Quote of the Day
"You have probably hundreds of employees, a score of players, you have advertisers, fans and ticket holders who are saying, ‘Who’s in charge here? Where is this thing going?’ We’re going to try and answer that question for them and settle things down and get things stabilized and make sure that this franchise does not lose value."-- Interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons, on his priorities as the team looks for a new owner.
Rams GM Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher "began considering" the possibility of drafting openly gay DE Michael Sam late Friday and early Saturday, and by the time they were "supposed to pick in the seventh round, Sam stood above most players remaining on their draft board," according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Two picks before the Rams "came on the clock," Fisher and Snead had "private conversations" with Rams Exec VP & COO Kevin Demoff and Owner Stan Kroenke about choosing Sam. Kroenke, who resides in Columbia, Mo., and has ties to Sam's alma mater, Mizzou, "offered his blessing" ( ESPN.com, 5/10 ). USA TODAY's Jarrett Bell writes Fisher "is probably as plugged in as any NFL decision-maker to the big-picture pulse on league issues." ...
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