On Wednesday, Shutdown Corner’s Frank Schwab did a great job of updating the Joey Bosa situation — namely how the San Diego Chargers made this standoff public and ugly. Oh, sure, these are the Chargers we’re talking about, and calling them a well-run organization might not be able to be done with a straight face. Perhaps the Chargers, coming off a 4-12 nightmare of a season, could have found better ways to get this thing done — especially in an era where the draft-pick holdout has gone the way of the Edsel.
Giants owner John Mara defended the decision, making the organization's first comment on the matter six days after the story broke. Giants owner John Mara knew of allegations against Josh Brown and his arrest when they re-signed him. Mara stood by the team's decision to re-sign Brown during a Wednesday media scrum. News about Brown's domestic violence arrest in 2015 and the related incident report in which Brown's wife said he had been violent with her more than 20 times broke six days ago.
SOCCER CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Sweden ousted the U.S. 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Solo's comments were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." The 35-year-old Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, will not be eligible