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    Getty Deion Sanders could be looking to bring Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding with him to Colorado Deion Sanders is reportedly headed to Colorado to become the head coach of the Buffaloes, and he could be bringing Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding with him to Boulder. CBS Sports analyst Su’a Cravens, a former safety for the USC Trojans, shared on Twitter that his sources have informed him that ‘Prime Time’ is poaching his defensive coordinator from the Crimson Tide coaching staff: !! HUGE UPDATE !! My sources are saying not only is Coach Prime to Colorado “a done deal” but Coach Sanders plans on bringing on a new DC from Alabama’s staff !! Expect an announcement from either Colorado/PrimeTime this weekend or early next week. Pac-12 is getting interesting — Su’a (@iammsuzy) December 2, 2022 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Cravens’ wording leaves the door open for Sanders’ defensive coordinator choice to be someone other than Golding, but it has long been rumored that Nick Saban would be moving on from at least one of his coordinators in the offseason. Cory Lemer...
    Alabama residents might be able to expect some extra pocket change sometime next year, if approved by the state's legislation. The state's government collected over $13 billion in the 2022 fiscal year, giving the state a surplus of $2 billion more than the budgeted amount. Due to this extra cash, state lawmakers are now trying to figure out how best to put it to use, with some arguing that a return to the taxpayers would be the best use of it, according to WTVY. “As the budget chair, it’d be my recommendation that we spend a goodly portion rebating the money or sending the money back to Alabama taxpayers because they’re the ones that gave it to us in the first place,” said Sen. Arthur Orr (R-AL). STIMULUS UPDATE: DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR $3,200 DIRECT ONE-TIME PAYMENTS REVEALED Orr predicts that the rebates people can expect from this refund will be somewhere between $150 and $200 for individual taxpayers, while married joint filers can expect a refund that would be double that. The issue...
    A WOMAN killed a rapist before he could murder her and her brother - she was then sentenced to 20 years in prison over his death. Brittany Smith, 34, pleaded guilty to murder after fatally shooting Todd Smith, who was 38 at the time, back in January 16, 2018. 4Brittany Smith said Todd had choked her to the point of unconsciousness before raping her 4Todd Smith was shot three timesCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd She was slapped with a 20-year sentence but ultimately served 18 months in an Alabama jail. Smith claimed Todd brutally attacked and raped her in her own home. Now, the former jailbird insists she only killed him to stop her and her brother from being murdered after he callously choked her until she lost consciousness, raped her and threatened to kill her and her brother. Smith's harrowing case is now the subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary. READ MORE ON WORLD NEWSWEDDING BLOODBATH Groom shot dead 'by mistake' at wedding as bride seen covered in bloodTRAGIC SMASH Influencer twins in horror crash leaving model, 26, dead...
    Getty Alabama could push one of Nick Saban's coaching rivals towards being fired during their Week 6 matchup (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) After Texas A&M upset Alabama 41-38 on October 9, 2021, former Nick Saban assistant, Jimbo Fisher, had his hype train reach unfathomable levels. The Aggies were a popular preseason College Football Playoff pick over the summer, but that has since changed in the wake of a 3-2 start to the 2022 season that includes losses to Appalachian State and Mississippi State. The quarterback situation in College Station has been in flux with Haynes King losing the starting job to LSU transfer Max Johnson. While Texas A&M’s defense has been forcing turnovers, the offense has not been producing enough against Power Five teams and their record reflects that. If Fisher can’t right the ship, it appears as though he could be headed towards a historic buyout in East Central Texas. Paul Finebaum revealed during his Week 5 recap with ESPN’s Matt Barrie that Texas A&M’s top boosters would be willing to pay his buyout if things...
    An Alabama man who was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection is still alive because officials could not find his vein before a midnight deadline to execute him. Alan Miller, 57, who was convicted in a 1999 of killing three people in workplace rampage, is now enjoying an unscheduled reprieve in his cell after prison officials made the decision at about 11:30pm. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state halted the scheduled execution of Miller late Thursday after they determined they could not get the lethal injection underway before a midnight deadline for the death warrant.  'Due to time constraints resulting from the lateness of the court proceedings, the execution was called off once it was determined the condemned inmate's veins could not be accessed in accordance with our protocol before the expiration of the death warrant,' Hamm said.  The execution team at the Holman Correctional Facility began trying to establish intravenous access, but he did not know for how long. Miller had explained previously how he was afraid of needles. Mere hours before, Miller had tucked into a...
    (CNN)The state of Alabama halted the execution of an inmate Thursday evening due to an inability to meet protocols before a midnight deadline, officials say.Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court injunction. But officials were unable to access Miller's veins within certain time limits, according to AL.com. "Due to the time constraints resulting in the lateness of the court proceedings, the execution was called off once it was determined the condemned's veins could not be accessed in accordance with our protocol before the expiration of the death warrant," said Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm, according to AL.com. Miller has been returned to his cell on death row, Hamm said. Judge blocks Thursdays execution by lethal injection of Alabama death row inmate who says he requested to die by nitrogen hypoxiaMiller was sentenced to death for the 1999 murders of his former and contemporary co-workers, Lee Michael Holdbrooks, Christopher S. Yancy and Terry Lee Jarvis, each of whom was fatally shot. A forensic...
