Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for abusing his power on Wednesday. Fujita, along with other players, were suspended following the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal in which the Saints were found guilty of paying players for injuring other players. Initially, Fujita was suspended for three games following the scandal, but that was reduced to one.
“The Commissioner says he is disappointed in me. The truth is, I’m disappointed in him,” said Fujita after practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN.com. ”His positions on player health and safety since a 2009 congressional hearing on concussions have been inconsistent at best.”
With the playoffs in full swing, it seems that at least one member of the Washington Nationals is not happy with the decision to shut down pitcher Stephen Strasburg, according to a Wednesday ESPN article. This season, Strasburg went 15-6 as a starter with a 3.16 ERA, but was shut down when the head office decided to hold firm with their 160-inning limit on the young phenomenon. The Nationals are currently down 2-1 in the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“If we had [Strasburg], we’d be up 2-0,” the unhappy player, who wished to remain anonymous, told FoxSports.com.
Former NBA superstar Tracy McGrady announced on Wednesday that he will be taking his talents overseas to the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association. The seven-time NBA All-Star is already well-known in China for his time with the Houston Rockets when he played alongside Chinese superstar Yao Ming.
At the age of 33, it was assumed that last year was probably McGrady’s last in the NBA, having played 52 games with the Atlanta Hawks. With an average of 16.1 minutes and 5.3 points per game, it seems that father time may be catching up with the former All-Star.
“There are times in life that a new road presents itself and it appears this time has come for me now,” McGrady wrote on his website, according to ESPN.com.