Eric BerryRecognized as "Best Comeback Athlete" at ESPYS
It isn't every day that a Kansas City Chiefs player is recognized not only for overcoming a life-threating circumstance, but also transcending sports to become a worldwide inspiration.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry did just that Wednesday night at the 24th annual ESPY Awards, where he was named this year's "Best Comeback Athlete."
NFL Summer Series: Bold predictions for each of the 32 teams from The St. Augustine Record
Kansas City: With New England missing quarterback Tom Brady for four games, Denver adjusting to Mark Sanchez at quarterback and the AFC North teams beating each other up, the Chiefs will earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Sports greats and celebrities tee off in Tahoe from Village Life
The elite field of athletes includes 11 Hall of Famers and dozens who earned Most Valuable Player awards. Among the NFL Hall of Famers are Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis and the aforementioned Smith, Steve and Carter.
They will be joined by a strong contingent of active NFL quarterbacks including 2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets, Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals. Other active NFLers include wide receiver Wes Welker, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Hawk and placekickers Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders and Robbie Gould of the Chicago Bears. Former stars include recently retired Jared Allen, Brian Urlacher, Rodney Harrison, Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Hines Ward and NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth.
Kenny Chesney delivers plenty of joy at annual Arrowhead lovefest from The Kansas City Star
Saturday's crowd, however, was as rowdy as last year's, thanks in part to Chesney's supporting cast. The openers were Old Dominion, a five-piece ensemble based in Nashville, Tenn., that released its debut album in November, and Sam Hunt, a singer/songwriter from Georgia. Both have written songs for Chesney...
...Chesney knows how to rile a big crowd. He hit the stage wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tank top, and he shared his love of Arrowhead throughout the show.
The Kansas City Chiefs Were Wrong Not to Pay Former Vol Eric Berry from All For Tennessee
They are obviously worried about cap space, and given the fact that they will have to sign Dontari Poe next year, it seems logical to play the leverage game.
The problem is that Poe might command a much larger salary on the open market than Berry.
But he is nowhere near Berry's value, and that is what this comes down to.
The fact of the matter is, despite conventional wisdom, an elite strong safety is far more valuable in the NFL than a nose tackle, even in a 3-4 defense.
WWE subpoenas Dr. Bennet Omalu to hand over deceased wrestler research from Cage Side Seats
The latest revelation in the ongoing legal war between WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt and Konstantine Kyros, a Boston based lawyer who is representing Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton in a concussion lawsuit against the company, is that WWE has subpoenaed Dr. Bennet Omalu to hand over his research on Chris Benoit and other deceased wrestlers, plus any correspondence with Chris Nowinski and his Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Omalu is the forensic pathologist who first discovered the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he examined tissue of the late Mike Webster, a former NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs, over a decade ago.