Gamecocks' Clowney named to two watch lists

South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney (center) was named to the Maxwell and Bednarik award watch lists Monday. He was an All-American selection last season.



South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was named to the watch lists for the Maxwell and Bednarik awards.

The Maxwell Award is given to college football’s best player while the Bednarik Award goes to the game’s top defensive player.

Clowney, a 6-foot-6, 274-pound junior was a unanimous All-American selection last season.


LOUISIANA STATE: East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says his office is formally charging Tigers running back Jeremy Hill and another man with misdemeanor simple battery in connection with a late-April scuffle in a bar parking lot.

Moore says Hill and Robert Bayardo, who is not an LSU student, will be arraigned on Friday.

Coach Les Miles has suspended Hill pending the outcome of the case.


BROWNS: Are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong Browns fan, requested “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”


GIANTS: Star receiver Victor Cruz signed a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.

Over the past two seasons, he has 168 receptions for 1,628 yards and 19 touchdowns.


COWBOYS: Lineman Josh Brent has been released from jail, where he landed after testing positive for drugs while free on an intoxication manslaughter charge.


BOUNTIES: A former player is suing the Washington Redskins and former assistant coach Gregg Williams, saying a career-ending knee injury is the result of a bounty program where Redskins coaches encouraged players to intentionally injure opponents.

Barrett Green, a linebacker who played for the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants between 2000 and 2005, says a career-ending knee injury during a game on Dec. 5, 2004 was the result of a bounty program and a “unusual, outrageous, and an obvious cheap shot.”