The Buffalo Bills faced major backlash from the general public and within the organization for giving Matt Araiza the punting job. Saturday doing some major back peddling and in fact releasing Araiza. The decision comes 2 days after the lawsuit accusing him and 2 others of a gruesome sexual assault. General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott answered questions in a 26 minute long news conference. Beane saying :
“The last 48 hours have been very difficult for a lot of people. It’s been tough. And you know, we sympathize with this whole situation, all the parties involved, this young woman, what she went through, but at this time, we just think it’s the best move for everyone to move on from Matt and let him take care of this situation and focus on that. So, we’re gonna part ways there”
Bills GM Brandon Beane says that neither his team nor the league knew of the allegations that Matt Araiza was part of a gang rape of a 17-year-old girl pre-draft. Added they’d reached out to “double-digit teams” to ask if they knew then, and none of them knew either. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 28, 2022
On the very 1st play from the line Tua Tagovailoa hit Tyreek Hill for 51 yards. It set the tone for the rest of the game as the Miami Dolphins demolished the Philadelphia Eagles in there pre-season matchup 48-10. Miami set a franchise record for points in a pre-season game. Tua played the entire 1st quarter going 6 of 7 for 121 yards and a touchdown in 3 series.
"The @cheetah is loose in South Florida!!" 🐆@Tua to Tyreek for 51 yards! 📺: Watch #PHIvsMIA on @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/8zOZPXLoAx — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 27, 2022
Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold suffered what they are now saying is a high ankle sprain in Fridays pre-season finale against the Buffalo. Darnold will seek a 2nd opinion but at this point the 25-year old is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.
Panthers QB Sam Darnold (ankle) expected to miss 4-6 weeks, will get second opinion (per @RapSheet)https://t.co/dgnjsy0zQk pic.twitter.com/V2kTvR0wKb — Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 27, 2022
The New York Yankees have put left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the injured list on Saturday. The team siting an infection in his leg from a tattoo. The tattoo is reportedly a portrait of his sister. Chapman has not pitched since August 19th due to this infection and it is not clear when he will return.
Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 15-day IL due to a leg infection from a recent tattoo via multiple sources. pic.twitter.com/Beyhn7U1BK — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 27, 2022
Sandy Alcántara made a comeback from his shortest outing of the season by putting together a complete-game 6-hitter and the Miami Marlins edge out the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Saturday. Alcantara giving up the only run to a Mookie Betts solo shot, he struck out 10 and walked 2 in his 4th complete game.
The Baltimore Orioles get the win for the 2nd night in a row over the AL leading Houston Astros. Dean Kremer pitched into the 8th inning, Anthony Santander and Austin Hays both sent one over the wall, all leading the Orioles to the 3-1 win. Kremer giving up just 4 hits and 1 run in a career high 7 2/3 innings.
ALL ABOARD pic.twitter.com/QwSEyH6BhT — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 28, 2022
Sandy Alcántara, Unfair 93mph Changeups. 😯 pic.twitter.com/iLCefScsMk — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 27, 2022