Fox says Tebow phenomenon 'kinda neat'


Fox says Tebow phenomenon 'kinda neat'

INDIANAPOLIS - John Fox met with the media Thursday morning at the NFL Combine and it wasn't long before the conversation inevitably turned to Tim Tebow. I asked if the management of Tebowmania and the attendant conversation around him ever becomes exhausting. "I think it's a great story," Fox said."I think he's a kid that ought to be celebrated. In today's society, in sport, I don't care what facet of it, these type of guys don't come along very often so I think it's kinda neat."All that said,Fox is very much in the expectation-management business when it comes to Tebow. He made a point of that Thursday, saying,"I think the reality is Tim's a very good competitor, a very good player. Led us to the playoffs. He's a young player at a position that takes some time. If you look through history, there's a lot of great quarterbacks that took some time. We're in the middle of that process. The type of young man he is, he's gonna do everything in his power to get better every day and we'll see where that brings us."Earlier this week, Brady Quinn's candid comments on Tebow kicked up a duststorm. Asked about that, Fox said, "Sometimes things get lost in translation. I know their relationship is very close, they have a lot of respect for each other, they're very good teammates to each other ... I kind of know what I know."Did the comments hurt Quinn's standing with the team?"We still like Brady Quinn," Fox answered.

Report: Celtics release ex-Providence forward Ben Bentil


Report: Celtics release ex-Providence forward Ben Bentil

The Celtics have released former Providence College forward Ben Bentil, Yahoo’s The Vertical reports. They selected Bentil, 6 feet 9, 235 pounds, with the 51st pick overall in the second round of the NBA draft in June.

Bentil averaged 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in the preseason.

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Boston has released forward Ben Bentil, league sources tell The Vertical. Bentil could become waiver claim or affiliate option elsewhere.

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Giants coach: ‘We’re not going to turn our back on Josh [Brown]’

Giants coach: ‘We’re not going to turn our back on Josh [Brown]’

LONDON — Coach Ben McAdoo said Friday that the New York Giants have not yet decided whether Josh Brown will remain on the team after admitting to abuse of his former wife.

McAdoo faced repeated questioning about the kicker following the Giants' first practice in London for a game Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

“We’re not going to turn our back on Josh,” McAdoo said. “He’s a teammate and a guy who we’re hoping makes strides.”

Brown did not travel to London and the team has yet to say if he will be suspended or cut following this week's publication of King County Sheriff's Office records in which the player said he physically abused his wife, Molly, over a protracted period. She told police in those documents that the abuse and other threatening behavior stretched from 2009, when she was pregnant with their daughter, to the Pro Bowl in January 2016.

At the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Brown's wife said she called NFL security to move her and her three children to another hotel to avoid harassment from her estranged husband. She said he pounded on her hotel door seeking to get in. The allegation is included in the final report filed last month by the investigating detective, King County Sheriff's Det. Robin Ostrum.

When asked whether the Giants knew about Brown's behavior at the Pro Bowl, McAdoo repeatedly said the Giants were still gathering information. Finally, he answered: "I'm not going to answer that."

When a reporter asked McAdoo about his comments earlier this year suggesting he would show no tolerance for players abusive of their family members, McAdoo said his comments then were more nuanced.

"When did I say zero tolerance?" he said, adding: "I do not support domestic violence, if that's what you're asking. I do not condone it."

McAdoo described Brown as a practicing Christian who was trying to improve his behavior and the Giants organization was supporting him in this. But when asked to explain how the Giants supported him or monitored his off-field behavior, McAdoo said he couldn't detail any specific acts of support.

The Giants have signed Robbie Gould, an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Bears who was cut in September for salary cap reasons. The 34-year-old will practice with the team Saturday.

"I've seen him make a lot of kicks against me in the past. He's been successful, and we're hoping that continues," the coach said of Gould.