    The state of Alabama is currently deciding whether to execute Alan Eugene Miller with the untested method of nitrogen hypoxia rather than traditional methods. The method was signed into law in 2018 by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) after the state had problems with lethal injections and wanted alternatives, according to the Associated Press. It has also been approved for use in Oklahoma and Mississippi. COUNTRY LEGEND TEDDY GENTRY ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES Death by nitrogen hypoxia would have the prisoner breathe in pure nitrogen, which would cause the prisoner to be deprived of oxygen and lead to his or her death. The method is untested and has not been used in any of the states it is approved for, according to CBS News. Miller claimed he signed a document in 2018 saying he would prefer to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia rather than lethal injection because of his fear of needles, according to reports. “I did not want to be stabbed with a needle,” Miller said while testifying to a U.S. district judge. The...
    Alabama football head coach Nick Saban got a contract extension through the 2029 season and it may end up being his last with the Crimson Tide. Nick Saban is back to being the highest-paid coach in college football after signing a contract extension with Alabama football until 2030. According to Bruce Feldman, the new deal runs through February of 2030. Technically it just extends his previous deal by one season while bumping up his pay to $11.7 million per year, ahead of Georgia’s Kirby Smart. Alabama had every reason to make Saban that highly paid. He’s probably still underpaid. The bigger question is how much longer the head coach will remain with the Tide. Nick Saban contract extension could be last with Alabama football“Our family is very happy to agree to a contract extension with The University of Alabama,” Saban wrote in a statement. “Terry and I are very appreciative of the unmatched commitment the University has shown to this football program and our family over the last 15-plus years. This is our home, and we look forward to finishing our...
    More On: travis barker Travis Barker’s daughter, Alabama, dances on TikTok amid dad’s hospitalization Landon Barker attends MGK afterparty in NYC as dad Travis is in hospital Reason for Travis Barker’s hospitalization has been revealed Travis Barker’s daughter, Alabama, posts and deletes photo of dad in hospital Travis Barker was suffering from “extreme stomach pain” and “could barely walk” before he was hospitalized in Los Angeles, a source close to the situation told People. “He is getting the best care at Cedars though,” the source added, noting that doctors are performing several tests and have put him on a modified diet. The Blink-182 drummer, 46, was first taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center Tuesday morning for an unknown reason. Per medical staff, he was then transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional care, where he was accompanied by his new wife, Kourtney Kardashian. “Kourtney won’t leave his side,” People’s source said of the reality star, 43. “Kourtney was worried yesterday. They both were.” Travis Barker was reportedly in so much pain that he “could barely walk” before he...
    Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The recruiting arms race between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher could be an all-time barnburner. As the Alabama football program game plans for how to win its next national title, Nick Saban has spent way too much time being overly worried about what Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M are doing in College Station. The Aggies put together the greatest recruiting class of all time last cycle. With more five-stars than anyone would know what to do with, Saban has been a strong opponent of all things going on at A&M. It is a cold war on the recruiting trails that has certainly heated up a bit. So if Saban and his staff really want to stick to A&M this year, why not mess with these recruits from Texas? If Alabama wants to hit Texas A&M where it hurts, Saban can try to “steal” these top-tier recruits.Alabama football: 3 recruits Nick Saban can “steal” away from Texas A&M 3 Rueben Owens RB El Campo (El Campo, TX) Great opportunities may await...
    Eli Holstein committing to Alabama sends major shockwaves in Arch Manning’s recruitment. A massive domino has fallen in the college football recruiting world, as four-star 2023 quarterback Eli Holstein committed to Alabama on Tuesday afternoon. The four-star signal-caller from Zachary, Louisiana had initially been committed to Texas A&M. He had 24 official offers and was looking at Florida and LSU before committing to the Crimson Tide. Of course, this commitment has massive implications on the Arch Manning recruitment front. Alabama was one of three teams that was seen as a finalist for his five-star 2023 commitment. With Holstein going to Tuscaloosa, one would think it will be either Georgia or Texas for Manning. BREAKING: Four-Star QB Eli Holstein has Committed to Alabama! The Top 70 Player in the ‘23 Class was formerly Committed to Texas A&M. The QB dominos are starting to fall ????https://t.co/Ns00stzI2i pic.twitter.com/KrpufYLsUJ — Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) May 24, 2022 Eli Holstein commits to Alabama, Arch Manning to Georgia or Texas, probably Manning has three official visits planned next month: Georgia on June 3, Alabama on June 10...
    Paul Finebaum believes Alabama might be scared of what Texas A&M is becoming. Not long before it became Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher for all the college football world to see, Paul Finebaum may have revealed why the Alabama head coach could feel threatened by what Texas A&M is doing these days on the recruiting trails. In response to a caller on The Paul Finebaum Show from Monday afternoon, the esteemed ESPN college football analyst/popular radio host peeled back the curtain to best explain why Saban has been so concerned about parity of late, despite leading the preeminent power of the sport today. Again, Finebaum’s thoughts on Alabama/Texas A&M came two days before Saban spoke on the issue publicly on Wednesday evening and 2.5 days before Fisher called for an impromptu press conference for the ages on Thursday morning. Here is what Finebaum said on his radio program on Monday afternoon about the issues Saban could have with what Texas A&M is doing of late.“I think you’re right,” said Finebaum Monday on The Paul Finebaum Show. “Since the day A&M...
