Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ahman Green signs with...Omaha???

Veteran running back, Ahman Green, decided to sign with a new team after the Packers decided not to renew his contract. The 33-year-old Green has signed with...the Omaha Nighthawks. Nighthawks??? Omaha??? Is that what it took for Nebraska to opt in to the Big 10, for Ahman Green to sign with this new "expansion" team in the second-year United Football League (UFL)?

Well, it's not as strange as it may first appear. Green is actually returning to his hometown. He played at Central High School in Omaha and then at Nebraska for his college ball.

Green is the all-time leading rusher for the Packers. He was always a class act for the team (unlike someone we'll get to in a moment). Let us wish Mr. Green well in his new endeavor and root for those Nighthawks! He still wants to play, and has something left in the tank as he demonstrated after re-joining the Packers last season. He just might not have enough for the NFL anymore. Nothing wrong with going home to be a hometown hero again. You can read all about it here.

Underwood paid
No, not that kind of getting paid. The other kind of...paying.

According to an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "Lake Delton police have confirmed that money was exchanged between Brandon Underwood and two women who have accused the Green Bay Packers cornerback of sexual assault. The Lake Delton Police Department issued a news release Wednesday in response to media reports that Underwood had solicited the two women for sex. According to the release from Chief of Police Tom Dorner, 'money was exchanged between the alleged suspect and the alleged victims before the alleged assault.'"

You can read the full article here. The decision by the Saux County district attorney's office is now expected sometime next week. While Underwood, if the report is correct, could have charges dropped for sexual assault he might wind up being charged with solicitation. It will be interesting to see if the two women involved will now be charged with filing false police reports in addition to whatever other charges they may face. Given the nature of the original allegations, it wouldn't be surprising.