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Around the League in 80 seconds…week 2

September 21, 2010

In case you missed the news, sportscenter, or any other ESPN/news program, you might have missed some headline making news covering the NFL in the past two days.

Injuries, arrests and deaths.  Heavy stuff and not the way any fan wants to begin the season.

First, the tragic death of Denver Broncos WR Kenny McKinley. McKinley was found Monday in his home from apparent suicide from a gun wound.

The promising wide receiver was a young 23-years old and the father of a baby boy. As of now, there are no reasons of why or what may have happened to have caused this only two weeks into the season. Some speculations are McKinley’s current injuries or maybe money.

McKinley’s agent, Andrew Bondarowicz, said family and friends are at a loss to explain the death of a young man “who had such a love for life.”

“Everybody has their explanations, their own theories. Whether it was injuries, no one’s going to know for sure,” Bondarowicz said. “It’s a tough situation all the way around.

“Some people speculate that it was his being injured, some said it was financial challenges. … It’s a tragic situation.”


The Hard Knock life of a DWI The New York Jets have been loud and proud of the progress they have made over the past few years.  After this summer’s show “A Hard Knock Life” featuring the team, they made it clear they intended to make moves and dominate the field this season.

However,  WR Braylon Edwards must have started celebrating early after the Jets big win over the New England Patriots on Sunday after being arrested for a DWI on Tuesday morning.

He was pulled over due to the tinting of his SUV’s windows, and when the police on scene smelled alcohol, had him use a breathalyzer; he blew a .16 which is two times the legal limit.

The Jets and the league are going to have to go over Edwards past to determine whether or not he will be fined or suspended based off their substance abuse policy. (more…)


Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb traded to Redskins

April 5, 2010

In a trade to his division rival, the Philadephia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb trades his colors to move south to throw for the Washington Redskins.

Last night around , the trade was confirmed to the Skins for a couple of draft picks.

McNabb has led the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl in 11 seasons in Philadelphia.

It might have been his failure in not winning the big game.

The Eagles have not won an NFL championship since 1960. And with the emergence of Kevin Kolb, McNabb’s days in Philly were numbered as the franchise needed to make moves to improve that record.

McNabb,  a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, threw for 3,553 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in the 14games the Eagles played last season.

Will McNabb be missed in Philly? Most likely as he has led the team and has been an outstanding figure for almost a dozen years.  But Kolb and Michael Vick are both good QBs to keep Philly moving the sticks.

With McNabb in Washington, it seems like current Redskins QB Jason Campbell might be on his way out. Those rumors have not yet been confirmed but it only seems inevitable.

Contract extensions are in talks right now with the ‘Skins and McNabb’s agent.