66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

first_imgLast Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:37 IST 66 Players Opt Out Of NFL Season Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday’s deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:37 IST COMMENT FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News center_img Written By LIVE TV A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen.Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday’s deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries.No team has come close to New England in losing players for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 10 with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. The Patriots, already minus several stars who left in free agency — including, of course, Tom Brady to Tampa Bay — saw eight opt outs: running back Brandon Bolden, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, tight end Matt LaCosse, wide receiver Marqise Lee, offensive lineman Najee Toran and fullback Dan Vitale. Hightower, Cannon and Chung were key contributors in recent seasons.Only three teams had no one opting out: the Steelers, Falcons and Chargers.“Those are not easy decisions to make as a player, especially when you love the game,” said Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who will play this season. “But family will always come first. And I’ve had a lot of difficult conversations with my wife and, yeah, it’s not ever going to be easy. Just like for the rest of America, it’s not easy on anyone right now.”The rest of the breakdown by positions:11 wide receivers; eight linebackers, six cornerbacks, four running backs, three tights ends and safeties. The were no quarterbacks, kickers or punters opting out.Should a player decide to walk away after Thursday’s deadline because of a changed medical circumstance, he would get a stipend — unless he already exceeded the value of the stipend in the time he was active. Otherwise, there will be no financial compensation for voluntary future opt outs.There also are salary cap relief machinations attached to opt outs. Contract bonus payments due to be applied to the cap in 2020 will be delayed a year even though the bonus has been paid.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Tim Tebow gets married to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

first_img🇿🇦 • • @zavionk @zavionkotzeeventscompany @haukeweddingfilms @saba_butler_academy @reservedexclusiveA post shared by Tim Tebow (@timtebow) on Jan 18, 2020 at 3:17am PSTThe pair exchanged vows in front of nearly 300 guests during a 30-minute wedding ceremony at Las Paris Estate, according to People. View this post on Instagram Tim Tebow is a married man.The former Heisman Trophy winner tied the knot with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters over the weekend in Cape Town, South Africa.  💜💜💜 • • • @zavionk @zavionkotzeeventscompany @haukeweddingfilms @kilowattavsa @saba_butler_academyA post shared by Demi-Leigh Tebow (@demileighnp) on Jan 19, 2020 at 1:48pm PSTAfter their honeymoon, Tebow and Nel-Peters will return to the United States, where the 32-year-old is currently in the New York Mets’ minor league system and serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. View this post on Instagram Forever. @demileighnp #tyingthetebow • • @zavionkotzeeventscompany 📷 @hanrihumanA post shared by Tim Tebow (@timtebow) on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:07pm PSTMORE: Tim Tebow roasted for rant on ‘selfish culture’ of paying college athletesNel-Peters, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2017, is from South Africa and started dating Tebow in July 2018.The couple got engaged in January 2019. Forever and Always @timtebow • • 📸 @hanrihumanweddingsA post shared by Demi-Leigh Tebow (@demileighnp) on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:46am PST“I’ve been looking forward to three things,” Tebow told People. “The first moment I see her in her wedding dress, the first kiss, and the first dance together as man and wife. It’s such a special night.”I’ve been waiting my entire life for someone special, who I can spend the rest of my life with. I was waiting for the right person to come along. And now I’m marrying Demi. I can’t wait to see what our future holds. All of my dreams have come true. It was 100 percent worth the wait.” View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP reminds drivers to be conscious of winter driving conditions

first_imgMaintain a safe following distance. It takes longer to stop on a slippery road. Look ahead and keep plenty of distance between you and other cars (at least four seconds). Drop your speed to match road conditions. The posted speed is the maximum speed under ideal conditions. In winter, it is safer to drive below the posted speed. No matter how much experience you have, the way your car will move on snow or ice always has an element of unpredictability. Watch for black ice. Slow down when approaching icy areas such as shaded areas, bridges and overpasses as these sections of road freeze sooner than others in cold weather. Watch for “black ice”, areas of the road with a thin, almost invisible coating of ice, as it can cause your vehicle to suddenly lose traction, braking and cornering control. Accelerate and brake slowly. When starting from a stop on slick roads, start slowly and accelerate gradually to maintain traction and avoid spinning your wheels. When stopping, plan well in advance, apply the brakes gently and slowly add pressure rather than braking suddenly. Avoid sudden moves. Slow down and steer smoothly and gradually to avoid skidding. Accelerate gently, turn slowly, and brake carefully and early. Avoid unexpected quick movements that could put you in a spin. Anticipate turns, stops, and lane changes well before they occur. Know how to handle a skid. A skid happens when your wheels slide out of control on a slippery surface and is a result of driving too fast for road conditions. If you start to skid, ease off the brake or accelerator, look and steer smoothly in the direction you want to go. Be careful not to oversteer. See and be seen. It is critical for drivers to see and be seen in low light conditions, and when blowing snow impairs visibility. Always drive with your headlights on. STAY ALERT: Weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles. Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested. SLOW DOWN: Always drive according to weather conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly on a slippery surface. STAY IN CONTROL: Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. – Advertisement -BE ROAD-READY AND WEATHER-WISE: Make sure your vehicle is winter ready. Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle. Listen to the radio for road and weather updates and check road conditions before leaving. Advertisement Get your vehicle winter-ready with a maintenance check-up. Keep your fuel tank sufficiently full – at least half a tank is recommended. Make sure you have sufficient windshield washer fluid in the reservoir that is rated a minimum of -40 C temperature range. Keep an extra jug in the vehicle. Clear snow and ice from the roof, hood, trunk and all windows, lights and mirrors. After starting your vehicle, wait for the fog to clear from the interior of the windows so you will have good visibility all around. The condition of your vehicle’s tires is important. Worn or damaged tires can hamper your ability to drive safely. Remember to check tire air pressure frequently, as it decreases in cold weather. SNOW AND ICE PUSH OUR DRIVING SKILLS TO THE LIMIT Advertisementcenter_img Plan extra time to get to your destination and consider delaying your trip in bad weather. Notify a friend or family member of your destination and anticipated arrival time. When approaching winter maintenance vehicles from behind, slow down, stay back and be patient. Move over for emergency vehicles. PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE FOR WINTER Advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd, PSG target Renato Sanches on Bayern Munich: You never know the future

first_imgBayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches cannot guarantee staying in Germany this summer.Amid claims of Bayern seeking a cut-price £26 million to sell him, the Portugal international refused to shut the door on leaving.Manchester United and PSG are being linked with Sanches and he declared to Record: “It’s a great club. You never know what the future will be, but in principle, I will stay. “If so, I would not be discouraged. I want to stay and give everything. I will redouble my efforts. Of course, I need to play more. With more playing time, I gain confidence and I feel better.”last_img read more