Nearly every weekend, Baylor football players receive a text message from Bears coach Matt Rhule, who reminds them to be respectful toward women and how he expects his team to act off the field. The players typically receive the text messages Thursday or Friday starting around 7 p.m. Then another one follows at 9 p.m., 11 p.m., 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.
On June 8, 2016, every member of Indiana University's athletic department received the same memo. Subject line: Your duty to report allegations of sexual misconduct Thirteen days earlier, Baylor had announced the firing of football coach Art Briles and the reassignment of president Ken Starr, after releasing explosive details from the Pepper Hamilton investigation into how the university handled sexual assault claims against football players. Five days after the Briles news, Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw resigned. Two days after McCaw's resignation, Starr announced his own resignation
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick made his only official team visit this week, meeting with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The Seahawks' interest in Kaepernick makes sense on a number of different levels. They need a more proven backup than Trevone Boykin, especially after Russell Wilson suffered three different injuries last season. Kaepernick has the second-lowest interception rate in NFL history and has the athleticism to be a factor in the run game should Wilson go down. But ultimately, whether a deal gets done or not will likely come down to cost.
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, unable to attract a bid at his already reduced $1.3 billion asking price, may soon face a tough choice — cut the price a second time or take his money-losing team off the block, sources told The Post. Neither of the two bidding groups — including one with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Yankees great Derek Jeter at the top — have met the asking price, sources said.
The Turkish government has issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a "terror group," according to the pro-government Turkish newspaper The Daily Sabah. Kanter is a vocal supporter of Fethullah Gulen and the "Gulen Movement." After a military coup attempt in 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed blame for the attempt on Gulen and his supporters.