Cardinals GM lied about identity during DUI stop, police say

Keim, who was cited and released from police custody without being booked into jail, identified himself to a Chandler police officer as the team’s director of security, the Arizona Republic reports.

The police report also revealed that Keim admitted to a previous DUI arrest and conviction from 1996.

I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions. Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that, the statement read. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.

Below is a list of this year’s eligible Supplemental Draft prospects, complete with a brief scouting report, athletic testing results, character and background information, which teams have interest in them and which teams might end up signing them this season.

Scouting report: A two-year starter at Western Michigan, Beal possess the ideal body type for a perimeter corner in today’s NFL. He measures over 6-0 and showcases an ability to play in man, press and multiple zone coverages. He does not have great bulk; he weighed in at 190 pounds at his Pro Day after dropping from 190 pounds for better testing. He also does not engage with great physicality in coverage, and he needs to continue to build his upper-half strength. Beal, though, is a smooth athlete who turns and runs naturally, and he has the tools to be a long-term starter. At his Pro Day, he recorded a 4.47 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical and a 10’6 broad jump, all of which would have put him in the upper echelon of cornerbacks at the 2018 NFL Combine.

Among Severino’s final pitches in that start was a 100.1 mph, seventh-inning fastball.

Middle of the seventh, he’s still throwing 100. Usually you face those guys, and they can only do it for one or two innings. He’s got closer stuff, Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said. He’s got some of the best stuff in the game for 100-110 pitches. So it’s going to be a tough day for the opposition when he’s up.

Last season, when Severino fanned 230 batters — tied with teammate CC Sabathia for the third-highest total in team history — he threw 193 1/3 innings, plus another 16 in the postseason. With 111 2/3 innings already this year, he’s well on his way to reaching his goal.

He’s getting to the point in his career now where you don’t have to think about [limiting] innings, Cone said. He’s past the point of being protected, like the young pitchers they try to protect

The other way to think of it is that the Mets didn’t have to pay Bonilla his $5.9 million in 2000 and could use it on other free agents. Sure enough, the Mets acquired Mike Hampton from the Astros right before they dumped Bonilla. Hampton’s cost was conveniently $5.75 million, and his 15-10 record was good enough to help get the Mets to the World Series that year for the first time since 1986.

Johan Camargo (B), 7 percent, Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (RHP John Gant): Top-prospect Austin Riley is still sidelined with a sprained PCL. That said, there’s still a good chance Riley is promoted later in the second half. Camargo is making a case to stay in the lineup if that happens, perhaps playing more shortstop, as he’s slashing .352/.386/.500 the past two weeks, tallying six runs while driving in 13 in this span.

Greg Garcia (L), under 1 percent, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (RHP Mike Foltynewicz): It’s not a sure thing, but Garcia has been hitting from the two-hole in recent games with a righty on the hill. While the Cardinals don’t run much, Garcia has the ability to take advantage of the Braves’ woes in that area.

Avisail Garcia (R), 13 percent, Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (LHP Cole Hamels): Garcia has a hit in all seven of his starts since returning from the disabled list on June 22, including a pair of homers. Hamels’ 3.61 ERA doesn’t reflect it, but he has surrendered 20 homers, second-most in the league to the 22 served up by Jakob Junis. Favoring Garcia is 19 of those long balls were swatted by righty swingers.

Former Eagles receiver Torrey Smith called out Trump’s stunt Monday night.

On Tuesday morning, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz took exception to the president’s preferred propaganda machine misrepresenting his team.

Standing up for what was right cost Charles Goodell his political career. He did it anyway.

While reporting the story, Fox News chose to broadcast a video of Eagles players kneeling, portraying it as them protesting during the anthem, when in reality they were praying pregame. Players took exception.

You’re complicit in PLAYING America. This is just another day at the office for you, though. Most players (and there were many players, many players…) that wanted to opt out had decided long b4 the anthem rule came down. It wasn’t discussed once in our meetings about the visit.

As for some unhappy news, former first-round pick Breshad Perriman continues to struggle. Nothing has gone as planned for the now fourth-year wide receiver who is entering a contract year after the Ravens declined his fifth year option.

Those teams in warm cities and with a lot of history would have an advantage, but it wouldn’t be the same as college. In college, a five-star DE isn’t going to Utah State. In the NFL, he might choose the Bills. They might offer more money or have a spot for him that the Patriots don’t. Bad teams tend to have more cap space than good teams.

The best rookies couldn’t all sign with one team, realistically. Few teams have the cap space to sign four of the top 10 prospects to market-rate deals. All of this would contribute to the NFL continuing to have a more level playing field than college.

Speaking of dead money, a method teams can control the dead money they accumulate should a star player either retire or be cut is to designate him as a post-June 1 transaction.

Belinelli returns to the site of his greatest NBA heights.

In the event San Antonio can convince Leonard to be part of the team next season, Gregg Popovich can go back to the original plan to use Gay and Leonard together as part of smaller lineups the likes of which the Spurs have rarely used in recent years.

