Former NFL Pro Bowler Warren Sapp and his bankruptcy case is now over when a judge decided to discharge him from bankruptcy. The judge deemed that Sapp was in finances were in order.
Except, Sapp still needs to sell his house and if you are a reader of the New York Times you probably saw the ad today.
Sapp sold his entire show collection, a lion skin rug, and boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali, but it appears as if the sale of the house will bring Sapp out of debt.
So, if you are in the Windermere, Florida area on November 1st at about 11 in the morning, stop on in to Sapp's former home and take a look and, maybe, make a bid.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey was carted off the field after a helmet to helmet hit with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy.
Mundy was not penalized for the hit.
Heyward-Bey was running across the end zone when Mundy threw himself towards Heyward-Bey and hit him right in the facemask. Heyward-Bey's neck jerked violently and his head slammed into the O.co Coliseum turf.
Heyward-Bey's eyes were closed for about 10 minutes as Raiders trainers attended to him. He was then placed on a stretcher with his head strapped down. He raised his hand as we was being carted away.
Heyward-Bey is currently in the hospital. No word on his condition at this time.
Former Minnesota Viking running back Michael Bennett has plead guilty in Florida after participating in a tax refund and identity theft scheme.
Last week, Bennett plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in Florida. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors are seeking less than the possible 20 year sentence that Bennett was facing.
The FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami that was used by a group of eight people that included Bennett. The group cashed checks at the store from February to April and cashed about $500,000 in fake refund checks.
Bennett was drafted by the Vikings in the first round in 2001 and became a starter right away after the retirement of Robert Smith, but he never became the player the Vikings had hoped for due to injury and fumbling problems.
Bennett also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, and more recently, the Oakland Raiders in 2010.
The NFL's Week 10 is just about over (Okay it is over, Monday Night's game is going to be a stinker) and there are things to take away for it and things to learn. I will go over each game in short responses. So here we go.
Norv Turner's seat just went from hot to 5 alarm fire. The AFC West has become this year's NFC West.
Never count out Belichick and Brady. Jets continue to underachieve and Sanchez is still overrated.
PUNT THE BALL!
The Steelers' defense finally showed up and in the most opportune time. Could this be the end of the Bengals this season?
It always something for the Browns and note to Coach Shurmur: defenses do win championships, but you do need an offense as well.
Midnight just about struck for Fitzpatrick and the Bills. Cowboys surprisingly still alive.
Good news Colts fans, you have a bye next week. Just six more games, Colts.
Look like you can win with a quarterback who can't throw. Also, Kansas City seriously, with Denver's offensive strategy you still didn't predict they would run.
Congrats Miami, you won your first game at home in seven tries, now there is no way you get Andrew Luck now.
The Eagles once again prove my theory: The Eagles are HIGHLY OVERRATED. Andy Reid's seat is ingulfed in flames, but then again it is every year.
Houston has the best record in the AFC? Good for them. I still don't trust them.
Welcome back, Chris Johnson! Wherever have you been?
Will the real Seahawks or Ravens please stand up?
Don't look now, but here come the Bears, even without Cutler playing well.
The Niners are in fact for real and looks like Eli Manning can't win them all.
Well that's it for my brief synopsis of the week that was in the NFL. Next week has some big games, Cincinnati will prove if they are for real when they play the Ravens. The Eagles go into MetLife Stadium to try get back on track and beat the NFC East leading Giants and will the Chargers end there horrendous skid when they face he red hot Bears? Until next week, folks.
Newly acquired Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer only knew 15 plays from the Raiders playbook when he was placed into the game on Sunday.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson placed Palmer in the game in the second half after Kyle Boller was so ineffective in the first half. Boller went 7-14 with three picks including a pick six. Carson Palmer however was not much better going 8-21 with three interceptions also including a pick six.
Palmer was told by the Raiders coaching staff that he was not going to play against the Chiefs. So when Jackson put Palmer into the game, needless to say he was shocked. He only knew 15 plays and the Raiders just played those over and over for the rest of the game. And it showed.
The Raiders have an off week this week and Palmer now has an extra week to learn the playbook and should make the next start for the Silver and Black. Those 15 plays he should know by heart now.
The Oakland Raiders have completed a trade for former Cincinnati Bengals holdout quarterback Carson Palmer for a first round pick and potentially another (if Oakland wins a playoff game). Raiders coach Hue Jackson was on record saying it was "the greatest trade in football". Was it?
The Raiders are betting the house on Carson Palmer. Carson Palmer is going to be 32 in December and his play is deteriorating. Last season was his lowest passer rating since his rookie campaign, I know that the passer ratings are overrated, but still. Palmer also threw 20 picks last season and missed the playoffs again. A lot is riding on Palmer to carry the Raiders to the playoffs, but the fact off the matter is Palmer really hasn't done any football related drills since January. When you miss that much football, you cannot just jump right in and win.
I know the Raiders needed a quarterback, but giving up two first rounders (presuming they win that playoff game) is a lot. The Raiders are basically gambling their future on an aging quarterback with limited skills. The Raiders could have went out and signed a free agent and kept those picks to build around. Oakland is almost there as a playoff team, but this move I believe sets them back a bit and would Al Davis have pulled the trigger on this deal? Probably.
Hue Jackson was right about it being "the greatest trade in football". For the Bengals. Cincinnati is already building their team around rookie Andy Dalton, who is having a solid rookie year, and Carson Palmer wasn't going to suit up for the Bengals again, so the trade makes perfect sense. The Bengals should have a warrant out for their arrest after making this trade. The Bengals now can use these picks, hopefully wisely, to build a strong team around Dalton and bring the Bengals back to the winning days of Esiason and Ickey Woods.
Do the Raiders make the playoffs? I say no and this trade may have set the Raiders back a couple of years.