Former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau was found dead of an apparent suicide in his San Diego-area home Wednesday, police have confirmed.
Seau, a 10-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, played for his hometown Chargers from 1990-2002 before joining the Dolphins for three seasons. He signed with the Patriots in 2006 and played four seasons in New England, although he signed well into the season in 2008 and '09.
Seau, 43, was involved in an incident in 2010 when his Cadillac Escalade drove off a highway in Carlsbad, Calif., and down a 30-foot coastal bluff shortly after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his home (although he was never charged). Police said Seau had fallen asleep at the wheel.
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ESPN baseball reporter Buster Olney made his weekly appearance with the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to talk about Red Sox news involving Kevin Youkilis, Aaron Cook and Oil Can Boyd.
Third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been tearing it up in the minors, but until the Sox decide what to do with the injury-plagued Youkilis, Middlebrooks might have trouble finding enough at-bats in Boston. Olney was asked what the market would look like if the Red Sox considered trading Youkilis.
"They have been exploring it, I think in the past. I'm not saying that they're aggressively there looking to dump his contract, but I think they're aware of potential interest," Olney said. "And I can tell you this for a fact: There are teams -- and I've spoken with evaluators of other teams -- as soon as Youkilis leaves the Red Sox, whether it's as a free agent at the end of this year or if they're willing to eat a lot of the money in this year's deal,...
Josh Beckett will miss his next start on Saturday against the Orioles and righthander Aaron Cook will be promoted and take his place in the Red Sox rotation, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced before Wednesday's game.
"Aaron Cook was retained by us. There was a question if we keep him, what do we do with him. And so what we're going to do is keep him, start him on Saturday, that will be in Josh's spot. Josh is just going to miss that one start, just to play it safe on the fact that he threw more pitches than he normally throws. And he had some right lat stiffness, tightness."
Beckett matched a career high by throwing 126 pitches on Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox.
"There's a reason for everything and Aaron Cook gets a start and Josh gets more than just one day extra," Valentine said. "It's the next-day stiffness that was a little more than normal."
Valentine insisted he believes...
Andy Pettitte, testifying Wednesday in the trial of Roger Clemens in Washington, backtracked on his insistence that Clemens admitted to him that he used HGH. Asked by a defense lawyer it was fair to say it was 50-50 that Pettitte misunderstood what Clemens told him during their conversation in 1999 or 2000, Pettitte answered, "I'd say that's fair."
One day earlier, Pettitte testified that "Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH," repeating a claim he made in a congressional deposition in 2008.
Pettitte, Clemens' former teammate with the Yankees and Astros, is important to the government's case as prosecutors try to prove that Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Pettitte, 39, is trying to make a comeback with the Yankees this year.
The NFL announced Wednesday that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be suspended for the 2012 season and three other players also were punished for for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the Saints' pay-for-performance/bounty program that endangered player safety over the past three seasons.
Defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove, now a member of the Packers, was suspended eight games. Defensive end Will Smith was suspended four games. Linebacker Scott Fujita, who signed with the Browns, will have to miss three games.
The players are allowed to participate in offseason activity, including preseason games, before the suspensions begin.
The players have three days to appeal the ruling, in which case they would get a hearing in front of commissioner Roger Goodell.
"In assessing player discipline, I focused on players who were in leadership positions at the Saints; contributed a particularly large...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
The ballot question talk continued with callers and Peter King continues to embarrass himself.
Amani Toomer tried his best to weigh in on the Josh Brown scandal.
Heath Evans called in to defend himself and Megyn Kelly fought with Newt Gingrich.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about the upcoming Patriots game against the Bills and to discuss yet another embarrassing handling of off field issues by the NFL.
Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss an article written in The Undefeated that wonders where the white American NBA players are. They talk about the NBA and race relations in sports.
The guys open the show talking about the World Series, and old friend John Lester still has issues throwing over to first base. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk baseball, and Lou is thrilled that MLB ratings are up.
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins after a 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Minnesota Wild.
Forget the Cubs, everybody get behind Tito as the Tribe takes game one. Dale, Holley and Thornton discuss the win.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
K&C producers Ken and Curtis break down the Wednesday Trenni experience plus a post-show pow-wow with a radio consultant.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
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