Jeremy Shockey

Position U: Tight ends: The U

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1. Miami (84 points): While it has been relatively quiet since its positional heyday early in the 2000s, Miami still easily tops this list. With seven tight ends drafted, including first-round picks Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen, the Hurricanes far surpassed the next closest programs at the position. They don’t get extra points for this, but they also produced arguably the top tight end in the NFL today in 2010 third-round pick Jimmy Graham, who's now starring for the New Orleans Saints.

Award winners: Kellen Winslow, Mackey (2003).
Consensus All-Americans: Kellen Winslow (2003).
First-team all-conference: Jeremy Shockey (2000, 2001), Kellen Winslow (2002, 2003), Greg Olsen (2006).
NFL first-round draft picks: Jeremy Shockey (2002), Kellen Winslow (2004), Greg Olsen (2007).
NFL draft picks, Rounds 2-4: Kevin Everett (Round 3, 2005), Jimmy Graham (Round 3, 2010).
NFL draft picks, Rounds 5-7: Dedrick Epps (Round 7, 2010), Richard Gordon (Round 6, 2011).

See the rest of ESPN’s rankings here

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How much would you pay to live in Super Bowl champ Jeremy Shockey's former Weehawken home?

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You may never become an NFL player, but if you have $9,000 a month to spare then you can live like one.

The 2,900-square-foot former home of one-time New York Giants Jeremy Shockey was recently sold and is now being rented out for a cool $9K a month, said real estate agent Kristin Ehrgott, of Prudential Castle Point Realty in Hoboken.

Ehrgott, whose client list includes a number of athletes and celebrities, represented the buyer, an international investor, in the $1.95 million sale of Shockey's Henley Place home.

The waterfront home boasts three bedrooms,all with full baths; a spacious balcony overlooking the Hudson River with views of midtown and lower Manhattan, a large office, formal dining room and three half-baths.

Among the amenities in the private Henley on the Hudson community is a private elevator, a private two-car garage, concierge service, outdoor pool and a full gym, Ehrgott said.

Shockey played 10 seasons in the NFL and retired after the 2011 season. His first six seasons were with the Giants, where he was a member of the Super Bowl champion team that defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

He was hurt in the season and did not play in the postseason.


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Clinton Portis, Jeremy Shockey Join #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit at the United Nations During Super Bowl Week

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NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to neurodegeneration and apoptosis, and Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, are pleased to provide an update surrounding the Amarantus #C4CT Summit hosted by Brewer Sports International, powered by MDM Worldwide, to be held on Wednesday, January 29(th) in the Trusteeship Council at the United Nations in New York City, NY during Super Bowl Week.

The conference will unite industry experts, leading scientists, neurologists and international business leaders with current and former professional athletes in effort to create consensus on the path forward for scientific research and commercial development.

LIMITED REGISTRATION OPEN AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE

To register or for additional information, please visit www.c4ctsummit.com. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For further information surrounding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Danielle Berman at danielle.berman@thebrewergroup.com. Students interested in attending the conference are able to register with limited access to the conference for free and must show a valid student ID upon check in.

Below is a list of prestigious participants from the sports field, including current and retired professional athletes, broadcasters and other key stakeholders for the #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit. Full agenda including all scheduled presenters is included following the release.

-- Andrea Kremer, Chief Correspondent for Player Health and Safety at the
NFL Network
-- Andre Berto, Professional Boxer, Two-Time Welterweight Champion
-- Antonio Pierce, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker, ESPN NFL
Analyst
-- Ben Utecht, Super Bowl Champion, Recording Artist, Motivational Speaker
and TBI Advocate
-- Brian Williams, Former NFL Cornerback
-- Carl Eller, NFL Hall of Famer, President and Chairman of the Board of the
NFL Retired Players Association
-- Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sports Legacy
Institute; Co-Director for the Center of the Study of Traumatic
Encephalopathy at Boston University, School of Medicine; Former WWE
Wrestler
-- Clinton Portis, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
-- Darrell Reid, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Linebacker
-- Drayton Florence, Carolina Panthers Cornerback
-- E.J. Henderson, NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
-- Jeff Cumberland, New York Jets Tight End
-- Jeremy Shockey, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro Bowl Tight End
-- Jermichael Finley, Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay Packers Tight End
-- Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment
-- Robert Griffith, NFL Pro Bowl Safety
-- Sidney Rice, NFL Pro Bowler, Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver

"As a former NFL player, I am passionate about making strides to improve the health and safety of my fellow professional athletes, both former and current," said Jack Brewer, CEO of Brewer Sports International. "Instead of pointing fingers, we have put together a world class panel of researchers to discuss TBI-induced Neurodegeneration and CTE with those directly affected by and equally passionate about the cause as we strive to enhance awareness and work to find viable treatments."

The #C4CT Summit is the opening of the five-day Brewer Sports International Super Bowl XLVIII Exclusive Events series, which includes The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) Global Ambassadors Sport for Development Summit, Super Bowl Blue Carpet Event and the 6th Annual JBF Worldwide Super Bowl Watch Event at the Grand Havana Room.

#C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Emceed by NFL Network's Andrea Kremer


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Jeremy Shockey: NFL bullying 'very common'

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In July 2002, Jeremy Shockey, then a rookie tight end with the New York Giants, entered a locker room full of veterans as the hotshot first-round pick with a BCS title on his resume and flowing blond hair bouncing out of his helmet. From Michael Strahan to Kerry Collins to Tiki Barber, the room was loaded with established performers and household names.

On Shockey’s first day of training camp, one of those veterans, linebacker Brandon Short, stood in front of the team in the cafeteria at the University of Albany, pointed to the rookie and said, “Name, school and signing bonus, son. Then sing.”

It was a Giants' camp tradition –a simple, good-natured hazing that every rookie had faced before him.

But Shockey wasn’t feeling it.

As he told FOX Sports on the phone Monday, “There’s a story there. I had a limo driver with one eye who was partially blind. He had an eye patch. He was swerving all over the road and didn’t know how to get to the dorms in Albany the night before. I was up all night and slept at a truck station. So that day, I just wanted to finish my food.”

Brandon Short didn’t know, and Short didn’t care.

