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TV Timeout: Handle With Care
November 12, 2013 03:08 PM
ESPN's Keyshawn Johnson said, "I like the way that Stephen Ross is handling the situation because he can't say too much and I also like the way (NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith) is handling the situation. … They have to let due process take place, but at the end of the day, I think there will be some serious consequences on both sides, both from the NFLPA (and the Dolphins)" ("Monday Night Countdown," ESPN, 11/11).
CHILDS’ PLAY: FS1’s Trevor Pryce: “The locker room is a place that we’re not going to have much change because we are grown men paid to behave like children. You should not be playing any game once you become 18 or 21-years-old. You're done playing games, you're a grown-up” (“Crowd Goes Wild,” FS1, 11/11).
KEEPING FOCUS: ESPN's Bomani Jones said the "more we make this about Richie Incognito, the more we ignore the big issue and something that's much larger with the Miami Dolphins from the general manager on down.” He added, “This seems to be an institutional issue" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 11/11).
HELPING HAND: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said of Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initiative supported by the PGA Tour, “Our job is not to provide the services, our job is to raise resources" (“Golf Central,” Golf Channel, 11/11).
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Former MLBer Tom Glavine said of the Braves’ plans for a stadium in Cobb County for ’17, “Atlanta is growing. Everything is going north, so much of the fan base is up that way and I think it makes sense” (WXIA-NBC, 11/11).
END OF DAYS: Cobb County Commission Chairman John Eaves, on the Braves’ proposed new stadium: “Hopefully, there can be enough community backlash and some potential second-guessing by the Braves, but I think that to me, Atlanta has been the Braves and the Braves have been Atlanta in terms of the renaissance of this city going back to the 1960’s and so why abandon us now?” (WSB-ABC, 11/11).