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Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

Nelson a good addition to Browns’ receiving corps

The last time I saw David Nelson, it was in the visitors’ locker room of the Georgia Dome in 2009. The far corner of the locker room. The only thing you could hear was the sound of Gator players slowly taking off their equipment. All other media, and the hundreds that comprised it, were already gone. They had pooled at the podium not far away to lob the easy questions to Alabama coach Nick Saban, who had led the program… Read More »

Hit delivered to Rainey stokes concussion talk

Chris Rainey received what he called a “Welcome to the National Football League” type of hit on Sunday. There’s no doubt commissioner Roger Goodell has seen it, and he may have to look at it a second time. On just the third play from scrimmage in the Steelers’ preseason win over the Colts, the former Gator running back took the handoff on a reverse and showed what he’s equipped to do. He used his blazing speed to turn the corner… Read More »

Haden connected to Adderall trend in young players

If Browns cornerback Joe Haden does miss four games for testing positive for Adderall, he wouldn’t be the first young player to pay extra for the prescription medicine. On Wednesday, ESPN Cleveland first reported that the third-year standout from Florida failed a routine drug test in which he tested positive for Adderall, which is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Haden would lose $1.356 million, the sum of four game checks, if he is suspended. He would also be… Read More »