September 17th, 2008
The ex- New York Giants wide receiver has had a troubled post-football life.
Mark Ingram, a former New York Giants wide receiver who starred in the 1991 Super Bowl, will spend the next seven and a half years behind bars for his latest crime spree that includes money laundering and bank fraud. Read more at BET.com/News. What would make a former super star athlete jump from the limelight to the crimelight?
August 21st, 2008
Devean George to remain with Mavs. After briefly making himself unpopular last season, small forward Devean George will make Dallas his NBA home for two more years. George has agreed to a $4 million extension with the team after he refused to be included in a February trade to bring Jason Kidd from New Jersey to the Mavs. The deal was re-worked, but cost team owner Mark Cuban an additional $11 million. George, 30, cited a little-known NBA rule that let him stay in Dallas because of his, at the time, one-year contract. Fan resentment toward him eventually subsided. George won a championship ring with the Lakers in each of his first three years as a pro.
Umpires want re-vote on replay. Major League Baseball and the World Umpires Association aren’t seeing eye to eye – possibly the problem to begin with – on instant replay. Already, replay monitoring equipment is being installed away from the field in nearly every major ballpark, but umps say the league wants to limit the number of officials who can review monitors. The Umpires Association voted this week to boycott a conference call with league administrators. But the administrators say they canceled the call because the union doesn’t have an agreement to discuss the policy. “A lot of the procedural issues necessary for instant replay to be implemented need to be worked out,” World Umpires Association spokesman Lamell McMorris says. “Major League Baseball needs to step up to the plate and iron out these issues.”