Steve Smith has never been one to bite his tongue. The feisty, opinionated former star wideout for the Panthers and Ravens spared no rod in his new gig on Good Morning Football. After a throwaway line from co-host Kay Adams about Jimmy Garoppolo, Smith commanded the camera. With an indignant tone, he went off on the oft-discussed and widely debunked trade speculation. Among the highlights of his festering tirade, Adams prompts him, “You talked about the Browns quarterback situation, right? Not great. So they could get Jimmy Garoppolo wouldn’t you want to pull that trigger?” Smith gives a bemused smirk before quipping, “To my brain? No.” He continues, preaching truth that is apparently difficult
Aaron Hernandez's family and friends bid farewell to the former NFL star at a private funeral Monday, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over to his fiancee by the time he is buried. Dozens of mourners turned out for the invitation-only service in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, including his mother and fiancee, several of his defense attorneys, and friends from his playing days with the University of Florida and the New England Patriots. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19.
The New England Patriots have been adding running backs to their roster like there’s a buy-one, get-two sale going on. Which makes former Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead’s decision to join all the more confusing. “It’s the tradition here,” Burkhead said Tuesday per Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire. “Coach [Bill] Belichick’s instilled the attitude. You can tell on film just watching the guys, they play hard and football is kind of their passion. And that’s what I wanted to be a part of. When I came on my visit, I got a glimpse of that just meeting with the coaches. And I could definitely see myself fitting in here.” Just from his wording, it seems that Burkhead liked the mentality New