April 9, 2020
By Al Ortiz
Starting off with some baseball news. Heading up to the Metroplex, where former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child. The charge comes after accusations of abuse from his teenage daughter. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the former Rangers outfielder on Monday, and he remains free on a $30,000 bond after he turned himself in last fall. If convicted, Hamilton faces two to 10 years in prison.
In college football, more specifically in Aggieland, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said Wednesday that officials believe a 13-game college football schedule would be possible, even if the season started as late as October. Currently, the season is scheduled to begin for some teams on August 29 before the others play their own openers the next week. That schedule is in some doubt with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The NFL Draft is set for April 23-25, but this year's take on the annual collegiate player selection process is taking a digital turn. Yet most fantasy football players can commiserate with NFL Draft and team officials' current concern: technical issues. According to NFL.com, the league is looking into conducting a 32-team mock draft before the actual draft, making certain the process goes smoothly. Multiple system checks are in the works, in case technical issues do come to fruition during the actual event. The draft was slated to be held in Las Vegas, but the current health crisis caused the league to reroute their plan.