The Colts on Tuesday suspended receiver Isaiah McKenzie and cornerback Tony Brown for three games for "conduct detrimental to the team," sidelining both players until the end of the regular season. The club did not disclose what behavior led to the decisions, but a source told ESPN the nature of the violations rose to a level where severe punishment was warranted.
The Indianapolis Colts suspended receiver-punt returner Isaiah McKenzie and cornerback Tony Brown for the final three regular-season games because of conduct detrimental to the team. Suspensions handed down by teams to individual players are rare in the NFL. Typically, player punishments are handled by the league’s head office. Suspensions are usually tied violations of the league’s personal conduct policy or for breaching player-safety rules. The Colts did not provide specifics about what occurred as they made the announcement on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Colts suspended receiver Isaiah McKenzie and cornerback Tony Brown for the rest of the regular season for conduct detrimental to the team. Head coach Shane Steichen declined to go into detail about the reasons for the suspensions during his Wednesday press conference, saying the matters will be kept internal. "There’s gonna be a standard and people are going to be held accountable," Steichen said, via James Boyd of TheAthletic.com. McKenzie caught 11 passes for 82 yards and took three carries for 14 yards this season. He also averaged 8.9 yards on 23 punt returns and 25.3 yards on six kick returns. Brown appeared in 12 games, mainly playing special teams. He recorded an interception in the Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer recently shared an intriguing tale about his desire to revive the Seattle Supersonics franchise and the obstacles he faced in making it happen. Ballmer revealed his ambitious plan on the "Podcast P with Paul George," shedding light on his efforts to bring an NBA team back to Seattle. In 2013, Ballmer had set his sights on purchasing the Sacramento Kings with the intention of relocating the team to Seattle. At the time, the Kings were owned by the Maloof brothers, who were willing to entertain Ballmer's bid. Ballmer explained, "There's a guy from Seattle who lives in San Francisco but wants a team back in Seattle. So we talked to the guys who at the time owned the Kings, the Maloof brothers, into selling the team, and we're going to move them to Seattle, and they accept our bid." NFR live stream
The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is back, and it's bringing the best of the rodeo world to the bright lights of Las Vegas. With its rich history, top-tier competitors, and electrifying atmosphere, the NFR is set to captivate fans and celebrate the spirit of the Wild West. The NFR, often dubbed the "Super Bowl of Rodeo," is an annual rodeo championship event where the world's top rodeo cowboys and cowgirls gather to showcase their skills, grit, and determination in a variety of rodeo disciplines. This year, the 2023 edition promises to be as thrilling as ever. National Finals Rodeo Live Stream
The San Antonio Spurs have unveiled their new retro-style City Edition jerseys for the upcoming season, and while these jersey reveals usually elicit excitement from fans, the latest design is generating mixed reactions. This year's jerseys pay homage to HemisFair '68, a world's fair that had a profound impact on the city of San Antonio. The unique design of the neon orange and green jerseys, featuring the city's name in a mid-century-style serifed font, has left many on social media somewhat baffled. Some fans have even drawn comparisons between the new design and the iconic jerseys of the now-defunct Seattle SuperSonics. NFR Rodeo 2023
This was created this past fall but I only discovered this a few days ago: The Ringer created a podcast called "Sonic Boom" about the Sonics' sale and departure. They do give eventually give a nod to "Sonicsgate" and have a good set of interviewees including Brian Robinson. But I don't listen to podcasts and this is nine episodes that on the whole merely revisit history that we either know from living through it or that were covered in "Sonicsgate". That calls for spending a lot of time for not much new information. They do uncover a new name and story: a guy named Ed Evans who put together a group to buy the Sonics, initially without a strong notion of moving them. But he was hanging out with people such as Bennett, McClendon, etc. and eventually invited them to join his group. And they pulled him in their direction, although he soon left the ownership group after the sale. Most of the podcast is behind a paywall but there are transcripts on The Ringer website that can be read for free: https://www.theringer.com/sonic-boom
Hansen also meets with community group
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