Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell early Wednesday morning after committing suicide, according to an official statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. He was 27.
O.J. Simpson’s name stayed in the news throughout much of 2016 thanks to FX’s hit show American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and ESPN’s excellent documentary O.J.: Made in America. Even though Simpson himself remained locked behind bars in Nevada on armed robbery and kidnapping convictions following a September 2007 incident, he was the topic of discussion for many people over the course of the year. And it sounds like Simpson might be on the tip of everyone’s tongue in 2017, too.
With about 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter of the game, it looked like Super Bowl LI was going to be a complete dud. After all of the buildup surrounding the game, the Falcons led 28-3 after a Tevin Coleman touchdown. And they appeared to be cruising towards a victory.
After months of talk and speculation, the Oakland Raiders have officially filed the paperwork to move the franchise to Las Vegas. The move was anticipated by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who reported Saturday that the Raiders would file their relocation paperwork any day. NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy released a statement to Twitter on Thursday.
The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation’s second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.
When Alabama took a 14-0 lead at the beginning of the second quarter during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night, how many of you thought Clemson was going to be able to come back and make the game competitive, let alone win? Ha. Don’t lie. No one thought it was going to happen, and truth be told, 14-0 may as well have been 35-0 at that point.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s amazing catch against the Dallas Cowboys during his rookie year vaulted him to superstar status and landed him on the cover of Madden 16. Now, the New York Giants star wideout is immortalizing the catch even further by throwing it on a backpack made in collaboration with Sprayground.