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Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence suspended

Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence suspended

LAS VEGAS (AP) Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence has been suspended for the Las Vegas Bowl for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Boise State says Lawrence was sent home Thursday. He had also been suspended earlier in the year for a home game against UNLV for rule violations.

Lawrence led the No. 20 Broncos in sacks with 9.5 and had two fumble recoveries this season, his first at Boise State. He has been replaced in the lineup for Saturday's game against Washington by Tyler Horn.

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Which DMV billionaires could become potential Redskins owners?

Which DMV billionaires could become potential Redskins owners?

As the Redskins hold internal discussions surrounding the name of the franchise, changes in ownership could come as well.

Recent reports indicate that three minority owners of the Redskins -- Frederick Smith, Robert Rothman, and Dwight Schar -- are trying to sell their stake in the team. They are reportedly not pleased with majority owner Daniel Snyder. Smith is the CEO of FedEx, which holds the naming rights to the stadium and has formally asked the Redskins to change their name. In total, the three own 40% of the franchise and are the only owners outside the Snyder family.

Though the situation is fluid and no real suitors have been found yet, there's a chance that new names will be a part of the new ownership group in the future. Who could be considered? NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey put together a list of well-known Redskins fans from Matthew McConaughey to Wale that would be interesting.

However, there are also several people in the DMV area with net worths in the billions that could also be seen as potential partners, whether it be as a minority or majority owner. Here are a look at some names to keep an eye on.

Jeff Bezos, $166.3B

Bezos' named quickly popped up as soon as it was revealed that other owners were looking to sell, and he'll continue to be in the conversation throughout. As Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio explained, Bezos is an ideal partner for any NFL team. Not only has he had past interest in the league, but the CEO and founder of Amazon makes it easier for a team to set up a streaming platform in the future.

With a new headquarters coming to Arlington, Virginia, Bezos could look to expand into other areas locally, making Washington a good fit. However, Florio noted that Bezos could be someone who is interested in buying all 100% of the team. Bezos' current net worth would allow him to purchase every NFL team, so one would be no problem at all. That is if Daniel Snyder is willing to let that happen.

Donald Trump, $2.1B

The 45th President of the United States has had an interest in owning a football team for a while now. He even attempted to purchase the Buffalo Bills, though he ultimately did not succeed in doing so. Trump also owned the New Jersey Generals in the USFL, but the league only lasted three seasons. He's also had public squabbles with NFL players in the past.

Once his time in office comes to an end, would it be a surprise if he once again pursued a chance at getting involved with the NFL? The man is always full of surprises. As far as the Redskins go, Trump has come to the defense of the name both recently and in the past

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William Conway Jr., $3B; Daniel D'Aniello, $3.3B; David Rubenstein, $3.3B

If three spots are going to be open in the Redskins' ownership group, these three could potentially fill the gaps. The trio co-founded the private equity firm Carlyle Group, which manages over $200 billion in assets. Conway Jr., D'Aniello and Rubenstein now all serve as chairmen while residing in the DMV area. 

Already partners in business, the three could continue to work together in a new venture in the sports world.

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The Lerner Family, $4.4B

Ted Lerner bought the Nationals in 2006, and in 2018 passed down control to his son, Mark. In the decade-plus since the acquisition, the Lerner's have brought much success to the D.C. sports scene. Purchasing the team for $450 million, Washington is now valued at $1.9 billion, according to Forbes. They've also reached the pinnacle of baseball, bringing home a World Series title in 2019.

Could the Lerner's be willing to try and do the same for the area's football team? Time will tell, but a vote to allow cross-ownership in cities with NFL teams that passed in 2018 makes it a possibility. 

Kevin Plank, $1.2B

Plank is more of a Baltimore-guy, as that is where the Under Armour headquarters is being built. However, if there is a chance to get involved in football in the DMV, the CEO of Under Armour could be interested.

Plank has always had a passion for football, as it's what inspired him to begin building the brand when he saw his teammates struggling to perform is less optimal garment material. He has also been a big proponent of the University of Maryland's uniform game, constantly giving the team new looks. Nike is the current equipment provider to the NFL, but getting his foot inside the NFL could help Plank get Under Armour more exposure in years to come.

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Elena Delle Donne disapproves of some conditions in WNBA bubble

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Elena Delle Donne disapproves of some conditions in WNBA bubble

As WNBA teams and players make their way down to Florida to play the entire 2020 season at IMG Academy, many were greeted with ugly living conditions.

The bubble is designed to keep players safe and healthy while the season begins, but so far it looks to be doing the opposite. One source told Deadspin that bed bugs have been found in the rooms of two teams, forcing them to move. Additionally, the source explained that the meals were so unappetizing that some players refused to eat them.

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Mystics star Elena Delle Donne took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the matter. Like many others, she was incredibly disgusted with the situation.

Delle Donne, meanwhile, has not announced whether or not she is playing this season. The team arrived at the bubble on Monday but it is unclear if the reigning WNBA MVP was there too. 

Besides the source, video evidence of the living quarters has surfaced, and it makes things look even worse. A viral thread on Twitter shows a beaten-down, dirty laundry room with mouse traps, a carpet that has worms in it and a boxed meal that gives the MLS sandwich situation a run for its money.

Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson confirmed that those videos do accurately depict the current living situation for the players.

Breanna Stewart also shared an Instagram story that showed bed bug traps under a bed.

Lexie Brown of Minnesota Lynx chimed in as well but shared a different opinion than others. While she agrees the conditions are wrong and need to be fixed, she wanted the public to know that now every team has dealt with the unsanitary quarters.

The teams are currently in a quarantine period upon arrival, meaning they must stay in the room that features poor conditions as the league works to make changes. The bubble experiment is something many leagues, including the NBA, are working through in the coming months. The beginning of the WNBA's time in Florida reveals more huddles that these leagues must face in these new environments. 

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