Head to Wednesday's Morning Mashup and check out video in Miami of Chad Johnson being released from the Dolphins courtesy of HBO's "Hard Knocks." This, of course, was just one piece of news in a bizarre four days from the former Patriots player. The video itself is anticlimactic, but there is so much going on in Johnson's world that it probably did not register properly.
The free agent wide receiver released a statement regarding his wild four-day journey, which includes news that he and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, will file for divorce following his arrest for assault.
"I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred," Johnson said. "I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest...
BALTIMORE -- After the Red Sox' 7-1 loss to the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards, David Ortiz suggested that the Yahoo! Sports report regarding the team's July 26 meeting with ownership was on the minds of some players heading into the series opener.
The report stated that a group of players "blasted" manager Bobby Valentine in the meeting, with Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez serving as the most vocal.
According to the designated hitter, the latest controversy was enough to serve as somewhat of a distraction heading into the game.
"Exactly," Ortiz told WEEI.com when asked if the report was on the minds of some players near the start of the game. "That came out this afternoon about that situation and next thing you know you have guys that have to deal with a baseball game thinking about the [expletive]. That's [expletive]."
Ortiz joined a group of players from the Red Sox clubhouse who appeared...
BALTIMORE -- After the Red Sox' 7-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards Tuesday night, Dustin Pedroia offered his view of the July 26 meeting between a group of players and the club's ownership group.
Earlier in the day Tuesday, a Yahoo! Sports report indicated that Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez, "were among the most vocal in the meeting, in which some players stated flatly they no longer wanted to play for [Red Sox manager Bobby] Valentine."
"I haven't really read it all. It's tough," Pedroia said. "We had a meeting. I'll be honest with everybody. We had a meeting in New York. Coaches had a meeting, Bobby had a meeting, we all had a meeting. Basically, when I spoke, I said we all need to be better. That includes owners, Bobby, coaches, and especially the players.
"I've had one problem with Bobby earlier in the year and I went into his office and I talked to him like a man, and he talked to me like a man....
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox dropped seven games back of Baltimore in the loss column, losing their 60th game of the season via a 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
The Sox' downfall this time came primarily due to a five-run sixth inning, in which starter Josh Beckett was driven from the game after having surrendered his third and fourth runs. Mark Melancon helped close out Beckett's line by surrendering Mark Reynolds' second home run of the night, this one coming on the reliever's first pitch of the game and going for three runs.
Beckett finished his outing having surrendered six runs over 5 1/3 innings. In the righty's most recent two starts, he has given up 14 earned runs over 11 2/3 innings.
The Sox starter had allowed the Orioles just two runs over the first five innings, with both runs coming via leadoff solo home runs. The first blast came off the bat of Omar Quintanilla in the third inning, with...
BALTIMORE -- Speaking to WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles Tuesday night, Adrian Gonzalez confirmed the July 26 meeting written about in a Yahoo! Sports story, and explained the purpose of the get-together.
"They had a meeting with the players, they had a meeting with the coaches and they had a meeting with Bobby and it was to assess where we were as a team and as an organization and why we were where we were, and what our thoughts were, basically," Gonzalez said.
When asked if he felt the meeting -- which was described in the story as "heated," in which players reportedly "blasted" manager Bobby Valentine to ownership -- was productive, Gonzalez offered a quick response.
"We still haven't played well since then," the first baseman said.
The report stated that Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia "were among the most vocal in the meeting, in which some players stated flatly...
The guys get into Cowboys/Packers and Chiefs/Steelers and what they expect to go down later today.
The guys talk about the time change for the other AFC divisional playoff game in Kansas City due to weather conditions. Jerry doesn't agree with the decision and thinks it may have to do with dollar signs - the guys discuss.
The boys chat about Michael Bennett absolutely going off and ripping a reporter yesterday after Seattle's loss in Atlanta. They also get into Earl Thomas and Ray Lewis making waves on Twitter by going after Tom Brady during the game last night.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about their interview with Red Sox Manager John Farrell, the Red Sox approach to breaking up the lefties in the rotation, and the platoon at third base.
Bradford and Tomase talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell. They talk about Eduardo Rodriguez recovery from his knee injury, the Red Sox third base competition in spring training, and guys playing in the WBC.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Hour 4. K&C gives their own award for who could handle Kirk the best. Kirk, Gerry and Mut make their predictions for the Patriots-Texans game.
Hour 3. Charlotte Wilder's article has sparked a lot of debate on Twitter. Toucher has some words for K&C.
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Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Josh McDaniels' potential fit in San Francisco, the only remaining opening, and Christian breaks down why 30 year old Coaches fail in the NFL. Also, what can we realistically expect if Jimmy Garoppolo is traded?
Glenn, Lou, and Christian have slight trepidation about how little worry they have over the Texans this weekend. The worst part is that Lou's Gameday drinking habits will be disrupted...
Dale, Holley and Keefe preview Pats/Texans and the rest of the NFL divisional matchups with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin.
The final two hours of our freestyle friday focused on the NFL relocation of teams, Patriots and the point spread, plus whether or not IT is a legitimate contender for MVP.
Hour TWO of our Friday show focused on the negative national perspective of Tom Brady and the Patriots, plus we look at the other 3 divisional round matchups.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.
Ben and Josue talk about the moves the Celtics need to make in order for the team get over the top in the Eastern Conference.
Ben and Alex discuss the latest news around the New England Revolution stadium plans and the new 48 team World Cup.
Glenn, Fred, and Butch talk about the offensive miscues of the Patriots and the multiple turnovers, which allowed the Texans to keep the game close.More from this show
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Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk and NBC joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talks about the Divisional Round, a potential Roger Goodell return to Gillette, and Post-Season Officiating.More from this show