Shutdown Corner

  • Colorado man who disappeared from Broncos game walked and hitchhiked 100 miles

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner18 hrs ago

    The story of how Paul Kitterman disappeared at halftimeof last Thursday's Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game was strange, but at least he's safe. But the story behind what happened after his disappearance is even stranger than the disappearance itself.

    Kitterman was found safe on Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Salvation Army in Pueblo, which is 112 miles south of Sports Authority Field, where Kitterman was last seen by his family at the Broncos' game. His disappearance made national news, but he didn't know because he said he hadn't watched television in several days and wasn't aware people were looking for him,the Associated Press reported. Kitterman said he didn't want to watch any more football so he walked and hitchhiked his way to Pueblo, which is south of Denver. Kitterman is from Kremmling, which is northwest of Denver.

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  • Kelvin Benjamin said he purposely ran slow 40 so Panthers would draft him

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner22 hrs ago

    Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin revealed an interesting pre-draft strategy he concocted: He intentionally ran a slow 40-yard dash at the Indianapolis scouting combine.

    Why?

    “Because I wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers,’’ Benjamin said, via ESPN.com.

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    Benjamin said he had been clocked as low as 4.41 seconds, which would have been fifth fastest at the combine, but his actual time of 4.61 in Indy placed him 35th among wide receivers.

    Running in the 4.4s most likely would have put him out of the range of the Panthers, who picked 28th overall in May. Although the 40-yard dash is but one metric that NFL teams weigh in a prospect's grade, running that fast with Benjamin's 6-5, 240-pound frame almost certainly would have raised his stock.

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