bigbrod81

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  1. I'm glad we avoided Gregory & Reuben Foster.
  2. I don't know man. There's plenty of smoke out there that the Celtics deal will be a pretty rich offer. Report: The Celtics Made It Clear That ‘Everyone Can Be Available’ In An Anthony Davis Trade Anthony Davis remaining with the New Orleans Pelicans past the NBA trade deadline was the best possible news for the Boston Celtics. Thanks to a rule in the CBA regarding players with Davis and Kyrie Irving’s contracts, the Celtics were unable to dive into their sizable war chest of assets to pull off a move for the Pelicans star while Irving was still in town. That issue goes away this summer should Irving agree to a new contract (or, in a worst-case scenario, go elsewhere), meaning Boston can become a major player in the Davis sweepstakes. While there are some concerns about Davis’ willingness to stay in Beantown long-term, getting him on-board would make Boston a title contender. Of course, the asking price for a player of that caliber is going to be insanely high, but the Celtics seem prepared to push many of their chips to the center of the table. According to Shams Charnia of The Athletic, the Celtics let it be known that a deal can certainly be worked out with anyone on their roster.
  3. All starts with thinking with the wrong head. Kraft is facing two counts meaning police have evidence of him inside the spa on two separate occasions. Police say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur. The average cost per visit for services is $59 or $79 per hour, according to police. https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/02/22/patriots-owner-robert-kraft-florida-arrest-prostitution-ring-bust/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  4. There is no difference. Both situations are examples of individuals being paid to perform sex acts. One is viewed as being legal in the eyes of the law while the other isn't. I will go a step further & say that the fact that prostitution not being legalized aids in the underground world of sex trafficking. If there is a legalized market for prostitution, it lessens the need for an underground market which in return does away with the manipulation of young foreign girls being forced into these situations.
  5. Apparently law enforcement has video surveillance. My guess is TMZ is offering millions as we speak for this footage.
  6. When you have that much money, you feel untouchable. The bigger question is why was Kraft at a low budget strip mall "massage parlor" in Jupiter, Florida when he has the money to afford more discreet, high end "services"?
  7. Looks like Xaxier Rhodes could be on the trade market this offseason too. Vikings’ cap crunch could claim some recognizable names With a quarterback who signed a fully-guaranteed $84 million deal and plenty of other key players who are significantly well compensated, the Vikings may have some tough roster decisions to make, soon. Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, Vikings radio voice Paul Allen speculated on some of the established players who could become former Vikings. Paul Allen mentioned players like defensive end Everson Griffen, linebacker Anthony Barr (who is due to become a free agent), and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Yes, cornerback Xavier Rhodes. One of three first-round picks in 2013, Rhodes is due to receive a salary of $10,400, per-game roster bonuses of $437,500, and a workout bonus of $100,000. It adds up to a cap number of $13.3 million. Trading him would trigger dead cap space of $7.2 million, a net cap savings of $6.1 million and a cash savings of nearly $11 million. Rhodes could be deemed expendable given the presence of Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Mike Hughes, and Holton Hill. All are much cheaper, and if Rhodes could be flipped for draft picks who could address areas of need (like offensive line), it could make sense to consider the move — if the Vikings can find a trade partner. Meanwhile, Paul Allen’s speculation got the attention of Rhodes. And it’s definitely news to him. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/20/vikings-cap-crunch-could-claim-some-recognizable-names/amp/
  8. I think Allen could get creative especially in obvious passing situations & possibly have Collins, Bell & Williams on the field all at the same time because of Collins versatility.
  9. The New York Giants appear set to let one of their premium talents walk out the door. According to a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN, defensive captain Landon Collins cleaned out his locker and bid farewell to teammates, along with his coaches and trainers Wednesday. That would indicate the Giants will neither re-sign the safety nor issue the franchise tag, which is projected to be worth roughly $10.9 million. However, a later report from Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York said that Collins had not yet emptied his locker, and no word from the Giants was sent down to him concerning his future. Update: Collins partially clarified the situation himself by saying on his official Twitter account, “The stuff in that locker that I have left I do not need,” so that’s something. These conflicting reports should be settled soon. For the time being, here’s what Collins offers the Saints as a potential free agent signing. Collins had a down year along with the rest of the Giants defense in 2018, posting career lows in takeaways (one forced fumble) and tackles (96, with 67 solo). He appeared in just 12 games after missing only one contest the previous three years, suffering a shoulder injury in December that required surgery. But Collins is well on his way back, will be 25 when the 2019 season kicks off, and looks like the clearest candidate to bounce back in a big way. What this all means is that Collins could immediately give the Saints defense a boost while not breaking the bank. Given his age and recent injury, he may be willing to settle for a shorter contract to prove his worth and reset his value on the open market. Being a New Orleans native and former Louisiana’s Mr. Football may help that decision. Pro Football Focus listed him as one of the top free agents on the market: Collins, like the rest of the Giants’ defense, didn’t have his best season in 2018, but we’ve seen enough in the past to know what he’s capable of. Collins is one of the games premier box safeties and teams could even covet his skills in a nickel linebacker role. In his best season in 2016, Collins led all safeties with 46 stops. Kurt Coleman was a poor signing by the Saints in last year’s free agency period, and he will likely be released to free up $4 million in salary cap space. Combine that with another regressing safety (Marcus Williams) and you’ve got a clear opening for Collins in the Saints defense, despite an ascendant talent in the rotation (Vonn Bell). All three players can coexist, and very possibly grow together. Collins does have a rocky history with Saints cornerback Eli Apple, at one point calling him out as a team cancer and publicly taking issue with him. But smoothing that over was something he prioritized early last offseason, telling reporters in April 2018: “We talked, definitely. We buried the hatchet a while ago — that’s my guy, that’s my brother. I’m always going to have his back and we know what we got to do. We know what kind of caliber player he is, we know what kind of caliber player I am and we’re just trying to get to work and make this season go.” When pressed about whether he was happy for Apple to rejoin the team before training camp, Collins quickly brushed aside any concerns. “Yeah, I am glad to see him back. He’s a great corner, he’s very smart. I love that he comes up and lays the boom on guys and he’s a great coverage guy so we need him and I’ll be glad to have him back.” Of course, the Saints later traded for Apple by making it worth New York’s while, sending multiple draft picks to do so. Apple turned into a very nice asset for the Saints after some hard-to-watch first outings, and figures to be a big part of their plans moving forward. So there’s nothing to worry about on that front. And it’s tough to imagine the Saints would not at least ask Apple about Collins before pursuing him in free agency, if nothing else to see how he reacts. For now, it looks like Collins would be a great fit in New Orleans — if the Giants let him go. https://saintswire.usatoday.com/2019/02/20/2019-nfl-free-agency-saints-landon-collins-giants-franchise-tag/ LockerGate! Did Giants’ Landon Collins REALLY pack up and say goodbye? Depends on who you ask | Plus, 5 likely free agency options New Orleans Saints Cap Space: $8.8 million Why the Saints make sense: The Saints would need to overcome some financial hurdles to become legitimate players in the Collins sweepstakes, but he would provide an immediate boost to the secondary. Collins would be a significant upgrade over Kurt Coleman, and join a secondary that includes All-Pro caliber cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams. Collins would push the Saints closer to NFC supremacy. https://www.nj.com/giants/2019/02/landon-collins-says-goodbyes-in-giants-locker-room-5-likely-landing-spots-for-pro-bowl-safety.html