The Virginia State Police are investigating claims made by Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson after he was ticketed by police.
After the incident, Richardson wrote on Twitter that a police officer pulled him over for having temporary registration, but claims he was asked if he was in a gang.
Before the first question is answered, Philadelphia will need to rely on coach Brett Brown and his relationship with Leonard from his days as an assistant in San Antonio. Because Philadelphia is restricted in what it can offer Leonard in an extension before free agency (four years, $107 million; six months after he is acquired), both sides would be relying on a handshake agreement before the trade is completed. Essentially, the Sixers would be risking three assets because they trust Leonard.
If the risk is warranted, Philadelphia would still have $27 million in room in 2018 and a lineup featuring Leonard, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington and Joel Embiid, plus its own first-round pick. The 76ers can take the same approach and roll over room to 2019 with $20 million in space.
Ramey took an official visit to Texas’ campus in December, and head coach Shaka Smart conducted an in-home visit with Ramey earlier this month.
A 6-foot-3 point guard from Webster Groves High School in Missouri, Ramey is ranked No. 56 in the ESPN 100 for the 2018 class. He is ranked as the No. 15 point guard in the country, but he had been the fourth-highest-ranked overall prospect still uncommitted.
Matt Coleman returns at the point guard spot for Texas after playing 34.0 minutes per game as a freshman, and fellow double-figure scorer Kerwin Roach II also will start again in the backcourt. With Eric Davis Jr. turning pro and Jacob Young transferring, though, Smart lacked depth and options on the perimeter. Ramey can run the offense or play alongside Coleman, and averaged 15.0 points and 4.4 rebounds for Ramey Jets United on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit last spring and summer.
Ramey is Texas’ fifth commitment in the 2018 class, joining a group that was ranked No. 13 heading into the week. All five players are considered four-star prospects, with Gerald Liddell, Kamaka Hepa and Jaxson Hayes each ranked in the ESPN 100.
Stevens’ message to Ojeleye was pretty simple.