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Minnesota Vikings’ Cameron Smith Finds He Needs Heart Surgery After Positive COVID-19 Test

By ETOnline.com. 24 seconds ago Jonathan Bachman / Getty Images Cameron smith, the second-year linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, announced on Sunday via Instagram that he will miss the 2020 season because he needs open heart surgery. Smith, through additional tests that were done after he tested positive for COVID-19, discovered that he needs surgery to repair a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with. "Although this will sadly end my 2020 season, it is truly a blessing that we find this as my heart is so enlarged and it wouldn't have lasted much longer," Smith wrote. “I discovered this after I tested positive for COVID and had to do more tests as a protocol. The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel i...
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Odell Beckham Jr. says the 2020 NFL season should be canceled

By CBS Sports, ETOnline.com. 15 seconds ago With less than six weeks to go until the regular season begins, the NFL may soon have a crisis on its hands, and that's because one of the league's biggest stars isn't on board with the idea of ​​playing soccer this year. During an interview with WSJ. Magazine this week, Odell Beckham Jr. He made it clear that he thinks the 2020 season should be canceled. The Browns catcher was speechless when asked what he thought about playing during the coronavirus pandemic. "I feel like the season shouldn't happen," said Beckham. "And I'm prepared for it not to happen and I wouldn't mind not having it." According to Beckham, it made sense for basketball to restart, but trying to play a full season of soccer doesn't make any ...
Bills superfan, Brady hater gets epic obit
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Bills superfan, Brady hater gets epic obit

Article contentA Buffalo Bills super fan got quite a sendoff with a hilarious obituary.Carole Scarsella, who died July 19, has now gone viral, thanks to her family’s funny sendoff which noted five notable things about the Lackawanna native.“She was an avid sports fan,” read the obituary. “She loved the New York Yankees and LeBron James. She HATED Tom Brady.”Ouch. Not many Bills fans care for the longtime New England Patriots quarterback who ruined many a Sunday for them.Scarsella’s daughter Norma Milholland wrote the obituary. It also mentioned her love of reading, slot machines and gambling, her children and smoking.“She loved to smoke,” the obituary read. “She smoked millions of cigarettes.”The obit includes a photo of her smoking.
KRYK: Six Patriots players opt out of 2020 NFL season
Coronavirus, COVID-19, New England Patriots, NFL

KRYK: Six Patriots players opt out of 2020 NFL season

Article content continuedWhereas most players voluntarily opting out will receive a $150,000 stipend in lieu of unpaid 2020 contract earnings — as an advance against future earnings — those designated as high-risk opt-out players get a $350,000 stipend that does not constitute an advance against future salaries.Reported high-risk opt-outs include Pierce and Brantley, as well as Cannon.Certainly, others among the 2,800 or so NFL players reporting to training camps may yet choose to opt out too.The deadline date for doing so remained unclear Tuesday. Reports say once language is finalized between the NFL and NFLPA on special 2020 training-camp provisions and terms, as hammered out between the two sides by last weekend, players will have seven days to officially inform their clubs in writi...
Jets safety Adams to Seahawks in blockbuster NFL trade
New York Jets, NFL

Jets safety Adams to Seahawks in blockbuster NFL trade

It’s no longer a theory. It’s a tried-and-tested formula that works.Fabulously, quickly and lucratively.If you’re an NFL superstar and you want out of your current city, just slam the livin’ hell out of the bosses. If that doesn’t get you traded, slam ’em some more. Then more, if necessary.If you have to blow up all bridges like they’re over the River Kwai, so be it.For months, fourth-year strong safety Jamal Adams apparently told anyone who’d listen that he wanted out of the New York Jets. In June, he officially demanded a trade. On Saturday afternoon, a day after ripping his bosses all to hell, the Jets obliged him.Per numerous reports, the Jets dealt the 24-year-old to the Seattle Seahawks along with a 2022 fourth-round draft pick, in exchange for two first-round picks (in 202...
Canada’s Duvernay-Tardif first NFLer to opt out of 2020
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Canada’s Duvernay-Tardif first NFLer to opt out of 2020

