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.