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Cleveland Browns Waive Davone Bess

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There’s no real big news involving the waiving of a player from an NFL roster. As a matter of fact, this will barely register a bleep on the radar.

But when the player was a fan favorite in the south Florida area, it matters a little bit. When the player was thought to be a solid person on and off the field, it matters a little bit. When the player’s life has been in a downward spiral for a few months and we’ve seen all of his recent troubles publicly, it matters.

The Cleveland Browns today decided to waive troubled wide receiver Davone Bess.

Bess missed the final two games of the season for “personal reasons,” and in January was arrested for assaulting an officer during a breakdown at a Florida airport. If the man needed help before, he’s not about to get it now.

Bess has suffered two frightening incidents over the last 12 months. The first—for which he was hospitalized for substance-abuse treatment without his consent—was kept quiet by the Dolphins, and the Browns may not have been aware of it when they traded for him a month later and signed him to a deal with nearly $6 million guaranteed. Bess checked himself into treatment after the second incident.

Hopefully he can get things straightened out with his personal life and find his way back to the field if he so chooses.

h/t deadspin.com

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Richie Incognito Allegedly Vandalized His Own Ferrari

Earlier this morning when news broke that Richie Incognito’s new Ferrari had a run in with a bat, speculation started to swirl as to who could have taken a Louisville Slugger to the hood of a very expensive car.

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Was it Jonathan Martin? Or maybe Jeff Ireland? Or better yet, Ted Wells. How about none of the above.

Here’s the latest

In a follow-up, TMZ reported that Incognito spoke with police on Thursday morning and told them he vandalized the car in a fit of rage. It is unclear what set him off or if he is telling the truth.
“(The neighbors) provided us with a photo of a damaged car and reported it to belong to Mr. Incognito, and they gave us an address,” Scottsdale Police Sergeant Mark Clark said, via USA Today Sports. “We went out there and checked to see if there was a damaged car there. There was no car and no one answered the door.
“We went out there again this morning and we were able to contact Mr. Incognito and he reported that he damaged his own car and didn’t need any police help or report.”

This is not a good look for Richie. Teams are already reluctant to sign him to a new deal this offseason because of the locker room scandal involving Jonathan Martin. But add this to the shirtless rant in a Ft. Lauderdale bar, a twitter rant and an incident at a team golfing incident, teams are going to be running away instead of lining up for his services.

Richie Incognito is supposedly the ringleader in the "bullying" of Martin.

Richie Incognito is supposedly the ringleader in the “bullying” of Martin.

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Miami Heat move Roger Mason Jr. to Sacramento

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Wade to Chalmers to James alley oop

Enjoy the greatness from last nights Pistons vs Heat.
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Former Hurricane and NFLer Jarrett Payton live from SB 48

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He’s the son of sweetness. He starred at the University of Miami. And even though Jarrett Payton didn’t exactly live up to his fathers big shoes in the NFL, Walter can be proud that he left behind a smart intelligent young man who will undoubtedly carry on his father’s legacy off the field.

He joined us from radio row and spoke about the University of Miami football team, his father and of course, the big game.

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Miami Dolphins and Asst. GM Brian Gaine have parted ways

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Mutually parted ways. We’ve heard that before right?

After he was passed up for the general manager position for Dennis Hickey, it was evident more than ever that the current regime in Miami didn’t want to have anything to do with Brian Gaine, who was an “Ireland disciple”.
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Freeman and Fox talk Miami Dolphins

Miami Herald Miami Dolphin beat writer Armando Salguero stopped by the show today to talk all things Dolphins on the show today. Take a listen here

Here’s a great look at what the Dolphins season has amounted to right now.

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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Dolphins Vlog

We had to make a visit to the Miami Dolphins practice facility on Wednesday. I spoke with Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel, and heard from Coach Philbin and a variety of players about the loss to Tampa Bay and the current off season troubles the team is facing.