Agitated, Shockey muttered his name. He muttered “Miami.” And then he mumbled, “$3.3 million” — his rookie signing bonus — in a barely audible tone. Short wasn’t satisfied. He asked Shockey to repeat his name, his school and his signing bonus one more time. An ornery Shockey obliged. Then, Short asked him to sing.

Shockey did it, begrudgingly. With anger in his eyes, the rookie mumbled the fight song he’d grown to love during his time at the University of Miami: “Drive on over the goal line, and on to victory. M-I-A-M-I, M-I-A-M-I. Fight. Fight. Fight.”

He finished the song and looked straight at Short. Then he added one more line: “That's for you and your hearing problem, B. Short."

The next few minutes went down as Giants training camp legend. Short swung at Shockey, Shockey swung at short, and veteran Giants tight end Dan Campbell helped break it up. The rookie stood up to the veteran, and everyone took notice.

“I would have sung the fight song,” Shockey recalls. “It escalated. He took a swing. He missed.”

After a laugh, Shockey adds that he and Short are still friendly to this day — 11 years after the incident. He notes that the Giants roster was filled with respected leaders and that was important in getting past the July dustup.

In light of the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito news this week, I thought Shockey would be an interesting guy to speak with. In addition to being the rare rookie to take a stand against a veteran, he was a senior leader on three different NFL teams over the course of 10 years.

“The bullying thing is a very common thing in the NFL,” says Shockey, who’s now retired and living in Miami. “It’s common for rookies to take the older players out to eat and to spend a lot of money. Once a week, usually a defensive rookie or an offensive rookie does it.”

“But I never did it, personally,” says Shockey. “The Visanthe Shiancoes, the Eli Mannings — I never did any of that to them.”

Weighing in on Martin-Incognito, Shockey notes that he doesn’t know either man. “If you’re thrown in the cold tub, it’s all fun and games. But for a person to
leave the facility or his employer, it must have really gone south.”

Shockey saw it all in his 10 years of NFL service. “I’ve been to dinners where I’ve seen rookies spend $30,000. $30,000! When I was a rookie, I had to buy donuts every morning from Krispy Kreme. Every Saturday and every Friday, I bought coffee. No problem.”

“But I can’t stress enough how much people should know that there’s a lot more than what you read in the newspaper. There’s probably more to this story than we know.”

As details continue to emerge, it appears there was a lot more than what met the eye with Incognito and Martin. For as much access as the media is granted, it’s often just scratching the surface of the relationships NFL players have with one another.

As a veteran on the Giants, Saints and Panthers, Shockey says he often would step in and put an end to hazing rituals when he thought they were going too far.

“Several times, I’d say, ‘This guy is here to help us. This kid is young.’ I remember several times doing that," he said. "I wasn’t a person who ever picked on another person. I wouldn’t make them carry my pads. I could carry my own pads. I could pay for my own meal.”

He never hazed Cam Newton when Newton was a rookie. He never hazed Manning.

But Shockey never played for the 2012 and 2013 Miami Dolphins.

“Remember, every team is different,” he says. “The Saints are different than New York and New York was different than Carolina. Every team has its own fraternity when it comes to rookies and stuff.”


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Jeremy Shockey settles with former teammate over bogus investment deal

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NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has reached a settlement with a former teammate he sued over a bogus investment deal.

A court filing Monday says Shockey and former Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs both resolved their claims against former Saints long snapper Kevin Houser. Terms were confidential.

Several teammates and coaches sued Houser for allegedly advising them to invest roughly $1.9 million to buy nonexistent tax credits from a defunct movie studio.

Saints head coach Sean Payton reached a separate settlement with Houser last month. Former Saints defensive end Charles Grant still has claims pending against Houser that are scheduled to be tried later this month.

Wayne Read, who once ran Louisiana Film Studios LLC, is the only person to face criminal charges over the investment deal.


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PHOTO: Bryant McKinnie, Jeremy Shockey & Damien Berry Celebrate Ravens SB at Bamboo Night Club on South Beach

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Jeremy Shockey Sues Miami Landlord

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Jeremy Shockey -- who once signed a $26 million contract with the Giants -- is now locked in a legal battle with a Miami landlord ... over $16,000 ... TMZ has learned.

Shockey filed a lawsuit against the landlord of a $14,000-a-month Miami beach mansion -- where he lived for ONE MONTH last summer -- claiming she's holding his security deposit hostage for no good reason.

Shockey claims he paid the landlord one month's rent, plus a substantial security deposit ... but when he moved out, she refused to return $16,000 he's owed. 

Shockey claims he left the place in perfectly acceptable condition ... so the landlord's got no leg to stand on. Now, he's suing for $16,000 plus interest.

Calls to the landlord weren't returned.


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Jeremy Shockey Files for Divorce After 8 Months

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Jeremy Shockey's marriage is just like his 2012 NFL career -- over -- 'cause he's filed for divorce after eight months of wedded bliss ... TMZ has learned.

The 32-year-old free agent -- who didn't play at all this season -- filed divorce docs late last year in Miami, claiming his marriage to Daniela Cortazar-Shockey was "irretrievably broken."

According to the docs, Jeremy and Daniela tied the knot waaay back in May 2012 ... but by October, he was already over it and they separated.

One bit of good news for Jeremy, in the docs he claims Daniela signed an airtight pre-nup that blocks her from getting a single cent -- no property, no support ... zilch.


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Jeremy Shockey Buys Two Fiberglass Tigers

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Sales topped an amazing $1.5 billion at Art Basel, with many wealthy stars lining up alongside the world’s top art collectors to snap up pieces. Former Giants star Jeremy Shockey bought two fiberglass tigers painted by Domingo Zapata for $100,000 each. Zapata was honored at a Hublot/ Haute Living event at the SLS Hotel on Friday , and among the 2,000 guests was famed artist Damien Hirst — who was spotted giving Zapata a kiss on the lips.


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Cam Newton, offense miss Jeremy Shockey

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CHARLOTTE—At first glance, it would seem the Panthers haven't missed tight end Jeremy Shockey.

Greg Olsen leads the team with 43 receptions and is tied for sixth among tight ends in catches. But after Olsen, there's been a huge drop-off.

The Panthers' second-leading receiver among tight ends is Gary Barnidge, who has just three catches. Fullback Mike Tolbert, expected to pick up some of the slack left when the Panthers didn't re-sign Shockey, has 14 catches for 142 yards.

Last season, Olsen and Shockey combined for 82 catches, 995 yards and nine touchdowns. To be clear, there were questions about whether Shockey wanted to play—and it should be noted no other team signed him.

But Shockey gave the Panthers more than just 37 catches and 455 yards. He is a better blocker than Olsen—who had a rough game against Denver's Von Miller last week—and brought a nasty presence to the offensive huddle that complemented Steve Smith's fiery attitude well.

Plus, shockey gave the Panthers another safety-valve receiving option for Cam Newton, whose numbers are well off his record-breaking rookie season.

Meanwhile, Shockey is living the good life in South Beach. And nine games into the season, the Panthers' offense continues to look for answers.


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Jeremy Shockey: I'm not the 'snitch'

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NEW YORK -- Jeremy Shockey says he was not a whistle blower in the Saints bounties case, and that Warren Sapp's accusation he was has made it difficult for him to go back to New Orleans.

Appearing on Showtime's "Inside The NFL," Shockey said Wednesday about being "a snitch" that, "I would never do anything like that." He adds he spoke with Saints coach Sean Payton about it and Payton said, "Jeremy, just let it go."

The former tight end says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell "even came out and said I wasn't the person who did it."

Shockey says he confronted Sapp about the report the former defensive lineman made on NFL Network and Sapp replied he "wanted to stick by his source." Shockey added, "I don't think his source was all that credible."


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Jeremy Shockey to Vilma: 'Tell the world I'm not the snitch'

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Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey had a little fun with former University of Miami (Fla.) teammate Jonathan Vilma on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

"@JonVilma51 great seeing u last night buddy!! Pls tell the world I'm not the snitch!! Lol," Shockey tweeted at Vilma, no doubt referring to NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp's unfounded accusations back in March that Shockey was the whistleblower in the Saints bounty investigation.

Shockey, who is currently a free agent, did not appear anywhere in the documents released by the NFL on Tuesday which detailed the league's investigative process in the matter.

Vilma replied by retweeting the message and adding "lol I will bro. Good seeing u too!!!'


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Boxing great Lewis goes toe-to-toe with ex-Giants star Shockey in 'bubbly battle'

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New York, Oct 2(ANI): Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and former New York Giants player Jeremy Shockey were up against each other in a champagne bottle.

According to the New York Post, a source at Bellagio club Bank saw a huge crowd around their table and Shockey and Lewis at the center of the celebration being served 6-liter bottles of champagne, including a Dom Perignon costing over 20,000 dollars.

Both of them were partying after Hublot's "A Legendary Evening" gala where Shockey was outbid on several of the dozen timepieces of former champs up for auction, the paper added.

Others at the event included Mike Tyson (in a neck brace after surgery for an old injury), Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman, the paper concluded. (ANI)


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Jeremy Shockey sounds off on Goodell, concussions

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That sound you hear in the background is any remaining interest in free-agent tight end Jeremy Shockey evaporating.

Shockey, who reportedly has drawn interest (but no workout, yet) from the Eagles, has teed off on Commissioner Roger Goodell, accusing the Commissioner of lying about the health effects of concussions.

“The no it all Rog goodell lied to every player and told us concussions will not effect us in life that a LIE!” Shockey declares on Twitter.

The full extent of Shockey’s Twitter timeline suggest that he’s thinking about joining the concussion lawsuits, given that he says, “Science tells me I’ll be dead time in 54yrs old!! What would u do?“

Shockey, who has played for the Giants, Saints, and Panthers, also says, “It would be great to give the health study on NFL players on a commercial during the games!! just want the fans and congress to know! FACT.”

Of course, if Shockey decides to keep playing at a time when he fully appreciates and is concerned about the risks, it’ll be hard for him to do anything about it later.  But if no one gives him an opportunity to keep playing, there’s a chance he may do something about it sooner.


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Eagles, Jeremy Shockey still have 'mutual' interest

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According to the Philadelphia Daily News, there remains "mutual" interest between the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Shockey.

"Nothing is close to happening now," however, cautions the Daily News. The Eagles still haven't brought Shockey in for a physical, perhaps because they want to give youngsters Brett Brackett and Chase Ford a chance to make a mark early in camp.


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Eagles work out Visanthe Shiancoe, hold off on Jeremy Shockey

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The Philadelphia Eagles continue to shop for veteran tight end help but might delay a meeting with former Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey that was initially scheduled for Wednesday.

Shockey turns 32 in August and for the first time in 10 NFL seasons, caught fewer than 40 passes last season in Carolina, where he split time with Greg Olsen. Shockey would be a second option behind Brent Celek, who caught 62 passes for 811 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. Celek is signed through 2016.

The Eagles hosted Visanthe Shiancoe, 32, Tuesday morning and he went through a complete workout for coaches and scouts. He has more experience in the West Coast offense but wasn't re-signed by the Vikings in free agency. Minnesota is set with younger options John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph on the roster.


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Panthers 'haven't ruled out' signing Jeremy Shockey

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The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers "haven't ruled out" re-signing free agent Jeremy Shockey.

Per beat writer Joseph Person, the Panthers want to see how Gary Barnidge looks in camp before making a final decision on Shockey. Barnidge missed all of 2011 with a broken ankle. The AP's Steve Reed reported in March the Panthers were "really high" on Barnidge's potential as a downfield threat before his injury. It probably doesn't hurt that he's making just $615,000.


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Eagles Interested in Jeremy Shockey

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Citing a league source, Tim McManus of the newly-formed Birds 24/7 Philadelphia Eagles blog reports that the team is “showing interest” in free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey.

The Eagles seem intent on adding a veteran tight end, seeing as they’re in pursuit of Visanthe Shiancoe, as well.

Like Shiancoe, Shockey is 32 years old and most likely nearing the end of the line in the NFL. He can still catch and block, however, and makes sense as a No. 2 tight end, backing up Brent Celek.

Working opposite Greg Olsen in Carolina last year, Shockey caught 37 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns.

The Eagles plan on giving free agent TE Jeremy Shockey a physical "at some point."

