By writer to www.si.com
The Patriots Bury Dishonest Information (Once more)
The Patriots shocked followers Sunday night time after they signed Cam Newton to a one-year deal reportedly price as much as $7.5 million. The timing of New England’s information all of the sudden appeared handy when the NFL reportedly handed down its punishment for the group illegally filming the Bengals’ sideline final season.
The group obtained a $1.1 million tremendous, was docked a third-round decide in 2021 and was banned from capturing video games throughout the 2020 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The punishment stems from a Patriots staffer filming Cincinnati’s sidelines throughout the first quarter of a Bengals-Brown recreation on Dec. 8, 2019.
Schefter reported Newton’s signing precisely 17 minutes earlier than his colleague Mike Reiss shared news of the NFL’s punishment. Coincidence? Oh, the sleuths on Twitter positive weren’t fooled. This is not the primary time the Patriots have tried to cover dishonest information.
Mississippi lawmakers vote to vary the state flag
Each the Home and Senate of Mississippi handed a invoice Sunday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag. The state has confronted strain to vary its flag over the previous month amid nationwide protests over racial injustice.
The sports activities world has additionally referred to as consideration to the flag debate. Earlier this month, NASCAR banned Confederate flags from all of its races, and the SEC even threatened to ban convention championship occasions from being held in Mississippi till motion was taken. The NCAA later expanded its Confederate Flag policy to stop any championship occasions from being performed in states the place the image has a outstanding presence.
Mississippi State working again Kylin Hill used his platform and tweeted that he would not “be representing this state anymore” until the flag was modified. Bulldogs coach Mike Leach and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin joined a bunch to lobby in front of state legislature late final week, urging for the change.
On Sunday night time, Hill thanked the schools that helped with the coverage change and SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued an announcement praising their management.
The very best of SI
As COVID-19 threatens the 2020 school soccer season, what if we blew up the system entirely? … How might the remainder of the NFL let Bill Belichick get Cam Newton? … Many broadcasters’ livelihoods are contingent upon taking part in video games—so what happens during a shutdown? … MLB groups have released their 60-man player pool rosters for summer training camp.
Across the sports activities world
Communities round school campuses face potentially existential losses in population, jobs and revenue. … Johnny Manziel says his football career is probably “in the past.” … MLS confirms 26 extra coronavirus cases ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida.
Benzema’s help is pure artwork
Possibly Nike knew concerning the Cam Newton signing all alongside
Lil Wayne paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on the BET Awards
This child has some loopy expertise
He is fairly gifted too
MLB is heading to summer time camp
Not sports activities
A Starbucks barista bought $65,000 in donations after a customer’s mask complaint. … Drive-in film theaters have gotten the go-to spot for recreation during the coronavirus. … A Tampa man discovered a kidney donor after a chance encounter at a traffic light.
An iconic Irish trio meets in a confessional sales space
An excellent track
Electronic mail email@example.com with any suggestions or follow him on Twitter for about one half-decent baseball joke per week. Bookmark this page to see earlier editions of Sizzling Clicks and discover the latest version every single day. By in style request, he’s made a Spotify playlist of the music featured here. Go to our Extra Mustard page all through every day for extra offbeat sports activities tales.
— to www.si.com