Jack Del Rio Fined $100,000 by the Commanders
Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was fined $100,000 by the organization after referring to what took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as a “dustup.” He made comparisons to what he called the “riots, looting, burning” during protests after the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
Head coach Ron Rivera released a statement on Friday saying, “[Del Rio’s] comments do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV. As we saw last night in the hearings, what happened on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an act of domestic terrorism. A group of citizens attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and as a result lives were lost and the Capitol building was damaged.”
Rivera and Del Rio met on Friday morning, per the statement, and the fine money will be donated to the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund.
Down 2-1 to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are in a – not to be dramatic – must-win situation when Game 4 tips off Friday night at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT from TD Garden.
After being shocked at home in Game 1, the Warriors answered with a Game 2 blowout over the Celtics, before dropping Game 3 in Boston. For the Celtics part, their height advantage and physicality have left the Warriors struggling. Draymond Green had two points, four rebounds and three assists in Game 3. That’s not going to cut it.
Steph Curry was his normal Steph Curry self, but he had a scary moment when Boston forward Al Horford rolled on his leg as both players dove for a loose ball. Curry said he will play Friday night.
Golden State needs to find an answer to Boston’s physicality and the mismatches they’ve been exploiting if the Splash Brothers are going to win their fourth title since 2015. The game is on ABC.
Dean Spanos Sued By Sister
Los Angeles Chargers owner is being sued by his sister, Dea Spanos Berberian, for “misogynistic” behavior, “breaches of fiduciary duty” and “self-dealing.” Berberian’s lawyers filed the lawsuit on Thursday in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
Berberian wants sole control of the family trust that makes up over 1/3 of the ownership of the Chargers. After the 2018 deaths of Alex and Faye Spanos, Berberian and Dean Spanos were left as co-trustees of the trust. The lawsuit also asks for Spanos to be suspended and removed as a co-trustee and asks for financial damages.
The Spanos siblings have been in a legal battle over control of the Chargers for the last several years. Spanos, Berberian, Michael Spanos and Alexandra Spanos Ruhl each own 15% of the team, with 36% managed by the trust and 4% owned by non-family members.
Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and the Las Vegas Raiders agreed to a two-year contract extension on Friday. Per reports, the deal with worth $32 million with $21 million guaranteed.
Renfrow, who was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season, caught 103 passes for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021. Those 103 passes trail Tim Brown by one for a single-season franchise record. In his career, the wide receiver has 208 catches for 2,299 yards and 15 TDs.
The King, the Tiger, The 🐐
Will the three athlete billionaires please stand up?
Forbes estimates that Tiger Woods’ net worth has hit at least $1 billion, which would make him the world’s third billionaire athlete. The other two are LeBron James and Michael Jordan, with the former estimated to be worth over $1 billion last week.
Per Forbes, golf course earnings make up less than 10% of Woods’ net worth.