Griffin to get chance with another NFL team
If there had been any doubt about the future of Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins, team president Bruce Allen made the future perfectly clear on Tuesday.
During an interview with a San Diego radio station, Allen was asked if Griffin would be back.
“Well, no. I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said. “We’ve heard from some teams that are interested. I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future.”
Griffin sat the entire season as Washington’s No. 3 quarterback and watched Kirk Cousins take control of the quarterback job. The Redskins didn’t want RGIII to get hurt so they could clear his more than $16 million contract from the books this offseason. Allen praised Griffin for his deportment during the past season and says it bodes well for the Heisman winner and whichever team he plays with next season. The Redskins have until March 9 to cut RGIII.
McCoy’s lawyers postpone meeting
Lawyers for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy called off Tuesday’s meeting with the Philadelphia district attorney because they feared a “media circus.”
McCoy and three friends are being investigated after a fight at a nightclub on Feb. 7 in Philadelphia left two off-duty police officers with serious injuries.
District Attorney R. Seth Williams released a statement on Friday indicating that the investigation is ongoing and that his office would take its time to examine the facts surrounding the alleged altercation. McCoy and three others allegedly were involved in the incident with the off-duty officers that apparently started over a bottle of champagne. The officers suffered broken ribs and other injuries.
Grizzlies’ Gasol has surgery
The Memphis Grizzlies announced Tuesday that center Marc Gasol underwent successful surgery on Saturday to repair a fracture in his right foot and will not return this season.
Gasol finished the year with averages of 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.35 blocks in 34.4 minutes in 52 games.
“Marc remains a cornerstone of our franchise and we are pleased to hear that the surgery went according to plan,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said.
Gasol is believed to have been injured in a Feb. 8 game against Portland.
‘Wolves Pekovic sidelined
Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic remains sidelined as he continues recovering from surgery to his right Achilles.
The former first-round pick had surgery on April 8, 2015, and was able to return to action on Jan. 6 against Denver. He played in 12 games and averaged 4.5 points and 1. 8 rebounds.
But he has been inactive the past eight games and the team confirmed that he will remain out indefinitely.