TUESDAY SPORTS: Clemson says ‘no’ to player sandwiches; A-Rod’s attorney turns down offer; Ex-Marine can play football this fall

August 20, 2013

*The Athletic Office at Clemson University has asked a Charleston-area restaurant to change the name of a couple of menu items. The Daniel Island Grille has recently been selling the “Sammy Watkins Reuben” and “Tajh Boyd Quesadilla”. The University says it has sent a cease-and-desist order asking that the player’s name be removed. Owner Brian Mahoney says he will comply.

*An attorney for Alex Rodriguez on Monday turned down Major League Baseball’s offer to make public the performance-enhancing drug evidence that led to A-Rod’s 211-game suspension, which he’s appealing. The offer came after lawyer Joseph Tacopina had said he wanted to discuss the evidence publicly, but couldn’t because of the privacy provisions.

*The NCAA has reversed itself on a controversial ruling and now says that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and will have four years of eligibility remaining. The NCAA was roundly slammed after originally ruling that Steven Rhodes was ineligible because he played in a recreational league during his military service.

*In NFL pre-season play Monday night, the Washington Redskins defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-13.

*The Atlanta Braves are back in action Tuesday, taking on the New York Mets at 7:10 PM with Brandon Beachy on the mound.



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