Today’s Sports has us chatting about the Cards late game comeback against the Brewers, some NFL signings and arrests, and we talk Kobe Bryant and how he claims that the RAPE CHARGE made him stronger
The Cardinals got the 3-2 win last night in Milwaukee after heading into the 9th down 2-0. A two run single by Matt Holiday followed up by the game winning RBI single from Allen Craig gave the Cards the win. Game 2 of the series in Milwaukee is tonight at 7:10 with Joe Kelly getting the start for the Cards.
NFL NEWS – The Franchise Tag Tender deadline yesterday and some big names signed deals. RB Matt Forte signed a 32 million dollar deal and RB Ray Rice from the Ravens got a 5 years $40 million dollar deal. A big name that DIDN’T sign? New England Patriots WR Wes Welker.
Some arrest news here – first Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks was popped with DUI over the weekend. Not a whole lot of info on this but dude has been in some trouble before so the league is keeping close eye on it. Also – Dez Bryant was arrested yesterday in Texas in which cops are calling a family violence charge. From what we read, he got into a fight with his step-brother, but shoved his mom, and at some point may have pulled out a gun. He was arrested and released on $2,000 bail.
Quick USA Basketball note: They beat Brazil in an exhibition game last night 80-69 and next play Great Britain on Thursday.
And speaking of Olympic basketball – we found out a couple things about Kobe Bryant yesterday. #1 – he says he is more than likely to retire in about 2 years. And #2 – The whole being charged with rape thing – actually made him a stronger person because it challenged him. If you were living under a rock back in 03 – Kobe was hit with the charge after a Colorado hotel employee claimed he raped her. Charges were eventually dropped, but she filed a civil suit, and Kobe admitted to have CONSENSUAL sex. In the interview – Kobe was quoted as saying: “I think it challenges who you are as a person. It was extremely difficult and you kinda had to do some soul searching. The only thing that you can do is put one foot in front of the other, and continue to move forward.” If you are curious – Kobe is entering his 17th season as an NBA player, and plans on retiring at 35. LUCKY!