17 May 2010
Here's an interesting story from Australia. Last month, the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League were found guilty of breaching the league's salary cap by using under-the-table payments to their star players, a la the Joe Smith scandal with the Minnesota Timberwolves a few years ago. As a result, the team was stripped of two championships, fined $500,000, and lost its championship eligibility for the 2010 campaign.
That may have created an opportunity for a star of the team to enter the NFL. 23-year-old center Greg Inglis, who won the Golden Boot Award -- given to rugby league's greatest player -- in 2009, has been offered tryouts with the Bills and the Broncos, according to agent Alan Gainey.
At 6'5" and 238 pounds, Inglis has the size to suit up as a position player in the league, although he could also end up as a specialist. And at 23, he still has the time to learn the nuances of the trade.
80 comments, Last at 21 May 2010, 2:19pm by Lebo
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.