Von Millers Super Bowl 50 helmet returned thanks to the FBI

On Wednesday, the FBI reunited Von Miller with the helmet he wore in the Denver Broncos 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. It comes just two weeks after Tom Bradys missing jersey from Super Bowl LI was returned to him.

The FBI investigation was initiated after Bradys jersey went missing following the Patriots comeback against the Falcons in Houston. Not only did they find Bradys jersey from this years Super Bowl, they retrieved Bradys Super Bowl XLIX jersey from 2015. Millers helmet from Super Bowl 50 was also found, all at the home of a credentialed journalist in Mexico.

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While that wont stop Hernandez from being seen as guilty in the eyes of the public, it could have an effect on the family of Odin Lloyd — the man Hernandez was convicted of killing in 2013. With the conviction of Hernandez voided, no evidence from the trial can be presented in civil court.
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Unfortunately, in the Odin Lloyd matter, for the family, there wont be any real closure,said Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association. Aaron Hernandez will go to his death an innocent man.

Hernandez was serving a life term without the possibility of parole, but was recently found not guilty in a separate 2012 double-homicide in Boston.

the Seahawks can begin the process of having Lynch return the league and trading him

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If that doesn’t result in a bottleneck, the Seahawks can begin the process of having Lynch return the league and trading him. If there is a bottleneck, odds are Lynch will remain retired.

Several moving parts need to come together in order for Lynch to return to the NFL. Don¡¯t be surprised if it takes some time before the situation is resolved.

It has not been a great start to the season for the Mariners. They’re just 2-8 and in last place in the AL West, but even worse than that early standing is how they got there. On Saturday, their bullpen blew a quality start from Felix Hernandez, resulting in a 5-4 loss to the Angels, and that was followed by a traumatizing seven-run, ninth-inning disaster on Sunday that gave the Angels the series sweep. On Tuesday, starter Ariel Miranda left after 52?3 innings, with just two runs allowed but two baserunners left on. The M’s pen would allow both of those inherited runners to score along with two others, and Seattle would drop that game 7-5.

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The Cavaliers kept picking on Jeff Teague in their Game 1 NBA Playoff victory

It was a rough Saturday evening for the Indiana Pacers, who lost Game 1 by a single point to the Cleveland Cavaliers after CJ Miles blew a potential game-winning shot.

But you have to feel particularly bad for Jeff Teague, who the Cavaliers consistently targeted and abused on defense — leading to a myriad of easy buckets for LeBron James and Kevin Love.

Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown did say at the NFL owners meetings last month that the Browns had not yet decided which player they’d take with the top pick.

One NFL personnel executive told cleveland.com this week that “Garrett is head and shoulders above Trubisky. It’s not even close.”

Garrett channeled his inner Peyton Manning this week, telling ESPN that if the Browns pass on him at No. 1, “For the next 10 to 12 years. I’ll knock your QB out of the game every time we play you, and I’ll have to kick the hell out of No. 1, whoever it is.”

If the Browns do take Garrett No. 1, as expected, the 49ers are ready to pounce on Trubisky at No. 2.

George is the highest-paid player on the Pacers’ roster for a reason: He’s their go-to guy in moments like these. PG’s been to the Eastern Conference Finals twice against LeBron James. He even hit a triple to force overtime in Game 1 against James’ heat in 2013.

PG’s proven he comes up big when it matters. He hit a triple to cut the Cavaliers’ lead to just one on Indiana’s second-to-last possession.

C.J. Miles isn’t a scrub. George has confidence in him hitting that shot in the game’s first 47 minutes.
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NFL Draft rumors: Cardinals to work out potential sleeper WR pick

Rutgers wide receiver Carlton Agudosi recently hit the local New York college day circuit with the Jets and Giants. Now the potential sleeper pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is generating more interest within the league.

The Arizona Cardinals will host Agudosi for a private workout April 23, just a few days before the draft, a source tells Sporting News.
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A multi-year starter at Rutgers, Agudosis production was hampered in part by a head coaching change and multiple coordinators. The 6-5, 217-pound receiver caught only 35 passes for 513 yards and two touchdowns in college.

