NFL Capsule: Saints at Broncos

NFL Capsule: Saints at Broncos


Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 3-3; Denver 3-3

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 7-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 17; Broncos No. 9

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Saints 34-32, Sept. 21, 2008

LAST WEEK - Saints beat Buccaneers 35-28; Broncos had bye





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos QB Peyton Manning first player in NFL history to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and complete 70 percent of passes in three straight games. ... Saints QB Drew Brees looking to extend record to 50 straight games with touchdown pass. ... Broncos have outscored opponents 79-6 in fourth quarter. ... Saints have allowed 2,793 yards over first six games, most since 1950. ... Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 100 yards receiving in two of three home games this season. ... Broncos CB Tracy Porter played four seasons in New Orleans, and had game-clinching interception return for touchdown in Saints win over Manning and Colts in 2010 Super Bowl. ... Saints DE Junior Galette has four sacks over past four games. ... Saints WR Marques Colston has five touchdowns in past three games.


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Report: Former Terp Diamond Stone included in federal documents detailing NCAA violations

Report: Former Terp Diamond Stone included in federal documents detailing NCAA violations

A bombshell article published Friday morning by Pat Forde and Pete Thaamel of YAHOO Sports details potential NCAA violations involving more than 20 schools and 25 players.

Among some of the biggest names and programs in college basketball includes former Maryland Terrapin, Diamond Stone.

According to documents and bank records that are part of an FBI investigation, Stone received $14,303 while a freshman at Maryland, a clear violation of NCAA rules. 

Former NBA agent, Andy Miller and his former associate, Christian Dawkins of ASM Sports were dishing out the incentives. Included were cash advances, entertainment expenses and travel expenses for high school and college prospects.

Other player's included in the documents include Dennis Smith who played at North Carolina State, Isaiah Whitehead from Seton Hall, DeMatha star Markelle Fultz who played at Washington and Edrice Adebayo who went on to play at Kentucky. 

Player's and their families from Duke, Michigan State, USC, North Carolina, Texas and Alabama are also included.

Stone played for the Terps during the 2015-16 season before declaring for the NBA draft. He was selected 40th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Stone did end up signing with a different agency.

While this is still under investigation, large consequences for the NCAA can be expected.

The NCAA released this statement following the news. 

These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.