Practice report: Matthews gives it a go
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As we noted earlier in the Starter Pack, how Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews gets through Thursday’s practice likely will go a long way toward determining whether he plays on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
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But at least he has reached the point where he could practice.
Matthews, who dropped out of the Packers' last game at Cincinnati in Week 3 because of a hamstring injury, took part in every drill during Mens Louis Delmas Jersey the portion of the workout that was open to reporters. However, it appeared Matthews may have been limited to a certain number of reps.
Matthews typically talks to reporters after practice on Thursdays, so it’s possible we will get a more detailed update at that time.
In another interesting development at practice, cornerback Casey Hayward, who on Wednesday was ruled out for the fourth straight game to start the season, was actually back on the field for the first time since he reinjured his hamstring in the Aug. 23 preseason game against Seattle. It’s unusual that a player who already had been ruled out takes part in practice, although perhaps it was just part of the plan to ease him back in for a possible return next week against the Baltimore Ravens.
The full injury report will be available after practice, but the only two players who did not participate were running back James Starks (knee) and backup offensive lineman Greg Van Roten (foot). Both have www.lionsnflofficialonline.com/lions-louis-delmas-jersey-c-16.html been ruled out this week.
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Sam Martin goes from Pizza Hut to the pros
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Sam Martin received the call every college football player wants in April, one he never totally expected.
He’s a punter, after all, and punters are at best a once-a-decade draft proposition for teams. So the feeling he had when the Detroit Lions called and selected him, still hasn’t worn off.
That Detroit drafted him led to more excitement. His mother, Debbie, had grown up in the area. His father, Tom, said he spent seven years in Michigan.
So their son, inadvertently, was heading to one of their old homes.
“I just made sure I went into it with, 'I hope I get drafted,'” Martin said. “I could get drafted. I just want to get the opportunity. It wasn’t necessarily a surprise when I got drafted, but it was a good feeling.”
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AP Photo/Rick OsentoskiSam Martin's current gig as an NFL punter for the Lions is a far cry from when he was slinging pizzas and moving furniture to make ends meet in college.
The whimsical, unexpected, surprising ride of Sam Martin from www.lionsnflofficialonline.com/lions-chris-houston-jersey-c-20.html high school soccer player to NFL punter hasn’t slowed down. In Detroit, he set a team record with a 50.2-yard net punting average during Week 2 against Arizona.
Had he not turned down a full soccer scholarship and worked in a Pizza Hut, it might not have happened.
His sophomore year -- his redshirt freshman year, football-wise -- Martin needed a job. So he went into the Pizza Hut in Boone, N.C., and applied for a job.
Making pizza was one of the many odd jobs he encountered to help pay off student loans and training bills incurred from his initial half scholarship to Appalachian State. To fund the bill for the half semester before he accepted a full ride, he took out student loans in his name.
Through his whole college career, he worked. There were summers as a whitewater rafting guide and tubing boat driver. He said he bussed tables for a catering company, worked for an event planner, worked at Blowing Rock Country Club outside Boone, helped a landscaping company and moved furniture for a moving company.
“Dude, I had so many jobs,” Martin said. “I’ve worked my whole life.”
Most college athletes don’t have the time to work their way through college. All Martin did, seemingly, was find odd jobs. He is still paying off some of the loans, but he did it to afford the necessities of college along with his training for the Chris Houston White Jersey NFL draft.
He also knew what he gave up.
Martin accepted then turned down a full-ride soccer scholarship to Georgia State. His senior year at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga., the school’s football coaches finally convinced him to kick off and handle field goals.
He visited Auburn soon after, curious about football. The sport, still new to him, could become a college reality. Still, most of the schools in the SEC had already offered other specialists so the best they could do was convince Martin to be a recruited walk-on.
Appalachian State offered a half scholarship. Football became an option.
“I was like, ‘This might be a different route,’" Martin said. “I was kind of burnt out on soccer and I wasn’t set on Georgia State. It was more of it was a full-scholarship thing, which you don’t get in soccer very often.
“So I jumped on that. Football ended up working out. I wasn’t big on Georgia State. It was more financially why I was doing it.”
When he chose to give up the free education and take a shot at less money for a different sport, his parents were comfortable with the decision. Tom sensed his son wouldn’t have been happy at Georgia State.
Appalachian State? Tom didn’t know much about the school.
“All I cared about at that time was him going to a college, he was going to be happy at and growing to the next stage of his life,” Tom said. “It’s a big step, moving out of the house, on your own.
“Appalachian had a strong football program. I did not know that at the time. I knew they had beaten Michigan, unfortunately, because I’m a Michigan crazy nut, which I still am. I knew that, but I knew I liked what I saw. He did also. I was thinking one thing, myself and his mom, we just wanted him to be happy and go for it.”
Sam did, even if he didn’t know what he was really doing. He had been a kicker for a year. He still hadn’t punted.
At Appalachian State, they needed him to learn. One of the senior punters taught him technique to go with the raw power that initially had caught the App State coaches’ attention.
“He had an explosion,” said Dale Jones, the Appalachian State assistant who recruited him. “His kicks, he got the ball up when he was kicking and then his punts were explosive. Those are the things we felt we could really get a great player that nobody else was really going after.”
Martin was an FCS All-American his senior season. What six years ago would have seemed impossible -- playing in the NFL -- turned into a possibility. Then came April, when Martin was one of two punters drafted.
His parents were pumped. So was Martin. So was Boone.
“It’s definitely pretty interesting,” said Aaron Manuel, a driver at Pizza Hut when Martin worked there and now the general manager of the store. “Especially when someone becomes a little bit bigger than maybe they, themselves, ever expected.
“It’s definitely really cool. It gives you a sense of pride within the community, that kind of thing.”