His physical tools and potential, though, were on display at his Pro Day and the local day. Prior to those workouts, Agudosi trained at TEST Football Academy, which is about 20 minutes north of Rutgers.
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Despite the fines, Lynch might end up making money off his resistance to interviews: For this year’s Super Bowl, Skittles and Progressive both made ads starring Lynch where the primary joke is Lynch suddenly being moved to free-flowing, jovial conversation when presented with either Skittles or the opportunity to discuss Progressive insurance. And the hat Lynch wore during media day quickly sold out (although he might pick up an additional fine for wearing it.)

Westbrook has my vote even though Leonard has been statistically better on a per-minute basis and is the superior defender by a wide margin. This was the toughest test, and I make this decision understanding that many of the people whom I respect the most in this world disagree with me. This came down to minutes. All credit to the Spurs, who understand the zero-sum game of the regular season better than anyone, but Westbrook didnt have the option to rest. For that same reason, I have Harden second.

Dwyane Wade compares game of Jimmy Butler to LeBron James’

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Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played with LeBron James long enough to know how overwhelming James can be on both ends of the floor. After watching Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler’s monster performance against the Celtics on Sunday, he was ready to compare his current teammate to his old running mate on the Miami Heat.

Butler scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and also spent time guarding Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas in a Game 1 win.

Kawann Short, who emerged as an All-Pro defensive lineman in four seasons with the Panthers, will continue his NFL career in Charlotte. Short signed a five-year, $80 million contract with Carolina.

Game Mens Walt Aikens Jersey The deal contains $35 million in guaranteed money at signing, Then come Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, at $2.5 and $2.4 million respectively. Spieth and Fowler are playing together in the second-to-last group of the day on Sunday at Augusta. Both are about to get a lot richer, and maybe a lot richer.

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Champions are afforded a lifetime exemption to play in the tournament. They get the most coveted piece of clothing in sports and a lifelong seat at the tournament’s Champions Dinner. They get tons of World Golf Ranking points and endorsements and all of it. But there’s nothing like cold, hard cash, and the Masters champion gets a whole lot of it for four days of competition.

The Panthers had applied the franchise tag to Short this offseason, but the two sides were able to work out this long-term deal well in advance of the July deadline.

The Bears have not been a good team against the run this year

Part of Ryan’s recent struggles are some of his own mistakes but Dave Choate of The Falcoholic wrote that the team isn’t giving him much help:

Right now, Ryan’s under real pressure. He’s was under duress on better than 50% of his dropbacks on Sunday. Tony Gonzalez is constantly being doubled, Roddy White isn’t quite 100% and everyone else is capable of stretches of quality play and not much else. There is no run game to turn to. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Ryan is scuffling right now, and that he’s starting to fall back into some bad habits that are making things worse.

Be sure to check out SB Nation’s team blogs, Bucs Nation and The Falcoholic, for more analysis and highlights from the game.

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Jason Butt of Baltimore Beatdown notes that the Ravens have struggled to run the ball even against poor rushing teams:

The Bears have not been a good team against the run this year. Thus far, Chicago is giving up an average of 129.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 31st in the NFL. The only team worse defending the run has been Jacksonville.

The only problem is the Ravens have struggled to run the ball no matter the opponent. When Baltimore traveled to Buffalo earlier this year, the Bills had the 31st rushing defense in the NFL at the time. And during that game, the Ravens were forced to abandon the run due to an inability to succeed with it.

Be sure to check out SB Nation’s team blogs, Windy City Gridiron and Baltimore Beatdown, for more analysis and highlights from the game.

I thought that hat summarized what this hat means to us

In the postgame locker room, Rush said winning the national title had given him new inspiration. He wanted to put some gold flourishes on his next hat to give it a “championship feel.” Maybe he’d even use a piece of the nets North Carolina had just cut down.

“I love making hats,” Rush said after the game wearing his new championship baseball cap. “But this is better than any hat I’ve ever made.”

Some of his teammates weren’t so sure. Luke Maye — who hit the buzzer-beater to defeat Kentucky in the Elite Eight, then didn’t score at all in the Final Four — took off the new championship baseball cap to wear the hat Rush gave him as he walked out of the locker room and into the team bus.

Hicks was initially hesitant when Rush offered to make him a hat, but he grew to appreciate it. He admired the passion, commitment, and generosity of a walk-on who never played. It took a lot of hustle to finish those hats on time, but Rush pulled through.

“I thought that hat summarized what this hat means to us,” Hicks said with a smile.

That was an incredibly powerful moment for the then-Intercontinental Champion, showing that he can display fire and passion in addition to his trademark arrogance. That helped catapult him up the ranking of WWE superstars in the minds of many fans, and seems to have won him a significantly larger role in SmackDown’s future plans as a result, with Miz and his real-life wife Maryse currently embroiled in a heated feud with John Cena and Nikki Bella with a WrestleMania match the result — and a title chase seeming likely in the near future. It also highlighted the strength of the Talking Smack show, allowing wrestlers a unique but still very useful environment to say what needs to be said, both in and out of character.
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Timmy Jernigan was a second-round pick in 2014 and now he’s joining the Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t wait until the NFL draft to make upgrades on the defensive side of the ball, trading third-round picks with the Baltimore Ravens to get Timmy Jernigan, the Eagles announced Tuesday.

It was a cheap deal for the Eagles, who will move back 25 spots in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft to acquire the defensive tackle. Philadelphia will send the No. 74 pick to the Ravens in exchange for the No. 99 pick and Jernigan.

This one is particularly telling. Brett Favre kept all of us on our toes for what seemed like forever when he first went into retirement, before ultimately playing for both the Vikings and Jets.

Tony Romo: “I don’t know that the competitive fire is ever gonna go away.” Then raises Brett Favre as an example of that.

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There are not a ton of quarterbacks left on the market, and Romo is better than all of them. If the Texans look half decent during the year, don’t count out Romo ditching “America’s most-watched network” for the pigskin. Unfortunately, Bitonio missed most of the 2016 season after suffering a Lisfranc injury in Week 5. Cam Erving started 12 games at center before bouncing over to give right tackle a try, and the Browns’ patchwork line allowed 66 sacks on the various quarterbacks who started for Cleveland last season. That’s 17 more than the closest team, the Los Angeles Rams, allowed all year.

Former Art Briles assistant Dino Babers discusses his time at Baylor

Dino Babers started as Syracuse’s head football coach last season. He was an assistant at Baylor from 2008 to 2011, then he moved to become the head coach at Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green. Babers’ reputation for a prolific, fast-paced offense similar to Art Briles’ helped him land the head job at Syracuse.

As part of an interview profile with Babers, SB Nation’s Richard Johnson asked about Baylor. These appear to be Babers’ most extensive public comments on Baylor since Briles’ firing last May. Part of Babers’ response:

What I’ll say is I only know, I can only talk about what I know, and that was 2008 to 2011. Had one guy do bad; kicked him off the team. Which is what you’re supposed to do, right? And that’s what we did.
Babers’ time as an offensive assistant coincided with most of defensive lineman Tevin Elliott’s time on the roster. Four months after Babers left, police charged Elliot with two counts of sexual assault. He was kicked off the team and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Then I left and became a head coach, and I can’t, and it wouldn’t be fair, ‘cause I could be saying one thing, and it could be totally different, and then I’m on print going … I can talk about from 2008 to 2011.
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Tevin Elliot was there. Heard he did bad, heard he got kicked off the team. And I became a head coach. And that’s not, how do I say this? That’s not to cover me. It’s just what happened.

I’m military. Boom, boom, next. There are certain things that you don’t get second chances for. I got four daughters. I’m down with that.
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In remarks reported last summer by Syracuse.com, Babers declined to comment in detail on the Baylor scandal or Briles: