Sport Laurie Daley raises Valentine Holmes concerns amid North Queensland Cowboys rumours
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Scott suffered a mild stroke in August, less than 24 hours after playing in the Cowboys’ loss to the Knights.The 34-year-old former Queensland Maroons and Australia prop suffered the frightening health scare the day after playing in the Cowboys’ Round 22 loss to Newcastle.
It appears a matter of when, not if, Valentine Holmes abandons his NFL dream and signs a big-money deal to return to the NRL with the North Queensland Cowboys.
According to multiple reports the 24-year-old will ink a three-year deal worth up to $1 million a season in time for the 2020 NRL season.
The former Cronulla, Queensland Maroons and Australia star is yet to officially sign with the Townsville club but looks all-but certain to be wearing a Cowboys jumper from 2020.
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The 13-year-old girl was reported missing from Buderim, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and was last seen around 12.45pm in Lindsay Street on Sunday. Police are urging the public to come forward if they have any information on the missing girl, as her disappearance is 'out of character'.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 13-year-old girl (pictured) was reported missing from Buderim, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and was last seen around 12.
While Holmes will likely join the NRL’s elite class of million-dollar players, NRL legend Laurie Daley has expressed concerns he mightn't be the same player who walked out on the final year of his Sharks contract at the end of 2018.
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“… The only think in Val’s favour would be it’s only been 12 months and he’s a lot younger than Jarryd (Hayne was when he made the San Francisco 49ers roster in 2015 before signing the Gold Coast Titans in 2016).
“If people have got their heart set on going over there and playing in the NFL I don’t think you can stop them.
Thurston's massive call on Holmes NRL return
Valentine Holmes can become like James Tedesco should he quit the NFL for an NRL return, Johnathan Thurston says. Holmes is on the brink of leaving the New York Jets and signing with North Queensland on a $1 million per season deal, Wide World of Sports' The Mole reported on Tuesday.
“… But one thing they’ve got to realise is if it doesn’t work out they may not be the same player when they come back.
“And if Val comes back and struggles, that’ll be two players that have gone over in the peak of their career and come back and haven’t returned in the best way forward for them as a footy player.”
Holmes is currently earning less than $200,000 as a member of the New York Jets practice squad after entering the NFL’s International Pathway program at the end of 2018.
He is not eligible to play a regular season game in the 2019-20 campaign.
That means he would have to commit at least one more year of his sporting prime to his new code to have any chance of making an NFL roster next season.
Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen, and other Silicon Valley leaders paid tribute to late Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine .
Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine died on Friday at age 87, the firm said. Valentine was widely considered one of the preeminent figures in Silicon Valley's tech industry, and his firm is one of the most successful and most enduring venture firms today. Valentine was known for asking aspiring founders "Who cares?" in response to their pitches, a trait many other Silicon Valley leaders admired and emulated.Several leaders in Silicon Valley, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen, shared memories and tributes to Valentine on Twitter Friday.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.