Roundup: Running Back Studying to Be a Priest; Independence Day II Trailer & Khalil Mack Was Unblockable

By Jason McIntyre

Isabella Lindblom, a model … “The dogs that protect little penguins” … Ted Cruz is worse than crazy! … “Alabama man says quarrel during roadkill hunt led to slayings of 3 in Mississippi” … harsh message to all the SantaCon haters … “HBO film captures heroin’s impact on Cape addicts” … you probably should read how the left created Donald Trump … Justin Forsett of the Ravens has some thoughts on the Concussion movie … who bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal for $140 million? … can I push this social media groupthink piece from Bret Easton Ellis in the Roundup daily? … “Baltimore restaurant offers Davis lifetime supply of crab cakes to stay” … a prostitute in Tampa brought her kid to work, got arrested …

My Fox Sports Radio show talked about the Media’s War on Football and Cam Newton and the MVP. Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer and former NFL player George Wrighster stopped by. [Full 3 Hours; “Best of Podcast“]

“Former pitcher Floyd Youmans comes to grips with life outside baseball.” [OC Register]

Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin has a boulder on his shoulder. [The News Tribune]

“The Colorado Supreme Court is considering whether to free a convict who was sent back to prison after he was mistakenly released 90 years early.” [CBS Denver]

Wichita State is considering adding football. [Olympian]

A running back who led his team to the Division III National Championship is a seminary student studying to be a priest. [Newsweek]

Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter ratings year-over-year are flat or slightly down, but the way ratings are calculated now are different, so should it matter? [SBJ]

After Mike Tolbert of the Panthers hit the Carlton, he heard from Carlton. [Charlotte Observer]

Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died from “complications of alcohol and cocaine toxicity.” [Press Enterprise]

Does Phil Mushnick write his own headlines? “ESPN happily endorses dangerous NCAA issue that ESPN exposed” It certainly feels so. [NY Post]

Bubba Watson is selling the house in Florida he previously bought from Tiger Woods. [Orlando Sentinel]

Ohio State commit Tristen Wallace, a QB, decided instead to sign with Oregon. [Land Grant Holy Land]

Independence Day II is coming out? Still feels like yesterday I saw the first one.

Roy Jones Jr., why are you still fighting at 46? Big tree fall hard. [via Uproxx]

Ronnie Hillman wanted no part of Khalil Mack on this play. Mack had five sacks to help the Raiders rally to win on the road.

Serge Ibaka blocked a Gordon Hayward dunk attempt.