Steve Keim pleads guilty to extreme DUI

Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim pleaded guilty to an extreme DUI charge in Chandler, Arizona on Tuesday.

Chandler Municipal Court records show that Keim, who was arrested on July 4, entered the guilty plea for a charge reserved for people arrested with a blood alcohol content above .15. While many aspects of Keim’s arrest came to light in the days after it was announced, his BAC was not known.

KTAR reports that Keim’s BAC was .19, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. Extreme DUI carries a possible sentence of 30 days in jail, although former Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to 24 days in jail after his 2017 conviction on the same charge.

A player with a 1A grade, for example, is worth taking in the top third of the first round. A 1C grade means bottom third of the first round. A 3B grade would be for the middle part of the third round.

If you’re playing football, when you’re done playing football, those people will still be there. The people that are bad-mouthing you, or aren’t on your side . . .

Ninkovich served a similar suspension in 2016, but came back to finish the season. He retired before the start of last season, putting him at a similar spot to the 32-year-old Edelman.

You have to learn from your mistakes. Whatever supplement you took, if you say it was a mistake, it just can’t happen twice, Ninkovich said. If you make an honest mistake, and you say ‘I’m sorry,’ they’ll forgive you. But if you do it again, you can’t come back from that. Guys with multiple offenses are automatically out.

While the stigma some attach to performance-enhancing substances is still real, Ninkovich is right that the team will remain on Edelman’s side, so long as he comes back and produces.

Twelve weeks after Mullen’s departure, Fitzgerald discarded the final piece of his recovery from surgery, an ankle brace. During 7-on-7 drills this spring, Moorhead heard whoas of excitement and apprehension when Fitzgerald scrambled from the pocket at full speed. He had to slow himself down, says Derrick Fitzgerald, Nick’s father. They told him he was pushing it too hard.

Mike Tomlin: Hopefully we’ll have exciting Le’Veon Bell news on Monday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is sounding an optimistic note about running back Le’Veon Bell’s contract.

Tomlin told WAVY in Virginia that he’s hoping to have a long-term contract done with Bell before Monday.

Obviously we want to get the deal done, Tomlin said. He wants to get the deal done. Everybody has said that. Now it’s just about the negotiators getting in the room, and doing what it is they need to do. I’m excited and hopeful. Hopefully we’ll have some exciting news Monday.

If Bell doesn’t sign by Monday at 4 p.m., he’ll only be able to sign a one-year contract with the Steelers this year. In that case, Bell would likely skip training camp and only report before the start of the regular season. Tomlin doesn’t want that to happen, but he said he thinks he can count on Bell to be in shape for Week One even if he’s not in training camp.

Well, I was just talking the way that the Colonel talked, Schnatter said. And, again, shame on me. And it wasn’t even done in the context of, ‘That’s 40, 50, 60 years ago.’ Because even back then, again, the way I was raised, you don’t talk that way.

But, again, he did. Even though the radio interview was peppered with vague suggestions from Schnatter that maybe he didn’t say what he said, Schnatter admits that he said something that justified all of this. And it still remains to be seen where all of this leads, especially as it relates to Papa John’s partnerships with multiple NFL teams.

At the same time, Neuner’s contract (signed in 2011) contains various provisions that prohibit the Texans from engaging in harassment and discrimination. Likewise, it prohibits the team and its employees from physical contact such as assault and making threats. Gary, the cheerleading coach, is accused of engaging in such misbehavior. Whether Neuner notified Texans’ human resources of her grievances (as required by the employment contract) is unclear. Interestingly, such anti-harassment and anti-discrimination clauses do not appear in the 2017 employment contracts—a finding that suggests the Texans learned from other NFL teams that had been sued by their former cheerleaders and in turn sought to minimize opportunities for lawsuits brought by Texans cheerleaders.

The Texans also charge that the seven cheerleaders are at fault for not reporting their hours. According to Turnow’s employment contract, the cheerleaders were explicitly required to report their hours:

Fred Zamberletti: They talk about doctoring footballs—back in those days those kickers doctored the hell out of those balls, and I can remember vividly we had those balls and we worked them over pretty hard. Those kickers had them in the clothes dryers, heating them, pushing them, making pumpkins out of those things. Breaking the seams and everything else. They really worked hard on it. Then we end up missing the kick. If we make that kick the game is over.

Robert Smith carries during the regular-season finale, a 26-16 victory at Tennessee.

The next week he turned it into the night before a game speech. Because we were playing so well, we were playing a team on paper we were so much better than, he made the analogy of, Look, it’s just like an escalator. Some of those steps are a little bit slower, but they’re still important steps, and they can all trip you up. And everyone laughed.

Brian Billick: It didn’t take long [to start thinking this was a Super Bowl team]. By the time we got to about midseason and you could see the way things were going, I realized there was no defense in the National Football League that could match up with this talent. Just couldn’t.

The Falcons would love to lock up Jarrett before the start of the season. But if he plays out 2018 on his current deal—while continuing to show the same improvement he has each of his first three years—and waits to test the market, he’ll likely find that his number for 2019 and beyond is higher than what Atlanta would offer today.

What you said is true, and that has to be taken into account as well, Jarrett tells me when presented with that scenario, all while not giving any indication one way or the other that he’d accept an early offer to play out his deal. But all my focus is on this field right now, because if I don’t perform on the field nothing else matters. I’m a guy who focuses on his work and I’ll let the rest take care of itself.

NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Giants take Western Michigan CB Sam Beal in Round 3

The Giants on Wednesday picked Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft, the league announced, making him the first player taken in the supplemental draft in three years and the first to go that high since Josh Gordon went in the second round in 2012.

The Giants had the third pick in the third round, thus forfeiting their selection in the same round in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Redskins later selected Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the sixth round.

Without a Pro Day for Carter, NFL teams don’t have a great reference point for his timed speed, which is important for small-school players. He’s from a rough neighborhood in East Chicago and lost Division I offers after he was involved in a fight in school during his senior season that required him to finish his high school education with online classes. He also had poor SAT scores that limited his Division I opportunities. He lives with his grandparents, as his father is not involved in his life, and his mother is paralyzed from the shoulder down on one side of her body. He did not attend spring practices before his ineligibility was announced and has received mixed reviews from those informed about the program.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was arrested on a charge of DUI on July 4 and was released the same night, according to multiple reports.

Chandler police confirmed the arrest to ABC 15 and said the full report was not complete and further details cannot be revealed at this time, but police did say Keim was cited during a traffic stop.

Statements from the team and GM Steve Keim.

The Cardinals released a statement Saturday morning acknowledging Keim’s arrest:

We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim. He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable, the statement said.

Strikeouts are way up, so getting a base hit is more difficult than ever because of the velocity and how good pitchers are now. You see velocity and secondary weapons for four or five at-bats a game.

LeBron James’ next NBA chapter will be set on the West Coast.

James will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract. He will try to bring the storied franchise another championship.

For the third time in his career, LeBron James is changing teams. Here’s everything you need to know about his decision to join the Lakers.

James leaves his hometown team as a free agent for the second time in his career. Four years ago, James had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether the four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star does that or not, he certainly has left his mark on his city.

James thanked his home area in an Instagram story. He wrote in text overlaying a photo from the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA title victory parade, Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home.

It was a better reveal than Kirk Cousins’ from last year when he spiked a tiny hacky sack (maybe?) into a cardboard box structure. The Rams had much better form.

I respect why people are doing what they’re doing, and they’re doing it for different reasons, and that’s OK.

Moore will be counted on to boost a Carolina receiving corps that’s light on playmakers, but includes the presence of emerging talents Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel alongside veteran addition Torrey Smith. Things will be even easier for Ridley, who will be given the chance to thrive when defenses turn their attention to All-Pro Julio Jones — assuming Jones’ most recent contract impasse ends the way most do.

Smash Mouth decided they needed to defend Durant — and the attempted beef was on.

Whatever ALL of the safety records are.

I didn’t even know what the records were when I started this, but I want more safeties. They’re miserable for the opposing team’s players and fans — among the most miserable things you can allow in football because you not only give up two points, you punt the ball back. Whoever came up with that provision is RUTHLESS. And that’s my drug right there, I want to see safety upon safety piled on these unfortunate offenses.

Luck did not return before the season ended and the Colts finished 8-8.

A few days before the beginning of the 2016 season, there was a report that Luck was dealing with some labrum fraying and the Colts were trying to dial back his throwing reps in practice.

No. He’s all good, Grigson said, according to Colts.com. I mean the guy’s thrown a zillion balls. The media’s seen it.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard said from the start that the plan wasn’t to have Luck begin the season on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. He held that promise by pulling the quarterback from the list on Sept. 2 after Luck passed a physical.

If Luck hadn’t been taken off the list before the beginning of the regular season, he would’ve been ineligible to play in the first six weeks of the season. With Luck already ruled out for Week 6, the transaction didn’t do much.

Conversely, Thomas knows he’s irreplaceable to the team right now — and is trying to ensure he gets one last major payday. This is his best shot, especially coming off a strong season that saw Thomas named to his sixth Pro Bowl, and being named a second-team All-Pro.

In April the sides weren’t on the same page, but the Seahawks were under the impression there would be no holdout from Thomas.

Seahawks GM John Schneider says at his charity event tonight he has been told by Earl Thomas’ reps that Thomas will not hold out this year even if he does not have a new contract.

That would have also left the Steelers with an extra $68 million to spend in 2017 — the four-year value of Brown’s most recent contract extension. That’s money the team could use to lock Bell into a long-term deal rather than risk losing him after saddling him with the franchise tag the past two years. Of course, that would put plenty of pressure on Bell to replace Brown’s production, though he probably wouldn’t have live-streamed Mike Tomlin calling the Patriots assholes like Brown did.

NBA trade rumors: 76ers were willing to deal Markelle Fultz on draft night

Markelle Fultz was on the trade block Thursday night as the NBA draft unfolded, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

According to the report, the 76ers had internal conversations about making a package deal with their No. 10 and 26 picks in order to move into the top five.

However, teams reportedly weren’t interested in a player who is relearning to shoot and coming off a severe shoulder injury.

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Gregory took the mantle as the lone remaining original employee following the retirements of public relations director and Vice President Gary Wright in 2009, and director of video Thom Fermstad in 2011.

George re-signing for the max would be one of the great victories of Sam Presti’s tenure as Oklahoma City’s GM — validation of the precise, development-focused culture he has built and of the giant risk in dealing for a star on an expiring contract with well-publicized eyes for L.A.

The stakes are enormous. If George re-signs, the Thunder have a two-star path to somewhere for at least another season or two. (There have been reports George might sign a one-plus-one deal to re-enter free agency next summer.