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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Angels P Matt Shoemaker remains in Seattle hospital after brain surgery 09.06.16 at 7:42 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Padres, 10:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Blue Jays at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Lynx at Sparks, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 8 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Sweden vs. Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Switzerland vs. Portugal, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Belarus vs. France, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: World Cup qualifying, Mexico vs. Honduras, 10 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: U.S. Open, noon, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker remained in a Seattle hospital Monday night after having surgery to stop bleeding on his brain due to being struck by a line drive in Sunday’s game against the Mariners.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he’s held off on calling Shoemaker, contacting him via text until things settle down.

“Everybody’s been texting him. I don’t think anyone wants to call him right now,” Scioscia said Monday. “We’ve exhaled a little bit since. They monitored him and decided they needed to do surgery. They went in there and hopefully corrected what was causing the bleeding. He’s resting comfortably and everything looks like it’s taken care of. Now it’s just the recuperation process for Matty. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.”

Shoemaker was pitching in the second inning Sunday when Kyle Seager lined a ball with an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB Statcast, and it caught Shoemaker in the side of the head. He stumbled to the ground, although he was able to eventually walk off the field with assistance from the training staff.

General manager Billy Epps said Shoemaker was receiving CT scans every 2-3 hours, and the third image showed increased bleeding Sunday night, leading to the decision to operate.

— The 49ers appear to have run out of patience with players who cannot stay out of trouble, as they cut tight end Bruce Miller on Monday, hours after his arrest for assaulting two men in an altercation at a San Francisco hotel.

Police said Miller was intoxicated when he tried to enter an elderly couple’s hotel room around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning, and when the couple’s 29-year-old son told Miller he was in the wrong room, the player attacked the son and the 70-year-old father, who attempted to intervene. Both men were taken to the hospital.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: ‘Truly sorry’ Johnny Manziel promises fans, ‘I’ll be back’ 07.19.16 at 8:12 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Giants at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN: WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mets at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: White Sox at Mariners, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Sparks at Fever, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

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Johnny Manziel

— Johnny Manziel finally responded to a wave of criticism for wasting his football potential, promising fans, “I’ll be back,” despite remaining unsigned since being cut by the Browns earlier this year.

The hard-partying Manziel, whose immature behavior and legal problems have overshadowed his performance on the field since he won the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M as a redshirt freshman in 2012, sent a message to fans of his alma mater after someone posted a video of one of Manziel’s touchdowns from his final season at the school in 2013.

Wrote Manziel: chills* I love A&M with all my heart I’m truly sorry. I’ll do whatever I can to make it right.I’m an AGGIE for life.

Later Monday, Manziel put up a post on Instagram with the caption: You all write about a day in my life and what goes on…here it is. No secrets, no hiding, I”m not what you read about. I’ll be back… In time. It can’t end like this…it won’t. I love you all even though your comments suck.

Last month the NFL announced that Manziel was suspended four games, reportedly for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The 23-year-old quarterback also is likely to face further discipline related to his domestic abuse case in Texas, for which he has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Two agents have dropped Manziel since the season ended when he did not adhere to their demands that he seek treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. His family also expressed concern for his well-being.

— The former scouting director of the Cardinals apologized in federal court after being sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking into the Astros’ player personnel database and email system in 2013.

Christopher Correa, who pleased guilty in January, also was ordered to pay $279,038 in restitution.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Lakers reportedly join pursuit for Celtics free agent Evan Turner 07.01.16 at 7:50 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Evan Turner

Evan Turner

— With NBA free agency officially underway, Evan Turner reportedly has been getting interest from a few teams, including the Lakers. The Celtics, however, remain quiet.

Among the teams said to be interested in the shooting guard are the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans, Mavericks and Grizzlies (according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney).

The Lakers reportedly have agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with center Timofey Mozgov, who mostly sat on the bench for the Cavaliers during their title run, as they look to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The Knicks upgraded their roster with the acquisition of former MVP Derrick Rose in a draft-day trade, and they reportedly are closing in on a four-year deal with Joakim Noah. They have an opening at shooting guard and are said to be interested in a few free agents.

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 who struggled to make an impact his first four seasons in the NBA with the 76ers and Pacers before arriving in Boston as a free agent in the summer of 2014, has indicated a desire to return to the C’s after averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists and 27.8 minutes per game over two seasons and reportedly being a positive locker room influence, but it’s not clear if Danny Ainge would spend the money to retain his services.

