Welcome to your Monday edition of The Morning After Huddle where we bring you the top news from around the NFL. Former players dominated the news cycle over the weekend, starting with the pro boxing debut of Frank Gore.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Frank Gore is just plain good. The former running back, and future hall of famer, made his pro debut in boxing in emphatic fashion on Saturday, landing a KO of Yaya Olurunsola in the fourth round. It seems he has bounced back after his exhibition match against former NBA player Deron Williams last year.
- The winds of fate have not been as kind to former Seahawks and Ravens player, Earl Thomas. Thomas was recently charged with a third degree felony for violating a protective order twice or more within a 12 month period. According to reports, Thomas refused to communicate with his wife – who has filed for divorce – through an established app, instead communicating with her directly and threatening her and their children.
- Finally, some team news: The Raiders are emerging again in league news, with the New York Times uncovering what is described as ”financial disorder” by more than a dozen former employees. Within their coverage, they note how employees who raised concerns about the situation “were often ignored or pushed out and given settlements and nondisclosure agreements to keep them quiet.”
That’s it for today’s huddle. We’ll be back tomorrow with more news you want to know.