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Sports agent fired after running up $42,000 in Uber charges on NBA player’s credit card

A probe by the NBA Players Association led to the termination of Christian Dawkins, who was listed as part of the “Management Team” of ASM Sports before the agency deleted his profile. A memo released on Thursday by the NBAPA states that Dawkins used the credit card of an unnamed player to charge $42,000 in Uber rides between 2015 and 2016, of which only a few were authorized by the player.

It’s alleged that Dawkins used Uber 1,865 times between July 2015 and May 2016. Assuming the impropriety began on July 1 and ended on May 31, he used Uber on average 5.5 times per day, racking up average charges of $125 per day.

According to Uber’s “Fare Estimate,” it would cost $451 to take an Uber X from New York City to Washington, D.C. That’s a 226-mile journey. Assuming for one second you could find an Uber driver to take you on one continuous trip at the same price, you could drive 21,105 miles for $42,000 — or … New York to New Delhi, India three times.

ASM Sports was exonerated of any wrongdoing, according to Yahoo! Sports. The agency only discovered Dawkins’ misuse of the credit card in May of 2016, at which point an investigation began. The agency represents Kyle Lowry, Kristaps Porzingis, and Jeff Teague, among others.

In retrospect, maybe the Pacers really lost George in 2014 when they couldn’t beat a tired Miami Heat team that had been to the NBA Finals three straight times. Maybe their window closed then. But the Pacers have still failed to do right by their superstar since he returned from his horrific injury nearly three years ago.

It’s in Paul George’s best interests personally if he can be successful in Indiana. If he is able to receive the Designated Player Extension from the Pacers, he’ll make more money in Indiana than he could anywhere else. But even additional money won’t turn the Pacers into the contender George wants.
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both Robinson and Lamp present tremendous value

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Get it … because his last name is Butt? This is the kind of marketing we can get behind. Too often athletes endorse products you know have no personal meaning to them — but Charmin and Butt go together like peas and carrots. In the spirit of this amazing union here are a few more NFL draft endorsements that need to happen.

It’s right there in the name! The brand synergy is just too real to pass up. It would be like if there was a punter named Hamburger King. What’s even better about this branding is that there are natural partnerships available between Taco Bell and Charmin so we can cross brand — especially if Charlton and Butt wind up on rival teams.

Taco might not be kind to Butt, but we are: Charmin. Now with a 20 percent off coupon for Taco Bell in specially-marked packs.

But in the second round, both Robinson and Lamp present tremendous value.

They also push down the next wave of linemen, including Temple’s Dion Dawkins, Indiana’s Dan Feeney, and Troy’s Antonio Garcia.

While 30 of the first-round picks were used on other spots, there is no shortage of teams in need of help up front. And all of those franchises are better positioned to fill those spots in day two.

Limited Youth Patrick Murray Jersey Near the very top of the second round are the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars — owners of picks 33 and 34, respectively — and both are very much in need of offensive line upgrades. The Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and Cincinnati Bengals are just a few of the teams that could also dip into the market.

Thursday may have been a bad night for offensive linemen, but it looks to have set up a field day for teams looking to build in the trenches Friday.

Senior Bowl 2016 final score: South team dominates in 27-16 win

The South team put on a clinic in the 2016 Senior Bowl, dispatching the North team, 27-16, in a game that served as the climax to a week of practices. Brandon Allen led the South with 7 of 10 completions for 106 yards, though he did not find the end zone. Carson Wentz had big momentum after a strong practice week, but he was mostly a footnote in this game, completing 6 of 10 passes for 50 yards.

South had a productive first quarter, though struggles by both Jake Coker and Carson Wentz limited productivity on the opening drives. The defenses looked a step above the offenses throughout, but eventually, Aaron Green broke a 25-yard touchdown run to put the South squad up by a touchdown.

Following the touchdown, the North went for a fourth-and-three from their own territory, and Wentz’s pass to Braxton Miller fell incomplete later. South then lost 3 yards on their ensuing drive, but they were already in field goal range and Ross Martin kicked one in from 48 yards out to make it a 10-0 game.

The North finally got on the board late in the second quarter after a 12-play, 55-yard drive led by Kevin Hogan at quarterback. Hogan hit Nick Vannett for a 26-yard pass to get into South territory, and after a successful fourth-down conversion just outside of the red zone, the North stalled out at the South 18-yard line. Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked a 36-field goal to put them on the board.

Unfortunately for the North, the South immediately responded with another scoring drive, going 80 yards in 10 plays. Prescott led the drive, and aside from a short run by DeAndre Washington, he put up all the yardage, passing and running, ending with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Paul McRoberts.

In the second half, the South quickly put up a 40-yard field goal from Martin, and the North finally found their way into the end zone when Cody Kessler led a 15-play, 8-yard drive capped off by a Kessler 1-yard touchdown run. That made it 20-10 in favor of the South. South extended its lead in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run by Kenyan Drake. The North team got stuffed on a fourth-and-one attempt on its next drive, effectively sealing the game for the South. A Hail Mary touchdown pass on the final play of the game helped make the final scoreline more respectable for North.