“I had some of the most fun playing basketball since I’ve played in the NBA,” Turner said recently on Yahoo Sports’ “The Vertical Podcast.” “We’ve had a great locker room. Boston was definitely a first-class organization. Brad Stevens did a lot for my career and my maturity.”

— A Canadian Football League game took a bizarre turn Thursday night courtesy of Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter — son of NFL Hall of Famer and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Former Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dead at 26 after accidentally shooting himself 06.29.16 at 8:25 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 12:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Padres, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN2)
College baseball: World Series, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Liberty at Lynx, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Sun at Mercury, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 7 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

— An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday on former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton, who died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself while at a car dealership in suburban Detroit.

Tipton, a 26-year-old Detroit native who starred at Central Michigan, had brought his car into the Roseville dealership for service in the morning, general manager Mark DeMara told The Detroit News.

“At some point, he reached into a duffel bag that was on the passenger seat of his vehicle and the pistol that was in there deployed and shot the gentleman in the abdomen,” DeMara said.

Tipton initially was alert and talking as he was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Police said there was a second firearm in the bag, but it’s unclear why he had them or who owned them. They ruled the death an accident.

Tipton played two seasons for the Colts after being signed in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 13 regular-season and three playoff games, scoring his first rushing touchdown in the AFC championship game against the Patriots on Jan. 18, 2015. He was waived on Dec. 21. Four days later, he was arrested and charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after firing a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside his girlfriend’s Indianapolis-area house. According to media reports, Tipton indicated he was attempting to protect his girlfriend from an ex-boyfriend who had threatened her. The prosecutor’s office did not pursue charges.

Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief paid tribute to Tipton in an Instagram post Tuesday, writing: It’s crazy I just got that phone call bro cause I just talk to you and we talked about the future and teams giving you your second chance. No matter where I’m at or what team I’m on ill have that 37 on my wrist or glove.

— Days after Johnny Manziel’s father called the former Browns quarterback “a druggie” and said he hopes he ends up in jail for his own sake, Manziel posted an image on Instagram of himself overlooking a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Johnny Manziel jokes after domestic violence arrest 05.05.16 at 8:23 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NBA playoffs: Heat at Raptors, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Stars at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Sharks at Predators, 9 p.m. (CNBC)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Shakhtar Donetsk at Sevilla, 3 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Villareal at Liverpool, 3 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Manziel_Johnny mug shot 5-4-16— If anyone thought Johnny Manziel would finally get a wake-up call after his arrest Wednesday for domestic violence, the 23-year-old unemployed quarterback quickly made it clear that’s not the case.

Manziel, who is expected to appear before a judge in a Dallas courtroom Thursday morning, commented on Twitter about his mug shot photo, in which a smirking Manziel is wearing a gray T-shirt — unlike when he appeared shirtless when he was arrested in 2012 after a fight outside a bar near Texas A&M.

Tweeted Manziel: Just thankful I had a shirt this time.

Manziel was indicted by a grand jury last month after being accused of hitting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend during an incident in January. He faces a Class A misdemeanor and could be penalized with up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The former Heisman Trophy winner remains without a job after being released by the Browns following the season.

— Alex Rodriguez’s strained right hamstring has sent him to the 15-day disabled list, much to his dismay.

Rodriguez ended an early season skid and started producing in his previous four games — including a weekend series against the Red Sox in which he hit two home runs and had a four-RBI game — before he was injured running out a grounder in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s loss to the Orioles.

“I can’t think of a worse time to go on the DL,” said Rodriguez, who is hitting .194. “The whole offense has been struggling. I talked to the team [Tuesday] and I said there is no reason we can’t score five runs per night.”

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Warriors star Steph Curry scheduled for MRI after injury in Sunday’s win 04.25.16 at 8:05 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Braves, 7:10.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Heat at Hornets, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA playoffs: Mavericks at Thunder, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Clippers at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Ducks at Predators, 8 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Blackhawks at Blues, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Warriors are one game from eliminating the Rockets in their Western Conference playoff series, but Sunday’s win might have come at a huge price.

Steph Curry sprained his knee on the final play of the first half and did not return in Golden State’s 121-94 victory that gave the Warriors a 3-1 series lead.

Curry, who missed the previous two games of the series recovering from a sprained ankle, was guarding Trevor Ariza outside the 3-point line when his left leg appeared to hit a wet spot and slid out from under him. His right knee then hit the floor while he was in an awkward position. He limped to the locker room, returned to the court before the start of the second half, but left after testing it out with some lateral slides.

