Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; The gloves and towel of Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Thursday Morning Headlines: A Player Takes It Off For His Coach, While Ex-Big 10 College President Arraigned Because of What His Coach Took Off

Andrew Luck made the decision to join several other teammates in shaving his head for head coach Pagano who is currently undergoing to chemo treatments for Leukemia. Luck plans to show off his new cut on Thursday night in Jacksonville.

Ex-Penn State president, Graham Spanier, was arraigned and released on bail after a court appearance on Wednesday. Spanier is being charged with lying about and concealing child sex abuse allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Former Texas Coach Darrell Royal died at the age of 88. During his tenure at Texas, the team went 167-47-5, won 11 Southwest Conference titles, 10 Cotton Bowl championships, two national championships.

Yankees GM Brian Cushman stated that the team will not trade the Struggling Alex Rodriguez. There could be various reasons for keeping a slumping 37 year old, but none more that the $114 million contract, with a no-trade clause that A-Rod is signed to with the organization.

The Mariners, Orioles, and Brewers are all vying for Hamilton and waiting for him to make a decision on the a one-year $13.3 million qualifying offer that he received from the Rangers last week. Texas is eager for his final decision, as well, since they are eyeing prospects of their own.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that Mark McGwire has been hired as the teams hitting coach. This comes at a time that McGwire was considering retirement. With McGwire making a move to California, St. Louis is promoting John Mabry to be his successor in the Cardinals organization.

Though the NFL found no illegal substances on the sticky towel scandal involving the San Diego Chargers during their game against the Broncos, they are still fining San Diego $20,000 for the attempted cover up. During the game the official asked the equipment manager for the towels during the game and he allegedly refused to hand them over. The Chargers argue that the equipment manager was unaware that the game official was trying to get the towels, but fully cooperated once he understood what was happening. The team is appealing the fines.

NHL and the NHLPA wrapped up their second consecutive day of negotiations in New York, still without a deal. The two sides plan to meet again today for a third consecutive day. Those in the know are saying that this is a good sign that they are meeting back to back and both sides have remained quiet about the meetings.

Tags: A-Rod Alex Rodgriguez Andrew Luck Billy Hamilton Brian Cushman Cardinals Chuck Pagano Darrell Royal Dodgers Graham Spanier Jerry Sandusky John Mabry Mark McGwire MLB NCAAF NFL NHL NHLPA Penn State San Diego Chargers Sticky Towel Texas Longhorns Yankees

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