Roundup: NFL Draft Week is Here, Man Robs Waffle House with Pitchfork & Nine Female Performers Injured in Circus Fall

By Jason McIntyre

If Sammy Watkins gets selected in the Top 3, he’ll be the highest player drafted from Southwest Florida. Deion Sanders went 5th in 1989; Edge James went 4th in 1999. [News Press]

Donald Sterling got his pants pulled down to his ankles. Very good reporting. [LA Times]

Tony Rice’s daughter – don’t pretend like you don’t know who Tony Rice is – to star in Chicago’s ‘Bad Girls Club.’ [Tribune]

It’s NFL draft week. Some running back rankings for you to chew on. [Journal Sentinel]

NFL mock draft has Johnny Manziel going 5th to the Raiders, CJ Mosley 18th to the Jets. [Football Perspective]

Beat writer: Raiders “aren’t really considering” draft Manziel or Blake Bortles 5th overall. [SF Chronicle]

Very intriguing NBA draft prospect: Elfird Payton from UL Lafayette. []

Knee surgery for Jay Bruce? He could miss up to a month. [Dayton Daily News]

Really well done piece on Derek Carr, the QB who won’t go 1st overall in the draft like his brother, David. [ESPN]

Of course the Dallas Cowboys want to host the NFL draft. [Star Telegram]

Artie Lange’s DirecTV show was cancelled.

“Nine female performers were injured in an accident about noon during an aerial act in Sunday’s performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.” [via Providence Journal]

University of Rhode Island block party devolves into bottle throwing and mailbox throwing [via Bro Bible]

Joel McHale at the White House correspondent’s dinner. He hammers Chris Christie.