Saints visit Cowboys...Redskins say they’ll investigate their new running back’s legal issues
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints try for an 11th straight win when they visit Dallas tonight. The 10-1 Saints can wrap up the NFC South title with four games remaining with a win and a Carolina loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday. The 6-5 Cowboys are coming off a Thanksgiving win over Washington that vaulted them to a tie for the NFC East lead with the Redskins.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After deciding to give Reuben Foster a second chance following his domestic violence arrest, the Washington Redskins say they’ll continue to investigate the 24-year-old’s legal problems. Washington was the only team to put in a claim for Foster after the 49ers released him Monday, following his arrest Saturday night at the San Francisco 49ers’ team hotel in Tampa. He has been charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Johnson, the longest-serving Georgia Tech coach in a half-century, is retiring after 11seasons with the Yellow Jackets. The 61-year-old Johnson revealed the surprising decision four days after Georgia Tech closed the regular season with a lopsided loss to No. 4 Georgia. Johnson compiled a career record of 82-59 at the ACC school, including eight bowl appearances and three trips to the league championship game.
UNDATED (AP) — Jeff Brohm is staying at Purdue instead of returning to Louisville to rebuild his alma mater’s football team. One day after reportedly meeting with Louisville officials in central Indiana, Brohm informed Boilermakers athletic director Mike Bobinski he was turning down the Cardinals job so he could stay in West Lafayette. Brohm is 13-12 in two seasons and has taken the Boilermakers to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 2011-12.
TOKYO (AP) — The competition to host the 2026 Winter Olympics is between Sweden and Italy. IOC President Thomas Bach praised both bids today, but declined to take sides at meetings this week in Tokyo. It guarantees that the Winter Olympics will be returning to Europe after winter games in Russia, South Korea — and in China in 2022.