Cowboys’ Elliott won’t play this weekend...Report on Hernandez’ brain damage... Survey released on NFL concussions
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not be suiting up for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. He failed in his bid to keep a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence on hold. A federal appeals court in New York City has denied the injunction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Elliott didn’t meet the standards to continue blocking the suspension but ordered a hearing as soon as it could be scheduled.
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. That’s according to Dr. Ann McKee of the CTE Center at Boston University, who presented the findings of her examination of Hernandez’s brain today. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots player killed himself in April while serving life in prison for murder.
NEW YORK (AP) — A video review of 459 reported concussions during the past two NFL seasons has found far more occurred on passing plays than any other plays. Forty-four percent of the concussions were on passes, 30 percent were on running plays, 21 percent on punt or kickoff returns, 4 percent on sacks and 1 percent on field goal attempts. Cornerbacks suffered the most concussions and wide receivers were next.
NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is being fined $15,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating in a loss at Cleveland. Kidd made the comments after the 124-119 loss Tuesday night. Milwaukee was called for 31 personal fouls to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws. Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee. He said “the different crews that we’ve had have been awful.”
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A celebration of Roy Halladay’s life will take place next Tuesday at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida, the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The two-time Cy Young Award winner died this week at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay pitched for Toronto from 1998-2008 and for Philadelphia from 2009-13, going 203-105.