As of now, Shockey isn't scheduled to work out for the Eagles. Shockey hasn't made so much as a visit since the beginning of free agency, but that could be due more to his monetary demands than a perceived erosion of skill, even though he is clearly not the player he once was.


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Warren Sapp On Shockey ‘Haven’t Had A Problem With Him’

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Seven time Pro Bowler and 2002 Super Bowl champion, Warren Sapp joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss his new show on YouTube, Jeremy Shockey and Jon Gruden.

Sapp is in a new show that features him as a judge. It’s a series for The NOC, a YouTube channel.

The guys went on to discuss a disagreement between Sapp and former New Orleans Saint tight end Jeremy Shockey. Sapp got some information from a source that Shockey was the guy in the Saints’ lockerroom the blew the whistle about the bounty system.

Sapp feels sorry for how he went about releasing the information, but believes in his source. Sapp told the guys that Shockey and him have talked and that he believes there is no bad blood between the two, but if there were he could deal with it.

“The two times I’ve seen him I haven’t had a problem with him, but if he does we can go out in the grass and get it over with,” Sapp joked.

They also discussed his former coach Jon Gruden and whether he is the guy we see on television and the Gruden Bus.




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UM Sports Hall of Fame Dolphin Tournament

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Several former Hurricanes football players, including Brett Romberg, Bubba Franks, Gary Dunn, Damione Lewis, Jeremy Shockey and Daniel Stubbs, are slated to fish in the second annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament June 30 in Islamorada.

Hosted by Warren Sapp, the event provides anglers with the opportunity to fish alongside former UM sports stars while raising money for the UM Sports Hall of Fame, Shake-a-Leg Miami and Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys.

Visit canesfish.com, send e-mail to info@canesfish.com or call K.C. Jones at 305-925-3660.


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Jeremy Shockey Got Married Last Night In Miami



Jeremy Shockey, a man of bachelorhood until he was 31, married Daniela Cortazar in an official ceremony at the 5 Star pool on the infamous 5 Star Island.

The couple was married in the evening of May 19th, 2012, and we hear that the party following the ceremony was historic. You can see their wedding video below.


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Warren Sapp To Judge: Jeremy Shockey Might Come After Me

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NFL legend Warren Sapp has warned the judge in his bankruptcy case that Jeremy Shockey might sue his ass for defamation ... because Sapp accused him of being the "snitch" in the NFL bounty scandal.

As we previously reported, Shockey has been considering taking legal action against Sapp ... claiming Warren went on the NFL Network and FALSELY identified Jeremy as the man who blew the whistle on the New Orleans Saints just a few months ago.

For those unfamiliar with the bounty scandal ... the Saints were punished BIGTIME when league officials discovered players were encouraged to intentionally injure certain opponents ... and were even rewarded with cash prizes. Bad stuff.

Now, Sapp has filed new docs in bankruptcy court, listing Shockey as a potential creditor ... joining a long list of creditors that includes baby mamas, the IRS and a speech therapist.

Since Sapp initially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy -- claiming he's broke-ass broke -- he's required to inform the court about any person who could make a financial claim against him.

Obviously, Sapp feels there's a chance Shockey will come after him in court.

Stay tuned.


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WR & TE U Goes To The proCanes

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Deciding Miami led all FBS programs in producing quality NFL running backs was a tough call.

Picking Miami as the top school to find future pro receivers and tight ends wasn't nearly as difficult.

Miami's contingent of NFL wide receivers includes Houston Texans star Andre Johnson and Indianapolis Colts standout Reggie Wayne, who have each earned five Pro Bowl appearances while combining for 125 touchdown catches and over 21,000 receiving yards.

Other Miami receivers on NFL rosters last season included Devin Hester (Chicago Bears), Leonard Hankerson (Washington Redskins), Santana Moss (Washington Redskins) and Roscoe Parrish (Buffalo Bills, now with San Diego Chargers). Moss is a former 1,000-yard receiver, while Hester arguably is the greatest kick returner in NFL history.

Miami was an even more obvious pick at tight end. In fact, tight end may have been the easiest pick of any position for this entire project. Miami's tradition of sending tight ends to the NFL has even caught the attention of high school prospects.

"I felt like this is where I'm going to be the best and I'm going to reach my full potential," New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr junior tight end Standish Dobard told CaneSport.com after committing to the Hurricanes this month. "They have a history of really good tight ends here."

Former Miami tight ends now in the NFL include Dedrick Epps (New York Jets), Richard Gordon (Oakland Raiders), Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints), Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers), Jeremy Shockey (Carolina Panthers) and Kellen Winslow (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Shockey is a four-time Pro Bowl pick and Winslow has earned one Pro Bowl invitation.

But the biggest success story of all is Graham, who actually came to Miami on a basketball scholarship. He switched to football in 2009 and showed enough in that one season to get drafted in the third round.

All he did last season was catch 99 passes for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns. The only tight end to ever accumulate more receiving yards in a season was New England's Rob Gronkowski, who compiled 1,327 yards last year.

Although no other schools can approach Miami's success at developing NFL tight ends, a few other programs also deserve mention. Former Iowa tight ends Dallas Clark and Tony Moeaki have enjoyed solid NFL careers. Arizona State produced NFL veterans Todd Heap and Zach Miller. Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez joins Cameron Morrah and Craig Stevens as former California tight ends in the NFL. Wisconsin has sent Travis Beckum, Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham and Lance Kendricks to the NFL in recent seasons.

LSU was worth considering at the wide receiver spot. Dwayne Bowe has developed into a star for the Kansas City Chiefs. Early Doucet (Arizona Cardinals), Brandon LaFell (Carolina Panthers) and Devery Henderson (New Orleans Saints) each collected over 500 receiving yards last season.
But nobody compared to Miami at either position.

Even though Miami has enjoyed similar success at the wide receiver and tight end spots, the Hurricanes have relied on different strategies at each of those positions.

Most of the NFL receivers to come from Miami were South Florida products. Johnson and Parrish both played at Miami Senior High. Moss went to Miami Carol City. Hankerson graduated from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas and Hester came from Riviera Beach (Fla.) Suncoast. A notable exception is Wayne, who went to Marrero (La.) John Ehret.

But most of its star tight ends didn't play for Florida high schools.

