Tottenham midfield Winks hopes for ‘perfect’ Arsenal revengeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks says Tottenham Hotspur will be looking for revenge when they face Arsenal in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Gunners beat Spurs 4-2 in the north London derby earlier this month.”It’s a massive game for us,” Winks toldStandard Sport. “It’s come quickly after we lost to them two weeks ago, so there’s going to be revenge on our minds. We want to put it right and, obviously, it’s a good opportunity to progress in a cup.”That defeat was difficult to take. It’s never nice losing to anyone, especially our rivals at their ground. It was disappointing for us, the fans, the club, but we’ve put it right with our results since in the League and the Champions League. It’s important we do the same on Wednesday.”Us players treat every game in every competition as important as the next. We want to win every cup we’re involved in. The League Cup is no different. Beating Arsenal is the perfect opportunity to progress to the semi-finals.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man City midfielder Rodri: You can’t relax hereby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri is confident he will improve.Pep Guardiola has been enthused by the £60million summer signing’s performances but Rodri admitted he still has much to learn.Fernandinho and Mikel Arteta have become big influences in his opening weeks at the Etihad Stadium since moving from Atletico Madrid.”Sometimes I’d be a bit relaxed like in Spain but here you don’t have it,” Rodri said. “In Spain we say slow down but here you can’t. I need those matches to adapt but I like it.”Fernandinho has helped me. He taught me a little bit. It’s not easy to be in this team. He has a lot of experience. I have lots of things to learn.”I’m not used to this position. We don’t have many defensive players. I like this. I think it’s the best position I fit in most.”The first matches can be difficult. I’ll get better of course. The fact I play alone with no other defensive midfielder. It’s a challenge for me. I have to read the games and learn this position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrierby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicholas Pepe admits that he is experiencing some struggles after his summer move from France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrier to his acclimatization.”The only thing I have to do is to continue to work hard because it is obvious the level here is higher,” the 24-year-old said to reporters. “The language is different. It’s a new league. For sure everything is different for me. I must adapt quickly but I’m confident it’s gonna happen soon.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery admits Ozil didn’t deserve starting placeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery admits Mesut Ozil didn’t deserve a place in his starting XI last night.Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was again left out of the matchday squad as Gabriel Martinelli hit a brace in the 4-0 Europa League victory over Standard Liege.”I am thinking every time to decide the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and to help us,” Emery replied when asked about Ozil’s omission.”When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more.”He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match, and we are going to decide the same.”Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth, and we want to carry on our same way in each match.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth manager Howe dismisses Man Utd Wilson rumoursby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has dismissed transfer speculation around Callum Wilson.The 27-year-old has scored five Premier League goals so far, and reports have suggested he will be on Manchester United’s wanted list when the transfer window opens again in January.”I take with a pinch of salt, to be honest, at this stage of the season,” Howe said when asked about the reports around Wilson’s future.”There is nothing that we can do, that Callum can do, other than perform well. That influences rumours and things like that at this stage of the season.”He has just got to focus on his next game and give his best for this club.”To hear transfer links and rumours at this stage when the window is shut and a long way from being open, for me, it is pointless talking about it.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane: We must keep Vardy quietby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane says they must keep a close check on Leicester star Jamie Vardy – or he will take full advantage.The Reds were uncharacteristically lax in allowing a three-goal lead slip against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League before eventually prevailing 4-3 on Wednesday.”I think if we want to win we have to play better because we know Leicester, especially this season they are very strong and a very good team,” Mane said.”For sure we are going to learn from it (the Salzburg game) and be ready for Saturday, which will be a massive game for us. It is a lesson for us to be on our toes in the next game.”I think they started the season very well and are a very good team and if we want to beat them we have to be 100 per cent ready.”Vardy always scores so we have to make sure this game he will not score and we try to take all our chances – that will be the key.”
