A former football player for Vanderbilt University was found guilty on Friday of the 2013 rape of an unconscious woman on the floor of a dorm room. Brandon Banks, now 23, is the third ex-football player from the Nashville university to be charged in the assault. After 15 hours of deliberation, a jury found Banks guilty on two charges of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery and not guilty on five other charges, The Associated Press reported.
While we await the full details of Derek Carr’s contract extension we know enough to see what effect the deal will have on the Redskins’ efforts to negotiate a new deal with Kirk Cousins. The Carr extension has been anticipated for months. The 2014 second-round pick was going into the final year of his contract. There were strong incentives for both sides to get a deal done. Absent a deal, Carr was looking at going through the risks of the NFL season on a salary $1.1 million. The Raiders faced starting the Redskins-Cousins style franchise tag dance with Carr in 2018. It also seemed inevitable that Carr would become the highest-paid player in the game. He got there with a deal that has an average
As Sonnen makes his final preparations for Saturday’s bout vs. Wanderlei Silva, things are decidedly different than when he was one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts.