Adrian Peterson joins the chorus of voices supporting NCAA athletes making money from their own name. Here's what he said about Johnny Manziel:

"I think if you are in a position to where people want to pay you for your autographs or signatures, then you should be able to do that. He's a young man and he should be able to sign his name on a helmet or wherever without it being an issue."

 

According to 60 Minutes, members of Alex Rodriguez's inner circle were the ones who leaked the Biogenesis information, including outing several players. His lawyer denied the charges.

 

Kobe says he's not sure whether he'll be ready for LA's opener. Mitch Kupchak thinks Kobe has about three years left.

 

Dwyane Wade had shock wave treatment therapy on his knee.

 

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hung out with the Tennessee Vols during preseason practice.

 

Mike Vick and Nick Foles are making a difficult decision even harder for Chip Kelly, as both contributed to Philly's victory over Carolina.

 

The New York Yankees came to terms with Mark Reynolds, who was released by Cleveland last week.

 

Usain Bolt breezed though the first heat in the 200M at the World Championships.

 

The Steelers top two running backs went down with injury.

 

Daryl Washington's suspension appeal for using PEDs was denied by the NFL.

 

Sources say finalizing the appeal process for HGH testing in the NFL is the final hurdle in coming to an agreement.

 

Jonathan Vilma had minor surgery on his knee, but is expected back soon.

 

Next year's EA Sports college football video game (which can't be named NCAA Football anymore) will only lose one team from last year's game.

 

Georgia and Alabama have the best running backs in the country according to Athlon Sports.

 

Four key players went down with injury for Virginia Tech only a week away from their opening game against Alabama. 

 

Cleveland Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo was hospitalized with a bruised lung. This man may have also been hospitalized.

 

This explains the BCS title game against Alabama.

 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Big Sean and Jhene Aiko perform "Beware" on Jimmy Kimmel.

 

J. Cole spoke with the Wall Street Journal for nearly an hour about his career. 

 

You can stream Earl Sweatshirt's album Doris, which comes out next Tuesday, here.

 

Bonaroo announces its 2014 dates.

 

Miguel was arrested for DUI.

 

Stalley releases the video for "NineteenEighty7" from Honest Cowboy.

 

Goodie Mob released their video for "Special Education" with Janelle Monae.

 

Juvenile and Curren$y drop a new track, "Mo Money." Mike Will Made It on the production.

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

An art dealer in Queens forged paintings for years, banking millions of dollars. He should switch to forging lottery tickets, as an unclaimed $1 million ticket is set to expire today.

 

Texas sent a SWAT team to perform a 10-hour raid on a small organic farm to search for marijuana. They confiscated okra. Clowns.

 

Miss Teen USA says her bedroom webcam was hacked

 

TIME discusses Cory Booker and his potential perception problem.

We’re past that, and being a pretty color will never again get a black politician walking in Obama’s footsteps that kind of adulatory reception. Never mind that we’ve also seen that black politicians come in flavors as un-Obaman as Herman Cain and Allen West. No, from here on out black politicians will be vetted more on the content of their character than the color of their skin, ironically enough.

 

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

The Washington Post laid the smackdown on the NSA, outing them for breaking the law thousands of times since 2008. Then the government asked if they could change their quotes. The Post denied the request.

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.

Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.

 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Danny Brown releases a new track from his upcoming album, Old.