Olsen comes from New Jersey. Miami landed Shockey from Oklahoma. Winslow made the coast-to-coast move from San Diego to Miami. Graham's from North Carolina. Dobard looks to continue that tradition when he arrives at Miami in 2013.

Both strategies have worked quite well for Miami.

The only legitimate criticism that could be made about Miami's ability to send receivers and tight ends to the NFL is that many of its top guys at this position are at or past their primes.

Hankerson, a third-round pick last year, is the only Miami receiver to get drafted since 2007. Wayne ended his Miami career in 2000. Johnson's last two years at Miami were the 2001 national championship season and the 2002 campaign that ended with a Fiesta Bowl overtime loss to Ohio State.

And even though Graham has emerged as an immediate star in the NFL after a brief college career, most of Miami's other productive NFL tight ends left college long ago. Shockey's last season at Miami was 2001. Winslow finished his college career in 2004 and Olsen left Miami after the 2006 season.

Olsen, who caught 38 passes in 2006, was the last Miami tight end to catch more than 22 passes in a season. Miami's main pass-catching tight end last season was Clive Walford, who caught 18 passes for 172 yards as a redshirt freshman after playing just one year of high school football at Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central.

Tommy Streeter should assure that Miami has a wide receiver drafted for a second straight season. After catching 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns last year, Streeter has been projected as a mid- to late-round pick in this year's draft.

Miami might not have a tight end drafted anytime soon, mainly because of its youth at that position. Walford still has plenty of time left in his college career. Miami didn't sign a tight end in its 2012 class, but the Hurricanes rectified that issue by getting the early 2013 commitment from Dobard.
"I hope to be one of the best tight ends ever to come through Miami," Dobard told CaneSport.com.

That would be quite an accomplishment indeed.

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Our choice: Miami.
Who they've sent: Leonard Hankerson (Washington Redskins), Devin Hester (Chicago Bears), Andre Johnson (Houston Texans), Santana Moss (Washington Redskins), Roscoe Parrish (San Diego Chargers), Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts).
Who's next: Tommy Streeter is a projected mid- to late-round selection in this year's draft.
Why we picked them: Johnson and Wayne are two of the most productive receivers of the last decade. Each has five Pro Bowl appearances. They have combined for 125 touchdown catches and over 21,000 receiving yards. Moss also is a former Pro Bowl selection. Hester remains an unpolished receiver, but he's one of the best kick returners in football history.
Other finalists: Florida (Denver's Andre Caldwell, Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, Washington's Jabar Gaffney, Minnesota's Percy Harvin, Oakland's Louis Murphy, Buffalo's David Nelson), LSU (Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe, New York Giants' Michael Clayton, Arizona's Early Doucet, New Orleans' Devery Henderson, Houston's Trindon Holliday, Carolina's Brandon LaFell, Detroit's Terrence Toliver), Michigan (New Orleans' Adrian Arrington, Philadelphia's Jason Avant, Kansas City's Steve Breaston, San Francisco's Mario Manningham), Ohio State (San Francisco's Ted Ginn, New England's Anthony Gonzalez, Miami's Brian Hartline, New York Jets' Santonio Holmes, Minnesota's Michael Jenkins)
Candidate you might not have considered: Tennessee, Texas Tech.

TIGHT END U. 2012
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Our choice: Miami.
Who they've sent: Richard Gordon (Oakland Raiders), Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints), Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers), Jeremy Shockey (free agent), Kellen Winslow Jr. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
Who's next: Nobody's on the horizon. Miami's top pass catching tight end last year was Clive Walford, a redshirt freshman in 2011.
Why we picked them: Miami would have been the clear pick even if we'd done this a year ago, before Graham delivered a breakthrough season in which he caught 99 passes. Graham, Shockey and Winslow have all earned Pro Bowl invitations at some point in their careers.
Other finalists: Arizona State (Arizona's Todd Heap, Seattle's Zach Miller), California (Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez, Seattle's Cameron Morrah, Tennessee's Craig Stevens), Iowa (Buffalo's Scott Chandler, free agent Dallas Clark, Kansas City's Tony Moeaki, Oakland's Brandon Myers, Minnesota's Allen Reisner), Notre Dame (Seattle's John Carlson, Miami's Anthony Fasano, Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph), Texas (Green Bay's Jermichael Finley, Cincinnati's Bo Scaife, New Orleans' David Thomas), Wisconsin (New York Giants' Travis Beckum, Houston's Owen Daniels, Houston's Garrett Graham, St. Louis' Lance Kendricks)
Candidate you might not have considered: Colorado State is the alma mater of Denver's Joel Dreessen and San Diego's Kory Sperry. Dreessen caught six touchdown passes for the Houston Texans last season before signing with the Broncos as a free agent.


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Jeremy Shockey wants an apology from Sapp, NFL

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As of last weekend, former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was meeting with lawyers and weighing his options and “hell bent on doing something“after being outed on NFL Network as the bounty whistleblower.  Now, TMZ reports that Shockey wants a retraction and an apology from NFLN and the man who outed him as the whistleblower, NFLN analyst Warren Sapp.

Per the report, Shockey hasn’t ruled out taking legal action, absent said retraction and apology.

If Shockey has indeed requested a retraction/apology, Shockey’s lawyer undoubtedly reduced the demand to writing and sent it to the NFL.  And if all it will take to make this go away is a retraction of Sapp’s comments and a simple “we’re sorry,” a temporary mouthful of humble pie would be a lot cheaper than defending a lawsuit — especially since Commissioner Roger Goodell already has, in a roundabout way, retracted the “report” Sapp made.

That said, it would be wise for the league to get a full release of all claims from Shockey, and the league would be even more wise to kick in a small payment four-figure to cover Shockey’s legal fees.  The league would spend a lot more than that if Shockey sues — and it’s obvious on this one that, regardless of whether Shockey blew the whistle, the league was in the wrong to allow any discussion of the subject on the network owned by the NFL.


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Rivera: Not in Shockey's makeup to be 'snitch'

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Free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey thinks Warren Sapp's accusation that he was the “snitch” who blew the whistle on the Saints' bounty program could affect his ability to land with a team.

