Broncos Brandon Marshall Has Been Suspended

Denver Bronco's Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall

Last Friday the Denver Broncos  announced that Brandon Marshall was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the club”.

Marshall is not expected to play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears and there is no word on how long the suspension will last.

At practice last Wednesday Brandon was doing a drill half heartedly and then punted the ball at the end of it rather than just handing it over.

According to The Denver Post, Marshall is calling it an error in judgment blaming it on a meeting last Wednesday that left him feeling frustrated and he now regrets his actions.

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Bart Starr, Archie Manning, Dan Fouts, Roger Staubach Where Are They Now

It’s always interesting for me to hear what athletes are up to after their playing careers have ended. Today I’ll take a look at four quarterback greats.

Bart Starr

Bart Starr

Bart Starr

Then…Bart Starr was quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956-71, winning five NFL Championships and named MVP of the first two Super Bowls. He earned four Pro Bowl selections and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. After his playing career, Starr was the head coach of the Packers for nine seasons from 1975–83 and compiled a 52–76–3 record.

Now…Today, Starr resides in Alabama and runs Healthcare Realty Management. He is co-founder of the Rawhide Boys Ranch, a place which assists boys in trouble. He’s also a popular sports motivational speaker.

Archie Manning

Archie Manning

Archie Manning

Then…Archie Manning played for the New Orleans Saints from  1971 – 82. In 1972 he led the league in pass attempts and completions, and in 1978, he was named the NFC Player Of The Year by UPI. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979. He went on to conclude his career with the Houston Oilers (1982-1983). He ended his 13-year career having completed 2,011 of 3,642 passes for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns. His 2,011 completions ranked 17th in NFL history upon his retirement.

Now…Today, Manning is best known as the father of NFL stars Payton and Eli. He resides in New Orleans and travels around the country as a sports motivational speaker. He’s also served as a spokesperson for numerous companies, including UPS and Mastercard.

Dan Fouts agent

Dan Fouts agent

Dan  Fouts

Then…One of the most prolific passers in NFL history, Dan Fouts led the NFL in passing yards four times and ended his career with 40,000 yards, the third player to surpass that mark. He led the Chargers to the playoffs from 1979 – 82 and twice to the AFC Championship. His career high of 4,802 passing yards during the 1981 season was an NFL record at the time. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Now…Fouts lives in Oregon and has enjoyed a successful college and NFL broadcasting career with CBS, ABC and ESPN. He was an analyst on Monday Night Football alongside Al Michaels and Dennis Miller for two seasons beginning in 2000.

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach

Then…After an illustrious career at Navy in which he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy, Roger Staubach helped the Cowboys become “America’s Team”. He led the Cowboys to four Super Bowl appearances, its first title in 1972 and a second one in 1978. He was named MVP of the 1972 Super Bowl and became the first of four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. When he retired in 1980, Staubach was the highest rated passer of all time at 83.4. The six-time Pro Bowler was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Now…Staubach has enjoyed as much success off the field as he did on it. Residing in Dallas, he started The Staubach Company, one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the country. He served as CEO of the multi-billion dollar company until he stepped down in 2007. The next year, the company was sold to Jones Lang LaSalle for $613 million.

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Brett Favre Vikings Deal Done Childress Says

Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre signs with Minnesota Vikings according to ESPN

Looks like Brett Favre is heading back to the Minnesota Vikings according to FoxSports. Although Favre turned the Vikings down several weeks ago, that didn’t stop Favre and Childress from continuing to talk.

One player had previously told FOXSports.com: “I’m telling you it’s already done … I don’t think anyone here doesn’t think that.” It now seems that the player could be right on the money.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress began informing the team of Favre’s imminent arrival on Tuesday morning, saying, “It’s a done deal,” one source told FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez.

Asked if the plan was to sign Favre on Tuesday, Childress replied: “In a perfect world.”

Despite Favre’s decision to retire in July — Vikings players told FOXSports.com that Favre is in fact on his way to Minnesota and they believe a deal could be done as early as Tuesday night.

Brett Favre Signs with Minnesota Vikings

A source close to Brett Favre said the quarterback, pending a physical, will sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings for between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Favre’s mother, Bonita, told the Biloxi Sun Herald that her son would be working out with the Vikings on Wednesday. ESPN analyst Cris Carter reported Tuesday that Childress already has told the Vikings that Favre will be starting in Friday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play,” she told the Sun Herald. “This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it.

