Posts Tagged ‘WNST’

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended 6 games

April 21, 2010

The long awaited decision on whether Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended finally was announced today and the verdict is six games.

Baltimore fans, with our schedule out as of 7 p.m. yesterday, that means our first meet with our division rivals for game four in the 2010 season  is going to be sans Big Ben.

Roethlisberger was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the Personal Conduct policy after he was accused of sexually harassing an underage college girl in a Georgia nightclub last month.

Ben Roethlisberger suspended six games for the upcoming 2010 season. Will he remain in steel city?

Goodell said in the letter to Roethlisberger: “In your six years in the NFL, you have first thrilled and now disappointed a great many people.

“I urge you to take full advantage of this opportunity to get your life and career back on track.”

There have been rumors already of Art Rooney II and the Steelers franchise talking about trading Big Ben–could he be more trouble than he is worth?

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UMD outscored Georgia Tech Saturday with a buzzer beating shot

February 22, 2010

Anyone who missed the University of Maryland game against Georgia Tech on Saturday might still be kicking themselves; I know I am.

At the end of a tight game, it almost seemed like Maryland would be handed their first home loss to another ACC team at Comcast Center.

With 20 seconds left in the chess match-like game, Tech and MD stayed within 1-point of each other but MD had the lead at 73-72.

But then Tech’s freshman  Derrick Favors scored on a put-back layup with 3-seconds left in the game.

It seemed as if the Terps would head into the locker room defeated.

And then what can only be called a cruel joke left Terps fans in disbelief.

Greivis Vasquez, the Terps captain and VIP player,  took a shot–made it–but not before the whistle had blown as Maryland called a timeout before the ball left his hands. With .09 seconds to go, the shot did not count.

“The Vasquez shot was unbelievable, only to have it waved off,” Luke Jones, a member of WNST sports radio who covers all UMD basketball games, said.  “You could tell immediately from Gary Williams’ reaction that he had not been the one to call the timeout…Keith Booth had called it.”

After the refs put the clock back to 1.5 seconds, Eric Hayes in-bounded the ball to Cliff Tucker.

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Ravens sign Donte Stallworth giving him a second chance

February 17, 2010

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said a few days ago he believes in second chances…despite past criminal records.

Earlier today, the Ravens signed wide receiver Donte Stallworth for one year for $900 thousand plus $300 thousand incentives. Previously with the Cleveland Browns, this signing led to much discussion around Baltimore this afternoon.

Nov. 6, 2008, photo shows former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth running after a pass reception in an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Cleveland. c Tony Dejak, File / AP Photo

Stallworth has stats of  catching 296 career passes for 4,383 yards and 32 touchdowns. He has played for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns. He had a career-high 70 catches and 945 yards in 2005.

So what would cause a debate on this number 3 receiver who will help push Mark Clayton and Kelley Washington?

Stallworth has a record…he was charged with a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge and served 24 days of a 30-day sentence in a Miami jail for striking and killing Miami construction worker Mario Reyes with his car while driving under the influence of alcohol.

In regards to the situation, Stallworth made a huge mistake, one he regrets.

“There was a time I felt the mistake I made was the end of the world for me,” Stallworth said in a statement. “I will never get that morning back. It weighs on me every day and will for the rest of my life. What I can do is move forward, try to be a better person, try to convince others not to do what I did and warn others about the dangers of drinking and driving. I have to show otherwise that what happened doesn’t reflect who I am.

“I have to prove that, and, hopefully, I’m on my way to doing that. I know my apology will never be strong enough for some, but I’ve made changes, and I’m trying to be a positive influence. It’s an honor and privilege to play in the NFL, and I’m so thankful for this opportunity.”

Is Stallworth going to be just another ‘thug’ with a record as the Ravens are stereotyped to be?

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