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Michael Strahan Says No To Big Blue

I guess the New York Giants didn’t want to pay enough money to get Michael Strahan out of retirement.  Actually, it wasn’t about the money, but Strahan told Foxsports.com he didn’t want to play.

The Giants tried to lure him out of the Fox Sports booth since they lost defensive end Osi Umenyoria for the season.

That’s good news for Cowboys tackles Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams.

Strahan told Jay Glazer:

“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan said from Greece. “But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.

“I have gone back and forth on this because as a player you’ll always want to play, you’ll never lose that urge to be out there. But I could only do this if I could commit 100 percent, physically, mentally, emotionally and I can’t do that. I’ve tried to convince myself and my body to give it one more year, but in the end I just don’t think I could turn it on like I need to again.”

Strahan and the team held discussions and he says the money was enough to do the deal. But in the end, it became a matter of whether or not he wanted to put his body through the rigors of another NFL season.

The Sad NBA Draft Tale Of Dallas Native Darrell Arthur

How did former South Oak Cliff star Darrell Arthur fall so darn far on draft day?  A kidney issue.  Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn as the details of Arthur’s fall from lotto pick to almost out of the first round.

The gist of it, according to Arthur’s agent, Jerry Hicks: During medical examinations at the Pre-Draft camp in Orlando at the beginning of the month, Arthur’s blood was shown to contain higher-than-normal levels of creatine, which can be a possible indicator of kidney failure or malfunction. “Three teams inquired about those lab results,” Hicks told SI.com. “One called, we talked about it for 3-4 minutes, and they expressed no real concern. On the 24th [of June], Philadelphia asked about it, and I asked them, rather than doing additional bloodwork for them that day, when he had his final workout with Washington on the 25th, we’d do it in Washington.

“We did the bloodwork on the morning of the 25th, and by noon, [Arthur’s kidneys] were determined to be completely normal. I received a message from Washington — which is still saved in my voice mail in my office — that everything was normal. Philadelphia received word that things were normal. How this became an issue around the league is puzzling, to say the least.”

It appears that only two of the NBA’s 30 teams had the full story on Arthur’s kidneys; the rest were working off of the rumor mill, the details of which hit the airwaves by the time the first round hit the mid-20s. ESPN broke into its draft broadcast with a report that Arthur was slipping due to an “undisclosed kidney issue.” Arthur’s mother, Sandra, who was sitting beside him in the Green Room, looked up at one of the Garden’s video screens and shook her head. “I knew something had to have happened to make Darrell not get taken higher,” she said, “and that stuff was just not true.”

Roger Clemens Is A Real Playboy

Man, the New York Daily News is on Roger Clemens.  They have tracked down ol boys affairs, and more than the one with country singer Mindy McCready.

This story is…..wow.  “He had chicks stashed in every city – like every athlete, you play golf, you go get drunk and [have sex],” says one source close to Clemens. “In some ways, it’s a lonely life.”

I’d hate to be him right now.  Trying explaining this stuff to your kids and wife Debbie.

Roger Clemens Is Not Credible Anymore

Former and I do mean former, because no team in their right mind would hire Roger Clemens to pitch for them now, expect the Texas Rangers.

Clemens apparently hasn’t been the most faithful husband or teammates through the years according to the New York Daily News.  The Rocket is saying he’s sorry:

On the eighth day, Roger Clemens apologized.

Following a week in which the Daily News reported his affairs with several women, Clemens released a statement Sunday night apologizing for “mistakes in his personal life,” while again denying he ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

“I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media. Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry,” Clemens said in a statement handed to the Houston Chronicle, a favorite outlet for Clemens and his lawyer Rusty Hardin.

“I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans,” Clemens said. “Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right.”

Click here for the rest.

I wonder if all those Republicans on Capitol Hill are still behind Clemens.  He’s making those who did look real dumb.

 

Watch Rick Gosselin And Newy Scruggs Talk Draft

Almost 12 minutes of solid gold from Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News on nbc5i.com.

Click here and enjoy the video.

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