Two Tampa Bay Players Have MRSA...RGIII Fined 10G 8/23/13
Tampa Bay players Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes are being treated for MRSA (MUR'-suh) infections. MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.
General manager Mark Dominik confirms that guard Nicks has an infected blister on the side of his left foot and kicker Tynes has an infected toe on his right foot.
The team hired a company to sanitize One Buc Place, the team's training facility, last week. A second cleaning has been scheduled as a precaution.
In other NFL news:
- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel, a T-shirt with "Operation Patience" on it. Griffin, who is recovering from a knee injury and yet to play in the preseason, wore the shirt on the field before Washington's exhibition game Monday night.
Stadler goes 7-under
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - It took Kevin Stadler nearly 11 hours to open with a 7-under 64 at Liberty National. And he's not even guaranteed to be the first-round leader at The Barclays.
Two rain delays that lasted a total of six hours put a damper on the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished his round right before dinner. Only half the field will finish their first round early today before the start of the second round. Stadler had a one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Camilo Villegas (kuh-MIHL'-oh vih-JAY'-guhs).
Tiger Woods ran off three straight birdies before the second delay in his 4-under 67.
The top 100 after this event will be eligible for the Deutsche (DOY'-cheh) Bank next week outside Boston
Following the Deutsche Bank event the field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship outside Chicago.