But if Shockey does not re-sign with the Panthers, Ron Rivera indicated the decision would have nothing to do with Sapp's claim, which NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said was inaccurate.

“If you know Jeremy Shockey, you know that's not Jeremy Shockey,” Rivera said today at the NFL owners meetings. “I know there was an insinuation that he had been the guy. But that's not Jeremy's makeup. That's not who Jeremy Shockey is.

“Jeremy Shockey's a guy that if there was something going on, that's their business. I would be surprised, I really would. It wouldn't hurt him in my eyes either way because, first of all, I think Jeremy Shockey's a tremendous person. I think he's also a very good football person – a football personality who understands this game.”

Drew Rosenhaus, Shockey's agent, remains in talks with the Panthers but said this week he does not think Shockey will be back in Charlotte.

The Panthers gave Shockey a 1-year deal worth $4 million last season, but are not inclined to pay him that much in a new contract.


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Jeremy Shockey 'hell bent' on going after Sapp

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Profootballtalk.com reports free agent TE Jeremy Shockey is "hell bent" on taking action against NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp for saying he was the "snitch" in the Saints' bounty case.

He's mulling legal action. Shockey hasn't received any public interest since the beginning of free agency, and can now point to Sapp's alleged defamation as one of the reasons he can't get work. Both PFT and CBS' Mike Freeman have reported Shockey was not the Saints' whistleblower. Being the "snitch" certainly wouldn't help Shockey's chances of finding employment, but the reality is he'd already be signed if teams were enthused about his 2012 prospects.


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NFL Network won't fire Warren Sapp over Jeremy Shockey comments

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Former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp now makes his living as an NFL analyst for NFL Network. On Wednesday, he went on air to out the whistleblower in the Saints bounty scandal.

“My source that was close to the situation informed me that [name omitted] is the one that was the snitch initially,” Sapp said (via PFT.com). ”I trust my source unequivocally. … ”I did not call anybody at the league and I did not receive any information from the league. …"

The "snitch," as Sapp put it, was former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, who promptly denied the accusations. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton confirmed as much to Shockey in a text message, and CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman "asked people familiar with the NFL's investigation and was told Shockey had nothing to do with the case. Nothing. At all."

Understandably, Shockey wants the NFL Network to punish Sapp.

"Is the league going to come down on their own people when someone does something so wrong and outrageous?” Shockey asked Yahoo's Jason Cole. “There should be a standard for punishment, like getting suspended or fined or losing your job. If I say something about officials, the league fines me."

In a statement released Friday, NFL Network Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Mark Quenzel said that Sapp had been remind that "he is an analyst and not a reporter for NFL Network. In the future, if he comes across something he thinks is news he will let his producers know and before it is reported or Tweeted, that content will be subject to the same verification procedure that our reporters follow.”

As for punishments … well, Jeremy, we have some bad news for you: Quenzel told USA Today that Sapp wouldn't lose his job over the incident.

"We're not going to fire Warren....The way we look at it, Warren clearly crossed the line in terms of what his responsibility is. He's an analyst for us. We use him to talk about what happens on the field and in the locker room and use that expertise. He's not a reporter."

Quenzel declined to tell USA Today whether Sapp would be suspended without pay, pulled off the air or punished at all. Good news, though: the network will remind all employees of the "implications" of going rogue in the news gathering process.

Meanwhile, Shockey, who has a history of rubbing people the wrong way but still doesn't deserve to be wrongly accused, now has to deal with the ramifications of being called a snitch on the NFL's own network. But could he take legal action? According to Michael McCann, a sports law professor and Sports Law Institute director at Vermont Law School, the short answer is … maybe.

McCann told SI.com's Richard Deitsch that Shockey could have a claim against the league for retribution.

"But there are factors that may limit the likelihood of his complaint succeeding," McCann said via email. "Namely, Sapp is not an employee of the NFL. If he's an employee (and he might be an independent contractor) his employer is the NFL Network, which is league owned but is a separate entity, and with some editorial autonomy, from the NFL. I think it's a crucial point that the network did not conduct the bounty investigation, and therefore Shockey, if he is the whistleblower, never whistle-blowed to the network. Shockey could argue the NFL Network is a mouthpiece for the NFL and thus the distinction I'm raising is one without real meaning, but I'm sure the NFL and NFL Network could show they are not only legally separate entities but also distinguishable through their business practices."

But if Shockey isn't the whistleblower, McCann writes that "he could sue Sapp and possibly the NFL Network to the extent it controls its hosts' tweets, for defamation. I think he would have a good argument, unless he in fact is the whistleblower in which case truth is an absolute defense to defamation."

So, to recap: Shockey tells the truth and he's identified as a snitch. Sapp doesn't tell the truth on an NFL-owned network and he could avoid punishment altogether.


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Roger Goodell: Warren Sapp claim on Jeremy Shockey as snitch 'inaccurate'

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Much ado was made last week of comments from Warren Sapp that Jeremy Shockey was the "snitch" in the Saints bounty scandal. Sure, our own Mike Freeman shot down Shockey as the snitch as soon as Sapp came out strong, and, sure, Shockey had a text from Sean Payton to prove it wasn't him.

Sapp skated from any major punishment, as the NFL Network decided not to fire him. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about Sapp's naming of names on Monday at the owners meetings and said that Sapp was "inaccurate" in his belief that Shockey was the snitch.

"I didn't see his comment," Goodell said. "He's inaccurate, so we'll start with that."

Goodell didn't just classify Sapp's naming of Shockey as "inaccurate," though he did do just that. He also said it was inaccurate to name a single "snitch" and that it was several sources who provided the information to the league office.

And finally, Goodell believes that Sapp's characterization of the word "snitch" is wrong. And Goodell is spot-on here -- portraying whoever informed the league office of the Saints violations doesn't deserve a negative connotation attached to his/her name.

Instead, that person/those persons helped contribute towards stopping some incredibly unsportsmanlike behavior from a team that was clearly out of control.


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Rosenhaus doubtful Shockey will return to Panthers

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Drew Rosenhaus said he is still in talks with the Panthers about veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey, although Rosenhaus believes Shockey likely will land elsewhere.

Rosenhaus, the well-known agent who represents Shockey, said he plans to talk with several teams this week at the NFL annual meeting about Shockey, who is an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with the Panthers.

