Roughing the Passer: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees jumped out of a helicopter and then wrestled a crocodile on Monday night’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, because reality TV. Brees pointed out that it’s “certainly not in my football contract”—but to be fair, Grylls had already wrangled the croc. [CBS Sports]
Spygate: The NFL’s crackdown on the Patriots over Deflategate is linked to the league’s treatment of the team over Spygate, according to a report from ESPN the Magazine and ESPN’s Outside the Lines. The report calls the relationship between the two teams “the centerpiece of a long, secret history between Goodell’s NFL…and Kraft’s Patriots.” [ESPN]
It’s Showtime: Stephen Colbert kicks off his new role as the host of The Late Show Tuesday night, trading his blustering, faux-conservative character from the Colbert Report for his “true” TV persona. Exactly what that means? We’ll just have to find out. (Guests for the first night: George Clooney and Jeb Bush, with Kendrick Lamar set to perform.) [Washington Post]
Stick to Your Day Job: Patriots receiver Julian Edelman also traded his usual gridiron job for a new gig this summer: being a used car salesman. He is not good at that job. [FOX Sports]
What Did We Say About Segways?!: After a Segway took out Usain Bolt at the world track championships, it appears the nefarious stand-up scooters have claimed yet another victim: Katy Perry, who failed epically while trying to ride one at Burning Man. [Yahoo Celebrity]
Say What, Sarah Palin?: Sarah Palin says immigrants to the U.S. should learn to “speak American,” even as she praised Jeb Bush for being bilingual. [The Guardian]
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