BC seeks medical hardship waiver for Harris

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BC seeks medical hardship waiver for Harris

Boston College lost running back Montel Harris aggravated a knee injury against Wake Forest last week and it's been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season. The Eagles announced today that they will see a medical hardship waiver for Harris so that he can return next season as a fifth-year senior.

Boston College will pursue a hardship waiver for senior defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey (foot) as well.

"After speaking with Montel, Kaleb and our medical personnel, we decided to seek hardship waivers for both student-athletes," Coach Frank Spaziani said in a statement. "Our doctors have stated their injuries will preclude both from returning for the remainder of this season. Both have expressed a desire to return for an additional year. We will begin the process immediately. This will enable Montel and Kaleb to concentrate on healing from their injuries and, hopefully, return for injury-free senior seasons."

The NCAA can grant hardship waivers to student-athletes with season-ending injuries who have appeared in fewer than 30 percent of their team's competitions, with none coming after the midway point of the season.

Harris was the ACC preseason player of the year this season. Without him, Boston College lost to Clemson on Saturday, 36-14.

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball. 

 

Griff Whalen practicing for Patriots, wearing No. 14

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Griff Whalen practicing for Patriots, wearing No. 14

FOXBORO -- The Patriots took to the practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Friday with all but one player. 

Wideout Danny Amendola was the only player not present at the session. Newly-acquired receiver Griff Whalen was present and wearing No. 14. 

Safety Jordan Richards was back on the practice field for the first time since suffering a knee injury against the Jets in Week 12. Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), Elandon Roberts (hamstring), Eric Rowe (hamstring) and Matthew Slater (foot) were all limited in practice on Thursday, but were on the field Friday.