First Call: Greg Lloyd arrested ... again, Robert Morris gives honors

September 27, 2018

In Friday’s First Call, Greg Lloyd gets another gun charge. And RMU hockey is #HumboldtStrong.

Greg Lloyd arrested

From WPXI.com former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd has been arrested in Georgia. He is charged with felony aggravated assault. The former All-Pro was also tagged with a misdemeanor for pointing a gun at another person.

This would be the third such incident for Lloyd. In 2001, he was accused of sticking a gun in his son’s mouth. That case resulted in two hung juries. In 2004, Lloyd pleaded no contest to simple battery charges for pointing a gun at his ex-wife in 2002.

The incident allegedly involves his current wife. Lloyd denied the allegations to TMZ.

Mayfield making it happen

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was solid in his preseason finale. He led three first-half scoring drives as the Browns topped the Lions 35-17.

Mayfield was 9-of-16 for 138 yards. As expected, Tyrod Taylor didn’t play.

No word as of yet if Todd Haley screamed at Jarvis Landry some more or if the feds indicted any other Cleveland linebackers.

Humboldt Strong

Robert Morris freshman goalie Reid Cooper is a native of Saskatchewan. He has chosen to honor the Humboldt junior hockey team on his goalie mask.

On April 6, a semi-trailer crashed into the Broncos’ team bus. There were 29 people on board. Sixteen died, including 10 players.

Cooper and Dyllan Lubbesmeyer will battle for playing time along with three-year starter Francis Marotte. The Colonials begin their season against Bowling Green at home on Oct. 12.

Cole and Morton update

How about this stat involving the Astros and former Pirates Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton.

After Morton’s latest start, that number is down to 15.

In general, though, the second half of the season hasn’t been that great for Morton. His ERA has gone up from 2.55 at the end of the June to 3.14 now. The right-hander hasn’t gone through the sixth inning in his last three starts.

Cole’s August has been so-so as well, with a 4.30 ERA for the month. But his 40-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio since the end of July has been fantastic. Cole trails only Verlander in strikeouts (he’s up to 240 now) among American League starters, and he is fifth in ERA.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at tbenz@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TimBenzPGH.

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