Austin Seferian-Jenkins offers support to Dylan Donahue

Austin Seferian-Jenkins knew the road Dylan Donahue was heading down.

Not the wrong lane of the Lincoln Tunnel specifically, but the greater issue he was dealing with.

The Jaguars tight end and former Jet has tried to help Donahue, after the Jets linebacker checked himself into rehab following a wrong-way crash into a bus.

The most important thing I want to resonate with him is truly finding what’s the underlying issue. Because it’s not necessarily just alcohol. Can he find it? Can he tame it? Nobody’s perfect. It’s not an easy road by any means. But I wanted to make sure that he finds that happiness without a substance. I just really was worried about him. First of all, I just wanted to make sure that he was good as a person and can find himself. Because he’s a really cool dude. He’s a special guy.

Donahue actually had another drunk driving arrest before the tunnel incident, but the Jets stood by the 2017 fifth-rounder, who played in just four games last year before an elbow injury ended his season.

Seferian-Jenkins stood by him too, and that support may make a huge difference.

As noted on Thursday by LawAndCrime.com, attorney Mark Geragos suggested in a Thursday tweet that efforts of the top two members of the executive branch to pressure the NFL to force players to stand for the anthem potentially run afoul of Title 18, Section 227 of the United States Code. A violation of 18 U.S.C. 227 arises if the President and/or the Vice President intended to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity and influence[d], or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another.

A clear example of a prohibited action under 18 U.S.C. 227 would arise if, for example, the President pressures a news outlet to fire a reporter who asks too many tough questions, under threat of revoking access. While more murky as it relates to the NFL, it seems fairly clear that the President and/or the Vice President have pressured (successfully) the NFL to remove the pre-existing right of its players to protest during the national anthem.

It feels too simple to be applicable, but the language is as plain as it can be. And the punishment feels too harsh, with imprisonment of up to 15 years and potential disqualification from holding office.

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No. 23 Nevada trying to keep streak alive at Wyoming

Nevada and Wyoming have plenty of reasons to celebrate.

James, Wyoming’s junior guard, scored 30 points in the first meeting. Adams tossed in 23. Combined they went 22-for-27 from the foul line.

In Saturday’s win over the Aggies, James had a rare off game and scored just 11 points.

His struggles meant someone else had to step up and senior Hayden Dalton was more than happy to oblige. Dalton scored 16 first-half points as the Cowboys opened a 20-point lead.

Utah State rallied and took the lead with seven minutes left. But the Cowboys hung together and learned a valuable lesson.

We were moving the ball and not only that but playing as a team defensively, scrambling for each other, Dalton told the Casper Star-Tribune. And even if we did make a mistake, we kept playing hard. So (head coach Allen Edwards) was very positive … that’s definitely Wyoming Cowboy basketball, how we want to play.

They will need that same kind of effort against the Wolfpack; the Cowboys’ defense will have to be stellar. Nevada’s 81.6 points per game is ranked 31st in the nation and they average 16.7 assists per game, which is 35th.

Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon was given a vote of support amid heavy criticism for the way she and the university handled sexual abuse committed by Larry Nassar.

After the Spartans’ 85-57 victory over Indiana on Friday night, Izzo said he hoped the right person was convicted in expressing his support for school president Lou Anna K. Simon, saying that he has the utmost faith and respect for her leadership.

Izzo said Friday that as a father, it’s been a difficult week as he listened to the stories of those courageous women, and I look at the survivors who spoke, and in all honesty, Nassar permanently damaged and changed the lives of so many of those people. I feel like it’s changed the life of all of us at Michigan State in some way, shape or form. As a father, that’s difficult to even fathom.

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