After making headlines much of his first two seasons after the Cowboys made him a first-round pick, Ezekiel Elliott mostly has laid low since his six-game suspension.
He did show up in photos on TMZ, along with quarterback Dak Prescott, during a fishing trip to the Keys when the two purchased, um, provocative water guns that Elliott wore to a nightclub. But that was Zeke being Zeke, having a little, innocent fun.
A jovial radio conversation with Sean Diddy Combs and his son quickly turned serious when the hip-hop icon was asked about the NFL’s new national anthem policy.
It’s a topic that’s close to home after Diddy was in the running for assuming ownership of the Panthers, which ultimately went to winning bidder and hedge fund manager David Tepper for roughly $2.2 billion. Diddy, though an NFL fan, said he has no plans to repeat the process with another team after the league announced a rule change in which players would be fined if they did not stand for the national anthem this season. They also have the option of staying in the locker room during the song.
Smelter played both baseball and football at Georgia Tech, totaling 1,060 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 56 receptions.
The Jaguars have 90 players on their roster.
Less than a year after Rapone’s images drew a firestorm of vitriol and even death threats, the second lieutenant who became known as the commie cadet is officially out of the US Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.
Top brass at Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division accepted Rapone’s resignation Monday after an earlier reprimand for conduct unbecoming of an officer. Rapone said an investigation found he went online to advocate for a socialist revolution and disparage high-ranking officers and US officials. Officially, the Army said in a statement only that it conducted a full investigation and appropriate action was taken.
An unrepentant Rapone summed up the fallout in yet another tweet Monday that showed him extending a middle finger at a sign at the entrance to Fort Drum, accompanied by the words, One final salute.