Charges are dropped against a Gator football player, the Tampa Bay Rays get cooled off and more in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** After being arrested over the weekend and being charged with interfering with a police animal, Gator football player Antonio Morrison had those charges dropped by the State Attorney’s Office for lack of evidence. However, the two game suspension given him by Gator coach Will Muschamp still stands at this time.
** The Tampa Bay Bucs sign former Arkansas running back Peyton Hillis to a one year deal.
** Numerous media reports today say Major League Baseball is considering a lifetime ban for infielder Alex Rodriguez while other reports say Rodriguez is trying to negotiate some kind of deal with MLB after the 65 game suspension given to outfielder Ryan Braun.
** The Tampa Bay Rays were cooled off by the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Tuesday night. The Rays trail Boston by a game and a half in the AL East; the teams play again today.
** The New York Mets down the Atlanta Braves 4-1 while the Miami Marlins defeat Colorado 4-2.
** The Boston Globe is reporting today that police may be making a case against former Gator Aaron Hernandez that could charge him with an unsolved double murder in 2012.
** If you are a NASCAR fan, you will have a different place to watch races on television as NBC will replace ESPN and Turner Sports as the network to carry NASCAR’s races.