9:00 PM: Workers at Davco Fasteners in Twinsburg, Ohio surprised co-worker & former minor league baseball player Dick Potts by giving him a personalized bat on his 88th birthday. Potts said the gift meant "more than anything I've ever had happen to me".
8:45 PM: New York Giants quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf was honored Thursday night by the Polycycstic Kidney Disease Foundation. Seven years earlier Langsdorf had donated a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh, sister of former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
8:15 PM: New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham tweeted on Friday: "Wow unbelievable. Shocked and disappointed on everything that's gone on this offseason."
8:00 PM: Former Hawaii QB Colt Brennan said he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury while undergoing a physical for the L.A. KISS Arena Football League team. Brennan said the injury was from a 2010 car accident, yet he was still cleared to play in the UFL in 2011 & the CFL in 2012.
7:45 PM: Running back Darren Sproles tweets about being released by the New Orleans Saints: "Thank you New Orleans for your support over the past 3 years! I will always be forever grateful. #WhoDat"
7:15 PM: The New York Post's Page Six reports that Bob Costas' bout of pinkeye during the Sochi Olympics was caused by a botched Botox procedure. NBC Sports replied that there was "zero truth" to the report.
7:00 PM: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said about interest from Portland & other cities about hosting his team: "Good to know people want us, right?" But Davis also added that staying in Oakland was his "Plan A".
6:30 PM: A hearing on whether former Saints player Darren Sharper should be returned to New Orleans to face rape charges has been continued to next Thursday. Sharper is currently in jail in Los Angeles facing additional rape charges.
6:15 PM: Michael Elliot, a convicted killer who escaped a prison in Ionia, Michigan before being re-captured in Indiana, told investigators that he chose to escape on Super Bowl Sunday thinking the guards might be distracted by the game.
5:45 PM: South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin said about being suspended from Saturday's game against Mississippi State for swearing at a player during Tuesday's game against Florida: "You have heard me talk about maturity a lot this year. I think it's time I started maturing, too."
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