Jan. 29, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com
HONOLULU, Hawaii Nnamdi Asomugha shed some light on his decision Thursday to withdraw from the Pro Bowl game. Kinda.Because while the official story was that the two-time All-Procornerback re-injured the right ankle he severely sprained on Halloweenin Wednesdays opening practice, Asomugha said that was not the case.I never tweaked it, Asomugha said following todays final practiceand Ohana Day celebration at Aloha Stadium. I mean, Im fine. Justfigured wed bring (Champ Bailey) in. Yeah.So it was just a matter of being more safe than sorry, consideringAsomughas contract has voided and he is headed towards free agencywhenif a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is agreed upon?Um, yeah, Asomugha said. Im good though, Im fine. Yeah.Asomugha participated fully in the AFCs first two days or practice before surprisingly pulling out.
Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand.
But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious.
"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"
Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"
Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.
Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.
The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.
The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.
The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.
The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.