RIP Bubba Smith: Moses Hightower “Police Academy”

He was a legend on the field and a star on the big screen, Bubba Smith, a man who was the number one NFL draft pick in 1967 . Smith later went on to star in the Police Academy Films as Moses Hightower.

Smith died in his Los Angeles home on August 4th, he was just 66 years old.
As an NFL star he played for the Baltimore Colts, the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Oilers.

In this EsNewsReporting video we talk to former NFL stars like Marcus Allen, Warren Moon and Rosey Grier about the late Bubba Smith.

RipFire: Behind The Scenes of a Commercial Shoot

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice have signed an endorsement deal to promote RipFire, a supplement company. The two were in Los Angeles filming a commercial. Check out the behind the scenes video.

The Ohio State Football Coach: Jim Tressel Out

The Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has resigned. The NCAA is investigating the Buckeyes for possibly violating some rules. The announcement was made early Monday, with Tressel saying that it’s in the best interest that he resigns. Several players are accused of receiving benefits from an owner of a tattoo-parlor.  

Jim Tressel Resigns

Tressel denied know anything about the issue, but when confronted by investigators with emails, they showed he did know. The schools assistant head coach under Tressel, Luke Fickell, will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 season.

NFL Player to The Lakers?

Ramses Barden (6’7 , 235lbs)  plays for the New York Giants, and  these days the lightening fast wide receiver is looking into other opportunities,  just in case the NFL lockout isn’t resolved.

At a recent charity event,  Lakers star Ron Artest,  invited Ramses to come join his team and help win a championship. Check out the EsNewsReporting video below.

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NFL’S Ray Edwards Makes His Boxing Debut

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is making his boxing debut as a heavyweight on Friday night.  Edwards is getting in the ring with TJ Gibson at the Grand Casino in Minnesota . The 6’5, 270 pound football player says he’s serious about being a pro boxer and is taking advantage of the lockout situation.

Vikings Ray Edwards Want's To Become A Boxer

Edwards is currently under contract with the NFL,  but says he isn’t getting paid enough “I’ve openly said I won’t play for the Vikings, because of the simple fact of my backup is getting paid 70 more percent than I am — there’s no way I can do that to myself,” Edwards told 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.  He goes on to say that he loves boxing and will purse it if the Vikings don’t pay up.

Oh and by the way, his backup is under a three-year contract, making more than $14 million.

 

 

 

 

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