Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Double Feature: SEC’s Dominance and Passing of Adrian Peterson’s Son

SEC Makes History With Eight Top 25 Teams

The Southeastern Conference set a record when the AP poll was released for week eight of the college football season. For the first time in history one conference has eight teams in the Top 25. The SEC is known to be a powerhouse conference, but never before has one conference had this many teams included.

The ranked teams in the SEC include:
  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Texas A&M
  4. South Carolina
  5. Missouri
  6. Georgia
  7. Florida
  8. Auburn

The SEC is home to the machine is the Alabama Crimson Tide, that team Johnny Manziel plays for, the explosive offense of Missouri, one of the best if not the best running back tandems in Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall and finally a top three defense nationally in Florida. That is a lot of talent, and networks will pay big to air big talent. 

Adrian Peterson’s Son Passes Away At the Age of Two

Last Friday a two-year-old boy passed away in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This young boy just happens to be the child of star NFL running back Adrian Peterson. The child did not live directly under Peterson’s supervision, but under a woman who Peterson had previous relations with and her current boyfriend Joseph Robert Patterson. Police arrested Patterson and charged him with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on an infant. It is believed that Patterson was left to care for the child while the mother was gone. Patterson originally called 911 to report the child was choking, but police determined that the child’s injuries we not sustained from choking. Peterson released this statement on the support he has recieved from the NFL, players, fans and the nation in general.
"Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much," which was written in three tweets.

There will be more developments on this case in the next few weeks, but it is awful to hear of such unnecessary violence against a young child.


Zachary Cintron is a pre-junior in Drexel's Sport Management program with a minor in Music Theory and Composition.  Zach also writes for his personal blog, Sports and Music Weekly. You can follow Zach on Twitter at @cintronz.

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