Stephen A. Smith Says Dwayne Haskins Is “More Of A Runner Than A Thrower”

first_imgstephen a. smith talks on first takeOn Friday morning, Stephen A. Smith made headlines for all the wrong reasons – again.During ESPN’s First Take on Friday, Smith was asked which quarterback he would rather draft: Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.In his analysis of the former college quarterbacks, Smith made an embarrassing mistake when he stated the following:“Haskins is no joke as well. I know that he’s bigger, he can make all the requisite throws at the NFL level. He played for a big time program at Ohio State. I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that, but that’s what I find,” Smith said.Yes, Stephen A., you’re wrong about that.Haskins finished the season as college football’s leading passer, throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns en route to several Big Ten records.As for his legs, Haskins ran 79 times for 108 total yards on the ground – good for an average of 1.4 yards per rush.The former Ohio State star compares more to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger – a big body that can avoid a sack, but isn’t a serious running threat – than say Cam Newton, who can sling the rock, but carries a significant threat as a runner.If an NFL team is looking for the purest passer in the 2019 draft class, look no further than Haskins.But sure, we’ll call him more of a runner than a thrower.last_img read more

Shirani appears before corruption commission

Local media earlier reported that her summons was based on allegations of financial mismanagement during her tenure as chief justice and abuse of power.Bandaranayke had also pointed out that several members of the commission were biased against her and insisted that she would not be given a fair hearing. The United Nations, Commonwealth and International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) were among the key critics of the move, which they claimed weakened judicial independence in Sri Lanka. (Xinhua) However, Bandaranayake refused to comment to the media and proceeded into the building. However, Bandaranayke’s lawyers have agreed to present preliminary objections to the charges against her on April 1.Earlier, Bandaranayke hit the front page of local newspapers after she refused to enter the commission office through a backdoor — a request that was made by the commission to avoid media scrutiny.Bandaranayake was controversially removed on Jan. 15 after a short two month impeachment process that global rights activists have condemned as”deeply flawed.” Sources told Xinhua that the former chief justice had refused to make a statement before the commission as it had not notified her formally of the charges. The commission had then given a summary of the allegations against her. Sri Lanka’s controversially impeached chief justice made her first public appearance since she was ousted in January to appear before the Bribery and Corruption Commission on Monday to answer charges of financial fraud.Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke arrived at the Bribery and Corruption Commission to be greeted by frenzied media and supporters holding placards claiming she was the”legal” chief justice. read more