The Dolphins are not in deep doo doo yet, but one or two more losses and they will be neck deep in it. This team needs to find solutions to their offensive line woes, chemistry between Tannehill and his most expensive off season acquisition, and coaching decisions that seem befuddling at times.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Once Again Canes Fooled Us All

canes_original_crop_northReality slapped the Miami Hurricanes in the face this past Saturday and during that process, the Virginia Tech Hokies did some slapping of their own. The end result was a 42-24 dismantling of the Hurricanes in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated. The Canes were dominated in their own stadium in a game they absolutely had to have. As much as it pains me to say this the Miami Hurricanes were exposed as a fraud. Sadly they are not the top ten team that we all thought they were. A victory would have kept ACC Coastal division championship hopes alive and a possible second shot at Florida State. That possibility remains but its a long shot at best now.

So bad was this loss that it made an opportunity at a major BCS bowl game seem less likely and an invitation to some irrelevant dot com bowl more probable.

Yes Canes fans we were fooled, hoodwinked, led astray. The Canes are not back , and do not yet belong among college footballs elite. They are on the right path but we all were apparently getting just a little ahead of ourselves believing that the 11th-ranked Hurricanes (once as high as No. 7) were ready for the big time. So eager we are to return to national prominence that it all blew up in our faces again. One day we will be back, that day has not yet come.

Maybe the Canes were ranked too high which increased our expectations to an unrealistic level.

The Canes defense which we all said was much improved reverted back to the inept crew we saw last season, allowing 549 total yards and making Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas look like Joe Montana. It was a nightmare we would all like to forget, no wonder they wore black uniforms (technically anthracite grey). Miami, Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2), Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2) and the Canes’ next opponent Duke (7-2, 3-2) all have two losses in the Coastal Division, making the Hurricanes’ final three games must-wins for them to have a remote chance at sniffing the Coastal and advancing to the ACC Championship Game to be FSU’s sacrificial lamb.

At this point even if the Canes win out, they would need Virginia Tech to lose at least one of its remaining games against Maryland (5-4, 1-4) and Virginia (2-8, 0-6). Do you believe in miracles ?

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Dolphins, Bucs look to put problems aside for 60 minutes of football

nfl_glennon_tannehill_576x324What should be a colorful and patriotic Monday night game celebrating the nation’s veterans active and retired, instead will be a game of 2 franchises who at the current time are an embarrassment to the NFL.

Both Tampa Bay and Miami have had their issues this season, and will look to put them aside at least for 60 minutes and try to have a decent contest.

On one side there is the Buccaneers, who come into the game winless, with a literally infected locker room, and a coach who has “Napolenonic” ways and can’t exactly be trusted and who may be on his way out.

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While the owners of the Bucs don’t want to fire Schiano (just yet), with each loss one can only assume that the end is near. Conflicts with players can lead to an unhealthy locker room. Or shall I say an unhealthier locker room, since the Bucs have been dealing with this MRSA problem for a few months now.

Fans in Tampa are not happy with the job Schiano is doing, and neither are some of his players. I don’t believe a win or two will save him in the long run.

On the other side there is the Dolphins. After starting the season 3-0 and looking promising, they have since went 1-4 and have been thrown into the national spotlight by second year player Jonathan Martin who left the team, quite frankly because his team mates on the offensive line were just that…offensive!

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The “Mart-Incognito” saga, as it’s called on social media, has brought a new look into the NFL’s rookie hazing practices and the nationwide problem of bullying. Voicemails, text messages, GM’s who encouraged players punch one another and stories of physical confrontations all spun through the media this past week.

Richie Incognito put the icing on the cake when he sat down for a 5 minute interview with Jay Glazer on Fox NFL Countdown. His statements somewhat give us a better look into the situation with Martin and him, although it doesn’t clear up the things totally.

All we do know is that on Monday Night Football there will be a lot of attention focused on the negative publicity these two teams have endured this season. But even among the staph infections and the bullying, two positive things will happen, one during the game and one after.

Hall of Famer Warren Sapp will have his number retired and one team will leave the field with a “w”.

Pro Football Hall of Fame News Conference

Who do you think needs the win more?

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.