“He was standing there crying, and [I was] like, ‘Dog, just get out of here. We’ll hold you down,’ ” Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN Radio after the game. “We’ve got to support him, and be there for him. He came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn’t 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it’s unfortunate that that happened. But at the end of the day, one thing we’ve always talked about is our depth, and we’ve got to use that to win games, and so we used that tonight.”

Curry, who had hit just 2-of-9 shots and scored six points, is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

The Warriors banded together after Curry’s departure and put up 41 points in the third quarter — hitting a franchise-record eight 3-pointers in the period en route to an NBA record 21 in the game — to turn a tie game into a 21-point rout.

“When you have a team that is as together as ours is and cares about each other like ours does, you tend to pick up the fight a little bit,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Our guys sensed that we needed to come together.”

— Johnny Manziel has been indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge for an incident in January with his ex-girlfriend, according to reports out of Dallas.

Manziel’s case was heard by a grand jury on Thursday. The indictment is expected to be announced Monday. The maximum punishment for a misdemeanor assault is one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Curt Schilling defends conservative view of transgender issue after controversial post 04.20.16 at 8:20 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Cardinals, 1:45 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Tigers at Royals, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Hornets at Heat, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Pistons at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Trail Blazers at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Capitals at Flyers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Panthers at Islanders, 8 p.m. (USA)
NHL playoffs: Stars at Wild, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Kings at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (USA)
Soccer: Premier League, Everton at Liverpool, 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Schilling transgender post 4-19-16— Curt Schilling again finds himself in the middle of a political firestorm, as the ESPN baseball analyst and former Red Sox pitcher supported the conservative view in the debate about transgendered people and the public bathroom they should use, and as usual he expressed that view in an aggressive way.

Schilling, who is scheduled to appear on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane on Wednesday morning, shared on Facebook a graphic that featured a man dressed in suggestive women’s clothing with the statement: Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!

He added in another post: A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.

The posts are a response to the controversy in North Carolina, where a law was passed directing individuals to use bathrooms based on their biological sex. Companies and entertainers have responded by boycotting the state or threatening to pull their business.

Schilling followed up with a blog post later Tuesday to “address all of you out there who are just dying to be offended to you can create some sort of faux cause to rally behind.”

In that post, he brought up his controversial tweet from last year that compared Muslims and Islamist extremists to Germans living during the time when Nazis took over their country. He blasted the media for failing to accurately portray his opinion on that subject — “All you fraudulent media folks, you lazy ass “don’t actually won’t to work for a story” clowns.”

He went on to insist he is not biased, and that people who criticize him are missing the point.

Wrote Schilling: You know how I know you ‘offended’ people are full of crap? Because I’m not even close to any of the things you so desperately want me to be, so you can whine. … You frauds out there ranting and screaming about my ‘opinions’ (even if it isn’t) and comments are screaming for “tolerance” and “acceptance” while you refuse to do and be either.

— Agent Drew Rosenhaus made good on his threat to drop Johnny Manziel as a client if he did not seek help for his personal issues, moving on from the former Browns quarterback Tuesday.

Manziel had hired Rosenhaus after his previous agent, Erik Burkhart, parted ways with him after last season. Manziel also was dropped by his marketing firm (LeBron James’ MMR company) in January, and news broke Tuesday that Manziel recently lost his endorsement deal with Nike, which signed him in March 2014 to a multiyear deal.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant nets 60 in finale, pays tribute to fans 04.14.16 at 7:42 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL playoffs: Flyers at Capitals, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Islanders at Panthers, 8 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Wild at Stars, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Sharks at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (CNBC)
MLB: Tigers at Pirates, 12:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

— A miserable season ended on a positive note for retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant, as he scored 60 points and helped his team to a rare victory — and a 15-point comeback at that.

Bryant started slow but heated up late, scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining as Los Angeles posted a 101-96 victory over the Jazz.

“The perfect ending would have been a championship,” Bryant said. “But tonight was [me] trying to go out, play hard and try to put on a show as much as I possibly could. It felt good to be able to do that one last time.”

With his teammates feeding him the ball as often as possible, Bryant took a career-high 50 shots in 42 minutes and finished with the fifth-highest-scoring game of his career.

“It just didn’t surprise me, the way he would go out,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “Sixty points wasn’t a surprise. I knew he had it in him.”

After the game — the Lakers’ 17th win of the season, the team’s worst record in franchise history, his teammates sprayed him with champagne in the locker room. Bryant said he didn’t care for that, saying: “That’s only for championships.”

Bryant, just the fifth player to play 20 NBA seasons and the first to do it all with one team, thanked the fans in a ceremony after the game.

