SIX BITS: Grow, Murphy, Parsons, Horford, Hernandez, Lee, Haslem

By Adam Silverstein
July 16, 2013

1 » Former Florida Gators linebacker Monty Grow, best known for a vicious hit on West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill during the 1994 Sugar Bowl [Video], was arrested Sunday night on child abuse charges after leaving a three-year-old girl unattended in a car outside the Diamond Dolls strip club in Redington Beach, FL. The girl’s mother had tracked her via GPS in his car and called the police when she realized that her daughter was stationary at that location for an extended period of time. Grow, 41, left the girl in the car for approximately 20 minutes; he ran up to the car upon leaving the club and admitted to leaving her unattended, telling police he was just making a quick stop inside to collect money that was owed to him by an employee of the strip club. He was released on $5,000 bail on Monday. Grow played at Florida from 1989-1993 but was suspended for the 1991 season after testing positive for steroids. He played two years in the NFL after leaving college.

2 » Chicago Bulls forward Erik Murphy put together a much-improved showing during his second NBA Summer League game, scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting (4-of-5 from three) in 33:37 on Monday night. Murphy was 0-for-6 from downtown in his first game and has now picked up 17 fouls in 52 combined minutes over his two contests.

3 » Houston Rockets F Chandler Parsons is getting a lot of attention for his style as of late. A viral video attempt by the sports management company that represents him, Relativity Sports, takes a comical look at how obsessed some are with Parsons’s hair.

Read three more Florida Gators news BITS…after the break!

4 » Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford had hoped that his team would make moves that would allow him to shift over to power forward, his more natural position, for the 2013-14 season. Instead, the Hawks signed PF Paul Millsap, meaning Horford will once again have to play the five much more than he prefers. “I understand that now I have to go play some center. I would like to play a little more power forward,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Having to guard the big five night in and night out, I felt took a toll on me, so I’m hoping they will be able to find a big body, a big player to be able to help.”

5 » The Boston Globe on Tuesday published this fascinating look at a day in the life of Inmate No. 174594, also known as former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is in a 7-foot-by-10-foot cell for 21 hours each day, receiving three separate one-hour breaks to shower, exercise and make collect phone calls. He does not fit in his bed, mostly drinks water from the sink in his cell and was also denied a request to have additional protein added to his diet. An example of one day’s worth of food for Hernandez includes breakfast (an egg, grits, a muffin square, milk or Tang), lunch (a cheese burrito, two slices of bread, rice) and dinner (beef burger, rice and beans, green beans, fruit, fortified juice, water). He receives $80 per week in his commissary account and can only see visitors for one hour each week. According to Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, he has been a model prisoner.

6 » Though he underwent surgery in late May to repair a torn hip flexor suffered during the first game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors PF David Lee has already begun rehabilitation and is not feeling many limitations at this time, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, who reports that Lee is also “working on extending his jumper and [wants] ‘to be the best conditioned PF in the league.’” Lee is one of two former Gators requiring offseason surgery. Miami Heat PF Udonis Haslem must repair a torn meniscus that he played on for the second half of the season.

One Comment

  1. VO2max says:

    Hernandez probably should have considered the downside of jail food while he was busy KILLING PEOPLE.

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