Former NFL defensive lineman Greg Hardy had trouble finding a team in free agency this summer, but he’s had little difficulty finding his way into handcuffs again. The former Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers standout was arrested late Sunday night in Richmond, Texas for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. TMZ reports that controlled substance is cocaine.
The Carolina Panthers fell to 1-2 on the season after a Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Even though the first half of the game showed a relatively dominant performance by both the offense and defense, the second half fell apart completely after the Vikings’ pass rush found its mark. As we head into Week 4, the loss forces the Panthers to fall slightly once again two spots down to No. 8. USA TODAY Sports puts it rather succinctly: “Cam Newton was sacked eight times, picked off on three occasions and didn’t complete one pass to Kelvin Benjamin or Devin Funchess.” The defense held their own against a lacking, but efficient Minnesota offense. It was Carolina’s offense and more importantly,
Today the NFL announced it will spend $100 million on research that studies the link between repeated head hits and brain damage. This “independent” research, as Commissioner Roger Goodell assured the public, would also go toward developing equipment that could lessen the effects of hard hits. But it’s difficult to take this news seriously considering how previous NFL initiatives have had tainted studies and skewed findings. Permanent brain damage is a real concern that has driven many fans, like me, away from the game—something I broached yesterday with readers. One of them, Peter, shares my concern: Count me in as a former fan. I grew up in Tennessee a committed Vols fan. When the Titans moved