Correction: Elliott responded to our original story and said “faded” referred to a few drinks he had while streaming. A previous version of this story included a headline with an incorrect interpretation of Elliott’s meaning of “faded.” We apologize and regret the error.
1. It’s been quite a ride during the pandemic for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Back in April,he showed no regard for quarantining or social distancingafter he was busted for participating in a gathering/party with teammate Dak Prescott.
Then Elliott ended up testing positive for COVID-19 and complained about HIPAA laws on Twitter even though it was his agent who revealed he had the virus.
And now we have Elliott telling everyone he was“low-key faded”on his Twitch stream Sunday night because he forgot to log off.
Quarantine life isn’t easy for any of us, but if anyone needs to clean things up, it’s Elliott. After wearing a mask and social distancing, the most important thing in life to remember is to always make sure you are logged off before you start riffing.
2. Here, via BetOnline.ag, is how some odds have changed now that Cam Newton joined the Patriots.
• Super Bowl odds from 28/1 to 25/1
• Patriots AFC East odds from +170 to +130 (now tied with the Bills at +130)
• Cam Newton’s MVP odds from 100/1 to 40/1
3.Jets fans must love their cornerback, Jamal Adams, offering Bill Belichick public praise for signing Cam Newton.
4. This was quite the public shaming by Jazz forward Joe Ingles, who caught a trespasser using his property as a toilet.
5. One fallout from the coronavirus: The U.S. Open golf tournament is moving from FOX to NBC. With the tourney shifted from June to September this year, FOX has too many commitments—NFL, MLB and college football—to be able to to air the event.
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7.RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Sacha Baron Cohen was at it again this weekend,crashing a far-right rally. So it only seems fitting we remember this classic scene fromBorat.
8.SPORTS VIDEO OF THE DAY: This was definitely the coolest moment of Cam Newton’s career.
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