It’s a pride extending beyond his odd jobs and his unorthodox path Chris Houston Nike Jersey to the pros.
“It’s a fascination with us right now,” Tom Martin said. “That he is actually out there and performing like he ought to, like a pro. We’re very, very proud of the whole thing that he’s done.
“It’s a huge accomplishment, I’ll tell ya. It is.”
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3 Reasons Why Business Owners Struggle With Getting Enough Clients
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Feldman has been promoting his new memoir, "Coreyography," which details his relationship with his allegedly abusive mother, his drug addictions, and the sexual molestation he faced as a teen actor.
But on the HuffPost Live couch, the 42yearold became very defensive while discussing his latest business venture, "Corey's Angel's" (which follows the same concept as the Playboy Bunnies).
Feldman was completely turned off by the idea that he should have to explain the concept of his business to the media because, according to him, "there's no nudity, there's no pornography, there's no anything that's salacious or scandalous, to be honest. We throw parties; girls dress in lingerie. People throw lingerie parties all the time in Los Angeles. It's very common."
Feldman went on to say that "big celebrities" and "very important people" come to his parties, "just like the Playboy mansion." Although, Feldman says he's not trying to fill Hugh Hefner's shoes by any means. "I am trying to create a new company, which is branded based on the fact that we admire the beauty of women."
Feldmen explained that all his life he's been "taking care" of the women he's been romantically involved with and has "made them household names." He said he has done it "over and over," without any monetary compensation. So to avoid getting his heart broken, Feldman explained that he came up with Corey's Angel's, a full management company where he represents women and can "then move on to the next without it being some kind of personal engagement."
Feldman went on to say that his company, which employs women to appear in lingerie at parties, is actually helping women by leading them away from other jobs such as stripping or working in adult films. "We go to them, 'Please don't do that. Please don't go down that road. You're better than that. You can use your brain, you can use your talent and we can help you become legitimate.'" And while Feldman denied anyone is paying for sex at his parties, there have been detailed reports of orgies at his home.
Feldman also opened up about his struggle with drug addiction, and claims he's been sober for the past 20 years. He revealed that he was molested by a pedophile at 16, and he was the one who introduced him to heroin.
"And that's when I really took the plunge, after I got off the coke, after I'd already had a stint with crack . Then this other girl broke up with me, and then the guy, who was the pedophile (whose name I had to change [in the book]), who introduced me to every one of the drugs I ever tried said, 'Hey, why don't you try heroin.'"
Feldman said he was instantly addicted that it was the only drug that he was ever addicted to and that it did so much damage, so quickly.
Amanda Bynes Amanda Bynes began her professional acting at the age of 7, and hit it big first as a regular cast member of Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out" and "All That," and in 1999 she landed her own sketch show, called "The Amanda Show."
Amanda Bynes Amanda Bynes was a child actor turned teen actress without much incident, but in recent years it became apparent that something might be a little off with the actress.
After a few years of relative obscurity, Bynes tweeted that she was retiring from the entertainment industry at the tender age of 24, then tweeted about her preference for "chocolate" men.
Most recently, the actress has been involved in a series of car accidents and charged with a DUI.
Following news of her DUI charge, Bynes took to Twitter to proclaim her innocence to the president. I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end," the "She's the Man" star tweeted.
In recent months, the actress' behavior has only become more erratic, as she announced on Twitter that she has an eating disorder, and wrote that she wanted rapper Drake to "murder" her vagina.
Bynes was arrested for reckless endangerment in May 2013 after she allegedly dropped a bong out of the window of her high rise apartment.
Shia LaBeouf Shia LaBeouf began performing standup at comedy clubs at age 10, and got his big break as Louis Stevens on Disney's "Even Stevens," in 2000.
Shia LaBeouf In 2007 Shia LaBeouf was arrested at a Chicago Walgreens after he appeared drunk and refused to leave the store.
The "Transformers" actor was hit with a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge. Those charges were later dropped by Walgreens, who decided they weren't interested in pursuing the case.
In March 2008, a warrant was issued for the actor's arrest after he didn't show up to a hearing in relation to a ticket he received for unlawful smoking in Burbank, California. When the actor's lawyer showed up the next day to plead not guilty the warrant was recalled, and the charges later dismissed after the actor paid a $500 fine.
In July 2008, Shia ended up in the hospital after he crashed his car and injured his hand. Although police determined LaBeouf was not at fault for the accident, he was still charged with a DUI and his license suspended for a year.
In February 2011, the actor found himself in handcuffs after he got in an altercation with Wholesale Jerseys China another bar patron and got punched in the face. Lucky for Shia no charges were filed. In October 2011, the actor was involved in another bar fight in Vancouver, Canada. In video footage, the actor is repeatedly punched in the head by another bar guest. No charges were filed at this time.
Since then, the actor has stayed out of the news for anything other than his onscreen work, but he did get a little wild when he recently went full frontal for a new Sigur Ros video.
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has been working since the age of 3, when she signed with Ford Models, and later appeared in more than 100 TV commercials.
After being cast as Alexandra Fowler on the soap opera "Another World," wholesale jerseys Lohan got her first big break, playing twins in a remake of Disney's "The Parent Trap."
After a few years out of the spotlight, Lohan returned to Hollywood and made a few movies, before becoming an industry fixture with the 2004 movie, "Mean Girls."
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has the distinct honor of being arrested more times than any other Disney star.
The actress who starred in the remake of Disney's classic "The Parent Trap" and the Lovebug reboot "Herbie: Fully Loaded," was first arrested May 26, 2007 on suspicion of driving under the influence after her car struck a curb in Los Angeles. Police also reported they found a substance they believed to be cocaine at the scene.
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