Sports Update

Author: Austin Gatlin

Posted October 28th, 2020

NFL:

  • Antonio Brown will be making his return to football, he has officially signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The one-year deal is worth max 2.5 million dollars including four potential bonus opportunities. 

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., tore his ACL Sunday and is out for the season.

  • Washington Football team Head coach, Ron Rivera, underwent his final cancer treatment on Monday. In August River announced he had been diagnosed with squamous cell cancer.

  • Last week Miami Dolphins QB and fifth overall pick, Tua Tagovailoa, made his NFL debut to close out their game against the New York Jets. A few days later they named Tagovailoa the new starting QB. The Dolphins had a rough week so Tua will make his first NFL start This coming Sunday on week eight when the Dolphins play the Los Angeles Rams.

NCAA football:

  • Speculation has risen over the past week or so, on whether projected first overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, will enter the 2021 draft, or play one more year at Clemson. This is because the New York Jets are the favorites and lead runners for the first overall pick, and many people feel Lawrence will not be happy there. Lawrence was asked about his future plans on Monday and said, “My mindset has been that I’m going to move on. But who knows? There’s a lot of things that could happen.”. The big question this offseason is now set to be, “Will Trevor Lawrence declare or play one more year at Clemson?”.

  • While the BIG 10 season was just getting started it ended just as quickly for Graham Mertz, QB at Wisconsin. Mertz tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out for at least three weeks.

  • Alabama star wide receiver and projected first-round pick Jalen Waddle broke his ankle in Saturday’s game against Tennessee. Waddle is most likely out for the season says head coach Nick Saban.

MMA:

    Khabib Nurmagomedov has built an immaculate, impeccable, and one of, if not the most, outstanding UFC careers of all time. With an astonishing record of 29-0, he announced his retirement Saturday night after he defended his lightweight title belt against Justin Gaethje by triangle choke submission. When the ref signaled the end to the fight Khabib stood and walked over to the center of the Octagon where he dropped to his knees where he held his post-fight prayer. Khabib was flooded with tears. Sobbing, letting all of his emotions flow out of him as he knew this would be his last fight. In July his father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, passed away from a heart condition made worse by COVID-19. Khabib said, “No way I’m going to come here without my father.” He talked about how his mother did not want him to fight without his father, but he promised her this would be his last fight. A storied and legendary career has come to an end. One of the greatest of all time.

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