NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is still sticking to his original punishment for Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith(not the actor) for their part in the bountygate scandal. This is despite the fact that an appeal panel that was created by the NFL’s labor agreement removed the original suspensions. The panel found no grounds in the NFL rules for the suspicions. That means that Vilma will still miss the entire season. Smith has already served his sentence but still wants to appeal to clear his name.
There was a little relief for former Saints defensive lineman Scott Fujita whose three-game suspension was cut to one game. Again Fujita has already played this season so the reduction is pointless. Free-agent Anthony Hargrove saw his suspension cut from eight-games to seven.
Most of the players have acknowledged that there was a pool but say it had nothing to do with intentionally hurting opposing players. Regardless for them this scandal came at time when the NFL is battling former players over life altering injuries. Players are arguing that they were not properly warned of the effects of playing football. The NFL has been making a strong effort to combat this notion. They are even running ads featuring players like Tom Brady pointing out the importance of early safety teaching. For Goodell the bounty scandal is a blemish that points to lack safety standards that needs to be erased. Therefore I wouldn’t expect to see Vilma on the field anytime soon.Which is not a good thing because the Saints need a stronger defense.
It just occurred to me that I had stalked swimmer Ryan Lochte recently on the internet. I feeling this incredibly hotness void in my life that had to be filled. I know many of you are still grieving Lochte’s rejection from ABC’s “The Bachelor.” There was a lot of talk of Lochte having his own reality show as well. But alas it seems that Lochte is leaving Hollywood behind and going back to swimming. Don’t worry we can still watch his cameos in “90210″ and “30 Rock” this fall. But there won’t be the full Karadashian access that many of us want. If any reality show producers are reading please call Lochte and give him his own show. If “The Hills” can exist as a show there is no reason why a Lochte version, “The Waves” cannot. And even if it just involves watching him swim for 8 hours, I would still watch.
Maybe Hollywood thinks that Lochte is not engaging enough for his own show. It definitely doesn’t help that Seth MacFarlane did a not so complimentary potrayal of Lochte on SNL’s “Weekend Update” last Saturday. Reality television should not discriminate on personality or lack of because if it gets standards how will dumb/beautiful people survive in the world.
Oh Ryan Lochte you are so hot that I don’t think it matters. Recently Lochte shot a cameo on “90210″ as himself. And how did it go . . . well it could have been better. Lochte said, “It was my first acting gig and I was a little nervous going on set. I kind of messed up my lines the first couple of takes, but after talking with the cast and them helping me out, I started nailing it towards the end and it felt normal.”
At least he is getting the hang out it. And don’t worry he will be shirtless the whole time so I don’t think anyone will be focusing on his line delivery. The episode will not air until October 29 on the CW at 9:00pm. (And no you can’t set you DVR that far in the future, I checked.) He is really living it up in Hollywood even taking time to pee in a pool with Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.
Rumor has it that Lochte is moving to LA to focus on a unknown reality show and fashion line. I will keep my eyes open.
We all know how much everyone loves or loves to hate on swimmer Ryan Lochte. As it turns out that is the perfect combination needed for a reality star. For evidence consider how many Kardashian love/haters there are in the world. Lochte has been offered to star in three different reality shows. Although nothing is confirmed I can only hope that his mother is a major part of the show. Any mom who is willing to openly express her son’s love for a one-night stand is perfect for reality stardom.
Lochte has already expressed his willingness to go on “Dancing with the Stars”. Michael Phelps has also expressed interested in the show. Leaving the media to salivate over the idea of another Phelps/Lochte showdown. While Phelps has all the time in the world to work on reality television Lochte is still training for the Olympics in Rio 2016. So I can only imagine any show about Lochte’s life is going to involve a lot of time in the pool. Lochte needs to keep swimming to keep his sponsors happy. Fortune Magazine estimates that Lochte will be making $2.3 million in endorsements this year.
But with Lochte incredible hotness . . . I think I could watch him do almost anything well except for peeing in the pool. This is just nasty.
In the strangest office pool ever the Saints have admitted to putting in up to $50,000 in for assaulting other players. If you knocked out a player and they were unable to return to the game you’d get $1,500. If you got a player carted off you’d get $1,000. Don’t the Saints know your salary is the ultimate award, they are going to pay you for knocking people out anyways and way more than $1,000. Not to say that teams encourages assaulting players but it is usually part of a good defense. At Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis took responsibility for the program. It is so annoying when coaches
lie pretend not to know what their players are up to.
I would like to see a bounty in hockey, would anybody even notice it was happening?