Another MAC coach gets on-the-job training in bowl
DETROIT — When Bowling Green coach Adam Scheier came to Detroit on Friday for the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl news conference, he was following what has become a tradition for the Mid-American Conference champs — on-the-job training.
A week earlier, Scheier was the special teams coordinator when the Falcons upset No. 14 Northern Illinois at Ford Field, but he’s now about to face his first game as a head coach at any level.
He took over the Falcons on an interim basis after Dave Clawson left to become head coach at Wake Forest earlier this week. It is the fifth time in the last seven seasons the winning coach in the MAC title game had moved before his team played in its bowl game.
Fender-bender sparked stabbing after Broncos game
DENVER — Investigators say the stabbing of at least three people in a parking lot at the Denver Broncos’ stadium after Thursday night’s game stemmed from a fight over a near fender-bender.
Police spokesman Steve Warneke says officers were called to a “very chaotic” scene just before 10 p.m. and found three males suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. A fourth may have been stabbed, but that person had left.
Three people were taken into custody, and two were released pending further investigation. Warneke says 29-year-old Justin Lee Manzanares is being held for investigation of assault charges.
Body of Chiefs LB Belcher exhumed for brain exam
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher’s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.
Jovan’s family had his body exhumed Friday at North Babylon Cemetery in the Long Island, N.Y., community of Bay Shore.