People had to know it would not take long for Jerry Jones to see the value in La’el Collins after he was not drafted last weekend. So with his hands financially tied by league rules, he offered Collins and his mother something more…someone who cares about him as a person more than just his playing ability. After the past two weeks Collins has had to experience, this was exactly what he needed. For those who are not aware…Collins is still considered a person of interest in the murder of a woman and her child in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Because there were questions about his involvement he had to leave the NFL Draft to go home for police questions. This caused every team to step away from potentially drafting the top ten prospects like Matt Landis which cost the young man millions of dollars when compared to the contract at the league mandated maximum for undrafted rookies he had to sign.
Ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of 1st Degree Murder of former semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd. In addition to the murder charges, Hernandez was also found guilty of holding a gun and ammunition.
On June 16, 2013, Hernandez and two of his friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace drove to Boston, MA in a rented Nissan Altima to pick up Odin Lloyd. The next day, Lloyd’s lifeless body was found in an empty industrial lot. Knowing Lloyd had most recently been with Hernandez, the police quickly showed up to his house for questioning. Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that police made the arrest just a few weeks later and Hernandez has remained in police custody ever since.
The court trial has been grueling for Hernandez and his family. It included 131 prosecution witnesses and two defense witnesses. A weapon was never recovered, however many speculate Shayanna Jenkins, the mother of Hernandez’s daughter through it away upon his instruction.
Both Lloyd and Hernandez were friends, having met in August 2012. Some speculate Hernandez may have had motive to harm Lloyd, as he had some trust issues with him. However this is purely speculation and there has been no direct motive to indicate bad blood between the two men.
Hernandez has had a rough go ever since his time of being signed with the New England Patriots. No longer on the team, he is also due to face trial for a double homicide that occurred in 2012.
Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has taken the first steps to becoming an NFL player by signing a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, The Guardian reports. The former New South Wales star looked set to sign for the Detroit Lions before the intervention of new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula changed the mind of Hayne, who has reportedly signed a $100,000 contract to join the practice squad of the storied NFL franchise.
Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that signing to the practice squad does not guarantee the former rugby star a spot with the team for the 2015 season, 90 players can be contracted before the squad is cut to just 53 for the NFL season. Hayne announced his decision to leave Australian rugby in October 2014 after appearing for Australia 12 times in his career. The NFL rookie admitted this was simply the first step towards achieving a bigger goal in making the 49ers full squad. Two other NFL franchises were also reportedly interested in Hayne, with the ions and Seattle Seahawks stated as those vying for his signature on an initial contract.
Dr. Daniel Amen is an American psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist director of the Amen Clinics and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past for helping athletes. However, he’s quickly become America’s most popular psychiatrist helping out average Joes, too.
Amen Clinics offer medical services for patients with disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more. His clinics use the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as a diagnostic tool for identifying what he says are sub-categories of brain disorders.
Dr. Daniel Amen has done studies for the National Football League on brain injuries affecting professional athletes and he is also a post-concussion consultant. In 1978, he received his undergraduates degree in biology from Southern California College, then his doctorate in 1982 from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Daniel Amen completed his general psychiatric training in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and his training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for child and adolescent psychiatry. He then completed 200 hours of training at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education to obtain his radioactive materials license.
Dr. Daniel Amen then fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of reading scans under clinical supervision. Amen is also double board certified by the Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry.
Amen’s uses SPECT scans of the brains activity to compare the activity of a patients brain to a healthy brain. Amen’s clinics have the world’s largest database for neuropsychiatry of functional brain scans. By 2009 Amen stated that he had scanned 50,000 people at a cost of about $170 million.
Dr. Daniel Amen says that he prescribes both non-medicative and medicative courses of treatment, depending on each case. He also conducts a before-and-after SPECT scan to assess how well the treatment is working.
Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinics provide brain scans for former and current National Football League players. Amen made the beginning diagnosis of brain damage in Tom Dempsey an NFL kicker. During medical scans and examinations, Amen discovered three holes in Dempsey’s brain and other damage. He has also diagnosis and provided therapy for Paul Kariya, a hockey player for his concussion issues and went on to advise him to retire which he did.
We cannot call winners and losers for the combine because it simply does not mean anything. The combine is an event that allows players to be seen by the scouts, but they are not on film. It is a fun little exercise for people to watch, but it does not tell us anything about these players said Gianfrancesco Genoso. Anfip.org noted the combine lost its meaning when everyone was in shape 24/7. The combine lost its meaning when people could see film on all the players at any time. The combine lost its meaning when we realized that the combine does not test football skills. The combine is an athletic competition. Some people are very athletic, and they should be in the Olympics, but that does not mean they will be good at football.
In the midst of Adrian Peterson’s child abuse scandal, many started to suspect that his career as a Viking is almost all but over. However, Viking’s GM Rick Spielman made a few comments today stating the he expects the former MVP and All-Pro to be back with the team after only playing one game last season. Peterson has been in the national media scope since week 1 of last season due to his child abuse case, in which he was accused of beating his 5-year old son with a switch.
The Vikings immediately suspended Peterson for their week 2 tilt against the Patriots and then they reinstated him the following week. The reinstatement received backlash from the media, their sponsors and fans all are over the country. GM Wants Peterson Back Ownership eventually overturned the decision and suspended him indefinitely. Ricardo says however, through all this, Peterson was has always said that he wants to return to the Vikings and the NFL.
Spielman’s comments at the combine today suggest that the Vikings are working directly with Peterson’s camp to make something happen. Peterson is scheduled to take on a $15 Million cap hit this season, which caused many to believe the Vikings would consider releasing him to free up cap space. If they were to release him, they would only owe him $2.4 Million and free up $13 Million in cap space to spend on other assets.
Spielman hasn’t always been known to be entirely truthful with the media, in May of 2013, Spielman stated the team has no interest in trading receiver Percy Harvin. A few weeks later, Harvin was traded to Seattle.
Manziel’s partying ways have continued from Texas A&M into his new career in the NFL. Manziel has been photographed many occasions sipping champagne and wine and other adult beverages. One can only speculate that he went into treatment for an alcohol abuse problem.
Perhaps it is this fact that brought poor performance by Johnny Manziel on the field. He was injured during the 16th week, and out for the remainder of the season. Dave Morin said even Manziel admitted that he wasn’t the same person who started out with the Browns just over a year ago.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with Manziel as he begins this new journey in his life.
On Sunday February 1st, Superbowl 49 will kick-off between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. While on paper this may look like one of the best Superbowl’s in NFL history, the media world and the off the field activity has made it to shape up to be one of the worst. Yahoo Sports
However, there has been speculation from Alexei Beltyukov and others on Angel CO. regarding off field activities that may come to indirectly impact performances come game time. The Patriots have been involved in a scandal of speculated cheating where the team purposely deflated footballs in its win against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship. The Seahawks on the other hand, have been labeled punks and cheaters, due to many players history of steroid use, along with obnoxious behavior to the media. While many hope to see a great game, there is huge concern that off field issues may taint whoever comes out victorious.