Saints Pick an Interim
The New Orleans Saints named Joe Vitt their interim coach despite his role in the club's bounty system. The Saints were forced to find a one season replacement for head coach Sean Payton whose season long suspension in connection with the bounty scandal begins Monday and runs through next February. Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will step in the first six games while Vitt serves his suspension.
Damon Signs With Indians
Johnny Damon signs with the Cleveland Indians, in hopes of helping their struggling offense. The club had been in talks to finalize a deal with the 38 year old Damon, who is 277 hits shy of 3,000. The Indians are Damons 4th team in 4 years. Cleveland is off to a 1-4 start and entered Thursday batting .178, the majors' lowest average.
Shea Weber Fined
Predators captain Shea Weber has been fined $2,500 for slamming Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass Wednesday night. At the end of the 3-2 loss to the Predators, Zetterberg checked Weber, who responded by grabbing Zetterberg's head and slamming it into the glass twice. Zetterberg wasn't available for comment after the game, Wings Coach Mike Babcock said he was too far away to see much and hadn't yet seen the replay Weber wrote it off as "playoff hockey."
George Zimmerman Sentenced
George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin, had his first court appearance Thursday. Just one day after being charged with second degree murder in the death of an unarmed 17 year old, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman went before a judge and learned he will remain in custody. Zimmerman turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and if convicted, the 28 year old faces up to life in prison.
Don't Mess with Ann Romney
The wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney fired back after Democratic Consultant Hilary Rosen made comments about Ann being a stay at home mom. Rosen says Ann Romney should not talk about women and the economy because she "has not worked a day in her life." Rosen has since apologized calling for an end to the "faux war" against stay at home moms, noting her words were quote "poorly chosen."