The best true shooting percentage of Belinelli’s career (.605) came in 2013-14 as part of the Spurs’ most recent championship team; the second-best (.582) was last season, which he split between former San Antonio assistants Mike Budenholzer (in Atlanta) and Brett Brown (in Philadelphia). The question is how long Belinelli can sustain that level of performance, given he’ll turn 34 by the end of this contract. A one-year deal for Belinelli would have been more prudent.

There may yet be larger moves in store for the Raptors after their postseason flameout, but bringing VanVleet back on a reasonable contract is a good start to their summer.

The Chiefs started 5-0 last season before stumbling down the stretch and eventually blowing an 18-point lead at home in their playoff loss to Tennessee. Despite three straight double-digit win seasons, expectations are lower for Kansas City, which currently has a win total of 8.5. Fading Andy Reid might not be a smart idea, as the Chiefs have gone over their win total in all five of his seasons as the team’s head coach.

Jon Gruden is back with the Raiders, who have arguably been the most unpredictable team over the previous two seasons. Oakland went over its win total by 3.5 games in 2016 and went under by that same margin in 2017. The spread is currently less than two points in each of the Raiders’ first three games, so those toss-up games could go a long way in determining how Gruden’s second stint with the franchise goes.

After a run of five straight division titles, the Broncos have failed to make the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Denver is the long shot to win the AFC West in 2018 at 9-2, matching last season’s odds.Weekly Reader: Who’s under the most pressure in free agency?

Ben Gamel’s RBI single in the second inning scores Kyle Seager to give Seattle a lead over Kansas City.

Not only was it Canada Day with The Big Maple, Canadian James Paxton on the mound for the Mariners’ 1-0 victory over the Royals, it also was Paxton Bobblehead Day at Safeco Field.

This bobblehead included a bald eagle on his shoulder, a crazy moment that actually happened while working out in the outfield before a game this season in Minnesota. The video went viral.

Asked about how Boston’s collection of desirable assets invariably leads to the Celtics being lumped into a bevy of trade rumors, regardless of how serious Boston’s interest is, Ainge did lament having to mend fences with players whose feelings are hurt by the suggestion they might be moved.

I think that most of [the rumors are] false. Especially the details of it, Ainge said. And what I don’t like about it is, I don’t like how names are just thrown around [in media reports]. [Reporters] probably don’t care about the names, and that’s your job is to make good stories and have things to talk about on the air. Most of it’s not true, but there’s sometimes bits and pieces of it that are true. So it’s not total lies, but — I can’t call it fake news — but it’s complex.

These are complex situations, and I think that, just like [reporters] don’t like answering or having to respond to rumors, even though it does give you good programming, I don’t like it any more, having to deal with the players that are calling me and the agents that are calling me when their name is in a rumor that’s, like, just totally made up.

The Celtics tendered a $6.1 million qualifying offer to Marcus Smart on Thursday, making him a restricted free agent. Both Smart and unrestricted free agent Aron Baynes are two players Ainge has suggested the team wants back, and the Celtics will work to keep them as part of their core.

It was just weird, Suarez said of the infield hit spree. I’ve never seen it like that. But it worked out thankfully. It could have been way worse and they’d have scored five or six runs.

Suarez is among the young pitchers who are filling in well for the Giants while the veteran starters work their way back to health.

We have difficult decisions the way these kids are throwing, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. As I said so many times, they’re doing what you’d hope they would do, is make the decision tough.

Slater, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento four times this season — most recently last Saturday — doubled in a run off Patrick Corbin in the second and knocked in the go-ahead score off Andrew Chafin (1-3) in the seventh. Slater, who entered the game 4 for 15 in the majors this season, also singled.

He’s become accustomed to the back-and-forth trips to Sacramento.

Falcons waive wide receiver Devin Fuller Jersey

The Falcons cleared up a little paperwork before the weekend, getting rid of a guy who never played a down for them.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Falcons waived wide receiver Devin Fuller.

The 2016 seventh-rounder spent his first two years on injured reserve.

The NFL will no doubt say that some of those cases had mitigating circumstances, and that’s why those players got less than six games. The NFL is less than transparent about explaining its suspensions, so we don’t know what those mitigating circumstances are. But regardless, the reality is that when Goodell claimed there would be a six-game suspension for a first offense, he wanted the public to believe that the NFL now had a strong standard for crimes against women. As it has turned out, there is no such standard other than the NFL’s continuing decision to make up suspensions as it goes along.

The reference to a potential banishment in the announcement of Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s three-game suspension is standard practice. And, for players who are punished under the portion of the Personal Conduct Policy that entails a baseline suspension of six games, a second similar offense makes a banishment automatic.

Here’s the key language: A second offense will result in permanent banishment from the NFL. An individual who has been banished may petition for reinstatement after one year, but there is no presumption or assurance that the petition will be granted.

It’s the same procedure used by the NFL when a player is banished under the substance-abuse policy. After a year, he can apply for reinstatement. At that point, it’s up to the league to determine when or if the player will be allowed back in.

