Nick Bromberg

  • Happy Hour: Kurt Busch and more

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 hrs ago

    Happy Hour is back, back again. Happy Hour is back, back, tell a friend.

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Well, the scenario of conflict just happened for NASCAR.

    With the Thursday announcement by the Delaware Department of Justice that Kurt Busch would not be criminally charged in the Sept. 26 incident between he and ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, NASCAR got the perception scenario it was dreading. If Busch would face criminal charges, the sanctioning body would look proactive and correct. Without the charges, does it look reactionary and overbearing?

    Let's get to the reaction.

    In light of Kurt Busch NOT being criminally charged, I would consider this an awkward moment for NASCAR; lawfully, a person is assumed innocent unless proven guilty, and Kurt is not going to be charged - must less proven guilty - with domestic abuse. I would assume NASCAR owes him an apology, 'cause at this point his suspension is over nothing more than allegations and assumptions. - John

  • NASCAR: Kurt Busch still suspended despite lack of charges

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 hrs ago

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    NASCAR said Thursday afternoon that Kurt Busch is still indefinitely suspended despite the Delaware Department of Justice announcing that it wouldn't press criminal charges against the driverregarding an allegation of domestic assault.

    "NASCAR is aware of the Delaware Department of Justice announcement today regarding driver Kurt Busch," a statement said. "As we disclosed Monday, he has accepted the terms and conditions of a reinstatement program and is activelly participating in the program. Kurt Busch's eligibility for reinstatement will continue to be governed by that program and the NASCAR Rule Book, though the elimination of the possibility of criminal charges certainly removes a significant impediment to his reinstatement."

    The sanctioning body hasn't publicly said what the timeline for Busch's reinstatement would be either before or after the announcement of no charges.

    Thursday evening, Stewart-Haas Racing issued a statement:

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  • Urban Meyer teases OSU football's upcoming dance performance (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Are members of the Ohio State football team dancing at halftime of Sunday's men's basketball game against Wisconsin intrigue you?

    If you're bored on Sunday afternoon, you may want to tune in.

    Coach Urban Meyer tweeted a teaser on Thursday.

    Our players will join the Dance Team on Sunday for their halftime performance at bball game against Wisc. Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/0As85uoM7u

    We're guessing the song won't be "Jump Around." Our suggestion is this late 1990s gem. It's one of the greatest songs of all time and the dance moves seem relatively easy.

    In February, Wisconsin's players joined in with the Wisconsin dance team at a game against Illinois.

    The game is at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. If you miss it, don't worry, we'll be on the lookout for video.

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  • Kurt Busch won't be criminally charged after domestic assault accusations

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    Suspended Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch will not be facing charges from the September incident with ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

    The Delware Department of Justice announced Thursday there was insufficient evidence to charge Busch with a crime. Driscoll had accused Busch of domestic assault on Sept. 26, saying he slammed her head against the wall of his motorhome. Busch had denied the accusations.

    The statement is below:

    The Delaware Department of Justice has carefully reviewed the complaint made of an alleged act of domestic violence involving Kurt Busch in Dover on September 26, 2014, which was reported to the Dover Police Department on November 5, 2014 and investigated. After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the September 26th incident. Likelihood of meeting that high burden of proof is the standard for prosecutors in bringing a case. For this reason, the Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges in this case.

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  • Former UNC OL Ryan Hoffman is homeless in Florida

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Former North Carolina offensive lineman Ryan Hoffman is homeless and battling mental illness.

    A sad and must-read profile from the New York Times details Hoffman's search for money and places to sleep, his lack of short term memory and his battles with addiction.

    He said he started having dangerous thoughts when he was a senior at North Carolina in 1997. He started putting things in plastic bags around his residence to remember where they were. He wasn't drafted in the NFL draft and things spiraled after college.

    From the Times:

    Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. They prescribed Xanax and Adderall, and diagnosed a laundry list of psychological disorders: depression, schizoaffective disorder, manic depression, borderline personality disorder, anger impulse control disorder.

