Sports Updates for Friday from TheLead Sports

Posted by Andy Durham on July 22, 2016 at 10:25 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

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Check out these updates for today, from TheLead Sports…..

The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina in response to the HB2 bathroom law, a state bill that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. The NBA had previously threatened to change the venue, and when North Carolina didn’t move to repeal it, Adam Silver followed through with the action that would have been a ~$20 million influx into the Charlotte economy. The game will now likely move to New Orleans, with Silver hinting at a possible return to Charlotte in 2019 if the law is repealed. In their statement, the league was straightforward and pragmatic, explaining that the entire week was a celebration of diversity, and they didn’t believe it possible to successfully host such an event in the current political climate in North Carolina…

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JJ Watt had back surgery, which seems like a big deal to mere mortals like us, but since JJ is actually a monster truck disguised as a Red Bull-fueled frat brother, we’re guessing he’ll only be out 2-5 days…

Ray Rice said he would donate his entire 2016 salary to domestic violence groups if he could play in the NFL again. Will that convince a team to sign him? Probably not, but it sounds like a good idea from Ray Ray. Worse people than Rice have gotten second chances in that league…

Speaking of domestic abusers, Greg Hardy got a tryout with the Jags. It’s not about the crime — it’s about if the crime got caught on video…


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