Report: Beckett arrested for tackling country singer

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Report: Beckett arrested for tackling country singer

Former Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was arrested early Saturday after he leaped at and tackled a singer in a band at a country music open mic night in Texas , TMZ reported.

Beckett, 37, was arrested for public intoxication and a police officer said he was "a danger to himself and others," according to the TMZ story.

Here's a photo of what Beckett admitted in the police report was "stage diving." 

Beckett’s lawyer called it was horseplay and the former pitcher, who retired in 2014 after 14 years in the majors with the Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers has since apologized.

The singer told police he suffered serious injuries to his arm and neck, a torn rotator cuff and a dislocated shoulder.

Police say the incident is still under investigation.

It's not the first time Beckett, a native Texan, has had a famous - or infamous - incident with country music artists:

-- His ex-girlfriend, country singer Danielle Peck, was brought in by the Cleveland Indians to sing the national anthem before Beckett's start in Game 5 of the 2007 ALCS. The move backfired when Beckett shut down the Indians for eight innings and struck out 11 in a 7-1 victory that staved off elimination for the Red Sox, who would go on to win the pennant and World Series.  

--Beckett, and the rest of the Red Sox rotation at the time, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz and Tim Wakefield, appeared in Kevin Fowler's music video for the song, "I Like Beer" in the summer of 2011. Beckett was considered one of the ringleaders of the "chicken-and-beer" crew that was blamed for the Sox' September collapse that season. 

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Report: Red Sox among teams who had preliminary talks about Giancarlo Stanton

Report: Red Sox among teams who had preliminary talks about Giancarlo Stanton

The Miami Marlins appear ready to deal star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, and the Red Sox are reportedly among the teams talking about acquiring him.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Marlins have had preliminary trade talks with the Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants and Phillies involving Stanton.

Morosi expects talks to intensify at next week's Winter Meetings.

Stanton, 28, had career-highs in home runs (59), RBI (132) in 159 games for the Marlins in 2017.

Patriots-Broncos injury report: Brown, Cannon, Hogan out for Pats

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Patriots-Broncos injury report: Brown, Cannon, Hogan out for Pats

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Broncos game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Danny Amendola (knee)
TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder)
CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle)
DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)

DENVER BRONCOS

QUESTIONABLE
ILD Todd Davis (ankle)
WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle)
T Donald Stephenson (calf)