Morning Miller On Sports - Metta World Peace Punished: April 25, 2012 | Sports & Recreation

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Morning Miller On Sports - Metta World Peace Punished: April 25, 2012
Morning Miller On Sports - Metta World Peace Punished: April 25, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – When it comes to Jags general manager Gene Smith, he doesn’t take draft prospects’ character concerns lightly.  Gene Frenette, of the Florida Times-Union, takes a deeper look.

Question of the Day – Are the Jaguars going to surprise us again with their first-round selection Thursday?

You Should Know – The NBA punished Metta World Peace on Tuesday for the left elbow he threw into the head of the Thunder’s James Harden over the weekend.  World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, has been suspended for the next seven games.  He’ll be out for the season finale and the Lakers’ first six playoff games.  Harden is still day-to-day after suffering a concussion from the blow.  If World Peace serves the entirety of the suspension this year, he’ll lose $348,000 in salary.  He has yet to answer media questions regarding his actions Sunday.

College Nugget – The future of major college football could include the semifinals and national championship game being played at neutral sites, according to ESPN sources.  Also, included in this proposal, the BCS bowl games would be closer to New Year’s Day.  The 11 FBS conference commissioners, TV executives and other college football officials are meeting in Hollywood, Fla., this week.  Any proposed changes wouldn’t go into effect until the 2014 season.

Broadcasting Note – Former baseball star Jose Canseco’s Twitter account has been an ongoing form of entertainment for awhile now.  On Tuesday, his account no longer existed.  Hours later, Canseco and his account returned with the message: “Some aliens deleted my acc.”  Expect more tweets about steroids, why he should be back in the majors and his challenging other athletes to fights.

Strange Thought of the Day – Major League Baseball knows more than it’s willing to share on the Ryan Braun situation.

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @OS_RachelGeorge (Rachel George, covers the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel) “Will Muschamp joking about being chosen for jury duty yesterday.  Didn’t get chosen. #Gators”

Stat(s) of the Day – Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones hit a homerun on his 40th birthday Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.  Jones, who’s been dealing with a left knee ailment all season, went deep for the fifth time on his birthday.  When it comes to homers on his birthday, he’s now tied for the most among active players.

Link of the Day – Sports Illustrated with a side of LeBron James we don’t always see.

Video of the Day – Never seen a front flip occur during a spring game?  Running back Martee Tenner, from Division II Lincoln University, landed one and gained a nice chunk of yardage after the catch.

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