“The door's still open (with the Panthers). We're still talking,” Rosenhaus said today. “But I think it's more likely that he would be on another team this year.”

Shockey, who will turn 32 before the season begins, caught a career-low 37 passes last year. But he stayed healthy and was praised for giving the Panthers a good locker room presence.

“He's a proven winner. He's got a great personality and leadership,” Rosenhaus said. “We're looking forward to him finding a team, maybe even while I'm here.”

Rosenhaus, who represents Carolina linebacker Jon Beason and several other Panthers, said he plans to meet with Panthers general manager Marty Hurney this week about Shockey and some of his other clients who are free agents.

“The Panthers are one of my favorite teams to deal with. I really like working with Marty. I'll go through it with him,” Rosenhaus said. “I don't know how aggressive they're going to be going forward in free agency. But I've got a few guys I want to talk to him about.”


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ESPN passes on televising Shockey/Sapp lie detector

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During his counterattack against Warren Sapp's accusation he's the "snitch" behind Bountygate, former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey came up with an interesting idea.

To settle the matter of who's telling the truth, Shockey tweeted he and NFL Network analyst Sapp should take a lie detector test on ESPN.

Imagine the TV possibilities. Rather than LeBron James and The Decision we could have The Test. Maybe Jim Gray from The Decision would be the interrogator. Boffo ratings.

Unfortunately, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz poured cold water on the idea. "We haven't thought about it and aren't really interested in exploring it," he said.

Too bad. The NFL Network says it's not firing Sapp. But network brass have strongly reminded him to stick to his analyst job and stay away from reporting, or trying to make, the news.


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Jeremy Shockey still in play for Panthers

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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- There still is a chance free-agent tight end Jeremy Shockey could return to the Carolina Panthers.

A team official said the Panthers remain in contact with Shockey's agent and the tight end has told the team he wants to play another season. No deal is imminent but the two sides are keeping an open dialogue.

For the record, “the snitch’’ on this was not Warren Sapp.

Shockey, 31, joined the Panthers last season. Although Shockey produced a career-low 37 catches, the Panthers believe he's a perfect complement to Greg Olsen, the team’s top pass-catching tight end. There were previous reports that Shockey had told the New York Giants he was interested in playing for them. That’s where Shockey began his career before being traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2008. There have no indications the Giants have any interest in bringing Shockey back.

Update: Shockey's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, just arrived at the NFL owners meetings and confirmed that he and the Panthers continue to talk, but said no deal is imminent.


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Jeremy Shockey: Sapp Needs To Retract Snitch Statement & Apologize

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Jeremy Shockey, an NFL free agent, isn’t letting Warren Sapp forget that he works for the NFL and his comments aren’t helping his case to find an employer for the 2012 season. In a phone conversation this afternoon, Shockey tells BC that Sapp “needs to retract and apologize” for saying the NFL vet was the Saints bounty whistleblower. We also have texts that add context to the Sean Payton-Shockey relationship. 

“It was just a stupid move on his part,” Shockey said about Sapp’s snitch allegation that has caused extra drama in the Saints story.”This came out of nowhere and now I can’t even enjoy my offseason. I have a huge fan base in New Orleans. We won a Super Bowl. And now my name is being dragged through the mud.”

Shockey says that he’s not sure what punishment he’d like to see for Sapp. “I don’t know what he has against me, but in the end I have bigger things in my life than Warren Sapp.”

Fox Sports is reporting that Sapp could face severe consequences for naming Shockey as a whistleblower. Federal labor law “protects employees against retribution as result of complaining about unsafe work environments.”

The fact that Sapp might have outed a whistle-blower could pose a problem for the analyst and the NFL, according to Los Angeles-based employment lawyer Arthur Whang, the principal of Whang Law Firm.

“Sapp is technically a league employee,” Whang said. “If Shockey is the whistle-blower, he is protected. So, by outing him, Sapp may have opened Shockey up to retaliation, such as someone not signing him.“

Shockey provided us with earlier texts between himself and Payton that took place December 31 as the Carolina Panthers were flying to New Orleans for a New Year’s Day game against the Saints. Shockey, who had three catches for 18 yards, tells us the ‘her’ Payton is referencing is his mother.

“He’s very close with my family,” Shockey says about his former coach. “My mom is a huge Sean Payton and Saints fan.”


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Jeremy Shockey uses Sean Payton texts to deny Warren Sapp’s accusation

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The New Orleans Saints’ bounty system — the one for which the team was so sternly punished Wedneday — came to light in part because someone inside the organization blew the whistle on it.

On Wednesday, Warren Sapp, former Saints player and now an NFL Network analyst, strongly pointed toward former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as one of the whistleblowers on Gregg Williams’s bounty system.

Sapp tweeted: “Just heard who the snitch was.” When a follower replied, “Shockey?” Sapp tweeted, “BINGO!”

Shockey has responded by trying to clear his name and enlisted Coach Sean Payton, who soon will begin serving his one-year suspension in the matter. On Twitter, Shockey tweeted, “The truth shall set u free!! Read the text” and shared this seemingly exculpatory exchange of texts with Payton:

Payton: “... hug!!!!!”

Shockey: “Thx coach”

Shockey: “Coach sux to hear the news u know I love u and that [stuff] is unfair! Sapp is saying I was the rat ... u know me and u know this is media [stuff]”

Payton: “Shock your my guy and always will be!! I know you had nothing to do with that stuff [that Sapp] said!! Hell you were in the offensive [meetings] with me!!! Love ya. Sean”


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Warren Sapp fingers Jeremy Shockey as the Saints’ bounty snitch

With the Saints' bounty scandal coming to its conclusion on Wednesday (at least, the beginning of the conclusion), it makes sense to look back at how it started. At some point along the way, obviously, someone in the Saints organization said something to someone that maybe should've stayed in house.

Who's the rat? According to Warren Sapp, it's former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey. Here's how their Twitter conversation unfolded, complete with denial from Shock-J.

