Dungy Says He Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam, NFL News


Published on July 22 2014 2:23 am
Last Updated on July 22 2014 2:23 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Tampa, FL) -- Former NFL head coach and current television analyst Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam. Dungy tells the "Tampa Tribune" it's not because of Sam's ability or sexual orientation, he just wouldn't want to deal with the distraction. Dungy says "it's not going to be totally smooth" and that "things will happen."

Dunbar Cites Self-Defense

(Miami, FL) -- Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar is citing self defense in his recent arrest after an altercation in South Beach. Dunbar was involved in an altercation with former NBA player Donte Greene and was charged with disorderly conduct and a breach of peace. The outside linebacker is expected to be on the field Friday for the first full-squad practice of training camp.

Giants Chris Snee Announces Retirement

Long-time New York Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee announced his retirement on Monday. Snee played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Giants, appearing in 141 games and winning two Super Bowl titles. He was selected in the second round of the 2004 draft out of Boston College. After missing the
final 13 games of the 2013 season due to a torn labrum in his right hip, the 32-year-old had offseason elbow surgery. Snee, who is Giants coach Tom Coughlin's son-in-law, is a four-time Pro Bowl selection and his retirement leaves just Eli Manning, Zak DeOssie and Mathias Kiwanuka as the only three Giants with rings from each of their last two Super Bowls.

Rams Open Camp Saturday

(Earth City, MO) -- The St. Louis Rams will open up training camp on Friday at the Rams Park Training Center. Rookies will arrive today with the veterans showing up on Thursday. The first practice will be Friday. The Rams begin their preseason schedule against the Saints on August 8.

Bears Set For Camp This Week

(Bourbonnais, IL) -- The Bears have just a few more days of the offseason left. Players are set to report to training camp at Olivet Nazarene University on Thursday with the first practice scheduled for Friday morning. Gates for most practice sessions open at 9 a.m.