NEW YORK (AP) Jets coach Rex Ryan was uninjured in a three-car accident in eastern Pennsylvania last week.
A team spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Ryan was issued a warning and no citation after the accident on Jan. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa., located about 45 minutes from the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J.
No one in the other two cars was injured in the accident, which was first reported by Deadspin.com.
Ryan is in Mobile, Ala., for Senior Bowl practices with several members of the Jets' front office, including new general manager John Idzik, and did not comment.
Bethlehem Police said in a statement Tuesday night that Ryan, according to the incident report, was driving a Ford Mustang at 6:13 p.m. when he collided with another vehicle on West Third Street. One witness told police he observed Ryan pass through the red light at West Third and Wyandotte streets moments before the accident, and the impact caused the second car to hit into a third.
Bethlehem Police declined to identify the other drivers, and added that they were awaiting a return call from another witness before completing the investigation.
Ryan has been in the headlines a few times this offseason - for being retained by owner Woody Johnson despite missing the playoffs for the second straight season, and for being photographed in the Bahamas with a tattoo on his right arm depicting his wife wearing the No. 6 jersey of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Ryan is expected to be in attendance Thursday at the team's facility when the Jets formally introduce Idzik, who was hired to replace the fired Mike Tannenbaum last Friday.
Before he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a blockbuster summer that saw them land Anthony Davis, before he won the NBA Finals as a role player with the Golden State Warriors, and before he averaged double-digit scoring and won the NCAA tournament at Duke, Quinn Cook was a star point guard at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md.
Cook was in town this week for his fourth annual youth basketball camp at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover. NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller sat down with the former Stag, who he’s known since the now-Lakers guard was 14 years old, on the Wizards Talk podcast.
Miller talked with Cook about why he feels connected to kids in the local community and what it was like losing his father as a teenager. One of his closest friends is fellow DeMatha product Victor Oladipo, who helped him get through the loss of his father Ted when he died suddenly in 2008 after going into a coma following a colon procedure.
“My best friend Norman and Victor, their parents took them out of school, and they were with me for two weeks,” Cook said. “At the funeral, [head coach Mike] Jones had the entire DeMatha basketball program…come to the funeral and all sit together [with] their uniforms on.”
Cook also went on to talk about his time at Duke, the viral video in which he convinced some people at the mall he was J Cole and his obsession with winning before going into how he landed in Los Angeles this offseason.
“When Golden State withdrew their qualifying offer, I became unrestricted and had some teams call me and the Lakers thing, it just happened quick,” Cook said. “I had talks with them, AD called me, [LeBron James] called Rob Palinka for me, and Coach K called them, talked to Bron and stuff and we got it done.”
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The Dwight Howard saga continues, this time turning the clock back to 2013.
The 33-year-old center, who only played nine games for the Wizards a season ago, will be bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Los Angeles reportedly expressed interest in Howard after center Demarcus Cousins tore his ACL during a workout last week.
Howard was famously traded to the Lakers during the 2012 offseason and spent the 2012-13 season before signing with the Houston Rockets in free agency.
In his lone season for the Purple and Gold, Howard averaged 17.1 points while grabbing 12.4 rebounds. But those numbers took a considerable dip from his final season in Orlando.
The year prior, the dynamic center averaged 20.6 points with 14.5 boards per game. While he dealt with injury, the Lakers significantly underperformed during Howard's lone season in Hollywood. It took miraculous play from Kobe Bryant to will the Lakers into playoff position before the future Hall of Famer ruptured his Achilles that April. The Lakers were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
But Howard won't be asked to be a superstar during his reunion in Los Angeles. The Lakers, of course, traded for Anthony Davis this offseason, pairing one of the best big men in the NBA with LeBron James.
In Howard's last full season, which was in 2017, he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Charlotte Hornets in 30 minutes. If the eight-time All-Star can come even near that production, the Lakers should be thrilled with their late summer signing.
Maybe this go-round will be when Howard wins a title with the Lakers?
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