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For more sports commentary, follow Reggie Hayes via Twitter at www.twitter.com/reggiehayes1.

Also, baseball union won't pinch hit for PED suspects

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 2:26 am

University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was suspended for two games after being arrested for barking at a police dog. Morrison's defense was the dog barked first, police reported.

That means it's Morrison's word against the dog's and both are crying woof.

Don't call us, we'll call you

The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Michael Weiner, said the union is “not interested” in protecting players who have overwhelming evidence against them of using performance-enhancing drugs.

Weiner did not name any players he had his mind who are currently on rehab with the New York Yankees and might have the letters A, R, O and D in his nickname.

Riding clean for now

Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and said he will never be stripped of the title for doping. That's good. Because if there's one thing we can always count on, it's a Tour de France winner's vow of being clean.

By the numbers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had the best-selling NFL jersey from April through June. Second-year QBs Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III ranked right behind Kaepernick. Andrew Luck did not crack the Top 10 due to what inside sources say was “fewer jerseys sold.”

Calling Dr. Seuss

New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Hill said he took attention-deficit drug Adderall.

To recap: Will Hill must chill for taking pill to keep still.

Good, Charlotte

Did you see where the nickname Hornets will be returned to Charlotte for the 2014-15 season? It will replace the team's current nickname, the NBA Dregs.

Still undefeated in 2013

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett is not on the hot seat this season. In other words, Jason Garrett is on the hot seat.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com.