Ex-Cowboy found guilty
DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown.
Brent showed no reaction when he learned the verdict. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs in front of crying family members who were in the front row of the courtroom gallery.
The 25-year-old faces up to 20 years in prison when the sentencing phase begins today, although he could also get probation.
NFL-SUPER BOWL-SHERMAN SPEAKS
Sherman surprised at rant reaction
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he’s surprised his interview after the NFC championship game became the focus, following two days of reaction to his post-game comments.
Sherman again apologized for his shouting, emotional postgame interview that took attention away from the performances of his teammates in Sunday’s 23-17 win over San Francisco.
Sherman was the subject of criticism and support following his postgame rant that came just a few minutes after he deflected a pass intended for San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree that was intercepted by teammate Malcolm Smith in the end zone to clinch the win.
AP source: Munchak to join Steelers as offensive line coach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Munchak is going back to his roots, and heading closer to home in the process.
A person familiar with the decision said Wednesday night the former Tennessee Titans head coach will join the Pittsburgh Steelers as offensive line coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official.
Munchak was fired by the Titans on Jan. 4 after leading Tennessee to a 22-26 record in three seasons.