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The Rundown: Mariucci Finds New Job

It's been quite some time since the last edition of The Rundown, and with plenty of news from around the NFL, I figured it was time for another one.  Let's get right into the first story.

  • Former Lions head coach Steve Mariucci won't be unemployed any longer.  After being fired last season by the Detroit Lions because of another below average record, Mariucci was left without a job in the NFL.  His new job won't technically be in the NFL itself, but will be covering it for the NFL Network.  Mariucci will be a host on a Sunday wrap-up show of all the action.  Mariucci was apart of some Super Bowl XL programming on the NFL Network, so this won't be something all that new. (Free Press)

  • Ricky Williams just can't seem to keep the train on the right tracks.  He was suspended for an entire season after violating the NFL drug policy again, and because he would miss a whole year, he decided to take things north to the Canadian Football League.  Playing with the Toronto Argonauts, Williams had struggled somewhat, but didn't have horrible stats.  The stats won't even be there for the next 4-6 weeks.  Ricky broke his arm in a game with the Argos and had surgery on it Sunday.  The surgery went successful, so he should be back before the end of the CFL season.  Good news for the Dolphins.  Williams could still come back next year and be a decent back for Miami. (Mercury News)

  • Former Michigan State player Matthias Askew was arrested in Cincinnati this past weekend for a confrontation with police.  The incident happened after Askew was stopped for a simple traffic violation and somehow ended up struggling with police after refusing to cooperate.  It ended with Askew being tasered by police and charged with resisting arrest.  He pleaded not guilty today regarding the charge.  This is just another Bengals player in trouble during the offseason.  

    On another note, former Michigan corner Ty Law agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs.  The deal is 5 years, and worth $30 million. (Free Press)

Tomorrow Pride of Detroit will have the running backs preview, the third part in a series to get you ready for fantasy football 2006.