The Miami Dolphins DT Randy Starks who earlier in the off-season was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer when he ran his big rig style truck into the same PO over the Memorial Day weekend had his charges reduced to culpable negligence. The result of the reduction puts Starks facing a misdemeanor II instead of a felony. Or 60 days in jail instead of a possible 5 years.
The chances are still remote that Starks will do any jail time at all and it’s likely that he will face a stiff fine instead.
In other Dolphins news, the start of training camp is this Saturday and the team still has 3 rookies unsigned. 5th rounder Chris Clemons, 1st rounder Vontae’ Davis, and 2nd round utility player Pat White. The team is negotiating with the agents for all 3 but per team policy under Bill Parcells and company, agents are asked to not leak news of the progress…making it seem like nothing is being done. All 3 are still expected to sign by Saturday morning.
The NFL has seen former Green Bay and NY Jet QB Brett Favre retire, un-retire, retire, un-retire, and now it appears that he will stay retired. Favre informed Brad Childress and the Vikings that he intends to stay retired despite the fact that he will continue to throw and work out on his own. Which of course only means that he is keeping his options open for another flake out that will snare some team into his web. Do us all a favor and especially your legacy Brett and stay retired.
The NFL lost one of it’s great assistant coaches two days ago when long time Philadelphia Eagle defensive co-ordinator Jimmy Johnson passed away at the age of 68. Known for his confusing blitz schemes, Johnson battled cancer like he did opposing offenses. I could write more about him, but I could never give him the credit that our Eagles writer did. Head over to InsidetheIggles for more on Johnson’s passing.