Wednesday, hump day is upon us, and the world of the NFL just keeps on drip-feeding us these little tit-bits of information. Straight into this todays stories with plenty of stropping and sulking.
Taaaahmmmm… Staaahp… –
Tom Brady has had his appeal to overturn his four game ban, which was reinstated after he successfully appealed the initial ban for possibly knowing or not knowing about some under-inflated balls, denied in the second circuit. His only option now is to take it on the chin, like the Super Bowl winning champion Quarterback that he is, or continue his appeal all the way up to the Supreme Court. Normally the place to take human rights abuse, or major corporate injustices, maybe even overturn murder charges. You know, that sort of thing. He’s got 90 days to get his appeal in, or he can just wait until week four, and mess up the Browns when he comes back.
Bryant is down and out –
In what has got to be the suckiest news of the day, Browns effective DE, has torn his pectoral muscle whilst working out in the gym. Post-surgery recovery for this injury will take 6 months. That means that he will be out for the entire season next year. That has got to hurt the Browns, who opted to not select a QB this year, as they try to concentrate on building a team to put in front of one.
Harrison swears –
Steelers LB, James Harrison has released a sworn affidavit, denying any contact with the man mentioned in the Al Jazeera report that claimed he used PED. The man named in the report has since recanted all statements, meaning that the investigation will effectively be dropped, but the NFL will continue with their interviews of the players concerned, even though the NFLPA have refused to support the move.
Garret wants to play –
When queried on if he intends to sit out his Junior year at Texas A+M, Myles Garret stated that this wasn’t something he even thought about. The star DE was asked if he intended to sit out his third year, in order to avoid injury, and push up his value in the draft. He claimed that he didn’t want to let his team down, and just wanted to play football.
Miller isn’t bluffing –
Chris Harris, the DB for Denver has claimed that Von Miller is not bluffing on the negotiations for his contract. With only two days until the deadline, Miller claims that he will sit out the entire season on his franchise tag, rather than sign a contract that doesn’t meet his demands. Harris thinks that he isn’t bluffing, and if it came down to it, he would.
Wolfe disagrees –
Derek Wolfe, ten year veteran Lineman has dropped his thoughts on the subject. He claims that he took a “significant haircut” in order to ensure that he stayed with Denver for the rest of his contract, and that Von Miller shouldn’t be holding out, as it makes players look bad. For making this statement, and “breaking the code” of the locker room, he has been lambasted by players from across the board. You don’t question another man’s negotiations, apparently, and he has been called out on his comments.