When Aaron Hernandez was being investigated for murder, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light. The MMQB’s Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. Rapoport, now with NFL Network, was the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald when New England selected Hernandez in the 2010 draft.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin needed to be helped off the ice after taking a dangerous hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri. Kadri was quick to point out that he isn’t trying to hurt anyone with the tactic, but he was close to doing just that in Game 5 when he set his sights on Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin needed to be helped off the ice, his left knee clearly hyperextended after being chopped down by Kadri’s low bridge.
True freshman Tua Tagovailoa dazzled in his Alabama debut, but don't think he's ready to supplant Jalen Hurts as the Tide's starting quarterback.