NFL Draft: Clowney, QBs and the long wait
NEW YORK (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already.
The NFL’s first May draft means a couple of more weeks to critique the prospects — such as Clowney — and figure out who is going where and when.
No player has been more scrutinized than Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina, whose every move has been analyzed since the end of his sophomore season.
Clowney said Wednesday at an NFL event: “I’m ready for it to be over. I wish the draft was two or three weeks ago.”
The Houston Texans have the first pick and Clowney could be their guy. Or maybe they’ll take a quarterback, such as Johnny Manziel. Or maybe they’ll trade the pick.
This finally gets sorted out Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.
WHS boys basketball banquet is next week
Weatherford High School’s Boys Basketball Banquet will be May 13 beginning at 7 p.m. at Tucker Red’s Banquet Hall.
Tickets are $15 each for guests (player tickets are free) and may be purchased from Coach Miller at Weatherford High School until May 9.
This Date in Baseball — May 8
1935 — In the first game of a doubleheader, Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds hit four doubles in consecutive innings (sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth) off four different Phillies pitchers. Lombardi also singled as the Reds beat Philadelphia 15-4.
1946 — Boston shortstop Johnny Pesky scored six times, setting an American League record, in a 14-10 win over the White Sox. Pesky, who was 4-for-5 in the game with a walk and two RBIs, matched Mel Ott’s National League mark for runs scored in a game.
2010 — Mark Teixeira joined Lou Gehrig as the only Yankees to hit three home runs against the Boston Red Sox, and he and Francisco Cervelli drove in five runs each as New York beat Boston 14-3. Teixeira hit solo homers in the fifth and seventh, then added a two-run shot far over the left field wall in the ninth off outfielder Jonathan Van Every for the third three-homer game of his career.