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Ezekiel Elliott was #Wildin at a club
Reports surfaced yesterday morning that Ezekiel Elliott was straight getting after it in a Dallas night club on Sunday night. A 30-year-old man was reportedly assaulted in the club and suffered severe enough injuries to earn him a trip to the hospital. Although the man could not identify who assaulted him, Elliott is suspected to be part of the incident.
No arrests were made in connection to the incident, but the NFL is looking into if Elliott deserves to be reprimanded.
Although we’re yet to see a report that Elliott was in fact part of the altercation, every news outlet is treating the situation like he was. Elliott is already under fire for a domestic violence incident that the NFL still hasn’t ruled on, and he’s also been spotted in a marijuana dispensery and had too much fun in New Orleans (Google it if you aren’t learned).
This new situation won’t bode well for the man who finished third in MVP voting and second in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting last season. If I were a betting man (let the record show I am not), I’d put money on Elliott missing time in 2017.
But at least Dez Bryant, a standup citizen in his own right, came to bat for Elliott yesterday afternoon. Bryant became a proud keyboard warrior and lit up a troll on his Twitter account, causing the troll to delete the tweet that sparked the outburst from Bryant.
This is quite a hairy situation, and Elliott most likely will not come out unscathed.
NFL players React to carolina panthers firing gm dave gettleman
The Carolina Panthers fired former general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday morning, and no one knows why. Gettleman took Carolina to its first Super Bowl since 2004 just two seasons ago.
Former Panthers running back and current NFL free agent DeAngelo Williams crossed Carolina off his list of teams he wouldn’t play for next season thanks to the firing, per his personal Twitter account.
I want to publicly say @Panthers is off my list of teams I won’t play for due to the firing of that snake Dave gettleman! ????✊?
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 17, 2017
Steve Smith, who spent the first 13 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Panthers, shunned the organization for letting go Gettleman. Although Smith rallying around his former general manager is respectable, he needs to work on his Twitter game. Hashtagging your own name, Steve? Really? And fix your grammar while you’re at it.
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) July 17, 2017
Former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman used emojis to convey his message like any self-aware millennial would.
— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) July 17, 2017
The overwhelming majority of keyboard warriors on Twitter were surprised that Gettleman had been let go, and even though the Panthers just went 6-10 last season, Carolina still reached the Super Bowl with a 15-1 record in 2015.
Adam Schefter expects Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden and Panthers director of personnel Don Gregory to be in the running for the now vacant position.
NBA Summer League Results
The NBA Summer League sucks. It causes people to overreact about rookies and scrubs who will never make an NBA roster for more than 10 days as fans vulture for any news they can during the offseason. The summer league is filled with lackluster play and lacks any noteworthy talent. You don’t believe me? Look at this tweet from a very handsome man:
21 seconds of #NBASummer championship: 3 awkward passes, 2 loose balls, 2 missed shots.
My 5-22 varsity team had better spurts than this. pic.twitter.com/Gl3eDTo4p5
— Tim Miller (@timmyymiller) July 18, 2017
However, it’s my job to report to you that the Los Angeles Lakers have the least scrubby of all the scrubs in the NBA Summer League. The Lakers won the summer league final last night, 110-98.
Good for Los Angeles, I guess. The majority of the players that played in last night’s final will never see NBA minutes that mean anything, so I really don’t care that Jayson Tatum lit up players that wouldn’t make my intramural basketball team during the summer league.
We’re reaching for news about Lonzo Ball’s freaking shoes, folks. Let’s put the summer league behind us and never ever look back.
Jeremy Lin to be drug tested today
Jeremy Lin and his Brooklyn Nets went 20-62 last season, good for dead last in the entire NBA. Clearly all that losing has gone to his head.
In an Instagram Live post yesterday (follow me on my new Insta account, btw), Lin declared his Nets would make the playoffs this season.
“We’re making the playoffs. I don’t care what anybody else tells me,” Lin said according to Kyle Boone of CBS Sports.
Lin said himself and newly acquired D’Angelo Williams would do some “serious damage” in Brooklyn, and because of Lin’s claims, I’m gravely concerned for his mental health. Lin has played in 17 playoff games in his entire seven-year career, so his experience in getting past the regular season is about as much as Floyd Mayweather’s in quantum physics.
The Nets lost their leading scorer and best player in Brook Lopez in a trade to the Lakers, but have acquired the aforementioned Russell and DeMarre Carroll, among others. In short, there’s virtually no playoff-caliber talent on this roster. There’s no way the Nets make the playoffs this season, and Lin thinks he can blatantly lie in Taiwan and get away with it.
Lin may be off the hook for now, but he shouldn’t be surprised when the NBA asks him to urinate in a cup for his puzzled thoughts.
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