Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was selected by Gov. Jay Nixon to coordinate law enforcement agencies amid the uproar over the Ferguson police response to protests in the days following Michael Brown's death.
Michael Sam, Rams' rookie defensive end and the first openly gay player ever drafted into the NFL, watched unheralded fellow rookie and roster spot competitor Ethan Westbrooks have another big outing at defensive end in the first half.
Mark Ingram had eight carries for 83 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in the first half and the New Orleans Saints won their preseason opener without Drew Brees, beating the St. Louis Rams 26-24 on Friday night.
After a day's-worth of uproar following a comment to the 'Tampa Bay Tribune' that he wouldn't take Michael Sam in the draft because he would be a "distraction", Tony Dungy released a statement in an attempt to clarify what he said.
Super Bowl winning coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy told 'The Tampa Bay Tribune' he wouldn't have taken Michael Sam in the draft because of the potential distractions that will come from Sam being the first openly gay player on a NFL roster.