This Week in Sports - September 10-14, 2007
It was a week dedicated to number one picks. First, Jamarcus Russell finally signs, then Greg Oden gets hurt! See what else happened this second week of September!
Sports News - Jamarcus SignsAfter holding out for all of the preseason, Oakland Raiders rookie Jamarcus Russell finally signed a contract. The Raiders gave the number one pick of the 2007 NFL Draft a four-year, $68 million US contract on Monday. The deal is the largest rookie contract in NFL history.
Sports News - Oden HurtPortland Trailblazer fans got some bad news on Thursday, when it was announced that rookie Greg Oden will miss the entire 2007-08 NBA season due to a knee injury. The top pick of the 2007 NBA Draft has cartilage damage and had microfracture surgery on Thursday to repair the damage. Oden is unsure when the injury occurred, but says he has been feeling a sharp pain in his knee this past month.
Sports News - Belichick BustedNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick found himself in some hot water this week as allegations surfaced that he did a little cheating in last week's game against the New York Jets. Supposedly, Belichick helped set up cameras that focused on the Jets' coaches for the intent of spying on them. On Thursday, Belichick apologized and is currently awaiting punishment from the NFL.
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