Aaron Hernandez will be laid to rest Monday. ESPN and other media outlets reported Saturday that Hernandez’s family has scheduled the funeral for the former New England Patriots tight end for Monday in Bristol, Conn., where he starred as a high school football player. The funeral will be held at the O’Brien Funeral Home, according to ESPN. Hernandez’s family released a statement asking for privacy during their time of mourning. “The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you for the thoughtful expressions of condolences,” the statement said, via ESPN. “We wish to say goodbye to Aaron in a private ceremony and thank everyone in advance for affording us a measure of privacy during this
Beijing has honored him with a statue, museum, stamp and play. But no longer with a contract. The Beijing Ducks agreed to terminate their pact with Stephon Marbury this weekend, making the 40-year-old former Knick and Net a free agent. Marbury had one more year left on his deal — after which he said he would retire — but disagreements about his role and salary caused the rift. Marbury, who resuscitated his basketball career in the Chinese Basketball Association after falling out of the NBA in 2009, released a statement to his legions of overseas fans, saying he always will be a “Beijinger” and thanking them for giving him a “second life.” Marbury, from Coney Island and a fixture on very bad Knicks
Rory McIlroy officially became a married man on Saturday, wedding Erica Stoll in Ireland.