Damon wanted to return to Red Sox

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Damon wanted to return to Red Sox

Would you want Johnny Damon back in Boston?  

The former Red Sox center fielder wanted to make a return to the Red Sox late in the 2012 season, but it wasn't in the cards.  

Damon was invited to return to Fenway Park for the 2004 championship reunion last season, but opted not to attend. He said he would have attended if the Red Sox put him on their active roster.

They really wanted me up there for the eight-year anniversary, said Damon. I was like, Eight years sounds weird. If I can play, suit me up. Im still in shape. Ill be there. But they couldnt adjust the roster and I didnt go up. It would have been classic.

If Damon doesn't sign with a team before Spring Training, he has said he will "enjoy life" and retire.

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter

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