    The Arch Manning recruiting saga is far from ending but it looks like the Georgia Bulldogs and Texas Longhorns are at the front of the field. The No. 1 prospect in the class of 2023 continues to draw attention from some of the biggest programs out there. Only one can claim Arch Manning’s signature in the end. While Manning is still keeping things close to the vest, reporting now suggests he’s looking more closely at two specific schools. Will it be Georgia or Texas? That’s the thing everyone wants to know. Arch Manning recruiting race: Georgia and Texas stand outChad Simmons of On3 wrote that Alabama, Georgia and Texas are getting the most attention right now but  “there has been a little more chatter around the Bulldogs and Longhorns in recent weeks.” Manning’s relationship with Kirby Smart and Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken is strong. At the same tie, Steve Sarkisian is a draw for Texas along with the opportunity to bring the Longhorns back. The downside for Georgia is that Monken doesn’t have a long history of developing quarterbacks....
    (CNN Business)Amazon has gone 27 years without a US union, but a grassroots effort at a warehouse in New York could soon change that.Amazon workers at a facility in Staten Island appeared to lean toward forming a union with a newly-established organization called Amazon Labor Union (ALU), based on the first day of public vote counting. The vote count, which began Thursday and resumed Friday morning, has so far notched 1,518 votes in favor of unionizing and 1,154 votes against it. ALU is seeking to represent roughly 5,000 workers at the facility. It is unclear how many workers ultimately cast ballots. Amazon union vote in Alabama is too close to callThe results of a separate do-over election at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama were too close to call. A total of 875 workers at the facility voted for joining a union and 993 voted against it, according to the tally, which was also conducted on Thursday. But another 416 ballots were challenged. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expects to hold a hearing on the matter in the next few...
    Retiring Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby has millions of dollars in campaign cash that he no longer needs and is considering using it to support a former aide who is running against Donald Trump-endorsed Mo Brooks for the Republican nomination to replace him, Politico reports. Katie Britt is locked in a three-way battle with the Brooks and Army veteran Mike Durant. Shelby confirmed in an interview he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure that Britt emerges from the May primary with a place in a runoff. “I’m going to give it all away sooner or later. I’m going to help her, transfer it to a super PAC,” said Shelby, who has nearly $10 million in his campaign account and more than $6 million in a separate leadership PAC. He added that Britt is “doing well right now. Mo Brooks is dropping, you see that.” Several PACs are supporting Britt and Shelby reportedly hasn’t decided which one will be the recipient of his largesse. Such a large cash infusion could reshape the race. Even though he has the GOP-coveted...
    (CNN)Severe storms are expected to sweep across parts of the Southeast, bringing forecasts of damaging winds, hail and possible tornadoes.Nearly 45 million people are at risk of severe weather Friday as thunderstorms move east across the Gulf Coast, with caution urged for those along the coasts of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. An enhanced risk (level 3 of 5) for such storms remained early Friday morning across parts of southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. Severe weather season heats up as hail, wind and tornadoes threaten the South"A threat for tornadoes, wind damage and isolated large hail will be possible in parts of southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi after midnight," the prediction center warned Thursday night. "A strong tornado will be possible, mainly in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi." The peak time for the storms in New Orleans is expected to be around rush hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. local time, Phil Grigsby, the lead forecaster at NWS in the city, told CNN. Read MoreAnd if a tornado...
    With the Alabama midterm elections right around the corner, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) is already stating her case against Democratic policies in hopes of maintaining the support of the state's Republican base. In fact, her new video posted via Twitter echoes that intent. The pinned video, which has received more than 420,000 views, captured Ivey taking aim at President Joe Biden. With a hint of Southern sarcasm, Ivey could be heard saying, “Growing up, my mom and dad told us if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Well, here’s what I have to say about Joe Biden." After tapping silently for several seconds, she finally said, “Poor Joe. Bless his heart.” Poor Joe, bless his heart.pic.twitter.com/ujugl1ll9X — Kay Ivey (@Kay Ivey) 1644334980 Although Ivey has been billed as somewhat of a “hardcore Southern grandma," it appears that persona still may not solidify her campaign. The conservative governor is actually up against several contenders looking to unseat her. In fact, HuffPost insists two of the main contenders are "trying to make the case that...
    Getty Alabama's Jameson Williams during the SEC title game in 2021. When the Detroit Lions think about how to tackle the 2022 NFL draft, the concept of a trade back likely makes plenty of sense for the team, especially given the fact that the team has a vast amount of future needs. Naturally, a good way to check off those needs is to have as many cracks at picks as possible. If there was a way for Detroit to trade back, then, it would make sense for them to do so, especially if they could do it while still landing one of the top players on the draft board. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Join Heavy on Lions! Early in the mock circuit, that outcome hasn’t been one that has been shown a lot for the team, but it’s still something that Lions fans need to think about as...