“I think the most important part is that we all stayed together throughout,” Bryant told the crowd. “You’ll always be in my heart, and I sincerely, sincerely appreciate it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you guys.”

— Johnny Manziel’s behavior is so bad that even Drew Rosenhaus is fed up with him.

The controversial agent told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he gave Manziel an ultimatum: Get help or get a new agent.

“I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping him get the treatment I believe he needs,” said Rosenhaus, who is Manziel’s second agent this offseason. “I have informed him that if he takes the immediate steps I have outlined for him that I will rescind the termination and continue to represent him. Otherwise the termination will become permanent. There is a five-day window for me to rescind the termination. I’m hoping he takes the necessary steps to get his life back on track.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Troubled QB Johnny Manziel reportedly living with suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon 04.12.16 at 8:20 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Royals at Astros, 8:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Thunder at Spurs, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Grizzlies at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Paris Saint-Germain at Manchester City, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Johnny Manziel saga took another twist Monday, as Broncos star Von Miller denied Manziel’s claim that they have been living together while Manziel hopes to land a job in Denver. Instead, reports emerged that Manziel actually has been staying in a Hollywood apartment with suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon — who apparently failed another drug test last month.

Manziel was interviewed by a TMZ reporter outside a Hollywood nightclub over the weekend, and the former Browns quarterback said, “Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller. My brother. I’m living with him right now. We’re getting our lives together.”

Responded Miller on an Instagram post: Johnny’s not staying with me but he is my BROTHER! Like I’ve said a thousand times, I got his back no matter what!

Gordon, who was suspended for the entire 2015 season after repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy, reportedly had traces of marijuana and a diluting substance in his system when he took a league-administered test in March.

Gordon applied for reinstatement in January. Per league policy, he must prove sustained abstinence during his suspension.

— Montee Ball, the former Broncos running back who briefly joined the Patriots last season, is in trouble again. The former Wisconsin star was arrested in Whitewater, Wisconsin, over the weekend for violating his bail conditions.

Ball had been ordered not to be in a bar or drink alcohol, but he was spotted at the 841 Brewhouse tavern Saturday night. When police caught up with him he was no longer in the bar and he denied drinking, but police detected an odor of alcohol on his breath. Ball refused a breathalyzer or blood test and was taken to jail. He is due back in court Tuesday afternoon.

Ball is facing two domestic violence charges made by two women.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: NFL mourns former Saints DE Will Smith after shooting 04.11.16 at 8:23 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 2:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Pirates at Tigers, 1:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Brewers at Cardinals, 4:15 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Marlins at Mets, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Hornets at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Hawks at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Kings at Suns, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Shocked NFL players and executives sent out condolences Sunday after former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death during a confrontation after a minor car crash in New Orleans on Saturday night.

According to police and media reports, the 34-year-old Smith was driving his Mercedes when he was hit from behind by a Hummer H2. Smith exchanged words with the driver and then was shot multiple times in the back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith’s wife, Racquel, was shot in the right leg and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Hummer, 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, stayed at the scene and was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. He did not enter a plea during a court appearance Sunday.

Hayes’ attorney said his client would plead not guilty, adding that he was “not the aggressor in terms of the behavior that happened after the accident.”

“The senseless acts of violence have to stop,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “Traffic accidents should not lead to someone losing their life.”

A first-round pick of the Saints out of Ohio State in 2004, Smith played nine seasons in New Orleans and ranks fourth in team history with 67.5 sacks. He was a Pro Bowler in 2006.

Tweeted Saints coach Sean Payton: Heavy Hearts w the senseless passing of our Team Capt. Will Smith. Pray for his wife’s recovery and their children.

Wrote quarterback Drew Brees: Mourning the loss of a great friend and teammate, Will Smith. Such a senseless tragedy. Please pray for Racquel and their children.

Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, a New Orleans native, indicated that he knew Hayes, who was a star high school football player a decade ago.

Tweeted Mathieu: I know that dude, he been a hating ass coward…. Never knew he’d grow up to be a killer tho…. May you get what you deserve coward.

Mathieu went on to question the influence of rap music, writing: All they have is music to influence them, and if you listen closely to music now a days, it’s brainwashing them to believe drugs and killing.

— Unemployed quarterback Johnny Manziel spent last week in Southern California, and he told a reporter from the gossip website TMZ that he would like to land a job with the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos.

“Great organization,” Manziel said Saturday night during one of his many visits to a West Hollywood nightclub. “Anywhere I get picked up, bro, is a blessing. … Whatever happens, I love [football]. I want to play. That’s the team I want to go to.”

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