Joe Wells, owner of Rome nightclub at 127 W. Main St., said he has sold the business to Ryan Sims, a former Dorman High School football standout who played 105 games for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. Sims declined to comment on Thursday. Signs posted on Rome's front door informed passers-by that the club was "under new management" and "closed for renovation."
Orlando WR BOBBY SIPPIO, San Jose DL JOE SYKES and Jacksonville lineman JASON HOLMAN have been named Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and JLS Ironman of the Week, respectively, for Week 8 of the 2012 AFL season. In addition to these three awards, the AFL is also awarding the Cutters Catch of the Week, AFL Playmaker of the Week and Spalding Highlight of the Week. The Cutters Catch of the Week award winner for Week 8 is DB ROD MOSLEY of the Tampa Bay Storm, while the AFL Playmaker of the Week is Pittsburgh WR MIKE WASHINGTON.
Anyone remember Chandler Williams and brief Chiefs career? Also playing in the AFL:
The Spalding Highlight of the Week award winner is Tampa Bay WR CHANDLER WILLIAMS.
And I wouldn't forget our weekly Lance Long update:
They've got the post-draft, post-UDFA signings kicked off with the signing of veteran wide receiver Lance Long, according to the Lions' official website. Long was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers, where he lost out to guys like Joe Hastings and Brett Swain for a spot on the final 53-man roster. He was part of the final cuts during training camp last year.