Draft - Football Wiretap
Troy Smith Lobbying Browns To Draft Him
Usually the one avoiding pressure, Troy Smith is putting the heat on the Cleveland Browns. Ohio State's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is lobbying his hometown team to select him in April's NFL draft, and he isn't missing any chance to remind the Browns that he'll be available to them soon.
DA Won't File Sexual Assault Charges Against Marshawn Lynch
Charges won't be filed against former California football star Marshawn Lynch despite an Oakland woman's accusations that he choked, slapped and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said Monday. An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted a restraining order Friday to the woman, who described herself in court documents as Lynch's ex-girlfriend. Lynch wasn't at the hearing.
Army Football Coach Bobby Ross Retires
Bobby Ross retired Monday as Army's football coach, and without a victory over Navy in his three seasons with the Black Knights. The former NFL coach, who had a 9-25 record at Army, will be succeeded by offensive line coach Stan Brock.
Chan Gailey Staying At Georgia Tech
After interviewing for NFL coaching jobs in Pittsburgh and Miami, Chan Gailey said Friday he's staying at Georgia Tech.
Samardzija Chooses Baseball
Jeff Samardzija, whom the Cubs selected in the fifth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, will forgo the National Football League Draft and commit to a baseball career. Samardzija finished his football career at the University of Notre Dame this year as the program's career leader in receiving yards with 2,593 and receiving touchdowns with 27. The right-hander posted a 2.70 ERA across two Class A levels with the Cubs in 2006. Samardzija is expected to begin the season at Class A Peoria under new manager Ryne Sandberg, according to the Chicago Tribune.
South Florida's Keeley Dorsey Dies After Workout
South Florida running back Keeley Dorsey died Wednesday after collapsing during a team conditioning workout at the school's athletic facility. The 19-year-old freshman died at University Community Hospital. He was given first aid before he was taken to the hospital, the school said in a statement.
Colt Brennan Will Remain At Hawaii
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan withdrew from the NFL draft Wednesday and will return to school for his senior season. Brennan on Monday filed the paperwork to make himself eligible for April's draft but said he needed more time to make up his mind. He had 72 hours to decide and ended up choosing another year running the Warriors' high-powered offense.
Gophers Select Broncos' Brewster As Head Coach
Denver Broncos tight ends coach Tim Brewster will become the new head coach at Minnesota, replacing the fired Glen Mason. Gophers players were told of the hiring early Tuesday. The university scheduled a news conference for Wednesday.
Source: Cal's Tedford To Get Four-Year Extension
California coach Jeff Tedford has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep the two-time Pac-10 coach of the year with the Golden Bears through 2013, The Associated Press learned Tuesday. The UC Board of Regents was scheduled to discuss the deal at a closed meeting Tuesday, and athletic department spokesman John Sudsbury said approval is expected Thursday.
Colt Brennan Files For Draft, But Still Mulling Decision
Record-breaking Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan declared himself eligible for the NFL draft Monday, but may still return to the Warriors. Brennan filed as a formality to meet the NFL deadline, but is still deciding whether he'll skip his senior season, Warriors spokeswoman Lois Manin said Monday. Brennan has 72 hours before he needs to make an official decision.
Peterson Says He Isn't Sure
"The facts are that I have not hired any representation, and I have not declared for the draft," Adrian Peterson said in a statement issued by OU.
Stoops: Peterson Hasn't Made Decision
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said reports about Adrian Peterson reaching a decision are "absolutely incorrect. They're false."
Florida Celebrates As Champions
Florida proved that it was worthy of a spot in the national-title game, blasting Ohio State 41-14 Monday.
Calvin Johnson Declares For Draft
Calvin Johnson, the best receiver in college football, will leave Georgia Tech with one year of eligibility remaining.