What is good my Ave? Welcome back to another edition of Your Week In Sports. The NFL season is underway, the NBA is still at a standstill and Plaxico airs out some laundry on his former team the New York Giants.
Lets take a look at some of the big news in sports from the weeks past!
It's The First of Tha Month!
As many as two dozen football players from the Fresno State Bulldogs have been implicated in a welfare fraud investigation involving a county Department of Social Services worker accused of filing for false benefits for them and others.
The NFL seems to have worked out it's money issues as more of it's top stars are receiving enormous contracts. The Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson and the Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu each received the biggest contracts of thier careers. Peterson inked a $100 million contract and Polamalu was extended an extra 4 years on terms not yet disclosed to the public.
On a lesser note, the Carolina Panthers inked safety Charles Godfrey to a five year contract extension good for $27.5 million. Godfrey was a third round pick in 2008, has started 43 games for the Panthers over three seasons. In those three seasons Charles has 157 tackles, seven interceptions, and six forced fumbles.
Last season with the Panthers Godfrey lead the team with five interceptions.
NBA Labor Talks On The Move
According to ESPN's Henry Abbott:
Commissioner David Stern said the talks had been "intense." He said it's "getting to be an important time." And he announced that next week's CBA talks would expand to include each side's full negotiating committee.
The two sides have agreed not to characterize the talks to the media. And in the spirit of keeping that promise, Stern and Fisher peppered their talks with let's-not-get-carried-away language. Stern said, "I don't know if it's positive or negative," that the groups' meeting will expand next week. Similarly, Fisher said, "It doesn't imply that we're somehow on the verge," and added that, "We still haven't found that place where we can come out and say here's where we are, here's where progress is being made."
So we can at least take as they are talking...
Other important notes on the basketball front:
- New Jersey Net star point guard Deron Williams arrived in Instanbul, Turkey to start his career as a member of the Turkish basketball team Besiktas.
- Phoenix Suns president/CEO Rick Welts, the first openly gay professional team owner stepped resigned from his position for personal reasons. Welts said in an interview Friday that he plans to relocate to Northern California to be with his partner.
- Lakers forward Adam Morrison and a Serbian team are currently in talks
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