New York Jets release star running back Le'Veon Bell after trade talks
The New York Jets decided to move on from Le'Veon Bell just a year and a half after signing the RB to a massive long-term contract."After having conversations with Le'Veon and his agent and exploring potential trade options over the past couple of days, we have made the decision to release Le'Veon," Jets GM Joe Douglas said in a statement. "The Jets organization appreciates Le'Veon's efforts during his time here and we know he worked hard to make significant contributions to this team. We believe this decision is in the best interests of both parties and wish him future success.
Purdue receiver Rondale Moore opted back in to play during the 2020 season. However, Moore's season debut won't happen Saturday when the Boilermakers host Iowa at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue announced Friday that Moore would not be available for the season opener. No additional information was available at the time of the press release.
Coach Jeff Brohm was asked about Moore's availability during Thursday's interview session with local media.
"Just like with everybody, we don’t want to give any information out specifically until game day, and then we’ll go from there," said Brohm, who confirmed on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Brohm's brother, Brian, will be acting head coach on Saturday against the Hawkeyes.
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The talented Moore, who as a freshman ignited the fan base with his electric plays, initially decided to bypass the season to prepare for next spring's NFL draft. But when the Big Ten announced it would play this season - and provide daily antigen testing - Moore returned to the program,
"For me, I think the whole decision behind me opting out was the uncertainty and to secure my safety and my mother’s safety," Moore said on ESPN in September. "It was important to me to dig deeper and find out some more information and hopefully, the Big Ten would come to terms and find a way to get things done and we would have a season.
"The Big Ten found a way to consistently test and have safety protocols that made me feel safe. I’ve decided to opt back in and play for the Boilers this season."
Big Ten power rankings: Ohio State stays on top while Penn State falls
Ranking the Big Ten from first (Ohio State) to worst (Michigan State) after the league's opening weekend.While Ohio State is solidly in first, the Nittany Lions cede second place to one of a handful of contenders: Indiana, which beat PSU in overtime; Wisconsin, which sailed past Indiana; or Michigan, which opened with a solid win in prime time against Minnesota.
Moore played in only four games last season due to a hamstring injury against Minnesota. It's unclear if the latest development is injury-related or for another reason.
Earlier this week, Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski and Brohm both said no players had tested positive for COVID-19 since daily testing began on Sept. 30.
No. 17 Mike Leach, Mississippi State: $ 5,000,000. Leach received a $1.25 million raise by leaving Washington State and signing a four-year contract with the Bulldogs. He is eligible to receive up to an additional $1.4 million in bonuses, including a $1 million reward for winning a national championship.
No. 16 Mark Stoops, Kentucky: $ 5,013,600. Stoops receives an annual raise of $250,000 under the terms of his contract. And for every season in which the Wildcats win seven or more games, like last season, his contract is automatically extended by one year. He is on track to reach the $6 million mark in 2024.
No. 15 Mel Tucker, Michigan State: $ 5,057,250. After a one-year stint at Colorado, Tucker moved to East Lansing this offseason and, in doing so, more than doubled his compensation. His contract also includes a lifelong perk: Even after his coaching tenure ends, Tucker is entitled to receive four football season tickets and one parking pass in the lot adjacent to the stadium for the remainder of his life.
No. 14 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: $ 5,218,658. Northwestern is a private school, so Fitzgerald’s total compensation is from the university’s most recently available federal tax returns, which cover the 2018 calendar year. The figure also includes bonuses and benefits paid. His total compensation shows a very slight raise of $73,721 from the amount reported for him in 2017.
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No. 13 Ryan Day, Ohio State: $ 5,651,694. The Buckeyes in February gave Day a three-year contract extension, boosting his total compensation by $1.25 million this year. And more raises are on the way. According to the contract, Day’s salary is scheduled to grow to $6.5 million during the 2021 season and $7.6 million in 2022.