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The answer isn’t easy. Part of it, I think, is money. The NFL has gone from being a league that loved money (like we all do) to one obsessed over it—over making as much of it as possible. Even if doing so compromised its standing and principles.

A few years ago, Tagliabue told GQ’s Gabriel Sherman that he saw Goodell beginning to make decisions only in economic terms, and at the expense of more important things, like the league’s relationships. When you’re obsessed with money, you do whatever it takes to protect it. You let authoritarian presidents take shots at you, and you cower because you don’t want to mess with your piles of cash.

Claiborne decided, in the end, to bet on himself in 2018.

Especially with me on the other side, we’re going to be pretty good, Claiborne said. I feel like when you’ve got us two as corners, you can open up the defense a little bit more. You can blitz a little bit more, because I feel like you’ve got guys out there who can stand up and cover.

Claiborne thinks Bowles shares this opinion, that the Jets can take more chances with blitzing.

NFL Network’s Nate Burleson talks about the potential suspension of Jameis Winston and how it can ‘derail’ the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season.

If the suspension is upheld and Winston misses time, the Buccaneers will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick to start at quarterback. Fitzpatrick will turn 36 during the 2018 season, but has plenty of starting experience and stepped in for Tampa Bay for three starts in 2017 when Winston suffered a shoulder injury. He was re-signed to another one-year deal after the season.

Under Bill Belichick, the Patriots were agile enough to change alignments week to week.

How will Patricia era look?

This isn’t only the start of the Patricia era, it’s the start of the Quinn-Patricia era. The Lions hired Quinn from the Patriots in 2016, but he inherited Jim Caldwell as his coach and made few coaching changes. When Quinn hired Patricia, his buddy from scouting trips they took together as Patriots grunts, it really kicked off the start of Quinn being able to realize his own vision through a trusted alliance with his old friend.

When Bruce Arians retired as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in January, he recommended then-Redbirds defensive coordinator James Bettcher as his successor, according to Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media.

I thought he was more than ready to be a head coach and he’s one of the best young coordinators in the league. His statistics speak for themselves. But what he did with our defense the second half of our season was amazing, especially when we were out of the playoffs and we just got better and better. Credit to him that our guys kept playing so hard for him.

Ledbetter also noted the Falcons are concerned that Jones has been working out this offseason with a former wide receiver who was known for disrupting the locker room. 

The fact that he’s running around with Terrell Owens has the front office uneasy, Ledbetter said. The fact that he’s held out and is kind of bucking the whole Brotherhood thing has them a little bit uneasy, too. So, they’ll have to mend some fences, no question about it, once he returns.

When the Falcons held their mandatory minicamp last week, Jones was not with the team as he continues to seek a new contract.

The good news is that there are conversations that have begun, Quinn told reportersThursday. We’ll keep those private. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get resolved with good communications. I’m sure that’ll be a part of it as well.

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But Lauletta is walking in the shoes Webb wore as a Giants rookie last season and taking advantage of having such close access to their previous owner.

Everybody wants to make it some big competition: Me and him competing, Lauletta said of his relationship with Webb. Nobody (on the team) looks at it like that. You do what you can. Everybody wants to be out there on Sundays, but the best guys are going to do it.

Giving bust free agent Ray Edwards a five-year, $27.5 million deal in 2011 was a mistake, too, but going with Matthews over a wide variety of eventual stars—and Donald in particular—takes the cake.

The defeat was the Yankees’ second in three games. They have won seven of their last 10 games.

The Red Sox retook the first place in the American League East, beating the Orioles earlier in the day, for the first time since April 6.

The Yankees had spotted Gray a 3-1 lead come the third inning. And it seemed he might keep it. Despite working a high pitch count, Gray had been coming off two strong starts — a eight-inning, scoreless outing in Toronto the latest. Two starts prior, Gray had giving up just a run in six innings.

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Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley showed at the Scouting Combine that he’s a very well proportioned individual. He’ll show even more soon.

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Zach Weatherford — who designed the workouts for the U.S. Navy SEALS, and has drawn praise from Nets team leader DeMarre Carroll — will still head the team as director of human performance. The Nets had just promoted Sebastien Poirier to head athletic trainer, and created a new director of sports science position for their former strength and conditioning coach Dan Meehan.

The Giants announced after Thursday their 6-3 win over Miami, the 32-year-old broke the fifth metatarsal in his left hand, which is an injury very similar to the one Madison Bumgarner suffered in spring training.

He is hopeful to be back soon after the All-Star break.

Longoria having surgery Tuesday. Not needed but will help speed recovery/minimize muscle atrophy to have a permanent pin inserted. Out 6-8 weeks but aims to return shortly after All-Star break.

Longoria was batting.246 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs before the incident. He has five years remaining on the six-year, $100 million contract he signed with the Rays before the 2017 season. He was acquired via trade by the Giants in the offseason.

It is likely Kelby Tomlinson will see a good amount of time at third base in Longoria’s absence.