• Barnes belts Rafer. Nash dashes in. Shaq shoves everyone. Things have certainly heated up between the Suns & Rockets.
• Maybe London isn’t so crazy about hosting the Olympics, after all.
• NASCAR honcho Bruton Smith could use some spare change - about a billion dollars’ worth.
• Courtney Bryan: from NFL rosters to Arby’s roast beef.
, Bruton Smith
, Courtney Bryan
, Houston Rockets
, London Olympics
, Marcus Camby
, Michael Jordan
, Par Mates
, Phoenix Suns
, Randy Couture
, Ref Run Over
, Shaquille Oneal
, Steve Nash
As a player in the NFL there isn’t much that’s guaranteed in your career. If you sign that $60 million contract, while you get to keep your signing bonus, your team can cut you at any time and not owe you anything more. Of course, unless you’re an early round draft pick, you don’t get one of those nice signing bonuses.
Take the tale of Courtney Bryan. Courtney came out of New Mexico State last season and went undrafted before signing as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He played in 12 games with the team making 11 tackles before being cut by Bill Parcells back in September. He worked out for a few other teams but nobody signed him to a deal because he’d played too much to be able to sneak him onto a practice squad. So when he couldn’t get a contract Courtney decided he’d go back to school and finish getting his degree since he was only 11 credits short. Unfortunately the registration deadline at NMSU had already passed and Bryan couldn’t get back in.
So he did what anybody else would do who couldn’t get a job or go back to school. He got a job at Arby’s.