An arrest has been made in the shooting of Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley. The undrafted rookie was ambushed at an intersection last month in Philadelphia. It seems the jealous shooter has a child with Brinkley’s sister and mistook him for her new boyfriend. Brinkley is expected to make a full recovery, but his NFL future is in jeopardy. Of all the crappy reasons to get shot—because someone thinks you are banging your sister. I’m sure that sort of thing happens all the time in Morgantown, West Virginia, but Brinkley went to school at Syracuse.
Congrats to Tim and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the birth of their son Isaiah Timothy yesterday. Mother and son are both doing fine. We’re sure the little guy will be under-throwing wide open receivers and screeching against socialized medicine in no time at all.
Drew Brees left training camp after his mother, Mina Brees, passed away Friday while visiting relatives in Denver. Brees and his mother, a successful lawyer in Austin, Texas, had a rocky relationship– which he attributed in part to his decision not to hire her as his agent. Last year, he requested that she quit using his name and image as part of her unsuccessful judicial campaign. Most recently, the elder Brees was under investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Office for letters sent to numerous restaurant owners, demanding they pay $20,000 or lose their business’ names. I know one restaurant that should definitely have to change its name—the so-called Cheesecake “Factory”. I went there recently and was appalled by the lack of hardhats and eyewash stations. Someone should call OSHA.
Current Bronco and former Jet/Raider/Patriot LaMont Jordan is being sued by the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas for $200,000 in unpaid gambling debts. What did they expect, extending credit to a Terp? Moose, Rocco help LaMont find his checkbook.
Finally, this Bleacher Report post asserts that an active NFL player will come out of the closet this season or next because Twitter and the NFL’s marketing department will make them. Yeah, it doesn’t make much sense to us either.
UPDATE: Peyton, Eli and Fredo Cooper Manning will make a guest appearance on The Simpsons this December. Ape speculates that Cooper will portray a returning Hugo Simpson. Eli has been granted special permission to stay up late to watch the episode, but then it’s straight to bed, young man.