    Getty Alabama 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young (No. 9) with John Metchie III during the SEC title game. Most fans of the San Francisco 49ers likely remember who the franchise took at No. 36 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, despite the injury concerns involving this talented wide receiver from the Southeastern Conference. The NFL world first got to know the name Deebo Samuel out of South Carolina that evening — who had to overcome constant hamstring injuries and a broken leg, yet was still viewed as a talented prospect. Now the league knows Samuel as an All-Pro performer who helped change the phase of the 49ers’ franchise. Could the 49ers be in a eerily similar situation this upcoming draft? Especially with the receivers as the first group set to take the field for the workouts portion of the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, March 3? Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the...
    The Supreme Court's ruling this week to allow Alabama to move forward with redistricting maps that underrepresent Black voters is worrying advocates who say it may be a preview of the conservative majority's threat to protections against racial gerrymandering and other discriminatory elections practices.  The 5-4 decision on Monday allowed Alabama to keep its controversial new maps in place for the upcoming midterms elections, overturning a ruling from a three-judge panel, which included two Trump-appointed judges, that found the maps violate the Voting Rights Act’s (VRA) prohibition of practices that disadvantage minority voters. While the short-term implications of the ruling have sparked outrage from Democrats and civil rights activists, some are concerned that the real damage to the VRA could come when the case comes back before the court next term, raising the possibility that conservatives on the bench want to gut what remains of the landmark 1965 Civil Rights law. “The idea that the court would block it and deprive them of representation for at least one election cycle is itself disturbing,” said Michael Li, senior counsel with the...
    Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is a candidate to replace Josh McDaniels on the New England Patriots staff if he were hired to be the next head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. There is a potential succession plan in place in Foxborough, as Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien could replace New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels if he were to get the Las Vegas Raiders head-coaching gig. While news of the Raiders being very intrigued by McDaniels speaks volumes, New England bringing back O’Brien would be a fantastic move for the Patriots organization. O’Brien worked for Bill Belichick in New England from 2007 to 2011 in several roles, including offensive coordinator, before taking over an incredibly challenging situation with the 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions. Not only does O’Brien have great familiarity with Belichick, but he runs a similar offense at Alabama that could bring out the very best in second-year pro Mac Jones. If the Raiders and Josh McDaniels get a deal done to make him the next Las Vegas HC, a potential OC replacement in New England could...
    Alabama and Kansas have tough matchups on tap, making them part of this week’s most intriguing college basketball upset picks. The art of avoiding upsets in college basketball is already hard enough without trying to factor in COVID pauses to the equation. The Omicron surge adds yet another unstable element to the season as teams may be forced to miss games due to positive tests either within their own program or their opponents, leading to layoffs that can create rust, which in turn leads to upsets. Seton Hall learned this lesson the hard way last week, going 17 days between games due to COVID pauses before losing consecutive contests to Providence and Villanova. Let’s take a look at five more college basketball upset picks for this week, beginning with the Alabama Crimson Tide.Upset Alert: Week 9 College Basketball Upset PicksNote: All games listed in this post were on the schedule at the time of publication. COVID-19 pauses can impact the college basketball schedule at any time.No. 15 Alabama at Florida – WednesdayThe Crimson Tide have produced some monster results this...
    Officials in Alabama will consider wiping clean the arrest records of civil rights icons Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, The Associated Press reported.  Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey told the news service that he would support the case to expunge the records, but said he needs to see details of the possible request before responding in court.  Parks, who worked as a seamstress, was convicted of violating racial segregation laws after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in 1955. She refused to pay a $10 fine stemming from her arrest.  King, who led the Montgomery Bus Boycott, paid a $500 fine in 1956 after being convicted of violating a law banning boycotts.  Civil rights attorney Fred Gray, who represented both King Jr. and Park, said he may file a lawsuit to have their records expunged, according to the AP. “We might just decide to file a lawsuit on his behalf to have that record expunged,” Gray said, referring to King. "The same goes for Parks and others, potentially,” Gray said.  Last week, 82-year-old Claudette Colvin...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court ruled Friday that a federal judge prematurely dismissed a lawsuit arguing a low IQ-inmate — set to be executed next week in Alabama— should have been given help to understand the prison paperwork that laid the groundwork for the planned lethal injection. The ruling did not block Thursday’s execution. However, the three-judge panel directed the district court to decide a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from executing Willie B. Smith III on Thursday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a federal judge prematurely dismissed a lawsuit arguing that Smith was due help under the Americans with Disabilities Act in understanding paperwork related to execution method selection. The panel ruled a judge erred in saying Smith did not have standing to bring the claim. Lawyers for Smith said he has an IQ in the 70s and should have received help under the 1990 act that bars discrimination against those with disabilities. Thursday’s execution date and plan is still in place. However, John Palombi, an...
    Deion Sanders thinks Alabama could hang with several NFL teams. During an episode of the Barstool Sports podcast “21st and Prime,” the NFL legend and current JSU head coach said he thinks Nick Saban’s team could compete with the Jets, Jaguars, Giants and Texans all a tight game. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can listen to his insane comments below. Is it FINALLY Georgia’s year to take down Alabama? @DeionSanders @_rone @jamiedukes Presented By: @Heineken_US ????️ -> https://t.co/X8E0nByDlo pic.twitter.com/8lT6iC3yFj — 21st and Prime (@21standprime) October 5, 2021 I don’t know what the hell Sanders is talking about. We’ve heard claims like this several times in the past, but let’s get real. There is zero chance Alabama could hang with an NFL team. For the sake of argument, let’s just say the Jaguars are the worst team in the NFL. The Jaguars would beat the Crimson Tide without even having to really try. Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence torched a great Alabama as a freshman in college. What would he do to Nick...