    Soon, Hoffman was divorced and he couldn't hold a job.

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  • NASCAR adjusts practice and qualifying schedules for next three races

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 13 hrs ago

    NASCAR has made tweaks to the practice and qualifying schedules at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club Speedway in the goal of avoiding the mess that happened before qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    The first practice at the three tracks has been shortened by 10 minutes. Qualifying has been moved back five minutes. If you're doing the math in your head, that's an adjustment of 15 minutes. More inspection time!

    From NASCAR.com:

    "We have a good track record of making adjustments that are in the best interest of the teams and the garage area," Richard Buck, NASCAR's managing director of the Sprint Cup Series, said, "and the revisions in these upcoming weekend schedules are an example of that."

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  • Former BYU QB Christian Stewart rejoins team for spring practice

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    BYU needed another quarterback for spring practice. So instead of holding open tryouts for one, the team went and found someone who accumulated significant time under center in 2014.

    Christian Stewart filled in as BYU's QB when Taysom Hill was lost for the season in 2014 because of a broken leg. But as a senior in 2014, Stewart figured his last practices would be the ones BYU held for the Miami Beach Bowl. Nope. He's back.

    "What a story," BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae said via the Deseret News. "I hope it goes down as one of the all-time great BYU stories that we had a guy that was willing to advance the team, so everyone can get better while we wait for our younger (quarterbacks) to get in and get involved."

    Stewart threw for 2,273 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2014.

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  • Auburn LB Anthony Swain reportedly leaves team

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Auburn is down a linebacker for spring practice.

    According to AuburnSports.com, LB Anthony Swain is no longer with the team. Neither is punter Jimmy Hutchinson.

    Both LB Anthony Swain and K Jimmy Hutchinson have left Auburn's football team. Both remain enrolled in school this semester.

    At Auburn's pro day on Tuesday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn declined to comment on his roster, instead deferring to when rosters come out at the start of spring practice.

    "I'm going to update our spring roster next Tuesday, so I'm going to wait until then and I'll give you all the updates -- not just with him, but with other people, too," Malzahn said via Al.com.

    Swain had 18 tackles in 2014. 12 of those came in games against Louisiana Tech, Georgia and Alabama.

    Hutchinson had nine punts last year and was the No. 2 punter.

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  • Report: Michigan State's Macgarrett Kings Jr. charged with 2 misdemeanors

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been reportedly charged with two misdemeanors after he was arrested early Saturday morning.

    From The Detroit Free-Press:

    Kings, who will be a senior receiver in the fall, has been charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer, according to East Lansing 54-B District Court documents. Both are misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines.

    Kings, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested in East Lansing at 2:36 a.m. on Saturday, according to court documents. MSU coach Mark Dantonio could not be reached immediately for comment on the status of Kings with the team, which starts spring football March 24.

    If he's convicted of the charge of drunken and disorderly conduct, it's a violation of his probation. As part of the terms of his probation, per the Free-Press, he was prohibited from consuming alcohol.

    For more Michigan State news,visit SpartanMag.com.

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  • Brother of top QB recruit Shea Patterson hired at Ole Miss

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Shea Patterson is the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2016. He's Rivals' No. 3 prospect overall. He's listed as having a solid verbal commitment to Ole Miss.

    And his brother is now a member of the Ole Miss staff.

    Per the Clarion-Ledger,Sean Patterson is the associate director for recruiting operations and was added to the staff directory on Monday. Per an Ole Miss spokesperson, Sean Patterson started working at Ole Miss on Feb. 23.

    While it's obvious that there are advantages to Ole Miss hiring Sean Patterson for a position that was unfilled after it was created in 2014, hiring a coach or family member of a prized recruit to the staff of a team is nothing new. There may be more notable examples in basketball, but it's not unheard of in football.

    And it's not like Ole Miss is hiring Shea's brother from out of nowhere, either. It just looks really transparent.

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