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Former NFL Wideout Roscoe Parrish Arrested



Roscoe Parrish

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill someone, according to TMZ Sports.

Parrish, 37, was formally booked into Broward County Jail in Florida on felony charges of aggravated stalking-domestic violence and intimidation.

Per TMZ’s report, jail records indicate that Parrish made “written threats to kill”, and records indicate a $50,000 bail amount next to each charge.

Parrish was a solid receiver for the Buffalo Bills, who drafted him during the 2nd round of the 2005 NFL Draft following an impressive 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and played 8 seasons, and 90 games, during his NFL career.

Parrish was due in court on Tuesday morning.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Gfinity Arena Hosting NBA 2K League European Invitational



NBA 2K League European Invitational

Gfinity is partnering with the NBA 2K League to host the NBA 2K League European Invitational which is slated to take place at the Gfinity Arena in Fulham Broadway, London on December 14th, and will be broadcasted live on Twitch and YouTube.

The inaugural qualifying will see 20 players from Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Turkey, and the United Kingdom compete in an attempt to become eligible for 2020’s draft, and is making a mark in the world of esports and esports teams.

“Building on the success of last season’s APAC Invitational, which identified several draft-eligible players from the Asia‑Pacific region, it is important for us to further strengthen our player pool by providing more opportunities for top international players to qualify for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft” Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League said according to an official press release.”

Following the event, a committee composed of league representatives and team managers will identify standout players and select them to be eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft, where players will have the opportunity to compete for one of 23 franchises in the league in the following season.

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Yankees’ Preparing Record-Setting Contract Offer for Gerrit Cole



Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees are looking to make free agent front-line starter Gerrit Cole an offer he simply cannot refuse.

According to the New York Times’ Bob Klapisch, the Yankees are working on a making a record-setting seven-year, $245 million contract offer to Cole, which would set  anew mark for pitchers in terms of overall value as well as average annual value.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman and Mark Feinsand, while the Yankees have not officially made the offer to Cole, they are not far from doing so. Cole and his agent Scott Boras have requested interested teams to submit their initial offers.

Cole is expected to draw interest from the Los Angeles Dodges and and the Los Angeles Angels, who could throw their hat in the ring of what could be a fevered bidding war to land Cole, who is widely considered to be the cream of the free agent crop this year.

The Yankees have made it their priority to sign Cole this offseason, and appear to be taking a clear, and aggressive approach, to get that deal done as soon as possible.





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Browns’ Baker Mayfield Rips Training Staff Over OBJ Injury



Baker Mayfield, Freddie Kitchens

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is spouting off at the mouth again, and is taking aim at his own organization, specifically for the way that the training staff handled the injury of Browns’ superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr..

“I’d say that it wasn’t handled right,” Mayfield said, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “He’s not able to run as well as he … should be able to, as well as he knows. And that’s frustrating for him. You can sense some of his frustration, where that comes from. It wasn’t handled the right way, in our training room. It is what it is. His not 100% is still good enough for us.”

Beckham reportedly has a sports hernia injury and is weighing offseason surgery to correct the issue that has been hampering him since training camp.

“I don’t really know,” Beckham said. “You have to ask the doctors if you have a chance to interview them. I really don’t know what to tell you.”

“I think it could’ve been addressed earlier on,” Mayfield said. “Looking back on it, obviously, hindsight is 20/20, he probably would’ve missed the first two [games]. One or two. Just based on the fact that it was during training camp. It is what it is. We’re here right now. It’s too late to do that. He’s fighting through pain; he’s playing through pain. That shows you the type of guy he is.”

Mayfield took to Twitter to issue an apology for his comments.

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