A Texas high school football player who ran onto the field and blindsided a referee who had ejected him from a game was charged with assault Friday and his team has been taken out of the playoffs. Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School appeared in municipal court after being charged with class A assault, a misdemeanor, according to court administrator Maribel Velasquez. A judge set a $10,000 bond for the 18-year-old Duron, who remained jailed Friday afternoon.
The first order of business for the Detroit Lions, once the season ends, will be hiring a General Manager and a head coach. The second order of business for the Lions — and the first order of business for the new G.M. and coach — will be to make a decision on quarterback Matthew Stafford. [more]
Tavon Austin was the Rams No. 8 overall pick back in 2013. He never lived up to that draft status with the team, spending the first five seasons of his career with the organization between St. Louis and Los Angeles. But after signing with the Packers this week, Austin’s new quarterback thinks the wide receiver [more]