Suspension upcoming for Rogers?

first_img Vick should start Falcons quarterback Michael Vick should start against New England this weekend after an MRI exam Sunday night showed no further damage than a “mild sprain’ of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, coach Jim Mora said Monday. “That ought to put that to rest,” Mora said. “I’d expect there’s a good chance he’ll be ready to roll.” Smith set to go? Coach Mike Nolan is desperate to snap the San Francisco 49ers out of their offensive funk, and he’s wondering whether the solution is the $49 million man holding a clipboard on the sideline. After the 49ers’ offense sputtered to another meager performance in a 31-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City, Nolan said he hadn’t decided whether veteran Tim Rattay or No. 1 draft pick Alex Smith would be his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. “We’re still in the evaluation process,” Nolan said Monday when asked to name a starter. “I’m going to give myself a little more time on that.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN reported Monday night. Unless Rogers appeals, the suspension could be announced this week, ESPN reported, citing sources. “A player’s status in the National Football League substance abuse program is strictly confidential unless the NFL announces a player’s suspension,” the Lions said in a statement. “Any questions regarding the policy should be directed to the NFL.” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had no comment. A message seeking comment from Rogers’ agent, Kevin Poston, was left Monday night. Mace sprayed on coach center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Police sprayed mace on Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach Jason Verduzco before Sunday’s loss to the Eagles after he became combative when he wasn’t allowed to turn into the stadium entrance he said he normally uses. The 35-year-old Verduzco also was cited for trying to harm an officer. According to a police report, the altercation started when police tried to stop Verduzco from turning into one of the gates because of heavy traffic from arriving fans. But Verduzco turned anyway, and police said he got so close to an officer that the bumper of his sports utility vehicle was touching the officer’s leg. The coach is accused of refusing to back up the SUV and cursing at officers, telling them he’s a coach and frequently turns at the intersection. Eventually, police said two officers tried to remove him from his vehicle while he slapped at them and pulled away. That’s when another officer sprayed mace at the still cursing coach, police said. last_img read more