Sixer Lee Nailon Arrested

Sixer Lee Nailon Arrested

Sixer All Star Lee Nailon was arrested yesterday for apparently beating his wife:

"It has come to our attention that Lee Nailon has been arrested today
by Lower Merion police on allegations of a domestic incident," Sixers
president and general manager Billy King said in a statement released
before last night's game. "We have no further details. Until we are
able to learn all the facts, it would be inappropriate for us to
comment."

The radio this morning was reporting that Nailon hit his wife in the face.  She then locked herself in the bathroom and called the police.  When police showed up to Nailon's home, he claimed that his wife was not home.  Um, yo Lee, your wife called the cops from the bathroom; you must have the brains to go along with your basketball skills. 

Nailon has seen action in 22 games this season and is averaging 4.2 points per outing for the Sixers.

From a Daily News article today, apparently being in jail didn't stop Nailon from making an appearance at the game last night:

Here's one way things were different last night: The Sixers issued a
brief statement concerning Lee Nailon, who was charged yesterday in
Lower Merion with simple assault and harassment and was in custody
pending a hearing this morning. Nailon was listed as inactive for the
game, but at halftime was shown on a taped message on the arena screens
welcoming the crowd.

The Sixers ended up beating Sacramento 109-103.

Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

Updated: 9:15 p.m.

ATLANTA — Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson left his final start of the season Thursday night with a right knee sprain.

Facing the Atlanta Braves, Hellickson had gotten one out in the fourth inning when he waved for athletic trainer Scott Sheridan to come to the mound. Hellickson left the field with Sheridan by his side.

Hellickson did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. He gave up just one hit, walked none and struck out four.

Hellickson finished the season 12-10 with a 3.71 ERA in 32 starts. The Phillies acquired the 29-year-old right-hander in a trade with Arizona last fall. 

Hellickson will become a free agent after the World Series. The Phillies could extend him a one-year salary offer of $17 million. If Hellickson accepts, he would return to the club in 2017. If he rejects the offer and seeks a multi-year deal elsewhere, the Phillies would get a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of next year's draft. 

Former Eagles CB Byron Maxwell benched by Dolphins

Former Eagles CB Byron Maxwell benched by Dolphins

Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell is not starting tonight against the Bengals. Maxwell, who the Eagles traded this past offseason, was already seeing his playing time diminish. Now, he will sit in favor of Tony Lippett, who has not seen a single snap for the Dolphins this season.

The Eagles' big trade this offseason keeps getting better and better. They acquired the eighth overall pick in the draft in exchange for the 13th overall pick, Maxwell and Kiko Alonzo. Not only were they able to rid themselves of Maxwell’s awful contract, but they were able to get value for a player who is now not considered an NFL starter. 

The eighth overall pick that the Eagles acquired from Miami was flipped to the Browns among other picks to move up to No. 2. As you may know, that No. 2 pick became offensive Rookie of the Month Carson Wentz. 

At the time of the trade, Maxwell originally failed his physical because of a shoulder injury. It was reported that the shoulder was so bad he could not perform a simple pushup, but the Dolphins traded for him anyway.

The Byron Maxwell trade was the stepping stone for the Eagles to land their quarterback of the future, and this news can only make them feel better about the move. Howie Roseman had an incredible offseason cleaning up the mess Chip Kelly left behind, and Maxwell’s benching will certainly help his case for executive of the year.