Quote of the Day

"Will it hurt the television ratings? No. Will it hurt the attendance? No."
-- NBC Sports Network's Dave Briggs, on the numerous arrests in the NFL this offseason, including that of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez for murder. ("Today," NBC, 6/27)
Thursday June 27, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 204 Print This Issue

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  • Washing Their Hands Clean

    Hernandez' contract has $10M in salary cap money to be accounted for on Pats’ ledger

    Top members of the Patriots organization -- including Owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick -- "quietly decided last week that they would part ways" with TE Aaron Hernandez "if and when an arrest happened, even if it was for obstruction of justice," according to a source cited by Ben Volin of the BOSTON GLOBE. Hernandez was arrested on a murder charge yesterday morning and released by the Patriots "ninety minutes later." The Patriots' quick action "may hurt the team for the next two seasons" financially. However, as one member of the organization "emphasized repeatedly, this was one of the few NFL transactions that isn’t about the bottom line." It is about "disassociating the team from a player saddled with a heinous list of cha ...

  • Slip Slidin' Away

    Wimbledon groundsman defends status of courts at the All England Club amid injuries, withdrawals.

  • Wrangling Over Wrigley

    A Chicago official wants the Cubs to reduce signage size planned for a renovated Wrigley Field.

  • Taking Office

    Former WNBA President Val Ackerman formally named as the new Big East Commissioner.

  • Goodbye Time

    Colangelo resigns from Raptors; may seek job with league office.

  • Supemarket Sweep

    Spurs, main sponsor H-E-B to extend deal for five years.

  • Bases Loaded

    CWS sets all-time attendance record with '13 event.

  • Wide World Of Sports

    ESPN's Skipper talks sports rights, Bill Simmons and layoffs in wide-ranging Q&A.

  • Desert Warfare

    Arizona State's new state-wide billboard campaign includes one near rival Arizona's stadium.

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