Johnny Football meets with the NCAA, the Rays are trumped by Royals and a Gator football player gets a suspension reduced…all that and more in our Tuesday Sports News and Notes…
** Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly met with the NCAA as its investigation into the quarterback signing autographs for dealers continues. No word as to when the investigation might end or if Manziel will face any punishment.
** Gator linebacker Antonio Morrison has his two game suspension over an arrest over the summer reduced to one game. Also, Gator coach Will Muschamp announced that offensive lineman Chaz Green is out with a torn labrum and that Austin Harden has beaten out veteran Brad Phillips for the placekicking job.
** The Tampa Bay Rays were blitzed by the Kansas City Royals 11-1 on Monday, dropping the Rays a game and a half behind Boston in the AL East; the Rays start a series tonight with the LA Angels at home.
** The U.S. Open tennis championship is underway in New York; it is the last major Grand Slam event of the year.
** Tracy McGrady has announced his retirement from the NBA after 16 seasons; he was a seven time All Star.
** NFL rosters must be cut down to 75 players today; so far, former Gator players have survived most of the cuts.