Friday, December 29, 2006

NFL has Networks Seeing Double-Double

For the first time, the NFL is allowing CBS and Fox to each televise two games this Sunday in many markets, meaning four games will be available to many viewers.

The so-called "double doubleheader" will be available in all markets except those in which the home team is playing.

The two networks will receive a 1 p.m. Eastern time game on both CBS and Fox, as well as a 4:15 game on both networks.

Normally, the networks alternate doubleheader weeks. The one with the doubleheader can show games at 1 and 4:15. The other network is limited to showing one game in one of those two time slots.

Wide receiver Antonio Bryant pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of reckless driving and resisting arrest after he was spotted driving more than 100 mph last month.

Bryant, 25, avoided a court appearance yesterday by filing his pleas with the San Mateo County Court clerk's office, the District Attorney's office said.

Police said the fifth-year pro showed signs of drunkenness and became verbally combative when they pulled over his orange Lamborghini on Highway 101 on Nov. 19. Officers said they were forced to use leather restraints to put Bryant in their car.

Although arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Bryant was not charged with driving under the influence of alcohol because he refused to take a field sobriety test, prosecutors said.

Last week, Bryant was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy

Quarterback Jake Delhomme practiced again yesterday and was upgraded to probable for the Panthers' final regular season game at New Orleans.

Delhomme, who has been sidelined since suffering ligament damage in his right thumb against Philadelphia on Dec. 4, will likely start Sunday against the Saints in a game the Panthers must win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

They also could be eliminated by the time they play if the New York Giants beat Washington tomorrow night.

If the Giants lose to Washington, Carolina would have to beat the Saints on Sunday afternoon and Green Bay would have to lose to Chicago on Sunday night

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1 comment:

AustinDefense said...

Not trying to nitpick, put I feel certain that it wasn't refusing the field sobriety tests that led to the prosecutor not charging him.

At least in my neck of the woods, that won't stop them from chargin you with DWI.