KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs toward Dwayne Bowe #82 after passing for a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Unfortunately, we start today on a sad note. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
A former University of Kentucky football player is seriously injured in a wreck with a woman driving under the influence, police said.
T.C. Drake played tight end for UK, then spent a short time on the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010...
...Drake's motorcycle struck Reed's Ford Taurus in the passenger side doors, ejecting him from his motorcycle, police said.
According to the accident report, Drake was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head injuries.
We just want to take a minute amidst the devastation, heartbreak and chaos to thank the team for everything that has been done for the city of Joplin. We are huge fans--and are grateful for the support. Thank you so much!
Joplin Fans Say THANK YOU from The Mothership
Most of the national attention on NFL players going to Joplin came with Chiefs QB Matt Cassel and WR Jonathan Baldwin and their visit last Thursday.
That same day, the St. Louis Rams had five players, a former player and DeMaurice Smith, the head of the players no-longer a union, on the ground in Joplin. While Cassel and Baldwin were helping people dig out valuables from the rubble, the Rams were doing the normal PR thing, meeting with people at a shelter and then spending time throwing the football with kids.
Reflections from the Road... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Former OSU defensive back Donald Washington, now a member of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, said he was awakened this morning by a phone call from his girlfriend telling him that Tressel had resigned. Like Homan, Washington has been working out at the WHAC in recent weeks.
Former Buckeyes Shocked, Saddened by News from Scout.com
As Adam Schefter of ESPN points out on his Twitter page, only 100 days remain until the Saints and Packers are scheduled to square off at Lambeau Field on Thursday, September 8 to launch the 2011 season.
In three days, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear arguments regarding the question of whether the lockout should be lifted. If it is, it will then become likely if not certain that the 2011 season will be played. If, as currently expected, the lockout remains in place, the season will start on time only if the two sides work out a new labor deal.
100 Days Until Regular Season Starts, or Doesn't from Pro Football Talk