Tua Tagovailoa announces he’s entering 2020 NFL Draft
Tua Tagovailoa, American football quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, announced on Jan. 6 that he would be entering the 2020 NFL Draft slated for April 24-25. Having dislocated his right hip in an injury in November 2019, he missed the remainder of the season. Tagovailoa said, “It was a hard decision all around… I got to seek guidance from my family; we prayed a lot about it. This is a decision I’m going to have to live with. I made it, and I’m good with it.”
Mike McCarthy to be new head coach for the Dallas Cowboys
Despite coaching the Green Bay Packers for 13 seasons, Mike McCarthy has decided to become the coach for the Dallas Cowboys who recently let go of their previous coach, Jason Garrett. While the team has not officially announced their decision, many in the league have announced it on their Twitter pages including Jay Glazer, NFL insider for Fox Sports, who on Jan. 6, tweeted, “Scoopage alert: the @dallascowboys have agreed to terms with Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach.”
Jimmy Garoppolo fined by the NFL
San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, was fined $7,017 by the NFL on Jan. 6 for throwing a football into the stands after their win against the Seattle Seahawks, as it presented safety concerns. The football thrown — and caught by 19-year-old fan, Matt Pinelli — also had historical significance as it was the final ball used during the NFL’s 100th regular season.
Steve Kerr ejected from Golden State Warriors after fifth straight loss
In a game against the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 6, coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors got ejected after — what the San Francisco Chronicle called — a “type of verbal tirade that warrants being tossed” at referee Jason Goldenberg. Goldenberg had counted a layup by Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox when he was apparently fouled before the attempt. The Warriors lost 111-98 against the Kings.
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