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Gronkowski dented Lombardi trophy after using it as baseball bat, video shows

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After announcing his retirement from the National Footbal League last month, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left his teammates with a parting gift they’ll never forget.

The 2019 Super Bowl Champs were being honored on April 3 at Fenway Park just before the Boston Red Sox season opener when Gronkowski accidentally dented the team’s sixth Lombardi trophy when he used it as a baseball bat.

In a video posted on Twitter by the team, Gronk’s former teammate Julian Edelman was seen lining up for a pitch while he appeared to hold the Lombardi trophy like a baseball bat.

“It was all fun and games until it wasn’t,” Matthew Slater, special teams captain, said in the video mash-up.

PATRIOTS TIGHT END ROB GRONKOWSKI ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ON INSTAGRAM

Jason McCourty, a cornerback for the Patriots, said everyone figured the pair was pretending.

“No way is he going to swing the Lombardi trophy.”

But sure enough, Gronk switched from a batting stance to bunt the ball, making a loud enough sound to ensure that he made contact.

“Gronkowski’s parting gift,” McCourty said.

Defensive back Duron Harmon said that if “anybody could do it and get away with it, it’d be Mr. Gronkowski himself.”

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Harmon continued, “He has now left an everlasting mark so that people will never forget that he was a part of that championship team.”

Gronkowski announced last month in an Instagram post that he would be retiring from league 9 years after the Patriots drafted him.

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Cierre Wood, ex-NFL running back, punished ‘chunky’ 5-year-old girl with exercise before death, police say

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Former Notre Dame and NFL running back Cierre Wood, who was charged in the murder of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter, believed the child was “chunky” and forced her to do sprints, sit-ups and squats as punishment before her death, authorities said.

Wood, 28, and Amy Taylor, 25, both face murder and child abuse charges after La’Rayah Davis was pronounced dead at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas on April 10. The child had died with extensive internal injuries, including a lacerated liver, broken ribs and severe injuries from her forehead to her thighs.

CIERRE WOOD, EX-NFL RUNNING BACK, CHARGED WITH MURDER OF ABUSED 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Wood told police he made the young girl run sprints in the apartment, do sit-ups and wall squats, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. He called the fitness punishments “learning through fun.” Wood told police that he was “trying to get her on the right path due to her being chunky.”

The day she died, La’Rayah fell backward while doing sit-ups and hit her head on the carpeted floor. Unable to reach Taylor by phone, Wood said he tried splashing water on the girl’s face and blowing air into her mouth. When a “chunky red fluid” came out of her nose, he said he called 911 and performed chest compressions, FOX5 Las Vegas reported.

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Wood, left, and Taylor were both initially charged with first-degree child abuse. As details on the child’s death were released, the couple was later charged with murder. (/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Taylor told police she was at the grocery store at the time, and later said she had sat on her daughter’s chest as a punishment about a week before her death. She said her daughter had complained of chest pains and stopped eating full meals in the days before her death.

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“I honestly feel like when I sat on her I [explicit] her up…And now I don’t have a child now,” she told police.

Wood had short stints in the NFL with the Houston TexansNew England PatriotsSeattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills from 2013-2015. He also played in the Canadian Football League.

Both Wood and Taylor were held without bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 21.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills, Wizards’ Devin Robinson arrested after brawl outside nightclub, police say

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An unfortunate sports crossover resulted in two stars being handcuffed after an NFL player and NBA player were arrested Saturday following a fight outside a Washington D.C. nightclub, police said.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were involved in a “verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club,” the Associated Press reported, citing a police report.

Mills and Robinson were charged with disorderly affray.

Robinson was hospitalized after the incident. The Wizards then announced they wouldn’t be extending a qualifying offer to Robison, stemming from the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a news release.

The Eagles said they were “aware of the situation” and were still in the process of gathering information.

Mills started eight games for the Eagles last season before injuring his foot in December.

Robinson played in seven games for the Wizards. He spent most of his time with their G-League affiliate, Capital City Go-Go.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former NFL star is helping to rebuild 3 Louisiana churches ruined in arson attacks

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Former New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson may be retired but that isn’t stopping him from helping his local community in Louisiana.

According to the New Orleans Advocate, Watson is assisting in the rebuilding efforts for the three Louisiana churches recently burned down in an arson attack.

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The three Baptist churches, St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, were targeted over a 10-day span, from March 26-April 4.

On April 9, when there still wasn’t a clear motive for the fires, Watson tweeted how he would follow the situation closely.

After monitoring the situation for a couple days, he decided to take action, reaching out to the pastors of the three churches, as well as the head of the Seventh District Missionary Baptist Association, Pastor Freddie Jack.

“In speaking with these pastors I am in awe and inspired by their faith and courage, comforting their congregations and family members,” Watson told The Advocate. “Through sadness and shock they spoke of forgiveness for the arsonist and grace for tomorrow. Most importantly they spoke of being overwhelmed by support from people of goodwill and all religions from around the country. And they were humbled by what God has already done through this series of events.”

He is currently leading by example and called upon others to join him in supporting the rebuilding efforts, tweeting out a GoFundMe and address for donations.

Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a local sheriff’s deputy, was arrested on Wednesday on three counts of simple arson of a religious building.

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Watson says he won’t comment on whether or not Matthews is guilty until legal proceedings are completed.

“While I reserve judgement on the man arrested for this crime until proven guilty, the fact that black churches were burned to the ground is a reminder of the fear and pain so many communities have repeatedly experienced since emancipation,” Watson said. “This trauma resides deep within all of us, black and white, in America.”

The former 15-year NFL veteran tweeted how he wants the community, both black and white to come together, as brothers and sisters.

Watson retired from the Saints after their playoff run in January and currently lives in Louisiana with his wife, Kirsten, a Baton Rouge native.

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Cierre Wood, ex-NFL running back, charged with murder of abused 5-year-old girl

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Former Notre Dame and NFL running back Cierre Wood faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter, Las Vegas police said Thursday.

Wood, 28, was arrested early Wednesday at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas after La-Rayah Davis died there Tuesday night. Woods’ girlfriend, 25-year-old Amy Taylor, also was arrested. Both initially were charged with first-degree child abuse and neglect, but an online inmate database showed that the murder charge had been added against Wood.

Jail records showed that Wood was being held without bail. He was scheduled to make his next court appearance Monday morning. It was not immediately clear whether Talyor had been released on $5,000 bond.

A native of Bloomington, Calif., Wood played three seasons for the Fighting Irish, recording 2,447 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. He also caught 52 passes in his college career for 384 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In his final season, Notre Dame recorded a 12-0 regular season and reached the BCS National Championship Game before losing to Alabama, 42-14.

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Wood pictured in action for the Buffalo Biills during a preseason game in 2015. (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports, File)

Wood played in just five regular-season games over his NFL career. Three of those games were in 2013 for the Houston Texans and two were for the Buffalo Bills in 2015. He was cut by the Texans in October 2013 and was signed by the New England Patriots for their practice squad two weeks later. He dressed for but did not play in two games for New England during the 2013 season.

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In January 2014, Wood was signed by the Baltimore Ravens who released him that August. That November, he was signed to the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad only to be cut four days later. The Bills signed Wood for the following season but he was placed on injured reserve in October 2015 with a torn ACL.

Wood signed with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats in March 2017 and was traded to the Montreal Alouettes that May. He was released by Montreal in May of last year.

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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Former Minnesota Vikings minority owner found dead in apparent murder-suicide, friend says

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A wealthy Minnesota businessman, who was once part-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, was found dead along with his wife at a lakeside mansion Wednesday, a close friend and the couple’s children said.

The two bodies discovered in a bed at the Lake Minnetonka mansion Wednesday were identified as being Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandria Jacobs, Dennis Mathisen, a close friend of the businessman, told the Star Tribune. Authorities responded to the residence after having received a call, Orono police said.

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The Jacobs’ had been married for nearly 60 years and Alexandria had been “in a wheelchair for the last year or so and had signs of dementia,” Mathisen told the newspaper. Irwin had been “distraught” over her condition, Mathisen said, adding it’s believed Irwin killed his wife and then himself.

The couple’s children also confirmed their deaths in a short statement Thursday.

Irwin, 77, had a minority stake in the Vikings in the 1980s before selling his share. He was once known as “Irv the Liquidator” because of his practice of buying underperforming companies and then selling them at a profit.

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He owned multiple properties including Grain Belt beer, J.R. Watkins Co., and Jacobs Trading Co.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Johnny Manziel appears to be turning over new leaf as he reveals name change

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Things haven’t worked out quite like Johnny Manziel hoped they would. Maybe John Manziel will have better luck.

The former college football star-turned-professional bust appears to be turning over a new leaf after failed runs in the NFL and Canadian Football League and a shortened season with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.

Manziel, speaking to the “Dan Patrick Show” on Sunday, said he wants to go by John now instead of Johnny.

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“I have a little update for you. I actually go by John these days. So, I’m kind of just turning over the page and moving forward a little bit,” he said.

But “John Football” doesn’t really have the same ring to it.

Manziel added he’s hoping to get another shot in the NFL after a short run with the Cleveland Browns, which led to his journey to the other football leagues.

“All I want is an opportunity to come in and prove that, I believe, I’m a different person these days,” he told the show. “I believe that I’m willing to put in the work to get to where I want to be, and I’m not scared of that anymore.”

If Manziel should get another shot at the NFL, he would be on a short list of AAF quarterbacks who signed with an NFL team.

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Luis Perez, of the Birmingham Iron, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and Garrett Gilbert, of the Orlando Apollos, signed with the Browns.

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Chicago Bears’ Cody Parkey after missing potential game-winning field goal: ‘I feel terrible’

Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey was relentlessly booed Sunday as he walked off Soldier Field after missing the potential game-winning field goal to send the team into the next round of the playoffs.

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Chargers hold off Jackson, Ravens in AFC wild card game

The Los Angeles Chargers led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s AFC wild card game but had to hold off a furious rally by the Baltimore Ravens to secure a 23-17 win.

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