College Football: The Leaf Chronicle reports former Austin Peay football player Cody Tucker agreed to a settlement Monday that reduced his felony drug charge to a misdemeanor, and will allow him to erase it from his record with community service.
Tucker pleaded guilty to simple possession, a class A misdemeanor. He was suspended indefinitely on Sept. 19 after being arrested and charged with selling approximately 500 milligrams of liquid testosterone to a confidential source during a controlled sale conducted by agents of the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force in August.
Tucker’s charges will be dismissed at the end of his probation if he meets all terms set by the court. Tucker started in the offensive backfield for the Govs in his last two seasons.
Austin Peay wide receiver Darryl Clack pled guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct Monday. The sophomore from Nashville was arrested Jan. 18 and will be required to pay a $25 fine. Clack caught 19 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown last season. The school has not publicly announced any disciplinary action since Clack’s arrest.
College Baseball: Kentucky was picked to finish third in the SEC’s Eastern division this season as the Southeastern Conference baseball pre season poll was released today. Vanderbilt was picked to win the Eastern division, with Tennessee picked to finish 6th in the Eastern division by the league’s coaches. Arkansas was picked to win the Western division and picked overall to win the league. The Razorbacks are ranked pre season number 1 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
NFL: Multiple media reports indicate the NFL is considering widening their game fields a few extra yards. The league is reportedly considering widening the field from 160 feet to 195 feet sideline to sideline just like their counterparts in the Canadian Football League. League officials believe the widening would make the game safer and will discuss the idea during the off season.
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of wide receiver Johnny Knox today. Knox spent the 2012 season on the physically unable to perform list due to a back injury, which he suffered in a game against the Seattle Seahawks in December 2011. He underwent spinal fusion surgery.
The 26-year-old Knox played in 45 career games with the Bears, hauling in 133 receptions for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns.