NFL lockout after school special

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NFL lockout after school special

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

The lockout is still in its infancy and already NFL players are already finding ways of getting themselves into trouble.

Seriously. Check this out.
Dez Bryant gets kicked out of the mall for low slung pants.
True story. Apparently his pants were hanging too low for mall standards and he got booted. When police arrived, Dez threw his friend under the bus and said it was his friends pants that were too low.

Childish enough for you? No? How about this:

Aqib Talib charged with shooting at, pistol whipping sisters boyfriend.
Tampa Bays cornerback decided to take the role of the protective brother a bit too far. And it wasnt just Talib. Mamma Talib also (allegedly) got in the action.

Per NBC:

Once there, according to Sarans boyfriend Shannon Billings, Talib produced a handgun and attempted to pistol whip him with it. According to the report andBillings account, Okolo Talib, theNFLstars mother, as well as Talib himself fired shots in Billings deirection as he fled the scene on foot.

First: Props to NBC for spelling direction incorrectly. Second: What the hell did Billings do!?

Dez Bryant sued for not paying for his bling.
Our buddy Dez was back at it, getting sued for failing to pay for 246,000 worth of bling.

If that wasnt enough, another group also decided to sue Dez for not paying almost 589,000 in jewelry.

Holy smokes. The guy owes more than 850,000 in jewelry. Where the hell is he wearing all this stuff? Even Mr. T thinks this is excessive.

Were not going to do the math to find out how many years worth of salary itll take us to hit even a portion of what Dez owes in bling bills. Too depressing.

Oh look more millionaires not paying for their bills.
Everyones favorite NFL Twitter hound, Chad Ochocinco owes over 11,000 in clothing from Amm OneExclusive Wear. Hes been ordered by the court to pay his bill.

We think his outfit is punishment enough.

Whos letting these NFL stars walk away with so much merchandise without paying for it? Theyre pulling in more bank than most countries and are having issues paying for their bills.

Who knew that the NFL was really an after school program to keep players from getting into trouble? Its like the Boys & Girls Club for grown men.

Amazing.

If this is just what the lockout offseason is like we cant wait to see what the fall brings when these guys are used to practicing and playing.

First half Patriots observations: Brady and Long up, Garoppolo and Solder down

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First half Patriots observations: Brady and Long up, Garoppolo and Solder down

The Patriots had their share of good and bad in the first half of their preseason game with the Panthers on Friday. Here's who we saw as some of the team's top performers, as well as some of the players who may have to make some corrections in the second half. 

* Tom Brady was only 3-for-9 in his four series, but he completed his passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown pass to Chris Hogan might have been the best throw of the preseason for any Patriots quarterback as he hit Hogan in stride, over the shoulder, for a 33-yard gain. Brady was close to having a second touchdown pass, but it glanced off the out-stretched hands tight end Martellus Bennett in the back of the end zone. Brady was nearly picked on his final drive, again trying to hit Bennett. He was sacked on his final play of the half.

* Jimmy Garoppolo had a difficult time early in this one. He was 5-for-9 for 37 yards, and he picked up an intentional grounding penalty. Garoppolo also was strip-sacked by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, but James White recovered. 

* Chris Long had a standout half with two pressures, a pass-breakup that led to a Devin McCourty pick, and he drew a hold. The veteran defensive end has shown a good motor and a knack for getting to the quarterback in each of New England's first three preseason games. 

* Logan Ryan also had a strong first half in his preseason debut. His first five targets in coverage resulted in no completions, an offensive pass interference penalty and an interception. His former college teammate Duron Harmon also had a pick of Panthers backup Derek Anderson.

* Nate Solder allowed the pressure that eventually led to the sack of Brady by Kony Ealy. He also was flagged for a false start. Being that it's the third preseason game -- when starters typically go deep into the game -- he'll likely have a chance to redeem himself in the second half.