    Nick Saban was not overly thrilled with the Alabama football team’s latest performance. Despite leading the No. 1 team in the country, Alabama football head coach Nick Saban is not exactly happy with what he has seen out of the Crimson Tide over the last two weeks. We are only in the middle of September, but we just got our first Saban minor meltdown at the podium. Alabama did improve to 2-0 on the year over the FCS Mercer Bears, but Saban was less than thrilled about the 48-14 victory. He knows that moments of sloppy play against Mercer and Miami the week before that are not going to cut it when Alabama takes on Florida in Gainesville. “I mean, if it stinks it stinks,” said Saban. “It smelled bad for everybody. Did it smell bad to you? What do you want me to do? Make excuses for them?” The last thing Florida needs is an extra-motivated Crimson Tide team coming to Ben Hill Griffin. Alabama football head coach Nick Saban is upset after a 48-14 victoryThough Bryce Young is well on...
    The most terrifying movie monsters The White Unemployment Rate in Every State It was reported Thursday that a Big 12 subcommittee made up of Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades, Iowa State president Wendy Wintersteen and Kansas chancellor Douglas A. Girod could recommend that the conference extend formal invitations to BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston at some point during the upcoming college football season as a reaction to Texas and Oklahoma officially defecting to the SEC in the summer of 2025.  © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Action Network's Brett McMurphy reports such invitations could be sent out this month.  According to an ESPN story, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston are required to give the American Athletic Conference 27 months' notice of their intentions to depart for the Big 12 and also pay exit fees of $10 million each. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports has since offered additional information:  That could allow the Big 12 to jump to 14 teams for two years, assuming OU-Texas stay through 2024 FBall. The Big 12 does not want to...
    COVID-19 numbers may lead to Alabama football games played in front of reduced crowds. Alabama football games may not be played in front of full-capacity crowds this year if the state does not get its COVID-19 numbers under control. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said on Tuesday to Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News that COVID-19 hospitalization and vaccination numbers are not where they need to be. He urges everyone to get vaccinated. While the university has not had serious discussions about reduced capacity crowds, that could potentially be on the horizon. Spoke with UA AD Greg Byrne today. Full Q-and-A forthcoming but his answers about COVID-19 expressed an urgency. pic.twitter.com/ih4ncd9ubg — Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) August 3, 2021 Alabama football: Soaring COVID numbers may cause reduced-capacity crowdsNick Saban said his team was among the SEC teams to be above the 85 percent vaccination threshold at SEC Media Days in July. He’s been an advocate for the vaccine, before and after he was diagnosed with COVID last fall, resulting in him missing a game. The rest of the state has not...
    After trading back from No. 11 to No. 20 in the first round, the Giants head into Day 2 of the draft hoping to find an edge rusher and offensive lineman in the second and third rounds. They addressed their need for another offensive weapon by taking receiver Kadarius Toney after making the deal with the Bears. Of the offensive linemen still on the board, Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State), Jalen Mayfield (Michigan) and Sam Cosmi (Texas) should intrigue the Giants, and perhaps Landon Dickerson (Alabama) as well. Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins and Georgia edge rusher Azeez Ojulari are options for the Giants if they continue to fall. Getty Images The top edge rusher to slide out of the first round is Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who certainly would be a coup for the Giants at No. 42, if he lasts that long. Joseph Ossai (Texas) is another pass rusher with promise. Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame) is a sideline-to-sideline defender, and he will also be in the mix if he is on the board. The Giants...
    Amazon’s landmark victory over a closely watched effort to unionize a warehouse in Alabama could be overturned amid accusations that the e-tailing giant used illegal intimidation tactics to sway employee votes, according to a US regulator. All but one of 23 objections filed by a labor union to an employee vote on whether to unionize a facility in Bessemer, Ala., earlier this month could be grounds for overturning the election, acting regional director of the National Labor Relations Board Lisa Henderson said on Wednesday. A hearing is slated for May 7 to review the legal challenges the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union submitted after the vote was tallied on April 9. Amazon prevailed with 1,798 employees voting against a labor contract to 738 votes in favor. Just 2,536 employees out of 5,867 voted in the election, which took place during the month of March. Actor Danny Glover (right and former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport (second right) speak with Amazon employees about unionization at the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union offices on March 27 in Birmingham, Alabama.AFP via Getty...
    More On: amazon When to order Mother’s Day 2021 gifts to ensure on-time delivery Let’s break our Amazon addiction and start saving local small businesses Trump to Hannity: ‘Big Tech should face antitrust scrutiny’ Biden’s ‘crisis’ crisis and other commentary Amazon’s landmark victory over a closely watched effort to unionize a warehouse in Alabama could be overturned amid accusations that the e-tailing giant used illegal intimidation tactics to sway employee votes, according to a US regulator. All but one of 23 objections filed by a labor union to an employee vote on whether to unionize a facility in Bessemer, Ala., earlier this month could be grounds for overturning the election, acting regional director of the National Labor Relations Board Lisa Henderson said on Wednesday. A hearing is slated for May 7 to review the legal challenges the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union submitted after the vote was tallied on April 9. Amazon prevailed with 1,798 employees voting against a labor contract to 738 votes in favor. Just 2,536 employees out of 5,867 voted in the election, which took...
