Texans RB Derrick Ward retires and more in NFL Daily Digest
Cuffed Up: Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kiante Tripp was arrested for burglary of all things in the Atlanta suburb of College Park.
Tripp was hauled in with two other people on Sunday afternoon after neighbors reported that a group of armed men were in a nearby apartment.
The group was apprehended as they fled out of the back door as officers converged on the scene. According to the police nothing was stolen.
The Browns are aware of the situation and will not comment although, I’d venture to say that Tripp will have a hard time making the 53-man roster after this.
Details have come forth on former Falcon Jamal Anderson’s DUI arrest. In a recent report that ran in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Anderson’s lawyers stepped up to defend their client.
“It appears that Mr. Anderson was tired after a long day of travel, spending time with his children, and visiting with out-of-town friends,” attorneys Michael Hawkins and Parag Shah said in an emailed statement. “He was not, however, driving under the influence of alcohol.”
On the other hand new facts from the police report have surfaced that state that when the officers spotted Anderson he was passed out at a stoplight.
“I tapped on Mr. Anderson’s window several times in an attempt to wake him up. Mr. Anderson did not wake up.” “I then reached into Mr. Anderson’s vehicle through his open sunroof and unlocked his vehicle.”
The officer stated that he smelled a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” and that “Mr. Anderson’s speech was slurred and he stumbled getting out of his car.”
Maybe he wasn’t stumbling. Maybe he was showing the officer how to do the Dirty Bird.
See You: Today on Twitter RB Derrick Ward announced that he was retiring from playing football.
“To all my fans just wanted to let u know its been a great ride the last 9yrs but I’m calling it a career. I thank u all for believing in me!”
Ward’s career spanned time with the New York Giants, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans.
He ended his career with 2,628 rushing yards averaging of 4.8 yards on 551 carries.
Saints Row: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of MLB Jonathan Vilma, Saints DE Will Smith, Browns OLB Scott Fujita, and Packers DL Anthony Hargrove for their role in the Bounty Gate scandal.
Stay tuned as somebody is about to file a motion to ban somebody from accusing somebody of saying that somebody told them that they have an audio recording of somebody saying that they know a guy that wanted to tackle somebody.
Saints QB Drew Brees won his grievance in regards to how many times that he can be franchised within his career. Currently under the tag, Brees has already been slapped with it as a member of the San Diego Chargers.
The magic number that was at stake is three.
The Saints were interpreting the rules that they have the right to tag him three times as a member of their franchise. Brees won the argument that he can only be tagged three times overall.
In the end, if a long-term deal is not reached be before July 16th, the Saints now only have the ability to slap him again next year and then he can do as he pleases with no restrictions in 2014.
This gives him oodles of leverage as he seeks to get the long-term deal worth a reported $21 million dollars annually that he is looking for.