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Shaun Suisham 100-yard FG revealed

Shaun Suisham 100-yard FG revealed

It was a fake.

I hate to break this news to the 30% of those who commented on a DC TV station's video of a 110-yard Shaun Suisham field goal who actually believed that the Washington Redskins' kicker booted a football through the goal posts from the opposite end line.

WUSA, channel 9 in Washington, will be carrying the Skins' preseason games and the marketing department was charged with finding a way to draw attention to that fact. Late last week a video that appeared to show Suisham stepping into the ball on end line and launching a rocket that split the uprights on the far end of the field. They posted it on their website with the following paragraph:

Shaun Suisham may not look like an intimidating guy at first glance. At 6' tall and 200 lbs. Shaun is considered small when it comes to NFL players. However, when it comes to leg strength and kick accuracy, he's in a league of his own. Check out this video captured at Redskins Park and tell us what you think.

Of course, tongue was planted firmly in cheek as this was written, but perhaps many of today's web surfers need an emoticon of some sort to point out things like this.

Rich Haber, sports director of WUSA, said, "We've had a ton of e-mail on this, and about 30 percent of people think it's real, which is frightening," Haber said.

So frightening, in fact, that the WUSA marketing department decided to put out a "making of the Suisham field goal video" video.

It was a pretty simple cut and paste job. A cutout of a ball in flight was superimposed on to a shot taken by a camera that followed an imaginary 110-yard arc from end line to goal post. It probably took some tweaking to make it look realistic and, bingo, Shaun Suisham is Superkicker.

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

Robert Griffin III's career resurgence in Cleveland ended following a lackluster 2016 season in which injuries sidelined him for all buy five games.

The Former 2012 Rookie of the Year finished the season 87-of-147 for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions before being released by the team in March.

But the Redskins' former No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is not giving up on his goal.

RGIII will reportedly work out for the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Griffin III has spent the offseason working out with former Browns coordinator Pep Hamilton. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke with Hamilton, RGIII is in very good health and is throwing the ball very well.

The Chargers' quarterback situation is as clear as any on the NFL. Phillip Rivers is the starting quarterback. He has been the Chargers' starting quarterback since 2006, and will be the team's starting quarterback until he retires or is traded. And despite Rivers starting every regular-season game for each of the last 11 seasons, the Chargers have no real plan at backup. There's career backup Kellen Clemens and rookies Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) and Eli Jenkins (Jacksonville State). That's it. 

Even if he remains injury riddled, RGIII does that have the tools to bat out backups Clemens, Bercovici and Jenkins.

But for now, it's a step in the right direction for the polarizing former Redskins quarterback.

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

Monday was an unlucky day for Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead.

What started with a warrant for his arrest ended with him being released by the Cowboys.

Back on June 22, Whitehead was arrested on charges of petit larceny in Woodbridge The former Osbourn High School (Va.) and Florida Atlantic wide receiver was popped for shoplifting under $200 of merchandise at a local Wawa convenience store.


An arraignment was scheduled for July 6. Court records indicate that Whitehead did not show up to court, and on Monday, July 24, a warrant for his arrest was issued, the Prince William County police Department confirmed. On Monday afternoon, Whitehead was informed that he was being released, according to Ian Rapoport.

Whitehead told the Dallas Morning News on Monday that he wasn't even aware that he was wanted in court. 

Whitehead's agent also claimed that the wide receiver wasn't in Virginia at the time of the arrest.

This all comes less than a week after Whitehead's pet dog was kidnapped and held for ransom. Whitehead got the dog back 24 hours later.

The Bealton, Va. native appeared in 15 games last season, hauling in three catches for 48 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. Whitehead's biggest contribution came in the return game, where he returned 25 punts for 195 yards and 17 kickoffs for 394 yards.

Whitehead signed a 3-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys in 2015 after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.