    The U.S. COVID-19 death toll could rise as high as 596,000 by the end of the week ending in May 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts.  In its latest forecasts, the CDC looked ahead to an 'uncertain' future, estimating that weekly deaths could fall or rise in the coming weeks.  Anywhere from 2,100 to 8,800 new deaths are expected to be reported in the week ending in May 15. Last week, 5,131 Americans died of coronavirus, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.  The CDC predicts deaths will decline in two jurisdictions in the U.S. (inclusive of its territories) in the next two to four weeks, while remaining stable or rising in the rest of the country. An average of its prediction range that deaths will rise slightly over the next month, with 5,209 fatalities in the week ending in May 15.  Average daily deaths have been falling for the past 10 days in the U.S. However the recent rise in cases - which hovered between 60,000 and 70,000 a day for...
    (CNN)Candidates matter.Which is why Senate and House party committees have long reserved the right to wade into contentious primary fights and pick the candidate they believe has the best chance of winning a seat for them in the general election.And why Florida Sen. Rick Scott's (R) decision, as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, to stay entirely out of all primary fights in the 2022 election is a big deal, and a major risk."We're not going to participate," Scott told The Washington Post for a profile that ran over the weekend. "I think the public will pick the right candidate, and it'll be somebody that can get through the general election."There's already several examples on the 2022 Senate battlefield where Scott's non-involvement pledge could have significant consequences.Read MoreTake Missouri, where former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned as the state's top elected official in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, is running to replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R). Greitens is closely aligning himself with former President Donald Trump and casting himself as a victim of an insidious political insider...
    Xavier Worthy, one of the top signees of Michigan football’s 2021 recruiting class is leaving the program and re-opening his recruitment. The Michigan football program is losing one of the top signees from last year’s recruiting class. Xavier Worthy, a four-star recruit who signed his Letter of Intent last December, has submitted a NLI release request. Worthy was the nation’s No. 61 overall recruit, No. 8 receiver and the No. 4 recruit out of California where he starred for Central East High School in Fresno, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound receiver was the third-best recruit signed in the 2021 class behind five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy and four-star running back Donovan Edwards. ???? pic.twitter.com/DTRb8vqRyM — Flash Worthy⚡️ (@Xavierworthy2) April 15, 2021 Worthy tweeted about the NL release request but didn’t specify the reasons for this change in his college football future.Xavier Worthy leaving Michigan and reopening his recruitmentWorthy was expected to garner playing time as a true freshman because of his home run ability and return skills. Worthy ran a 10.55 in the 100 meters in...
    While Amazon resoundingly defeated a union drive in Alabama, the matter is far from over as a push for a second election looms. The nearly 6,000-employee Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, spent the past seven weeks voting on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. The move would have been historic, but on Friday, the National Labor Relations Board finished counting the ballots and announced that Amazon had won 1,798 votes, and the RWDSU only captured 738 votes. Despite the loss, the union has vowed to fight on and push for a rerun election because of Amazon’s conduct during the vote. Even before the final totals were settled, the union announced that it would be lodging election objections and unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB against the retail giant. The RWDSU claimed that Amazon “created an atmosphere of confusion, coercion and/or fear of reprisals and thus interfered with the employees’ freedom of choice.” BUSINESSES BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF AFTER AMAZON DEFEATS UNIONS The election objections will take some time....
    Alabama football fans rejoice, as the dreaded Nick Saban rule could be coming to an end. Long overdue, the limiting Nick Saban rule looks to be on its way out of college football … finally. Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports reports there are discussions at the FBS level for the rule to be eliminated. For those unfamiliar with the rule, it prevents head coaches from leaving their campuses during the spring evaluation period during recruitment. Saban is one of the best recruiters and keeping him off the road during the spring only hurts college football. Saban believes that some coaches just are not all that interested in recruiting. Even with the controversial rule in place for over a decade, it has not stoped the Alabama football program from winning six national titles during Saban’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. Simply, this outdated rule had more of a negative effect on lesser schools than on your typical blue-blood programs like Alabama. Scoop: As part of a NCAA recruiting review, there have been discussions about eliminating the "Nick Saban rule," which prevents head coaches...
    Some Americans could be waiting all year to be vaccinated against COVID-19 despite promises from President Joe Biden. On Tuesday, Biden announced that he was speeding up the deadline for states to open eligibility to all adults from May 1 to April 19. With 112 million people already having received at least one dose and an average of three million shots being administered every day, every U.S. adult could be be vaccinated by mid-July. The commander-in-chief has also promised to have enough doses to vaccinate all adults by May. But a combination of a slow rollout and vaccine hesitancy means residents in several states, mainly in the South and Midwest, may not be vaccined until late fall 2021.  Georgia is moving the slowest of the states with about 300 per 100,000 every day fully immunized, meaning all willing adults will be immunized by November Alabama has a similar vaccination rate to Georgia, but fewer residents, so the state should expect all willing adults to be fully vaccinated by October A DailyMail.com analysis of federal data shows shows that...
