Happy Friday everyone. The week is almost over and there's a few important stories from around the NFL along with a comical one of some sort. Let's get right into the last day of June edition of The Rundown.
- Randy Moss is tracing back to his roots in West Virginia. Moss attended Marshall and had a great career in college football. That led him to being such a star in the NFL. Back in Charleston, West Virginia, Moss is opening a fruit-juice franchise. Moss even donned an apron and worked behind the counter. (Mercury News)
- Leslie Visser will become the first woman to win the Rozelle broadcasting award. She joins the company of greats such as Don Criqui, John Madden, Roone Arledge, Dick Enberg, Charlie Jones, Jack Buck, Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall, Curt Gowdy and Chris Schenkel. (ESPN)
- The recently-acquired Jonathan Sullivan, a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots, was charged with a seat belt violation, running stop signs, playing loud music and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Bethel Johnson was traded to the New Orleans Saints for Sullivan earlier this month. A court date is set for July 20th. (Yahoo! Sports)
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Jay Fiedler to a 1-year contract. Fiedler is a veteran quarterback that will be the backup for Chris Simms. Simms' original backup, Luke McCown, went down with an injury that will keep him out most of the year. (Bradenton Herald)
- Finally, some very sad news out of the college football world. Northwestern head coach Randy Walker, 52, died of a heart attack late Thursday night. Walker had just received a contract extension to 2011 this past April. Walker implemented the spread offense and made it one of the most successful passing/running attacks in the entire nation. Walker will be missed greatly. My condolences go out to the players, coaches, friends, and family that knew Walker. (Michigan Sports Center)