In a recent interview with Newsweek, former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington claims that he was fired because his network was afraid of the presence of a strong black man on set. Washington goes on to state that his mistake was “thinking black people get second chances.” The currently unemployed Washington plans to spend the next few months golfing with O.J. Simpson and watching Cincinnati Bengals games.
It was revealed on Sunday that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is a heavyweight in the illegal sport of dogfighting. Unfortunately for Falcons fans, Vick is still a mediocre middleweight in the legal sport of professional football.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson was arrested Friday on a domestic violence charge, which means that Bengals players are already hard at work, during mini-camp, practicing ways to wind up behind bars. This latest arrest signals a renewed commitment by the Bengals to surpass last season’s record 9 arrests and once again lead the league in the all-important collars per game category.
The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that quarterback Joey Harrington has signed a contract with the team and will serve as Michael Vick’s backup. According to analysts, the move makes sense for Atlanta since Harrington is familiar with the system used by Vick and the Falcons, namely missing wide open receivers and throwing costly interceptions.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly considering suspending troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones for the entire 2007 season. As part of the suspension, Jones would not be allowed near the Titans’ training facilities and would be shadowed at all times by four ghostlike creatures.
Wilford “Crazy Ray” Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who was seen as the unofficial team mascot for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died Saturday. He was 76. A visibly distraught Terrell Owens insisted on Monday that all condolences, flowers and personal checks be sent to his own house since he needs cheering up following his finger surgery two months ago.
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth. The deal is said to be a six year contract worth in excess of $30 million and reportedly includes a provision whereby Tom Brady has the option of impregnating Stallworth’s significant other. While it’s unclear what this news means for other Patriots wide receivers, Reche Caldwell looked slightly worried during practice today.
The Detroit Lions sent defensive end James Hall to the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round pick. As usual, the Lions plan to use the pick to draft a wide receiver, in their quest to unveil the first ever 11 receiver formation.
The Detroit Lions have sent cornerback Dre’ Bly to the Denver Broncos in exchange for running back Tatum Bell, tackle George foster and a conditional draft pick. The Lions are expected to use the pick to draft another wide receiver.