Dybala happier at Juventus under coach Sarriby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala says he’s happy at Juventus under coach Maurizio Sarri.The striker feels more comfortable with Sarri than predecessor Max Allegri.He said, “I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve. I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter.“I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do.“Sarri and Allegri have different ways of playing, and it shows. With Allegri we did so many things, but I think we play a bit more attacking with Sarri and we play the ball more.“After that, of course, we’ll have to see what happens during the season. My goal was important, for the team and I, to score at that moment, for how we got to the game.“They’d never lost in the League and now we’re the only unbeaten team in Europe: when it comes to Juventus, sometimes you need to have a bit of respect.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool chief Moore: No need for Man City comparisonby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief executive Peter Moore insists there’s no reason to seek comparisons.Manchester City have been the domestic benchmark for their rivals, with four Premier League titles, four League Cups and two FA Cups since 2011.However, Moore insists Liverpool are following their own path.”We feel good about the club in its entirety and we don’t compare ourselves with any other football club,” Moore told Press Association. “What Liverpool had to do was bring in a world-class manager, which we have, bring in a world-class squad, which we have, play exciting football, bring in players that are going to draw crowds no matter where they go – we’ve done that – build financial security at the club, we’ve done that.”It all sets us up for success going forward. It is not a question of us comparing ourselves versus another club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after throwing a 47 yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith #9 in the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)When Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah mouthed off about the SEC to Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, he probably didn’t expect a feud like this. Cardale Jones has already joked about fighting and boxing against the former Florida Gator, and he continues to tweet at Noah during every game in the Bulls’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls lost tonight’s game five 106-101 to go down three games to two in the Eastern Conference semifinal, and Jones was all over Noah once again.I see the Bulls wanna start some mess while 12 ain’t there, yall lucky— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015LETS GO CAVSSSSSSS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015GET UP CHUMP!— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just double team D Rose, @JoakimNoah is self checked, he’s not a factor on offense— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ain’t nobody hating on Noah I just don’t like the bum, Butler, Rose, Gasol, & the rest of the Bulls, mess with yall just not this series— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015CLEVELANDDDDDDDD— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015great pass @JoakimNoah— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Let Noah shoot the 3— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ayyyyyyyyyy Lets Go Cavs— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just in case @JoakimNoah don’t know 3-2…… CAVS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Don’t insult Cardale Jones if you value your Twitter mentions. He doesn’t let people live anything down, apparently.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The following question is one many Ohio State fans have likely pondered about. What would you do if you saw Jim Harbaugh in the street? Former Buckeyes’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott was asked that today during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, his response is pretty tame. Elliott, a potential top 10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, says he would say “nothing” to the Michigan head coach. “Nothing.” – Dan asked @EzekielElliott what he would say to Jim Harbaugh if he saw him on the street.— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) April 26, 2016What will Ohio State fans say to Harbaugh when they see him on the sidelines at Ohio Stadium this fall? We can’t wait to find out. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set to finish the 2016 regular season in Columbus on Nov. 26.
Christian Ramirez has spent two seasons playing in Major League Soccer, and has scored 23 goals during that time. It is a track record that has helped him establish himself as a quality striker in MLS, and one that has now earned him his second U.S. national team call-up.And yet, Ramirez doesn’t believe that track record has helped him shake off a label that doesn’t do him justice, but one he wears with pride.Of all the players in the current USMNT camp, Ramirez is the only one who didn’t begin his career in an MLS, Mexican or European system. He took the unconventional route through the lower divisions of American soccer, where his reputation as a goal-scoring machine helped him climb the ladder and earn a place in MLS. Even now, as he competes in Gregg Berhalter’s first national team camp as head coach, Ramirez believes some still see him as a lower-division player, and that’s perfectly fine with him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I still use it as something that motivates me whenever I hear that,” Ramirez told Goal. “I even heard it now when I got called in. Can he do it at this level? It’s something that’s challenging and motivating, and is something that’s happened throughout my career. I’ve learned to use it in the right ways and I hope to show that on the day I hopefully get to put on these colors and continue to silence those people. It’s okay, because without them I wouldn’t have that motivation.”Ramirez began his career in the American third division, with the Charlotte Eagles of what was known then as the USL Pro League. His goal production for the Eagles earned him a move to Minnesota United during the team’s final years in the NASL, the American second division at the time, and he earned Best XI honors in three straight seasons.Ramirez was one of the few bright spots during Minnesota United’s inaugural season in MLS in 2017, scoring 14 goals and earning his first USMNT call-up in January of 2018, but that didn’t stop the Loons from deeming him expendable during the 2018 season. The club dealt Ramirez to Los Angeles FC, a move that he acknowledges as having worked out well for him, but one that still stung when it happened.”Initially I was upset because my future wasn’t going to be in Minnesota anymore,” Ramirez said. “It was frustrating not knowing what else I could have done to continue to show I should be a big piece of the club going forward. I’ve never been one to hold any grudges; the fans will know that, for me, playing for Minnesota was something I really cherished. I wanted to be a part of building that and showing the United States how special the club was, but that’s part of the business.”Ramirez admits that Minnesota United will always have a place in his heart after the six seasons he spent there, and he is looking forward to going back to Minnesota when LAFC plays the Loons in September.”To be honest I was a little upset that the league is making me wait until September for that to happen,” Ramirez joked. “I’m excited to see that new stadium and see a bunch of old faces. It’s something that’s definitely circled on my calendar. I only keep those good memories of Minnesota in my mind. The people there, and the fans there really made me one of their own and they’ll be forever in my heart. That place is special.”Ramirez scored just two goals with LAFC after arriving midway through the 2018 season, but his body of work still impressed Berhalter enough to call him up and – at the time the USMNT January squad was announced – point to the forward as an example of a player being given an opportunity because of how he can fit into the system of play he wants to implement with the national team.”I’ve gotten comfortable each day understanding what exactly he meant by that,” Ramirez said. “I’ve really pushed myself to show him and the coaching staff that they are right, that I do fit that system they’re trying to play, and I can be a good piece going forward.”Ramirez has plenty to prove for both club and country in 2019. He is one of several players looking to jump into a wide-open race at forward for the USMNT, and he will aim to establish himself in a stacked LAFC attack. He knows there are skeptics who still doubt his ability to keep producing at a high level, and he also knows there are players who are rooting for him to continue succeeding.”It’s been fun to show people I can continue to score goals no matter the level, and be an inspiration to other guys that have reached out to me that are on the same route, that are trying to prove themselves,” he said. “That’s also been good to show that everybody has their own road to get to where they’re going.”I’m really proud of how I’ve gotten here, and the route I’ve taken,” he added. “It’s a different route than most, but it goes to show everyone, including a young guy playing soccer in the USL, that anything’s possible. Just put your head down and work and the results can come your way. It’s awesome to see when guys are signing contracts in MLS from the USL and doing well because you see a little bit of yourself in them.”
Dani Carvajal said he is happy for former Real Madrid team-mate Alvaro Morata ahead of his move to bitter LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid.Morata is poised to swap Premier League side Chelsea for Atletico on an initial 18-month loan deal, with the option to make the move permanent.The 26-year-old forward left Madrid for Chelsea in 2017, however, the Spaniard has struggled at Stamford Bridge over the past year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Carvajal has no hard feelings as Morata – who emerged from Madrid’s youth system and won two Champions League titles as well as a pair of LaLiga trophies among others – closes in on Atletico. “They are decisions of each player. I do not judge him,” Madrid full-back Carvajal told reporters following Sunday’s 4-2 win against Espanyol.”If he is happy at Atletico, I am happy for him. He is my friend and I wish him the best.”I’m happy for him because in England he did not have many opportunities”We just hope he does not have a good game against us [On February 9].”Not all are as pleased, though, as a group of Atletico supporters protested the signing this past weekend.Morata, who says he is “proud” of his past at Real Madrid, has scored five goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season, while he has managed nine in all competitions.Chelsea recently brought in Gonzalo Higuain on an initial loan deal from Juventus, with the Argentine earning a debut in Sunday’s FA Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.Atletico Madrid currently sit second in the league, five points behind league-leaders Barcelona, while Real Madrid are in third with a five-point gap separating them from their local rivals.
Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha has apologised for getting sent off in his side’s draw with Southampton on Wednesday.Zaha had given Palace a first-half lead at St Mary’s, but was sent off late on after picking up two yellow cards in a minute, with James Ward-Prowse having earlier equalised.The Ivory Coast international lashed out at Ward-Prowse, who was also on the scoresheet in the game, to be booked before applauding referee Andre Marriner, leading to his second yellow card. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Zaha, 26, showed remorse on social media after the game suggesting that he was pleased that the sending off didn’t cost his side a point, while also vowing to learn from his actions.”All I can do is apologise to the team and the fans for my red card tonight because I could have cost us today,” he wrote on Twitter.”I will learn from it for sure.” Palace manager Roy Hodgson was frustrated by the red card, but said the referee had no choice but to give Zaha his second yellow.”It’s disappointing that the player who perhaps provided some of the best entertainment during the 90 minutes with his performance was consistently fouled throughout the game [and] wasn’t able to contain his frustration with that consistent fouling,” Hodgson said.”Protests over a foul which is not given which probably should have been, but then once he applauds the referee’s decision to give him a yellow card the referee, under the rules of the game and the instructions they are given, he’s got no option but to send him off.”So, there’s not much one can say about it.”The 1-1 draw saw both Palace and Southampton pick up a valuable point in their fight for Premier League survival as they both moved four points clear of the relegation zone. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Wilfried Zaha’s reaction to staying at Crystal Palace has impressed manager Roy Hodgson.The winger came off the substitutes’ bench to play the last 25 minutes of his side’s 0-0 home Premier League draw against ten-man Everton, who had Morgan Schneiderlin sent off.Arsenal and Everton were among the teams to pursue Zaha, 26, during the transfer window, with the player making his desire to leave clear. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But after remaining at Selhurst Park beyond deadline day, Zaha’s return to action saw him given a generous reception by the Palace fans when he entered the pitch on Saturday.”I thought he handled it very well,” Hodgson said at his post-match media conference.”The crowd helped. It was nice to have him available. It was good to have him to come on – and Connor Wickham too. I thought the two front players [Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke] did an exceptional job, but they were tiring.”I only really saw him [Zaha] on Friday. He was fine. He was excellent in the dressing room.”The fact is that situation has been and gone. I am sure he will bring his straw to the water to help us have a good season.” Asked if he was concerned about losing Zaha when the transfer window re-opens, Hodgson replied: “We are in August! You are asking the wrong man. I am not worried about January at the moment.”Speaking to BBC Sport, Hodgson added of Zaha: “He did well, he did what we hoped he would do – create opportunities, set us up for a Max Meyer chance that could have won us the game.”He almost helped us take three points. A couple of times he had to be bundled off the ball at the last minute. He’s a little bit rusty, of course when a player comes back from three weeks away he’s going to need a bit of time to find his true form. “He’s phenomenal as an athlete when it comes to fitness, but to get him back to full capacity it will take a week or two.”Palace’s next fixture sees them travel to Premier League new boys Sheffield United next Sunday. The Blades returned to the top flight with a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, thanks to a late equaliser from substitute Billy Sharp. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A tragedy has struck the junior college football ranks. A freshman football player died after his first career practice.Braeden Bradforth, 19, a native of Neptune, N.J. and freshman defensive tackle at Garden City Community College in Kansas, died after his team’s first practice on Wednesday.Bradforth was found “medically distressed” in his dorm room Wednesday night, according to the Garden City Telegram. His teammate who found him informed a coach, who contacted GCCC head coach Jeff Sims.The teammate alerted a coach, who contacted Sims, who then asked a certified team trainer to help Bradforth. Shortly afterward, the trainer called an ambulance, Sims said.Bradforth was transported to St. Catherine Hospital and was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m., Sims said. He said the student’s parents had been notified.The cause of Bradforth’s death has not been released. However, Sims told Sports Illustrated it was likely the result of a blood clot entering his heart.“Braeden will be missed not only by his family but by everyone whose life he touched,” the family said on a GoFundMe page for funeral-related expenses. “He always took great pride in his family, friends, and community, always looking for ways to help others.”Our thoughts and prayers are with the GCCC program and Bradforth’s family and friends.Rest in peace, Braeden.
