Arrested Former University of Washington and NFL defensive lineman Reggie Rogers has pleaded not guilty in Seattle Municipal Court to a domestic violence assault charge. KIRO reports he was arrested Monday night at his home after his wife told police he hit her on the head with a flashlight in an argument about his drinking. He entered his plea Wednesday. The 49-year-old Rogers has a history of six drunken driving convictions, including a crash in 1988 in Pontiac, Mich., that killed three teenagers.
Forfeited A high school in southwestern Idaho is forfeiting its next two football games after several athletes broke school policy. Glenns Ferry High athletic director Kelli McHone said the issue is affecting three sports teams, but football was hit the hardest. She did not say what policy was broken.
Done NBA Hall-of-famer Magic Johnson won’t return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst. Johnson says in a statement released by the network Thursday that because of his busy schedule, “I don’t feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role.” Johnson is part of the ownership group that agreed to buy MLB’s Dodgers in March 2012.
Added U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to his training camp roster on the eve the Americans’ World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. Wondolowski replaced Eddie Johnson, who strained his left groin during a training session on Wednesday.
Approved Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided that football games and other sports will go on at the military service academies this weekend, and continue through the end of the month, despite the government shutdown. Col. Steve Warren, Pentagon spokesman, says that Hagel will reassess the issue later this month if Congress has still not passed a budget to fund the federal government.
Resigned Georgetown women’s basketball coach Keith Brown has resigned after an investigation into unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language as alleged by some of his players. The school began looking into the allegations three weeks ago, and last week announced that Brown and assistant coach Tim Valentine were placed on administrative leave.
Out The Bobcats have announced that backup center Brendan Haywood will miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot. Haywood will have surgery next week to repair the problem.
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