I know it’s Thursday and the week isn’t over, but there have been a few pretty embarrassing stories that I have a hard time thinking will be beat, so here you go…the top 3 embarrassing stories of the week.
3. The NFL Suspending Josh Gordon For The Season
Yes, I’m well aware that there is a system in play for violators of the leagues drug policy and that Josh Gordon has violated the policy multiple times. What is extremely embarrassing though is that in week 3 Josh Gordon will be watching the Browns play the Ravens on TV, while Ray Rice will be playing in the game. That’s sad. Rice who is on video dragging his then unconscious girlfriend out of an elevator only gets a 2 game suspension for domestic violence. The punishments don’t match the crimes if you ask me. It’s a bad look for the NFL.
2. ESPNs Coverage Of Michael Sam
Tuesday morning SportsCenter checked in with reporter Josina Anderson from Rams training camp. She was asked about how Michael Sam is fitting in with his teammates and Anderson answered by talking about his shower habits. Anderson said “Another Rams defensive player told me that “Sam is respecting our space” and that, from his perspective, he seems to think that Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower, as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable.” Take a look for yourself.
The only uncomfortable thing is how you’re reporting this. Newsflash ESPN, you’re the only one who cares! Not just embarrassing, but pathetic.
1. Josh Shaw Lied!
USC suspended defensive back Josh Shaw indefinitely after he lied about how he injured his ankles. This last Saturday Shaw said that he jumped off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Wednesday he admitted that he made the story up. All accounts of Shaw is that he’s a good guy, but to make up a story about saving your nephews life is flat out sad. I get it that he’s a young kid who probably panicked and made up a stupid lie to get out of a bad situation. We’ve all been there. We’ve all done stupid things. But to lie about saving a life to cover up an injury is not just embarrassing, it’s idiotic.
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