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ALAMEDA L.J. Collier Jersey , Calif. — as part of Kansas City‘s 2017 draft class and quickly formed a tight friendship as they tried to build the Chiefs into a Super Bowl contender.Mahomes now must do it without Hunt, released over the weekend after a video surfaced that showed him knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.“We had a close relationship,” Mahomes said Sunday after he threw four TD passes in Kansas City’s 40-33 victory over the Oakland Raiders.“I saw the stuff that happened. We don’t do those things. At the same time, I focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season.”The win over the Raiders capped a roller coaster of emotions for Chiefs players, who watched Hunt get sent home from the facility on Friday after TMZ posted the video. Hunt is shown being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground when he proceeds to kick her. Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, no charges were filed and no punishment was handed out by the NFL.That changed soon after the video was posted, with the league placing Hunt on the Commissioner Exemption List and then the Chiefs releasing Hunt shortly after that.Coach Andy Reid declined to elaborate on the move, saying only it was difficult and praising his players for how they dealt with any distraction.“We made the decision that we made,” Reid said. “We put out a statement to explain the situation. As we’ve done in the past, when things come up that’s where we go. We handle it within and we handle it with the person that it affects. We’ve done all of those things.”Hunt led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in helping Kansas City make the playoffs. He had run for 824 yards this season, with seven touchdowns rushing and seven more receiving, in helping the Chiefs (now 10-2) race out to a lead in the AFC West.Now Kansas City must go through the stretch run of the season and the playoffs without one of its most important offensive pieces and a popular locker room personality.“That’s my brother,” said Spencer Ware Marquise Blair Jersey , who replaced Hunt as the starting running back. “It’s a tough situation. But like I said, the men in this circle, the men in our locker room, the organization, Chiefs Kingdom — we got one goal, to win the Super Bowl. We got to stay distraction-free. I don’t have anything else to say about that.”They managed to survive just fine against the struggling Raiders (2-10). Ware rushed 14 times for 47 yards and a 1-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-goal direct snap. Damien Williams added 38 yards on five carries, Tyreek Hill gained 37 on an end-around and a lateral, and Mahomes ran for 52 on his own.The Chiefs finished with 174 yards rushing in all, their second-highest total of the season.“It was great to get Spencer back in there working on more of a full-time basis, as opposed to being a relief pitcher or third-down player,” Reid said. “Williams then stepped in and had a couple of nice runs.” SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Montreal Expos would be thrilled with this Super Bowl. And those who used to be part of the defunct baseball franchise’s evaluation process certainly are, even all these years later.Gone from the game for nearly 15 years, the former club has ties to both quarterbacks in Sunday’s NFL championship game.The Expos traded for Jared Goff’s father, Jerry, nearly three decades ago. Goff made his major league debut for Montreal in 1990 and played 55 games for the team as a backup catcher that year and in 1992.Just a few years later D.K. Metcalf Jersey , Montreal drafted another catcher from Northern California, making Tom Brady an 18th-round choice before he decided to stick with football.“I could have ruined the history of the NFL,” former Expos scout John Hughes said with a chuckle, considering what might have been had Brady chosen baseball. “I love it when he goes to the Super Bowl.”Both John Hughes and another former Expos scout, Gary Hughes (no relation) are downright giddy about the game in Atlanta, if not just a little bit torn because they’re thrilled for both quarterbacks.Gary Hughes helped acquire Jerry Goff in 1990 from Seattle and is a fellow graduate, along with Brady, of Serra High School in San Mateo, California. Hughes had yet to fully ponder the pairing when he received a timely text message from a Red Sox scouting colleague.“It’s the Gary Hughes Super Bowl,” Paul Toboni wrote his pal.Hard to argue that one.“I got a kick out of it. He was right on top of that,” Gary Hughes said.Yes, indeed.Gary Hughes, with 52 years in baseball, was working as Marlins scouting director when he evaluated Brady playing baseball for Serra. Before that, Hughes worked as a Bay Area-based Western cross checker for the Yankees when New York drafted Jerry Goff in the 12th round in 1984 out of College of Marin. Later Cody Barton Jersey , after Goff was drafted again by the Mariners in the 1986 third round out of the University of California in Berkeley, Hughes was scouting director of the Expos. He watched Goff play Double-A ball in Seattle’s farm system before acquiring the left-handed hitting backstop.John Hughes was the Expos’ Northern California area scout when he pushed for Brady.“As long as Gary doesn’t take credit for drafting him,” John Hughes said of his scouting colleague and friend.John Hughes also worked 12 years on the Cal staff as a pitching coach and had Jerry Goff on the team in Berkeley.The connections run even deeper for Gary Hughes. He taught P.E. and English and served as athletic director during nine years working at Marin Catholic High, where Jared Goff starred.Jerry Goff worked as a firefighter in suburban Millbrae, where one of Hughes’ best friends had been chief, the late scout Dickie Hanlon.“There’s a family feel to it. Jerry went to the College of Marin Hall of Fame. At the same time so did a friend of mine, the first traveling secretary for the Florida Marlins, John ‘The Greek’ Panagakis, who was the College of Marin basketball coach,” Gary Hughes recalled.Just after the Expos selected Brady, he came out to Candlestick Park with Montreal in town to play the Giants. He seemed comfortable in the clubhouse, with John Hughes noting, “He looked like he belonged in the locker room.”That didn’t end up meaning much. Brady took a football scholarship to play at Michigan.The rest is history.“Based upon the way we kind of went about our business and followed him throughout the course of the summer, we obviously felt that he had a career and had a future in baseball. He was an 18th-round draft choice, but he only went in the 18th round because we knew that he had football hanging over his head and that was probably what he was going to do http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-zach-allen-jersey ,” John Hughes said. “So the quote/unquote sign-ability was going to be very difficult if at all. I don’t know that we ever really truly officially got to the point where we made a pure offer to him just because we never got close to what it would take to sign him. But we viewed him as a guy that had a chance to be an everyday major league catcher. He had a strong arm, he was a left-handed hitter, and he had some power. He was a solid receiver. In a lot of ways it’s kind of what you see now: He was a good athlete, not a great athlete, but he had incredible field presence and was highly competitive, and he commanded his teammates’ attention as a leader behind the plate.”Back when he was watching Brady the catcher, Gary Hughes had no idea what the young man would become in football.“I thought he might sign for baseball. I didn’t know he was going to become Tom Brady,” Gary Hughes said. “He had great size and athletic ability. I saw him play one game, but I cross-checked him and I could see why he certainly was draftable. I didn’t know he had so much going for him in football.”Despite his relationship with Jerry Goff and having watched Jared play a handful of times in high school, Gary Hughes insists he has no choice but to cheer for Brady on Super Bowl Sunday.“I’ve got to go with blue and gold, Serra High,” Gary Hughes said. “It’s got everything to do with the blue and gold.”Then he added: “And that’s not the blue and gold of the Rams.”

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