In case Maroney needs new career options

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In case Maroney needs new career options

By Jon Fucile
Special contributor to WickedGoodSports.com

Everyones favorite ex-Patriots running back Laurence Maroney is in the headlines again.

It's Maroney is a Terrible Running Back, Maroney Traded to Denver as New England Parties in the Streets or Despite Open Lanes, Maroney Runs Right into Defenders. Again news.

No, this time The Little Running Back That Couldn't was picked up on drug and weapons charges. He swears he totally has a permit for the gun, he just didnt have his permit on him. It's kind of like how he didnt have his game on him when he played for the Patriots.

This does not necessarily spell the end of Maroneys NFL career, but it is not like he is overflowing with enough talent for teams to overlook something like this. Oh, and then theres that pesky personal conduct policy Roger Goodell is so fond of.

So how can a running back with super long dreads that refuses to actually play like a running back make some money outside of football? You know, other than the obvious Wendys sponsorship deal.

We have a few suggestions.

Disney just came out with that Rapunzel movie. We all know Disney loves money and sequels. Maroney could always try out for the part of Rapunzel in the sequel with his rocking hair.

Maroney could rent out his hair down by the lake this summer and let kids hang tire swings from his hair and jump into the water. It would be a blast!

He could revive the old TV series Pippi Longstocking or even revive the popular Broadway production as the star. People love Pippi Longstocking. Shes coming to your town!

Rodeos are popular in the south. He could move down to Texas and try to rope some cattle with his sturdy, long, luscious locks.

He could become a lawyer and always use the Permit Was at Home defense. Flawless.

Really, the options are endless for Maroney. Hes young, hes talent Hmm. Hes smarUm. Well, hes young!

And hey, Jerry Jones is always interested in projects that dont pan out 99 of the time. So if Maroney is looking for a new place to ply his craft and get back to being a below average running back, he could always visit Dallas after the rodeo!

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Report: Durant decision ’90 percent made’ to return to Thunder

Report: Durant decision ’90 percent made’ to return to Thunder

Kevin Durant’s decision to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder is “90 percent made” and “it would take an amazing sales pitch to change it,” a friend of the NBA’s top free agent told ESPN.

Marc Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated reports that “barring an incredible sales job, several friends and business colleagues close to the 2014 NBA MVP expect him to return to Oklahoma City for at least another year.”

“His decision is 90 percent made. It would take an amazing sales pitch to change it,” one of Durant’s longtime friends told Spears and another said, “It’s going to take some sweet-talking to get him to pass up all the money he can get by staying in OKC.”

So, that “incredible sales pitch” will come Saturday from the Danny Ainge and the Celtics, who are scheduled to meet with Durant in the Hamptons on Long Island then. 

The Celtics are one of six teams that Durant will meet with. He talked to the Thunder Thursday.  Also making pitches this weekend will be the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat.  

Staying in OKC would be more lucrative for Durant.

Spears reports that Durant could get $30.6 million a year in an immediate multiyear deal with the Thunder as opposed to $28.4 million from the other teams and, if he opts for a shorter deal now and a longer one later, he could make as much as $40.7 million a year in Oklahoma City versus $32.6 million a year elsewhere. 
 

Report: Bruins, Krug agree to four-year, $21 million deal

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Report: Bruins, Krug agree to four-year, $21 million deal

On the heels of buying out veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins and defenseman Torey Krug have agreed to a four-year contract worth an average of $5.25 million a year, TSN’s Aaron Ward reported.

Krug, 25, joins Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller, and Adam McQuaid as defensemen currently under contract for the B’s. So, they’ll likely continue to be on the lookout for others as free agency begins Friday.  

Krug scored a career-low four goal last season but had a career-high with 44 points.

More to come...

 

Wilfork on Body Issue: 'Looking forward to what the locker room's going to say'

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Wilfork on Body Issue: 'Looking forward to what the locker room's going to say'

ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue won't hit newsstands until July 8, but Vince Wilfork gave people a not-so-little preview of what to expect this week.

The former Patriots defensive lineman, who is listed at 325 pounds but said he's weighed as much as 350 pounds, sat down for an interview about his size that landed on ESPN.com on Thursday.

"I just think it's a good idea for people that are bigger-boned," Wilfork said when asked why he posed nude for the Body Issue. "If people can look at me, a guy that's 325-plus, doing an issue like this, I'm pretty sure that they might have a little confidence.

"There will be critics, just like with everything else. I think a lot of people will get a laugh out of it, I'll tell you that. I'm looking forward to what the locker room's going to say. But at the end of the day, I'm perfectly fine with who I am as a person and what I have accomplished. It shows a lot of my personality."

You can read the full interview here, as well as watch a video that shows Wilfork in all his modeling glory.