When Aaron Hernandez was being investigated for murder, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light. The MMQB’s Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. Rapoport, now with NFL Network, was the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald when New England selected Hernandez in the 2010 draft.
Conor McGregor has threatened to chase a fight with Manny Pacquiao should Floyd Mayweather "crap his jocks" and fail to hold up his end of the deal for the two to meet inside a boxing ring. Talks over a showdown between the two icons of combat sport continue, with UFC president Dana White recently explaining to Fox Sports he expects McGregor to earn $75m (£58.5m) from a meeting with undefeated five-weight champion Mayweather, who he sees banking a cool $100m (£78.1m).
Thon Maker rejects your preconceived notions. Considering pre-draft questions about his age, Sudanese-born 7-footer Thon Maker was considered somewhat of a joke when the Milwaukee Bucks surprisingly selected him 10th overall this past June.