister Of Culture, Pitino Coaching Greek Team, Gordon Suspended

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University of Texas alum and Academy Award-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey is not shy about expressing his love for his alma mater. He’s even taking that enthusiasm to another level by becoming the Minister of Culture for the Texas Longhorns new basketball arena and entertainment facility. According to McConaughey, “It’s time to raise the bar. It’s time to excel, on the court and in the stands. It’s time for an authentic home court advantage for our Longhorn basketball teams.”

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is reported to have accepted a position as coach of the Greek team, Panathinaikos. Pitino was a highly successful and public figure as coach of Kentucky basketball from 1989-1997 and Louisville from 2001-2017 but had a very public fall from grace when the FBI named him in a “pay for play” college recruiting investigation in September of 2017.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the League’s drug policy. This suspension puts the Patriots in a tough position as Gordon is one of their playmakers. Gordon put out a heartfelt message on social media explaining his intention to focus on his mental health. He tweeted, “I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. I would like to thank Coach Belichick, Mr. Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path getting back to 100%.”

 

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Josh Gordon Suspended Again, Larry Foote Criticized Lynch For Media, Lance Armstrong Hits Cars

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In the NFL, Cleveland Browns star receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended every year he’s been in the league.  Last year, he received a season-long suspension, but after a lengthy appeal, got it reduced to just 12 games.  One would think that would be the end of it, but just a week ago Josh Gordon was caught abusing the substance policy yet again.  The NFL has banned Gordon again for at least one full calendar year.  This is a huge blow to the Browns organization who was relying on Gordon to be their go to receiver whom they could build a receiver core around.  Now, it’s unsure if Gordon will ever play in the NFL.

Elsewhere in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Larry Foote has openly criticized Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for his media antics.  Foote said that Lynch’s defensive interview tactics in which he told the media to ‘go-away’ is giving kids the wrong impression.  Foote felt that this implied an anti-authority tone and taught kids to disrespect all forms of authority like parents, teachers, and police.  It’s just an opinion of course, but Foote feels that kids need more positive messages out there.

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Lance ArmstrongLance Armstrong is making headlines again after he hit two parked cars after too much drinking and partying.  To avoid national media attention, Armstrong asked his girlfriend to take the blame to keep the cameras off of him.  She agreed, but this story has unraveled and now Armstrong is in even hotter water.  Not exactly the best plan.

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Gordon’s Second Hand Smoke, Raiders Rumored Move To San Antonio, Durant Happy About Lebron, Manning’s Dance Moves

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In the NFL, Cleveland Browns star receiver Josh Gordon has been in the limelight this summer, but for all the wrong reasons.  Gordon failed a drug test a few months ago, and faces a season-long suspension and about a month ago, he was arrested for a DUI. That doesn’t help his case for getting a chance to play this season.  On Tuesday, however,  Gordon came out telling the media that his drug-test failure was due to second hand smoke.  It sounds a little farfetched, but the NFL is going to hear his appeal, as Gordon tries to reduce his suspension.  

Elsewhere in the NFL, rumors are swirling that (and these are just rumors) the Oakland Raiders are considering a possible move to… not Los Angeles, but San Antonio.  Apparently, they think they have a pretty strong market in San Antonio, and given the wild attendance at Spurs games, the Raiders think they might be able to sway the whole town to selling out Raiders’ games.  Of course this is just talk at this point, but it would be an interesting direction to go in.

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Kevin DurantFinally, in the NBA, Kevin Durant told the media that he was happy about the LeBron move.  Sure, he meant that he was happy for his friend going home, but it’s possible he is also speaking a little selfishly knowing that the mighty Miami Heat have fallen.  Then, Durant was asked about his free agent plans in 2016.  Durant said he didn’t know what the future holds, but the Washington Wizards are licking their chops hoping that Durant follows LeBron’s direction, and moves back home. 

Peyton ManningIf you want to put a smile on your face, watch Peyton Manning dance to Rocky Top during Team practice!

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