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Lions release linebacker Trevor Bates after assault indictment

first_img NFL free agency rumors: Lions ‘closing in’ on CB Justin Coleman NFL free agency news: Lions sign Trey Flowers to $90M deal The Lions have parted ways with linebacker Trevor Bates.The team announced Monday it was releasing Bates after just one season in Detroit. The #Lions have released LB Trevor Bates.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 11, 2019The news comes after Bates was indicted on a felony charge of punching a police officer last month. The altercation took place in January in New York and it left Bates seeking help for mental health issues.Bates’ agent, Jeff Jankovich, released a statement following the incident saying his client’s actions leading to his arrest are out of the ordinary. Related Newscenter_img Bates was selected by the Colts in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. He was later released in October of that year. He jumped around to the Patriots and Giants before landing in Detroit. Bates, 25, appeared in nine games with the Lions and tallied three total tackles. “Following his incident in New York on Saturday, our client Trevor Bates was taken to an area hospital where he remains as he undergoes testing and a mental health evaluation,” the statement read.last_img read more

Athletics, Khris Davis agree to 2-year contract extension

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNFinancial details were not disclosed, but ESPN reports the deal is for $33.5 million.Keep Khrushing.Khris Davis remains “Rooted In Oakland” with a contract extension through the 2021 season. #RootedInOaklandhttps://t.co/se7xyQFUn7 pic.twitter.com/2BAJnOs9GR— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 18, 2019″Khris is a special talent who has made a tremendous impact both on and off the field during his time here,” A’s executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said in a release.”He’s become one of the most beloved players to have worn an A’s uniform, and his commitment to Oakland has never wavered. He made it clear from the beginning that he wants to play, and win, right here. We’re thrilled that Khris will continue to be an A.”Davis was acquired by the A’s from the Brewers in a trade for Bubba Derby and Jacob Nottingham in February 2016. “Oakland has been a special place for me since I arrived,” Davis said. “I love playing here in front of our fans, and my teammates make this feel like a family. I never hid the fact that I wanted to stay in Oakland because that is how I feel and I’m glad that I can continue to call the city of Oakland my baseball home. This team has a bright future, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”Davis, 31, is batting .260 with 20 RBIs and a .967 OPS through 20 games this season and has hit an MLB-leading 10 home runs.He has a .247 average with 143 home runs and 355 RBIs in four seasons in Oakland. Khris Davis has extended his stay in Oakland.The Athletics announced Thursday they have signed the outfielder and designated hitter to a two-year contract extension keeping him with the club through 2021.last_img read more