A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart his career.
The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching.
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Let's start by dismissing this notion that college football players get arrested only in Athens. There are bad kids, dumb kids and entitled kids everywhere. There are kids who've broken laws since the age of 12 because they never were forced to realize the consequences of their actions. There are kids who believe sprinkling (medical) marijuana on their morning Cocoa Puffs is harmless - and the only possible remedy for their anger-management issues.
LOS ANGELES-My standing belief that Chris Petersen was never seriously interested in taking USC's football job, or UCLA's the two times it was offered, was confirmed Thursday when Petersen complained about traffic - in Seattle.
Washington Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the season-opener at Hawaii on Aug. 30 after he was reportedly linked to a pair of assaults on the school's campus following the Super Bowl.