When Vontae Davis went down with an injured ankle last week, it turned out to a good thing for Antonio Cromartie. The Indianapolis Colts signed Cromartie Monday night to replace Davis, who will be out until at least October with a sprained ankle. According to TMZ Sports, Cromartie was facing a possible arrest for child support owed to the mother of his first child.
Utecht, the former tight end for the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals from 2005-09, suffered five major concussions in his college and pro career. The MMQB’s Emily Kaplan wrote about Utecht’s battle with long- and short-term memory loss, and his book about it.
In terms of their biopics, however, “Greater” — an account of Burlsworth’s inspiring rise and tragic demise — pales in comparison to the latter’s beloved “Rudy.” An insistent, clunky sermon about triumph through faith, David Hunt’s film is so determined to turn its subject into a Christ-like saint that it loses any sense of him as an actual flesh-and-blood man, the result being a third-string sports saga only apt to play to its devout target audience. Burlsworth was a heavyset Arkansas kid who, without any prior commitment from the nationally ranked team, fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an Arkansas Razorbacks member in 1994 — a feat that was then surpassed when he became an all-American offensive lineman during his senior year, and shortly thereafter a third-round selection in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.