“They [Minnesota] seem to have a good team in place, and he liked that. I guess I need to get a Vikings jersey now.”

Green Bay Packers Respond to Favre Deal

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Tuesday he was not surprised by Favre’s return.

“I don’t think anybody should be surprised by it,” McCarthy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Aaron Rodgers, who inherited the starting quarterback position after Favre retired — then unretired — said, “I don’t have a reaction,” the Journal Sentinel reported. “It doesn’t pertain to me. It has absolutely nothing to do with me. It doesn’t change anything. It has nothing to do with the Green Bay Packers.”

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NFL Player Careers Take Off After Retirement

Ron Jaworski NFL Broadcaster

Ron Jaworski NFL Broadcaster

In the past for many football players, once their playing careers ended, they no longer had a way to stay involved with the game. Sure, some would go onto coaching or front-office positions, but the majority would have to get a “real” job and start a new career.

With the explosion of the NFL’s popularity and the continued growth of cable tv, many players are starting to pursuit broadcasting careers. There have always been broadcasting opportunities for a small number of former players such as Don Meredith and Frank Gifford, but the number of opportunities today is what makes a second career in broadcasting a viable option. ... Read More

Is Tim Tebow The Greatest College Player Ever?

Tim Tebow Florida Gators

Tim Tebow Florida Gators

With the college football season right around the corner, one thing is guaranteed – people are once again talking about Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Florida Gators. If you listen to the media, Tebow is too good to be true. Not only is he a talented football player, he’s also incredibly humble, very philanthropic and just an all-around good guy.

I was watching tv a couple of weeks ago and heard a journalist jokingly report that Tebow had just counted to infinity twice. That’s the superman-like persona he’s acquired.

On the football field, it’s hard to argue with his greatness. In his three years at Florida, he’s won two NCAA National Championships, won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and is a two-time All-American. He’s also won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top collegiate player twice, one of only two players to achieve that feat.

So is Tebow the greatest college player ever? If he wins a second Heisman or leads the Gators to a third national title in four years, it will be hard to dispute. In the meantime, below are a few more greats to consider…

Archie Griffin agentArchie Griffin….He was a running back at Ohio State from 1972-75 and was a three-time All-American. He is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice and the only player to start in four Rose Bowls. He rushed for one thousand yards three times –  1,428 yards as a sophomore, 1,620 yards as a junior and 1,357 yards as a senior. He set an NCAA rushing record of 31 consecutive 100-yard games rushing. His career rushing total of 5,177 yards was an NCAA record at the time.

Herschel Walker agent

Herschel Walker…A running back at Georgia from 1980-83, Walker set an NCAA freshman rushing record and led Georgia to the NCAA National Championship in 1980. He was a consensus All-American for three consecutive years and set 10 NCAA records, 15 SEC records and 30 Georgia all-time records. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1982.

Dick Butkus agentDick Butkus…Considered among the greatest linebackers in college football history, Butkus played linebacker at Illinois from 1962-64. He was named the Big 10 MVP in 1963 and the AFCA Player of the Year in 1964. Butkus also finished sixth in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1963 and third in 1964, a remarkable achievement given his position. He is one of only two players to have his number retired by Illinois and is the namesake for the award given annually to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker.

Tony Dorsett agentTony Dorsett…He was a running back at Pittsburgh from 1973-76 and led the Panthers to a NCAA National Championship in 1976, a year in which he also won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award  and the UPI Player of the Year. Dorsett was a three-time All-American and finished his college career with 6,082 total rushing yards, a NCAA record at the time. In 2007, he was ranked #7 on ESPN’s Top 25 Players In College Football History list.

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Tony Romo Denies Jessica Simpson Access To His Home

Tony and Jessica in Happier Times

Tony and Jessica in happier times

The Tony Romo Jessica Simpson breakup has been well publicized and appears that both celebrities have  moved on.

After Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson the night before her 29th birthday, he made arrangements to exclude Simpson from having access to his Dallas home.

The new issue of Us Weekly reports the Dallas Cowboys quarterback instructed security at his gated community to keep Simpson out.

NO LONGER ON THE LIST AND NOT APPROVED FOR ACCESS.

