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April 15, 2020

By Al Ortiz

 Dak Prescott has been in the news a good amount in 2020, and not all for good reasons. While the state of Texas and cities in the Metroplex have both implemented stay-at-home orders, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been posting frequent pictures and videos of himself on social media working out alongside former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant at local facilities. 


His frequent defiance of local and state orders came to a head during the weekend when he reportedly threw a birthday party at his house for approximately 30 people. Gatherings of no more than 10 people have been banned in the area for the time being while the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Police in Prosper, Texas, where the quarterback's home is located, were called to the scene, but reportedly could not confirm that a party had taken place. 


In addition, according to reports, Prescott will not participate in the team's virtual program unless he receives a new contract. The fifth year quarterback's rookie contract ran out this offseason, leading the Cowboys to place the franchise tag on their signal caller, effectively giving him another year with the Cowboys without a new contract in place. 


Heading over to the diamond with the Houston Astros, who have also been mired in controversy since the sign stealing scandal that rocked the MLB offseason. According to the Houston Chronicle, there's an authentic 2017 Houston Astros World Series ring up for auction at GoldinAuctions with an initial bid of $7,000. The ring, which is a size 12, belongs to former Astros area scout David Brito. The auction runs through May 16.