No. 12 Tom Herman, Texas: $ 5,827,917. As the Longhorns navigate the financial fallout of COVID-19, Herman has agreed to take a pay cut of $516,250, of which $172,083 will be applied during his current contract year. But it also amended his contract to note that it will repay him that amount prior to the contract’s expiration on Dec. 31, 2023.
No. 11 Dan Mullen, Florida: $ 6,070,000. Mullen is in the third year of a six-year contract that is scheduled to pay him the same amount annually. While he has not taken a pay cut during the pandemic, his pension contributions have been discontinued for one year and he will not receive any bonuses until the 2021 season.
No. 10 Gary Patterson, Texas Christian: $ 6,130,937. Because TCU is a private school, Patterson’s total is the one reported on the university’s most recently available federal tax returns, which cover pay for the 2018 calendar year, including benefits and bonuses paid. Patterson’s base pay was reported at just under $5.3 million – over $1 million more than the amount reported for 2017 – and he received $104,000 in bonuses.
No. 9 Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma: $ 6,202,726. The Sooners have won the Big 12 Conference title in each of Riley’s first three seasons as head coach, and the school has renegotiated his contract every year. He’s now working under a six-year deal, and even with the pandemic-related reduction to which Riley agreed, it’s scheduled to increase his pay to more than $7.3 million for the 2021 season.
No. 8 James Franklin, Penn State: $ 6,700,000. In February 2019, Penn State unveiled the terms of a new six-year contract that had been set to give him a $750,000 raise over what he previously had been scheduled to make for this season. The school has said Franklin is taking a pay reduction, but it has declined to provide any further details.
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No. 7 Gus Malzahn, Auburn: $ 6,927,589. Malzahn is in the third year of a seven-year contract scheduled to be worth at least $49 million. It includes annual raises of $100,000 and a buyout that will not drop below eight figures until 2023.
No. 6 Kirby Smart, Georgia: $ 6,933,600. Smart’s contract called for a $100,000 increase this season, and it calls for $200,000 increases in each of the next two seasons. In September, the school announced that Smart and his wife are contributing $1 million to the school to help with a new social justice program, scholarships for athletes who had seasons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and an expansion of the football program’s operations building.
No. 5 Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: $ 7,500,000. Fisher’s 10-year deal with Texas A&M is structured in a way that keeps his annual pay from the school unchanged throughout the term. If the school were to fire him without cause in 2020, he would be owed more than $53 million. If he were to leave for another job, he would owe the school $0.
No. 4 Jim Harbaugh, Michigan: $ 8,036,179. Under the seven-year contract he signed in 2014, Harbaugh’s pay from the school was set to go up by more than $500,000 this season. He agreed to a hefty pay reduction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he also reported athletically-related income for 2019 that included $250,000 for appearing (along with his khakis) in a commercial for Downy WrinkleGuard.
No. 3 Dabo Swinney, Clemson: $ 8,319,775. Swinney’s recurring annual compensation is unchanged from last season. It was set to increase by $250,000 next season, but he is forgoing the raise, as well as a $1 million retention payment he had been due to receive if remained Clemson’s head coach on Jan. 15, 2021, to help the school deal with the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No. 2 Ed Orgeron, LSU: $ 8,918,500. After the Tigers won the College Football Playoff title last season, Orgeron got a new six-year contract. This year, he is making more than double what he made last season, in part, because he is getting the first of two $2.5 million life insurance premium payments by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, which is entitled to reimbursement from the policy’s death benefits. The second payment will be made in 2021.
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No. 1 Nick Saban, Alabama: $ 9,300,000. Saban’s pay increased by a previously scheduled $400,000, and it’s set to go up by another $400,000 next season. Now in his 14th season at Alabama, his career earnings from the school – not including incentive bonuses – are set to reach about $85 million in early 2021.
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Opinion: In odd way, COVID-19 helps make BYU football relevant again .
BYU has spent the last decade trying to keep up the appearance of being a national power while lacking the money or the access of a Power Five team.That’s generally how it’s gone for the Cougars since declaring independence from the Mountain West Conference in 2011, a project born of ambition bordering on delusion.