Jonathan Owens, best known as gymnast Simone Biles' boyfriend, was among the players waived by the Houston Texans ahead of the upcoming season.
Owens, who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals in August 2019, signed with the Texans practice squad in 2020.
Rumor has it that Owens was cut because he spends too much time on social media with Biles and not enough time focusing on his game.
The 26-year-old safety was on the Texans practice squad for six weeks until he was called up again last January.
Owens and Biles recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. He is often seen kissing and cuddling with Biles in a plethora of social media photos.
The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medalist gushed about Owens to PEOPLE.
"I love watching him play because he has such a passion. He works so hard, so for him to be able to showcase that on the field is really exciting."
On Sunday, Biles shared photos of Owens during practice. She wrote, "watching #36 on game days is my favorite." He commented, "Your my favorite [sic]."
Since returning to the U.S. for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Biles has been catching up on quality time with Owens.
Fortunately, they will have a lot more time to spend together during the upcoming NFL season.
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The New England Patriots have released quarterback Cam Newton, after naming rookie Mac Jones as the starting quarterback.
Newton agreed to a one year deal with the Patriots in July 2020, but the team missed the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2008.
According to reports, the Patriots decided Jones was a better fit at the quarterback position than Newton.
Part of the reason for Newton's dismissal was his refusal to take the Covid vaccine. Newton tested positive for Covid-19 last October. He is assumed to have natural immunity against the virus.
"They are so sure of Mac Jones that they felt like it would be unfair to have Cam on the roster," said ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schhefter on "First Take."
The news sparked a plethora of Twitter.com memes shading the former NFL quarterback.
Dallas Cowboys beat reporter Clarence Hill Jr. joked:
"I would love for the Cowboys to sign Cam Newton as Dak Prescott's primary backup. I think Cam would be a great teammate. But I would [not do] anything to put Prescott in jeopardy. Cam is not vaccinated. Even the slight chance of him causing Prescott to miss games is a bridge to far."
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Despite all the taunting, Newton kept it classy in an official statement: "I really appreciate all the love and support during this time. But I must say please don't feel sorry for me!! I'm good."
Senior NFL reporter Albert Breer said Newton "Was a very good teammate and fit right into the culture there."
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Police released a disturbing 911 call made by the wife of NFL free agent Richard Sherman before he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
The former Seahawks and 49ers cornerback was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with "burglary domestic violence" after he fought with a relative and attempted to break into his in-laws' home.
In Washington, burglary is defined as entering a residence with the intention to commit a crime.
Ashley Sherman called 911 to report her husband was drunk and threatening to kill himself. The dispatcher was argumentative and repeatedly interrupted Sherman's distraught wife.
Ashley told the dispatcher Sherman threatened to fight the cops. "Please don't shoot, is what I'm asking," she said.
Sherman, 33, was also charged with misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charge for attempting to drive his SUV away from the residence. He wrestled with Washington State police officers and was eventually subdued by a K9 dog.
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He was taken to a hospital and cleared, then booked into the King County Correctional Facility where he is being held without bond.
Sherman and Ashley were married on March 28, 2018. They share two children, a son, Rayden, and daughter Avery.
Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl. He was selected to the Pro Bowl five times.
He is currently seeking employment with any NFL team that will sign him.
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NFL free agent Richard Sherman was arrested and charged with domestic violence against a family member, according to ESPN.
The former Seahawks and 49ers cornerback was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with burglary and domestic violence.
He is currently in jail being held without bond until he appears before a judge, ESPN reports.
Police responded to a 911 call about an adult male family member trying to force his way into their home.
The caller said Richard Sherman did not live at the residence.
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When police arrived, Sherman allegedly struggled during the arrest, but was ultimately subdued by a police K9 dog. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for dog bites and then booked into the King County Correctional Facility.
The NFL Players Association, of which Sherman is vice president, reacted to the news in a statement that read:
"We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us."