Your Five Things For July 15th: Another NFL Owner In Trouble
1. Cleveland Browns Owner Must Pay $92 Mil For Privately Owned Company
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam must pay $92 Million to avoid prosecution. They own Pilot and Flying J truck stops and are involved in cheating trucking companies on rebates. The NFL says no added disciplinary matters will be taken on Jimmy Haslam. Jimmy was also in it with family member and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. This has been going on with the FBI since 2011.
2. Detroit Red Wings Get New Assistant
Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings add a new assistant to their staff. Tony Granato, who is currently employed by the Pittsburgh Penguins, cannot be announced until he is released from his current job. Granato, 50, retired from playing in 2001 and joined the Colorado Avalanche staff. He was the assistant for them and then the head coach until 2003. He then was assistant for the team until 2008 holding it for the season before being fired. He joined the Penguins in the summer of 2009 and has been with the organization since.
3. Yoenis Cespedes Wins Second Straight Home Run Derby
Out at a wet and soggy Target Field, Yoenis Cespedes crushes 9 home runs in the final round to win the Home Run Derby edging out Todd Frazier. Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, was able to beat out Joey Bautista in the semi-finals and survived a swing off in the first round. Todd Frazier, of the Cincinnati Reds, beat out Giancarlo Stanton in the semi-finals 1-0. Tonight the All-Star game will happen at Target Field on FOX as Adam Wainwright will take on Felix Hernandez.
4. Gary Harris Shines In Summer League
Former Michigan State guard Gary Harris shines in the NBA summer league game on Saturday, dropping 33 points while shooting 10-17 and 5-10 from behind the three point line. He did struggle during the next game only 9 points against the Bulls. Adrian Payne has been playing for the Atlanta Hawks this summer. He had team high 12 points in one game but, has not immediately translated to the NBA Summer League.
5. Oklahoma State Football Under Investigation
After a Sports Illustrated series 10 months ago, the NCAA has moved forward and is now investigating the Oklahoma State football program. The investigation is looking at payments to players from coaches, academic violations, drug use and a hostess program. These are violations stemming from the Les Miles days of coaching but Les Miles and other coaches has denied the allegations.