Ohio State’s football program is obviously dealing with some controversy at the moment, as head coach Urban Meyer is under investigation for how he handled domestic violence accusations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith, but the Buckeyes are still preparing for the 2018 season.OSU, ranked No. 3 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll, is set to open its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.The Buckeyes have been in practice since last Friday. Fall camp appears to be heating up.Today, Ohio State released a video on Twitter that Buckeye fans will surely enjoy watching.It’s freshman quarterback Tate Martell connecting with tight end Luke Farrell on a deep ball.Check it out:?‼️@TheTateMartell ➡️ @LukeFarrell89 #GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/jmCeGszyyn— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 8, 2018That’ll work.Martell is entering the 2018 season as Dwayne Haskins’ backup, but the former top recruit is expected to make his way onto the field at some point this fall.Ohio State is set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Although the headlines from last weekend highlighted Purdue’s dominant victory over Ohio State, the real story revolved around Tyler Trent.Trent is battling cancer, but his attitude and demeanor inspires everyone around him. While the Buckeyes saw their perfect season come to an end on Saturday, the fan base made one of the classiest gestures you’ll hear about all year.Following Purdue’s monumental victory, Trent received an abundance of cards that gave him support for his battle against cancer.It turns out that the majority of the cards came from Ohio State fans.As we were leaving, @theTylerTrent’s Mom @Kat9798 pulled out a stack of cards and said, “We got a huge stack of cards yesterday, and 90% of them are from Ohio State fans.” Way to go @OhioStAthletics @OhioStateFB @BarstoolOSU @Landgrant33 pic.twitter.com/Kb1Zv0DpQZ— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) October 26, 2018Despite all the rivalries that take place in sports, moments like this truly unite fans everywhere.Watching his Boilermakers defeat the Buckeyes may have been a great moment for Trent, but this recent act is simply priceless.Regardless of the team you support on the weekend, it’s clear that we are all pulling for Trent to win his battle against cancer.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former four-star wide receiver recruit has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.According to a report from The Mercury, Kansas State suspended wide receiver Hunter Rison.Police arrested and charged the former top recruit with one count of domestic battery/knowing or reckless bodily to family/person in a dating relationship, the report said.New Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman addressed Rison’s arrest in a statement.“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way. We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field.Rison transferred to Kansas State from Michigan State following the 2017 college football season.In his freshman season with the Spartans, Rison racked up 224 yards on 19 receptions this season while fighting for the No. 4 wide receiver spot.Rison was a part of the 2017 recruiting class as a 4-star wide receiver.The son of former first-round pick and five-time Pro Bowl wide receive Andre Rison, Hunter sat out the 2018 season following his transfer.Cougars head coach Chris Klieman – formerly of North Dakota State – raved about Rison during spring practice.“He has a world of ability, and I am excited to see, just like everybody else, when we reinstall all of this stuff when we get to August, how much retention everybody has so that they just play faster,” Klieman said.Stay tuned for additional details.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former coach from the Netflix series “Last Chance U” is in big trouble with the law.According to a report from Parsons Sun, former Independence Community College football coach Jason Brown is facing eight felony counts.The report reveals Brown allegedly stole the identity of a lawyer in an attempt to silence local newspapers.Here’s more from the report:Brown, who gained notoriety for being featured on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” is charged with four counts of blackmail, four counts of identity theft, all felonies, as well as two counts of criminal false communication, both misdemeanors. The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office filed charges Friday.Brown stepped down from his position about a week after he allegedly told a German player “I’m your new Hitler.”The Montgomery County Chronicle initially published his comments and was mentioned as part of his decision to step down.“More plainly, the Montgomery County Chronicle has greatly diminished my ability to successfully do my job,” he said in his statement.Brown allegedly sent a cease-and-desist email to the Chronicle posing as an attorney from the Cochran Law Firm in California.The fourth season of “Last Chance U” is set to be released July 19.
AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 15: Jordan Reed #11 of the Florida Gators is unable to hold on to a pass against Neiko Thorpe #15 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Just eight of the SEC’s 14 teams will be playing games on Oct. 5 in Week 6 of college football. Six of those teams will be playing against each other in conference match-ups. LSU and Missouri will be hosting non-conference opponents.The most pivotal contest of that weekend is between No. 7 Auburn and No. 9 Florida. The Gators will be hosting the Tigers. Crowd noise will certainly be a factor for Auburn and its true freshman QB Bo Nix. The game will be CBS Sports’ prime-time game.The third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will travel to Knoxville to face struggling Tennessee. The Bulldogs pulled off a marquee 23-17 win over Notre Dame this past Saturday. Tennessee was blown out by Florida.LSU is yet another SEC team that’s looked impressive. In Week 6, the Tigers host Utah State. Other SEC games include Troy-Missouri and Vanderbilt-Ole Miss. Here are the times and channels for all SEC games in week six:Utah State at No. 4 LSU – 12 p.m. ET on SEC NetworkNo. 7 Auburn at No. 9 Florida – 3:30 p.m. ET on CBSTroy at Missouri – 4 p.m. ET on SEC NetworkNo. 3 Georgia at Tennessee – 7 p.m. ET on ESPNVanderbilt at Ole Miss – 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network📺 times and networks set for games on October 5: https://t.co/Oyd5iH3Krx pic.twitter.com/rZmivP1L45— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) September 23, 2019Certainly some entertaining matchups. But none will be more pivotal than Auburn-Florida. If both teams can win in week five, the game will be a likely destination choice for ESPN’s College GameDay.Which game are you most excited for in week six?