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Tom Brady Continues His Absence From Football For at Least 10 More Days

According to, entering Thursday Tom Brady already missed two practices for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now he will be adding onto his absences. On Thursday once again he missed practice and that will continue according to coach Todd Bowles who said that he won’t be back with the team anytime soon. During the post practice press conference Bowles stated that Brady will be absent until at least after the Buccaneers’ second preseason game which is scheduled for August 20th against the Titans. According to Bowles, this is to allow Brady to address a personal issue, Bowles is quoted in saying, “He’s going to deal with some personal things, This is something we talked about before training camp started. We allotted this time because he wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp, knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games.”

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All-Pro Roquan Smith Has Requested to Be Traded Away From Chicago Bears

According to, Roquan Smith has requested to be traded from the Chicago Bears organization on Monday due to a reported lack of productive contract talks. Roquan Smith is now entering his final year of his current deal and is quoted in saying that, “new front office regime doesn’t value me.” He also made claims that the organization has not been acting in good faith so far and that is what triggered him to make the trade request. Whoever takes Smith is set to get one of the best linebackers in the league, with him being one of six players in league history to have 500 or more tackles, 10 or more sacks, and five or more interceptions in his first four seasons.


Former NFL Running Back Marshawn Lynch Has Been Arrested

According to, Former NFL Running Back Marshawn Lynch has been arrested and booked for DUI charges in Las Vegas City Jail, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced on Tuesday. According to reports from TMZ, Lynch had been pulled over at around 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday near the Las Vegas Strip on Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue. Lynch was reportedly driving into curbs on the side of the road prior to the traffic stop. According to TMZ, “Witnesses tell us they saw Lynch parked at the scene around 5:45 AM — roughly two hours before his arrest — and claim at one point, the running back exited his car to sit on the curb with the driver-side door wide open. We’re told Lynch remained at the scene until cops arrived … who ultimately determined he was impaired and arrested him for driving under the influence.” According to Lynch’s attorney Ivan Golde, “We got a wet reckless (alcohol-related reckless driving charge), and Marshawn didn’t want to do a public trial,” Golde told USA Today. “It was based on an unsafe lane change with some alcohol in his system, but not above .08.”

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Jake Paul Launching a Sports Micro-Betting Business

According to, the YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul has just secured $50 million in venture capital to launch a sports gambling platform called Betr, that will focus on two businesses, micro-betting and producing original sports content. With micro-bets fans wager on things that will occur or not during the game, rather than betting on the winning team, or final outcome. In a statement Paul said, “I wasn’t into sports betting until I was introduced to micro-betting, Micro-betting is the TikTok-ification of sports betting and I am excited to bring it to the masses through Betr.” Betr has financial backing from the co-owners of both the Boston Celtics and Miami Marlins as well as, NFL players Ezekial Elliot and DeSean Jackson as well as other more traditional venture capital funds. As states where sports betting is now legal see million in tax revenue, Betr is looking to maximize their revenue off of the thirty states in an already crowded marketplace that features companies such as DraftKings, FanDuel and Caesars Sportsbook.

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Alabama Displays “Participation Trophy” In Team Cafeteria

According to, the Alabama Crimson Tide football program takes its losses very seriously, especially losses for the championship. Last season Alabama made it all the way to the national title game before losing to SEC rival Georgia. Alabama received a trophy for their efforts, however, lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. says it only serves as a reminder of what they failed to accomplish. In a recent press conference Ekiyor said that the trophy is displayed in the cafeteria and to him is nothing more than a participation trophy. He is quoted in saying, “It’s kind of hard to turn the page, you know? “Obviously, it was a tough loss. Worked all year to achieve that goal. In a way, we still haven’t turned the page because it’s always in the back of our minds. I mean, in our cafeteria we got the participation trophy from the cafeteria just sitting there. It’s a participation trophy. You made it, but you didn’t do anything. You didn’t win. I wouldn’t say we fully turned the page. There’s always something externally that motivates us, but that’s all I got to say.” Going into the 2022 season Alabama is the National Champion Favorite, and seeks to do what they failed to accomplish, just last year.

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