Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was detained by security Sunday night after he, rap star Mistah F.A.B. and their entourages were involved in a fight at a San Francisco nightclub. Sources at the club stated that Lynch, F.A.B. and their crew stormed the backstage guard, went onstage and assaulted DJ Mustard during a performance allegedly because of comments Mustard previously had made on a New York City radio show. Although no arrests were made, Lynch and his crew were escorted out of the club by security.
It goes from bad to worse these days for Lynch who has been a hot topic in fantasy circles lately with the announcement from Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell that there will be a new running back-by-committee situation in Seattle this season. Bevell, along with head coach Pete Carroll, have doled out tremendous praise onto back-up running back Christine Michael and want him used more often in the offensive scheme which would obviously pull touches away from Lynch. Couple that news with lifestyle choices such as joining your rapper friend in a plot to assault another musician and you've got yourself a recipe for a major career tailspin. All too often we've seen quality athletes such as Lynch ruin their careers with poor choices off the field and a situation like this incident is no different as it always seems to lead to some sort of escalation and/or retaliation. ANALYST: Howard Bender
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz