Randall Cunningham Wouldn't Give Up His Eagles No. 12 to Steve Smith 'For a Million Dollars'

Randall Cunningham Wouldn't Give Up His Eagles No. 12 to Steve Smith 'For a Million Dollars'

Legendary Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham was a guest on Howard Eskin's show yesterday on 610 WIP and discussed a wide range of topics.

Aside from Randall's backing of Donovan McNabb -- "I believe Donovan McNabb is going to take his team very, very far this year, and you might see Philadelphia and Minnesota in that NFC championship game, who knows." -- the most interesting anecdote from Randall's convo with Eskin and Reese was the mind blowing financial figure he said he'd turn down to give up his No. 12 to a current Eagles player.

Now, Randall's No. 12 is still a fixture among Birds fans in the stands at the Linc on any given Sunday, but it's not officially retired. That said, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie thinks so highly of Cunningham that he doesn't want to give up No. 12 unless Randall approves. [audio below]

New Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith would love to rock the No. 12 jersey this season, but would Randall give up the number for cash?

"No, I would not take it for a million bucks," Randall said. "For Jeffrey Lurie to put me in the honor roll like that, that's not something I take for granted. I went out and I bought a ring, like a Super Bowl ring, because of that honor and I put Philadelphia Eagles on it. That's my ring I show everybody. People ask me if that's a Super Bowl ring and I say, 'No. This is the ring they let me know that I was one of the players in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles and they honored me."

No. 12 remains Randall Cunningham's number with the Philadelphia Eagles. And that's alright with me.

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Report: Brett Brown accuses longtime friend of defrauding him of $750,000

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Report: Brett Brown accuses longtime friend of defrauding him of $750,000

Sixers head coach Brett Brown is in Australia this week, where he has accused longtime friend and former Australian men's national team assistant coach Shane Heal of defrauding him of $750,000, according to the Australian Associated Press.

Brown invested $250,000 into each of three companies for which Heal was the sole director. Brown wasn't given a legal title regarding the companies and didn't know the specifics of how the money would be used.

"I assumed that the money was going to be used for what Shane told me it was going to be used for," Brown said. "Because it was a friend that I had for 25 years."

Heal was charged last year by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission following an investigation relating to alleged misconduct in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to the AAP.

The sides return to court in Brisbane on July 20.

Heal played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996-97 and was with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.

Tonight's lineup: Odubel Herrera leads off; Cesar Hernandez (groin) out

Tonight's lineup: Odubel Herrera leads off; Cesar Hernandez (groin) out

A day after going 0 for 5 with five strikeouts, Odubel Herrera is leading off for the Phillies in their series opener Friday night against the Reds (see game notes).

It's the first time Herrera is leading off since last Aug. 19, a span of 84 games.

Cesar Hernandez gets the night off. He's been dealing with a groin pull for 10 days, manager Pete Mackanin said Friday.

Andres Blanco bats second and plays second.

Maikel Franco is back in the six-hole after going 1 for 5 with two strikeouts in the cleanup spot Thursday. Tommy Joseph bats fourth and Michael Saunders fifth.

Cameron Rupp, who walked three times in Thursday's win over the Rockies, catches Aaron Nola and bats seventh.

1. Odubel Herrera, CF
2. Andres Blanco, 2B
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Aaron Nola, P