Simpson has no plans to continue having access to Romo’s home except to remove her property. It has been reported by US Magazine that the singer paid $19,000 on July 15 to ship 37 boxes worth of her belongings from Dallas to L.A. overnight.

The famous couple, who began dating in November 2007, called it quits earlier this month.

“I thought they would…tie the knot,” Terrell Owens, who criticized Simpson for being a “jinx,” told Ryan Seacrest.

Simpson is currently working out with a personal trainer in L.A. to get back into shape. She spends most of her social time with her family and friends.

Let’s wish them both well.

Tony will concentrate on his carrer this season and hopefully move the Dallas Cowboys into Superbowl contention.

Jessica Simpson is a beautiful girl and will have no trouble moving on.

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Ben Roethlisberger Denies Sexual Assault on Andrea McNulty (Video)

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger,  Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback recently accused of sexual assault by Andrea McNulty, issued a 20-second long statement to the media, denying the sexual assault allegations against him.

Roethlisberger said, “I did not sexually assault Andrea McNulty.”

He went on to say that “Saturday was the first that I learned of her accusations. Her false and vicious accusations are an attack on my family and on me”

“I would never, ever force myself on a woman.”

“I will fight to protect my family and my reputation.”

“I’m not going to discuss my private life or this civil case in the media.”

“I’ll respond to her outrageous allegations in the appropriate forum.”

“I have an obligation to our fans, my teammates to my coaches and everyone in the organization to remain focused on the Pittsburgh Steelers and I will do that.”

“The allegations against me are reckless and false.”

“As much as I would like to answer everyone’s questions, I will respect the legal process and I am confident that the truth will prevail”

Ben Roethlisberger Press Conference Sexual Assault Charges. Watch video

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Kurt Warner is a Sought After Christian Speaker and Motivational Speaker

Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner

People often ask me who my favorite athletes are to deal with. I always give them the same answer…there are a lot of great guys, far too many to mention. But definitely high on the list is Kurt Warner, the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.

A lot of athletes change over the years due to their success and wealth. Not Warner. He’s the same guy today as he was 10 years ago. He’s a devout Christian, a big family guy and very philanthropic. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, he traveled to his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to assist Habitat For Humanity in rebuilding more than 20 homes for families that had been affected by the devastating floods of 2008. He wasn’t there for just a photo-op – he got his hands dirty and worked hard like everyone else.

Warner has enjoyed a rags-to-riches career that couldn’t have been scripted any better by a Hollywood director.

After finishing his college career at Northern Iowa, Warner attended the Green Bay Packers training camp in 1994 but was released before the regular season began. It was at this point that he famously stocked shelves at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Falls, Iowa for $5.50 an hour. With no NFL teams calling, Warner played for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League beginning in 1995. He was named to the AFL’s All-Arena first team in both 1996 and 1997 as he led the Barnstormers to Arena Bowl appearances in both seasons.

In 1998, Kurt Warner was signed by the St. Louis Rams and was allocated to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, where he led the league in touchdowns and passing yards. Going into the 1999 season, Warner was the Rams backup quarterback but took over the starting job when Trent Green was sidelined with an injury. The rest, as they say, is history. Warner put together one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history, throwing for 4,353 yards with 41 touchdown passes and a completion rate of 65.1%. He went onto lead the Rams to a Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans and was named both the Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP. He became the sixth player to win both awards in the same year, joining Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith and Steve Young.

In 2001, Kurt Warner enjoyed another career year when he led the Rams to the Super Bowl and won his second NFL MVP award. For the next several years, his career was up and down. However, last year, he returned to old form when he led the Cardinals to their first division title since 1975 and first-ever Super Bowl appearance. He recently re-signed with the Cardinals for two more years and will likely be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame after he retires.

Away from the gridiron, he’s a much sought-after Christian speaker and sports motivational speaker.

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Steve McNair Shot By Girlfriend Medical Examiner Confirms

Steve Mcnair

Steve Mcnair

According to TMZ Steve McNair’s girlfriend did fire the gun.

TMZ just spoke with Tennessee assistant medical examiner Dr. Feng Li, who told TMZ preliminary test results in the Steve McNair death show Sahel Kazemi fired the gun that killed both of them.

Feng — who conducted autopsies on the two bodies — told TMZ he was able to make the determination from the crime scene investigation, police interviews, autopsy findings and preliminary lab results — which include a gunshot residue test.