    Arch Manning could be committing to a college football team sooner rather than later. 2023 pro-style quarterback Arch Manning may have dropped a big hint over where he could be committing. Manning is the son of Cooper Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning and the grandson of Archie Manning. According to the 247Sports Composite, the Isidore Newman standout (New Orleans), is the No. 1 pro-style passer in his class, the No. 1 player from Louisiana and the No. 3 overall prospect in 2023. While a commitment is not imminent, he dropped some clues about who are his unofficial leaders at this stage of his recruitment, via 247Sports. “I’ve been talking with a bunch of coaches,” said Manning to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong. “coach (Steve) Sark(isian) at Texas, coach (Jake) Peetz and coach (Ed) O(rgeron) at LSU and I’ve gotten the opportunity to talk with coach (Nick) Saban too. Really all those guys are good at what they do and they’re great to talk to and it’s just been great to get the relationships and bonds already.” “I just really love...
    The Dallas Cowboys could keep it simple with their first-round NFL Draft pick, sticking with Alabama connections to upgrade their defense. Who will the Cowboys end up taking with the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft? Their options are many, including investing in an All-Alabama defense. The only question is whether Jerry Jones and company would rather give Dak Prescott a new target by drafting an offensive star like Kyle Pitts out of Florida. Alternatively, someone before the Cowboys could take Surtain off the board before Dallas even has a chance. Next: How The 17-Game Schedule Screws Dallas
    More On: amazon Why Amazon started a Twitter war with Dems Pee brains: Amazon slammed after denying workers have to use bottles as bathrooms ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman on new show ‘Invincible’ Amazon drivers must sign ‘biometric consent’ form or lose jobs: report The closely watched union vote at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. is coming to a close this week — but a result is likely at least a week away. Employees at the facility, who have been voting for the past month and could become the first Amazon workers in the US to be represented by a labor contract — have until Monday to cast their ballots while the process of counting the votes will begin on Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has been leading the initiative. The National Labor Relations Board has said the tally could take up to a week and both Amazon and the union can dispute the ballots, prolonging the process. If some 5,800 workers cast their ballots in favor of a...
    It might sound crazy, but there is a pathway that Alabama football star Mac Jones ends up going to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft. With the San Francisco 49ers trading up from No. 12 to No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft with the Miami Dolphins, there is a chance head coach Kyle Shanahan has his eyes on Alabama football standout Mac Jones. Shanahan got the 49ers’ head-coaching gig based in part of his two-year working relationship with Ryan on Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons staff. A Hall-of-Fame quarterback getting a top-tier play-caller resulted in one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history. While Jones may only be a Goff or a Teddy Bridgewater with this NFL comp, it could be worth the gamble for the 49ers here.Should the San Francisco 49ers take Mac Jones at No. 3 overall?So should Jones go as high as No. 3? No, the 49ers should trade back to No. 7, No. 8 or No. 9 with the Detroit Lions, the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos respectively to get their...
    By JOHN SHARP, AL.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — During a killing spree in Greene County 150 years ago, a mob of Klansmen on horses murdered a Black political leader and a white politician. Seven months later, in October 1870, a massacre at a Black political rally in downtown Eutaw left dozens wounded and four dead. Blacks feared for their safety and stayed home during that November’s elections. Alabama’s brief flirtation with the promises of Reconstruction ended. The horrifying history received national attention last month in an Atlantic Magazine story entitled, “A Riot in Eutaw,” as part of “Inheritance,” a project about American history and Black life. It’s the type of history that is hidden in Eutaw, where there are no notable historical markers or museums dedicated to a painful moment in history. But it’s an example of a harrowing tale that is getting more of a reckoning in Alabama and elsewhere in the Deep South. With the prospects of adding a four-lane U.S. 43 corridor moving forward, there is some belief that opportunity awaits to awaken stories long forgotten. “I...
    (CNN)Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks delivered fiery remarks before the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, telling then-President Donald Trump's supporters in stark terms, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." Just four hours later, the pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol to try to stop the congressional certification of President Joe Biden's win. Many of his fellow Republicans were alarmed when they came to learn of the remarks from the six-term congressman, who could now be a leading contender for an open Senate seat.In private, some House Republicans advocated booting Brooks from his committee assignments, aghast at such inflammatory rhetoric to a crowd that later ransacked the Capitol, terrorized police officers, vandalized the halls of democracy and left death and destruction in its wake, lawmakers told CNN."What shocked me at the time was the number of my own colleagues that had never heard the remarks. And I played it for them," Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack, a member of the House GOP group that was weighing stripping Brooks of his committee assignments, recalled on...
    Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadids PDA-Filled Romance Should You Put Money Into Retirement or Your Savings? Here’s How To Know One coach is a 46-year-old former high school math teacher who less than a decade ago was selling Cheetos out of his classroom to fund the school’s basketball program. The other is a 68-year-old Hall of Famer who has coached seven teams to the Final Four. In many ways, when Iona’s Rick Pitino peers across the sidelines Saturday at Alabama’s Nate Oats, he’s seeing a younger version of himself — brash, innovative and unafraid to rankle the establishment. Beyond the outsized personalities, the game between the No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 15 Gaels provides an intersection of basketball revolutions from different generations. Pitino’s 3-point revolution traces back nearly 35 years, while Oats’ shot chart that religiously abstains from the mid-range game is just starting to take hold in college basketball. Back in 1987, Pitino’s Providence team rode the sport’s cutting edge to the Final Four. Providence averaged nearly eight more 3-point shots per game (19.6) that season than...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Severe weather will bring the potential for flash flooding and tornadoes across a large part of the South, stretching from Texas to Georgia, forecasters say. On Tuesday, storms could bring large hail and possible tornadoes to Texas, Oklahoma and Gulf Coast states, the national Storm Prediction Center is forecasting. On Wednesday, several tornadoes will be possible in a region that includes large parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Louisiana and Tennessee, forecasters said. The area at enhanced risk for severe storms Wednesday is home to more than 9 million people and includes the cities of Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Jackson, Mississippi. “Some of the tornadoes could become strong," the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi warned in its outlook for Wednesday's storms. In Alabama, strong tornadoes, golf ball-sized hail and winds of up to 60 mph (97 kph) will be possible on Wednesday, the weather service's Birmingham office said. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Oklahoma, natural disasters, Arkansas, Tennessee,...
    Rapid take-off of variant first found in Britain threatens US; California, Texas report fewer hospitalizations. Latest COVID-19 updates Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack The NFL’s 2021 pre-draft buildup will suffer from an obvious void: the league opting not to hold the annual scouting combine lest it become a COVID-19 super spreader. NFL offseason power rankings: Are the Rams elite with Stafford? USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Johnny Manziel opens up about his life, career and future USA TODAY SPORTS Which college basketball blue bloods are in danger of missing the NCAA tournaments? USA TODAY SPORTS Doug Williams to NFL owners on Black coaches: Theyre not looking for a handout, theyre looking for an opportunity USA TODAY SPORTS Watch Tom Brady throw the Lombardi Trophy to another boat during Super Bowl parade USA TODAY SPORTS Adam Rippon breaks down what it costs to be a figure skater USA TODAY SPORTS Bucs RB on going back-to-back: Bradys done it...
    Yankees News: More relief support could be on the way By: Alexander Wilson February 15, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditSpring training might be starting in two days, but the New York Yankees are still looking for players to add to the roster. Eventually, the Yankees will have to cut down after gauging position battles, but adding players on minor-league deals can only benefit the team as a whole. With injuries being so prevalent the past few seasons, having reinforcements is as important as ever. General manager Brian Cashman has been considering many different options, but one pitcher the Yankees have been keeping tabs on is David Robertson. Having spent time on two different occasions for the Yankees, Robertson is familiar with the expectations that come with wearing pinstripes. He last featured on the team in 2018, when he pitched 69.2 innings and recorded a 3.23 ERA. He has only pitched 6.2 innings over the last two years, so the Yankees would be getting a cost-efficient player with some upside. According to Bryan Hoch of...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is seeking to carry out what would be this year's first execution by a state, putting to death a 51-year-old inmate convicted of the shotgun slaying of a police detective's sister decades ago. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay blocking the Thursday night execution, but the state is expected to appeal. Willie B. Smith III was scheduled to receive a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison for the 1991 murder of Sharma Ruth Johnson in Birmingham. Prosecutors said Smith abducted Johnson, 22, at gunpoint from an ATM, stole $80 from her and then took her to a cemetery where he shot her in the back of the head. ALABAMA MAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN DEATH OF CAM-GIRL WIFE, KAT WEST Willie Smith III (Alabama Department of Corrections) ((Alabama Department of Corrections)) Judges on the 11th Circuit stayed the lethal injection to give time to consider defense claims that the state failed to give the man, who has an IQ of below 75, required assistance with forms impacting the timing of...
    Jerry Jeudy believed the 2020 Alabama football team had a real shot to beat an NFL team.Jerry Jeudy does not think there is a huge talent discrepancy between the 2020 Alabama football team and the worst NFL teams in the league last season. It is a common sports talk conversation topic: Can the best college football team beat the worst NFL team? In most instances, the answer is “unequivocally, no.” However, Jeudy’s alma mater did have one of the greatest seasons in college football history. Combine that with how pitiful the 2020 Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets were at times and Jeudy might have a case here. Could the 2020 Alabama football team have beaten the Jaguars or the Jets?“Yeah, actually I was thinking about that this year,” Jeudy told FanSided‘s Mark Carman on behalf of Old Spice. “Watching them play this year, these guys are so good, I think they could beat an NFL team. Maybe. Maybe.” Obviously, it is never going to happen. Not that a college team could ever beat an NFL team, but there is never going to be...
    Millions of Americans could lose their homes despite President Bidens eviction moratorium order Bidens family separation task force could end a troubling chapter in US history Could Alabama QB Mac Jones be a perfect fit for the Patriots? While Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preparing for the Super Bowl, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are watching from home after missing the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. © Provided by Draft Wire The Pats signed Cam Newton to give them a veteran presence at quarterback this season, but they don’t have a long-term solution at the game’s most important position. That means New England could be targeting that kind of prospect in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft, and they just might find their man in Alabama’s Mac Jones. Peter Schrager of NFL Network believes Jones would be a perfect fit with the Patriots, and he asked Jones himself what he thought about the possibility of playing for Belichick: Gallery: Breaking down best Chiefs vs. Buccaneers Super Bowl LV...
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