The rift between the president and the NFL dates back decades to when he was owner of the USFL’s New Jersey Generals. He even fronted a $1.76 billion lawsuit against the NFL, alleging it was a monopoly, but it got the USFL just $3.76 … as in three dollars and 76 cents.
Trump also attempted to purchase the Buffalo Bills, but didn’t, citing the $1.4 billion price tag picked up by Terry and Kim Pegula:
Murray dealt defenseman Tyler Myers, forward Drew Stafford, two prospects and a first-round pick in acquiring Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and prospect goalie Jason Kasdorf. And it made no difference to Murray that Kane would miss the final two months of the season after having shoulder surgery.
Minnesota’s an awesome, awesome state. Minneapolis, everyone has been so friendly, Alex says, then adds: Go Pats.
Grabner led the Rangers with 25 goals at the time of the deal. Last season, he was second on the club with 27 goals. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Grabner practiced with his new club on Friday, and will play on a line centered by Travis Zajac or Pavel Zacha on Saturday.
He’s certainly happy about moving to a playoff contender.
In March 2017, the NFL added a provision that allowed for immediate ejections for dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits — mirroring college football’s targeting rule — but it seemingly wasn’t applied at all by officials.
When the league’s competition committee meets this spring, it’s expected to discuss the addition of an automatic ejection: The final piece that would make college football’s targeting rule a part of the NFL.
The violations that are considered targeting in college football fall under the unnecessary roughness umbrella in the NFL.
Things like a hit out of bounds or a late hit on a sliding quarterback would draw an unnecessary roughness penalty, but wouldn’t be an example of a targeting penalty that results in an ejection.