MIAMI — Receiver Brian Hartline was released today by the Miami Dolphins in the wake of a severe drop-off in productivity last season. Hartline was due to make $5.9 million in 2015, the third year of a $30.8 million, five-year deal he signed in 2013.
The Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas has returned to the Port of Tampa with the help of the U.S. Coast Guard this afternoon. Dense fog kept 2,500 passengers -- including Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer -- circling in the Gulf of Mexico again today.
A year ago, Quinten Rollins was a basketball player at Miami University who hadn’t played football since high school. Now he is a potential first-round NFL draft pick. Crazy, huh?
A part of Michael Bennett would love to have had time to sit back and savor Ohio State’s national championship. Not that the defensive tackle is complaining. Almost immediately after helping the Buckeyes win the title, Bennett began preparing for the NFL draft.
Two weeks ago, the word was that Ohio State — flush with quarterbacks returning and recently signed — was on the cusp of gaining a commitment for the 2016 recruiting class. Obviously, that cooled dramatically.
Teams are not letting off-field issues scare them away from possibly drafting Jameis Winston. Or at the least, the franchises in a position to select Winston are not ruling him out because of questions regarding his character and maturity.