Chiefs  guard ‘must follow’ his convictions Canadian NFL player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on Friday night announced on social media he won’t play this year.The starting right guard on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs thus became the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 season because of an expressed concern over COVID-19.Duvernay-Tardif, 29, is in his seventh year in the NFL. A native of the Montreal suburb of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, two years ago he became the first active NFL player since 1955 to earn a medical degree.From April until the end of June this year, Duvernay-Tardif worked as an orderly at a long-term health-care facility in the Montreal area.“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life, but I must follow my convictions and do wha...
Facemasks mandatory for fans at 2020 NFL games
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Facemasks mandatory for fans at 2020 NFL games

Well, unless you’re eating or drinking  Sure, at times we’ve all had it up to our itchy nose hairs with COVID-19 protocols.But in the latest sign we’d all better get used to it for months more to come, the NFL let it be known Wednesday that if any fans are permitted to watch league games in person this fall, they’ll be required to wear facemasks. At all times.Well, except when they’re drinking or eating, I’m authoritatively told. Seriously. Which, for some fans, means not for very long.Facemasks actually might help shield the hardiest fans from harsh late-autumn or early-winter elements come late in the season. By then, maybe those of us with four eyes will figure out how to breathe normally through a protective face covering without steaming up our own glasses. Or not.BUT WHO’LL...
Celebs, Ciara, Coronavirus, NFL, Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson ‘Concerned’ About NFL Season Amid COVID-19 And Wife Ciara’s Pregnancy

By Zach Seemayer, ETOnline.com. 47 mins ago Russell Wilson has some serious concerns about returning to the gridiron amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback took to Twitter to express his apprehension. Wilson, 31, explained his concern largely revolves around his wife, Ciara, being pregnant with their second child together, and how the start of NFL training camp could pose a health risk to his family. “I am concerned. My wife is pregnant. @NFL Training camp is about to start.. And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety,” Wilson tweeted on Sunday. The quarterback, and recent ESPY Awards co-host, added, “We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay.”I am concerned.My wife is [email protected] Tr...
NFL, Sports, Washington

Washington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years – CityNews Toronto

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and controversial logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S. The move came less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder, a boyhood fan of the team who once declared he would never get rid of the name, launched a “thorough review” amid pressure from sponsors. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against th...
Football, NFL

Girlfriend ‘proud’ of Mahomes’ record sports contract with Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes’ long-time girlfriend is thrilled. And for good reason.Mahomes, the star NFL quarterback, just signed the biggest contract in sports history — a 10-year mega-deal worth US$503 million.Brittany Matthews, who has been dating Mahomes for eight years, expressed her excitement in an Instagram story.“I’m so proud of you,” Matthews captioned a photo of the pair. Later, she added more thoughts and photos of Mahomes signing the contract.“Let me tell y’all about my best friend, he earned that ish***, #Iloveyou,” wrote Matthews, a fitness instructor.“Here to stay!” the 24-year-old Mahomes tweeted after signing the deal, which surpassed baseball outfielder Mike Trout’s previous record contract.Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl win last...
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Yup: Patriots finally add QB Cam Newton

All of us thought Cam Newton would turn out to be a New England Patriot in late March. After a delay of three months, it lastly went down Sunday night time.Newton is now a Patriot.ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen on Sunday night time reported that the previous Carolina Panthers celebrity quarterback has agreed to affix the Patriots, to struggle for the possibility to succeed the departed Tom Brady.It’s a one-year deal loaded with incentives, ESPN reported. NFL Community reported the deal might max out at $7.5 million.The Patriots didn't instantly affirm the report, however Invoice Belichick — New England’s head coach and prime soccer czar since 2000 — sometimes waits to take action till all contingencies are met, together with the potential new participant passing his bod...