Georgia’s junior Carlton Thomas was supposed to start at tailback when the Bulldogs open their season against Boise State on September 3rd, but won’t be able to after “violating team rules” during spring practice.
The good news? The ranks of running back are so slim at UGA that the school will let anyone who wants to try out for the position next week. Seriously: anyone. Regardless of whether you are old, young, in-shape or built like a bowling ball made out of Jello. They’re really desperate. Just bring your own helmet and a note from your parents. Who knows, they might eventually put your picture next to Hershel Walker in their hall of fame? (Our sources are telling us that the Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams has the inside track on the position right now.)
The Kansas Jayhawks have suspended guard Tyshawn Taylor indefinitely for violating team rules. Those following the NCAA basketball trends @ BetUs know that the Jayhawks were without vital guard on Monday night when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and they didn’t really miss him.
The Jayhawks rolled the Cowboys 92-65 and a relatively easy win at home. The game was broadcast on ESPN and both commentators Brent Musberger and sideline Holly Rowe intimated that the suspension is not expected to be a long one.
Head coach Bill Self was asked about it and he suggested that he may suspend Taylor for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, but he wasn’t certain.
A lot of speculation has flown as to why Taylor has been sent to time out as he is a key cog on one of the best teams in the nation. More importantly, it has happened at this critical juncture in the season when the Jayhawks are trying to chase down the Texas Longhorns for the Big 12 title.
Taylor averages 8.8 points per game and ranks third in the Big 12 in assists per game with 4.7.
Taylor did get into a fight with the Kansas Jayhawks football team back in 2009 and there are some rumors that he recently posted something controversial on his Facebook page about it. If that is the case, it would seem odd for Self to suspend him for something that happened two years ago.
Nonetheless, the head coach is sending a message and it should be a clear one. Jayhawks fans should expect Taylor back before the end of the regular season and maybe even as soon as their next contest.
Earlier this season, the Jayhawks also suspended forward Mario Little for six games because he was linked to a domestic disturbance. So the Jayhawks are at least used to losing a key player for a period for time.
Many of you probably don’t know who Doug Savant is because likely you don’t watch the ABC show Desperate Housewives. If you did, you would know that Doug is a fine actor and plays a hard working family man on the show.
In real life, it also sounds like he’s a pretty upstanding guy (we have never heard him linked to a member of the Lohan or Kardashian families) who is president of his son’s Little League. Which is why it is surprising that Doug–according to our friends at TMZ.com–either didn’t know about park rules banning the consumption of alcohol, or that he did know and tried to sneak a beer into a recent game.
Regardless, another parent saw what was going on “in front of the children” and not only confronted Savant about the beer he was drinking from an innocent looking paper cup, but then called him out on it, forcing Doug to appear before the league’s Board of Directors.
The result? Doug was suspended for–wait for it!–an ENTIRE WEEKEND from watching games. Which means he can now enjoy a cold one in the privacy of his own home watching a real sporting event on his big screen TV instead of watching someone else’s loser kid pick his noses in the outfield. How will he survive that? We wouldn’t be surprised if this–oops–accidentally happens a few more times over the season.