TWO BITS: Noah golfing, Spikes not endorsing

By Adam Silverstein
September 2, 2010

1 » The good news: Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah participated in his team’s charity golf tournament on Monday. The better news: The picture above shows exactly what the former Florida Gators star wore to the event. At least this picture is funnier than a few taken of him earlier this offseason.

2 » Speaking of unflattering media coverage, New England Patriots rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes unfortunately made a poor decision before becoming a professional, one that has come back to bite him in the form of an adult-themed video being passed around on a number of websites. The NFL, which began looking into the matter almost immediately, may not even be his biggest concern; as Spikes’ agent points out, the player was not trying to knowingly break the personal conduct policy and the actions he took occurred before he was selected by New England in the 2010 NFL Draft. Nevertheless Reebok, which had offered Spikes a marketing deal, has reportedly pulled that offer according to his agent Terry Watson. According to The Boston Globe, which cited a Patriots fan blog, “the deal was worth $60,000 with on-field achievement incentives that could increase its value.” Watson noted that Spikes was dejected and apologetic for his actions. “He’s OK,” Watson said. “There’s nothing he can do about it now but continue to be the person he is, and the kind of leader he will be on and off the field. He can’t rewind what occurred, but he’s been through adversity with football and off the field, like we all have, and knows how to deal with it.”

6 Comments

  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    No Noah.

    No.

  2. Daniel M. says:

    Already saw this picture of Joakim on Deadspin. Man I love that guy but he is one kooky dude. The comments on that thread are hilarious.

    http://deadspin.com/5627827/joakim-noah-plays-golf-with-pizzazz

    “GET IN THE BOWL!”

  3. Evan says:

    I don’t really care too much whether or not he did one of those videos, I am curious however who else was in the movie. Last I heard, he was still dating Callie Rivers, Doc Rivers’ daughter, who still goes here at UF. If she was in the video, I doubt Doc is too happy about his daughter being in one of those videos. And if it wasn’t her…then I doubt she’s too happy with Brandon. All in all, a tough situation for Spikes. Avoid putting things on the internet,that’s all you have to do man.

  4. Wingtee says:

    Spikes you are an embarassment to the University and the Pats . Sick. Am I suprised ? No sir ! I guess it is what it is . The culture of human dignity is swirling down a toilet.

  5. Dan- We were busy, you know, covering the Nike Pro Combat stuff and participating in the SEC teleconference. Joakim Noah playing golf didn’t seem like much of a priority. Haha.

    Evan- She was not in the video.

  6. IronRickDog says:

    Classic Noah. I luv it. He had money growing up, has it now, and has never felt like he had to prove anything to anybody. If only we could all speak our minds and be ourselves without letting society dictate our behavior.

    Keep it up Noah:)

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