The Daily Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

It’s early July and there’s only one major sport

active, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of

sports news to go around.

There have been no answers on the Dwight Howard front yet, with

regard to NBA free agency, but we’re

href="http://www.foxsportswest.com/fox-sports-networks/story/Dwightline-Latest-on-Howard-free-agency-?blockID=916591&feedID=3707"

target="_blank">tracking his every move — the latest

update being that Howard will be meeting Tuesday with the Mavericks

and Lakers. Elsewhere in the NBA, Chris Paul and the Clippers

href="http://www.foxsportswest.com/nba/los-angeles-clippers/story/Chris-Paul-tweets-that-hes-all-in-with-C?blockID=916679&feedID=3707"

target="_blank">agreed to a new five-year deal, Mike Dunleavy,

Jr.

href="http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/nba/milwaukee-bucks/story/-Mike-Dunleavy-Jr-agrees-to-two-year-con?blockID=916895&feedID=5066"

target="_blank">hopped on board with the Bulls and Andray

Blatche

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/andre-blatch-agrees-to-multiyear-deal-with-brooklyn-nets-070113"

target="_blank">will stay with the Nets.

In Aaron Hernandez news,

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/whitlock-aaron-hernandez-byproduct-of-society-not-aberration-tony-soprano-jay-z-gang-drug-culture-pervasive-in-society-070113">Jason

Whitlock writes that a case like Hernandez’s was only a

matter of time,

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/aaron-hernandez-memorabilia-in-high-demand-despite-murder-charge-ebay-jersey-exchange-070113">fans

are paying a fortune for Hernandez jerseys online and

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/aaron-hernandez-cincinnati-bengals-avoid-tight-end-2010-draft-jermaine-gresham-070113">Bengals

owner and GM Mike Brown explained why he stayed away from

Hernandez in the draft. (And for those who are more concerned with

actual football, the NFL

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/lacesout/nfl-releases-start-dates-for-2013-training-camps/"

target="_blank">released the dates for training camps around

the league.)

That’s not all, though. Here’s some more of what you

may have missed:

• Some fans

href="http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/06/fans-plea-for-release-of-aaron-hernandez-despite-murder-allegations/"

target="_blank">plead for the release of Hernandez.

Really.

• And now there’s yet another

href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323297504578579841842413024.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet"

target="_blank">report of past trouble for Hernandez —

this time from his days at the University of Florida.

• On his new record, Jay-Z

href="http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/07/jay-z_raps_about_nflpa_investigation_on_new_record.html#incart_river"

target="_blank">raps about the NFLPA.

• Charlie Weis shows off Kansas’ new uniform-helmet

combos:

• FAU also has new football duds:

• On a more positive note, Patriots running back Leon

Washington is

href="http://jacksonville.com/sports/college/florida-state-seminoles/2013-06-30/story/leon-washington-doing-his-part-be-mentor"

target="_blank">trying to mentor children.

• Drew Pearson

href="http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/drew-pearson-dallas-cowboys-have-done-all-that-they-can-with-josh-brent-sometimes-you-have-to-cut-that-cord.html/"

target="_blank">weighs in on Josh Brent: time to cut the

cord.

• Butler’s mascot trains for the Bulldogs’

move to the Big East:

href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/chi-chicago-bears-jay-cutler-honeymoon-20130701,0,2610089.story"

target="_blank">Jay Cutler honeymoon photos have hit the

web.

• A former MTV VJ says Michael Jordan wanted to

href="http://www.tmz.com/2013/07/02/michael-jordan-kennedy-mt-vj-sex-virginity-book-dice/"

target="_blank">play dice for her virginity.

• Dude Perfect NFL kicking edition:

• Xavier athletic director Greg Christopher

href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130701/COL03/307010151/Doc-Christopher-talks-Xavier-football?nclick_check=1"

target="_blank">knows the price of concussions.

• Former Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn

href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/01/4324458/former-chiefs-qb-brady-quinn-looks.html"

target="_blank">looks back on his time in Kansas City.

• Tyreke Evans

href="http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2013/07/new_orleans_pelicans_extends_l.html#incart_river"

target="_blank">gets a huge offer sheet from New Orleans.

• Which earned this reaction from Reggie Miller:

• Of course, Reggie is just kidding. He already pondered a

comeback once before and

href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-millerallen020911"

target="_blank">decided to pass.

• And, speaking of the Pelicans, here is what their new

court will look like:

src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/hornets/062813_court/court_01.jpg"

width="560" />

• Former Vanderbilt football coach Woody Widenhofer was

href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130630/COLUMNIST0203/306300058/2072/SPORTS?nclick_check=1"

target="_blank">working in a Florida toll booth.

• Kentucky sent one recruit 182 letters —

href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130701/SPORTS11/307010098/Kentucky-mails-182-letters-single-day-football-recruit-Matt-Elam-John-Hardin?nclick_check=1"

target="_blank">in one day!

• The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/mlb/article_external/dodgers_and_cubs_working_on_carlos_marmol_trade/13953349"

target="_blank">close to acquiring Carlos Marmol, an idea that

the L.A. Kings’ mascot doesn’t love:

• Shabazz Muhammad picked No. 0 because “nobody wears zero

in the league.” One problem:

href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/shabazz-muhammad-thinks-nobody-nba-wears-no-0-184659511.html"

target="_blank">that’s not quite true.

• A college basketball signee was

href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130701/SPORTS12/307010064/Morehead-State-basketball-signee-Demario-Mayfield-arrested-attempted-robbery-charge"

target="_blank">arrested on a robbery charge in Athens,

Ga.

• Here are some shirtless Nebraska offensive linemen:

• The

href="http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/arizona_diamondbacks_remember.html#incart_river"

target="_blank">Diamondbacks paid tribute to the 19 fallen

firefighters in Yarnell, Ariz.

• A BBC reporter was

href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/broadcaster-told-hush-player-wimbledon"

target="_blank">asked to pipe down at Wimbledon.

• Donté Stallworth, who

href="http://deadspin.com/donte-stallworth-loves-gay-marriage-argues-with-twitte-586714239"

target="_blank">argued with Twitter followers after DOMA was

struck down, offers these parting thoughts: