The death of baseball legend Yogi Berra isn’t the only sports news taking place outside the game.
First, the bad stuff. From ABC News: Texas HS Football Assistant Coach Admits to Telling Players to Hit Referee, Principal Says
An assistant coach at John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas confessed to his principal that he ordered players to go after the referee during a recent football game, according to an ESPN report, citing a signed statement from the principal. According to the statement, obtained by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” the school’s principal, Robert Harris, says coach Mack Breed admitted to him and head Coach Gary Gutierrez that he “directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls.”
Now for the good stuff. From KOTV News: Durant Cleared To Resume Basketball Activities
Kevin Durant has been cleared to play following a long, complicated recovery from a Jones fracture in his foot that was initially hurt during the preseason last year. Thunder General Manager Sam Presti made the announcement during his annual ‘State of the Thunder’ address before training camp.
The news about Kevin Durant makes this writer want to go …
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