Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested on charges of third-degree assault with substantial bodily harm over the weekend
King was arrested after fracturing the skull of another man at a party early Saturday morning. His victim, Andrew Hayek, is “doing better”, according to his sister, after the attack, which was reportedly precipitated by Hayek telling King that he resembled Eddie Murphy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Rutgers DE Eric LeGrand to their 90-man offseason roster. This is one shocking move because Eric LeGrand at this point in time cannot walk. Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010, while making a tackle on a kickoff team while playing against Army.
Greg Schiano has since stayed in contact with LeGrand throughout his rehabilitation, which has been slow but steady. LeGrand eventually led the Rutgers team out onto the field in a 2011 game against West Virginia, and Greg Schiano was right there. And now, Eric LeGrand moves on to the NFL. "Leading up to the draft, I couldn't help but think that this should've been Eric's draft class," Schiano told Buccaneers.com. "This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men."
Of course, LeGrand won't suit up for the Bucs and play in a game. But this is a classy gesture by Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a unique gesture by a team and a head coach who truly care about a young man like Eric LeGrand. Also, the Bucs timed the signing for May 2, to represent LeGrand's jersey number (52).
pissydan wrote:vilma - a year - effective immediately
hargrove - 8 games
smith - 4 games
fujita - 3 games
these three only count for reg season games, can work out with their teams until then
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jerbear wrote:Can't believe the bucs are paying a guy millions of dollars to sit in a wheelchair
pissydan wrote:considering hargrove is a packer and fujita is a brown, this is not nearly as bad as i thought. i knew vilma was gonna get the year. losing smith for 4 games can be looked at as an injury. i thought the saints D was gonna get decimated with suspensions.
pinkerton wrote:jerbear wrote:Can't believe the bucs are paying a guy millions of dollars to sit in a wheelchair
Temporary members of the 90 man offseason roster don't make millions of dollars. The Ravens signed John Brantley to their 90 man roster, same deal.