This Week in Sports - August 20-24, 2007
This week Michael Vick pleads guilty to dog fighting charges and a 59-year old man joins a college football team! Read more!
Sports News - Vick Pleads GuiltyOn Monday, Michael Vick threw in the towel and decided not to fight the dog fighting charges brought against him. He will plead guilty when he goes to court on August 27. The week prior, the two other co-defendants in the case planned to plead guilty and testify against Vick. Vick's future in the NFL is unclear as some people predict he will never play another game in his life. Vick is most likely facing two-years in prison.
Sports News - Eddie Griffin DiesAfter years of battling alcohol addiction and personal problems, former NBA player Eddie Griffin died last Friday when his car hit a train. He was identified on Tuesday using dental records. Griffin was the top high school player in 2000, and was a top 10 draft pick in 2001. He spent his six seasons in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves. Griffin was 25 years old.
Sports News - College Signs Senior CitizenOne of the more bizarre news stories of the week would have to be Mike Flynt joining the Sul Ross State (a Division III college in Texas) football team. Flynt is 59 years old, and is also a grandfather. Flynt has been a strength coach for different universities over the years, and is in excellent shape. He had played for Sul Ross in the late '60s, but was thrown off the team his senior year for fighting. Flynt said that was his biggest regret, and has returned to the school to finish what he started.
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