Belichick to discipline Spikes, Welker?


Belichick to discipline Spikes, Welker?

The Sports Tonight crew debates whether Wes Welker and Brandon Spikes will see any punishment from Bill Belichick for their actions in the past week.

Welker, after an impressive showing against Denver, infamously said it was "nice to stick it in Bill Belichick's face every once in a while."

For all the thing's Belichick is known for, a sense of humor is not high on the list.

Brandon Spikes meanwhile, was the latest in a seemingly endless line of professional athletes to get in trouble for boneheaded use of Twitter. Earlier this week Spikes tweeted an inappropriate comment that many found to be homophobic. Spikes later tweeted that it was meant as a joke.

Of the two, Spikes seems more likely to receive some kind of punishment, although it's unlikely to be anything major.

Joe Haggerty in fact, was surprised the league didn't come down with a punishment for Spikes. Haggerty referenced the three-game suspension given to Yunel Escobar for an anti-gay message he wore on his eye black.

Andy Hart doesn't believe the NFL has a handle on how they want to deal with Twitter yet.

Celtic draftees make first foray into community with presentation to Ohrenberger School

Celtic draftees make first foray into community with presentation to Ohrenberger School

WEST ROXBURY, Mass.  -- It was the last day of school for some band students at Ohrenberger School, many of whom were packed inside the gym eagerly awaiting the four newest members of the Boston Celtics basketball family. 
As eager as the students were to finish off the school year, for the Celtics rookies Wednesday’s appearance to unveil the school’s revamped “Music Zone” was just the beginning of their time with the Celtics.
Getting into the community has become an annual rite of passage for incoming Celtic rookies, with Wednesday’s event being part of the seventh annual Players’ Choice Grant.
The four-pack of Celts was headlined by Jayson Tatum, who was selected by Boston with the third overall pick. Joining him were second-round picks Semi Ojeleye, Kadeem Allen and Jabari Bird.
“Working with the kids is always fun,” Tatum said. 
The charitable arm of the Celtics, the Shamrock Foundation, provided a $50,000 grant to a charity that was chosen by the players from the 2016-17 season.
Players were greeted by a gym full of middle schoolers who conducted a question-and-answer session with the players, with some students coming away with a basketball signed by all the players. 
“I really enjoyed getting to know the fans, the kids,” said Jabari Bird, who was drafted by the Celtics with the 57th overall pick out of Cal.
The “Music Zone” received 17 new MacBooks which contained musical software, with several instruments, a portable stage and additional furniture.

Report: Celtics expected to part ways with Kelly Olynyk

Report: Celtics expected to part ways with Kelly Olynyk

With the Celtics clearing the way to make a run at big names such as Paul George and Gordon Hayward, there will inevitably be salary-cap casualties.

But we'll always have Game 7 against the Wizards, Kelly Olynyk.

Olynyk, 26, averaged nine points and 4.8 rebounds last season, and will forever be remembered for his astonishing 10-for-14 shooting performance off the bench when he scored 26 points in the second-round series clincher over Washington at TD Garden.

After four seasons in Boston, the 7-footer and former first-round pick from Gonzaga is currently a restricted free agent and would surely turn down a Celtics' qualifying offer of a little more than $4 million. Until the C's renounce his rights, he counts for $7.7 million against the cap. 

That's money the Boston will need in its pursuit of George and Hayward. So, it's so long, Kelly O.