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Sapp later defended his stance on NFL Network, saying his source was very close to the situation and he trusted what his source told him. Here's the full conversation with Rich Eisen:

Warren Sapp: I was sitting in the production meeting getting ready for the day and my source that was close to the situation informed me that Jeremy Shockey was the snitch initially. So I went with that. I trust my source unequivocally because he is right on top of the situation. I understand what this is. Shockey comes out and says that he's not.  We just found out who 'Deep Throat' was and he almost died. I understand. Whenever you inform something of this caliber, your identity should be protected, but I was given that information and I went with it by a reliable source that I know.

Rich Eisen: Does it matter? Is that what players in that locker room are thinking about right now?

Sapp: No. They should be ducking making sure that they are not in the wake of these punishments that are coming out because as we see, the Commissioner is dead serious about the integrity of our game and the safety of the players. Rightfully so, and so on with the punishments. And if you are in that line, you'd better duck.

Eisen: The league also says that it did not speak with Jeremy Shockey.

Sapp: I did not call anybody at the league and ask them a thing and did not receive any information from them.

Eisen: But you believe from your source that Jeremy Shockey was the individual?

Sapp: That's the information I got and I trust my source.

Put as much stock in that as you'd like. Warren Sapp "heard" something, and Jeremy Shockey denied something he'd probably deny either way. I don't know if it's true, but it is a fun little theory and it certainly didn't make the NFL look good.

Shockey was most recently in the headlines for reportedly wanting to rejoin the New York Giants, or any team, really. Being labeled a clubhouse snitch, whether it's reality or fiction, isn't going to help his cause (at the very least, it's a bad idea to put him in the same city as Carmelo Anthony). And if Sapp is tweeting about it, then there are certainly people within the league bouncing about the same idea.

NFL.com's Jeff Darlington spoke to Shockey, who said he never had any knowledge of the "bounty" program when he played in New Orleans in 2009 and 2010.

"I don't even play defense," Shockey said. "I don't understand how he can say that. But there's nothing I can say that will take people's opinion away. The credible people like (Jonathan) Vilma or (Drew) Brees will let you know what kind of teammate I am. I don't have to defend myself."

An NFL spokesman said Shockey wasn't part of the league's investigation.

If Shockey does get back in the league, and it's on a team that plays the Saints, imagine the bounty on that guy.


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Jeremy Shockey and Toomer trade Twitter jabs

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The Giants have added tight end Martellus Bennett but also have an old tight end who reportedly wants to return.

According to the New York Daily News, Jeremy Shockey has let the Giants know he wants to return. Of course, there appears to be too much history and baggage here as a source confirmed the Giants don't seem to be interested in a reunion. Former teammate Amani Toomer had some strong words about this as well.

Remember, Shockey reportedly once screamed at GM Jerry Reese and forced his way out of New York. He's 31 and had a career-low 37 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Panthers.

"No!!Shockey"I will never play4 you again!"he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person," Toomer tweeted on Thursday morning.

Shockey responded via his Twitter account with this tweet: "Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: Bad teammate, Haha. Well he was the lazy one that broke my leg!!"

The tight end also tweeted, "@AmaniAToomer Go get a bucket of rocks and start throwing them at your glass house."

Toomer responded by tweeting, "Shockey,Thanks 4 proving my statement about being a bad person. Enough said.Have a nice day& good luck as a FA"

And on the idea that he wants to return, Shockey tweeted, "It's funny how the Ny media still try's to make money off me! Can anyone find a quote from me on me wanting to play for the GAINTS?"

The Giants could perhaps use another tight end even though Bennett is on board. But their eyes are on a Cowboys wide receiver. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports Cowboys free agent wide receiver Kevin Ogleetree is visiting the Giants today.

The Giants could use another wide receiver for depth considering that Mario Manningham will likely depart. Manningham is scheduled to visit the Niners today. Cornerback Aaron Ross is also visiting Cincinnati today.


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Jeremy Shockey would like to return to Giants

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Jeremy Shockey is looking for another bite at the apple.

The free-agent tight end would like a chance to continue his career where it began, with the New York Giants.

Shockey played last season for the Carolina Panthers and they have expressed some interest in bringing him back but that hasn’t happened and now Shockey has let the Giants know he’s open to a return, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.

Shockey spent six seasons with the Giants but forced his way out four years ago, heading to the New Orleans Saints. How much do the Giants need Shockey? They signed Martellus Bennett to a one-year contract, and Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum could each miss the 2012 season after suffering torn ACL’s in Super Bowl XLVI.

Some wonder how much the 31-year-old Shockey has left but he wouldn’t be required to be the man. He’s familiar with the surroundings and would be a solid fit. But this strikes us as the kind of deal that might take a while to come together. Shockey's original stay with the Giants ended with drama and some hard feelings but that may be smoothed over.


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Agent for Shockey won't talk about his future

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When asked if Jeremy Shockey is retiring after 10 seasons, as well as the early free-agent status of LB Dan Connor, agent Drew Rosenhaus on Tuesday declined to speculate on either of his clients' immediate futures. “We will not have a comment on either player,” Rosenhaus said.



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Jeremy Shockey will have to take pay-cut, Unlikely To Return To Panthers

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The Panthers are not expected to offer free agent Jeremy Shockey the $4 million he made in 2011.

Shockey is one of the "jewels" of an extremely thin tight end market, but has little leverage with the Panthers with Greg Olsen already set to make $5.5 million between bonuses and salary next season. GM Marty Hurney has said he expects Shockey back with the Panthers in 2012.

With Olsen already on the roster and signed through 2015, it just doesn't make sense to bring Shockey back at such a high cap number. If he were to take something much lower, he could return, although the veteran tight end will likely try to find more money elsewhere.


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Photos of Jeremy Shockey at Guns N' Roses Concert

Jeremy Shockey was a VIP guest of Jager at the Guns N’ Roses concert at The Fillmore in Miami. Not sure how the end of the night went, but Shockey did tweet out this morning, “Back to the old me.”

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Jeremy Shockey isn’t retiring, yet

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On Thursday, mixed signals came from Panthers coach Ron Rivera and G.M. Marty Hurney on the question of whether tight end Jeremy Shockey will be retiring.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Shockey isn’t calling it quits.  The source specifically said Shockey will be playing next year, and that there’s “no chance” he’ll retire.

Shockey, a 10-year veteran, has played for the Giants, Saints, and Panthers.  He’ll be a free agent on March 13.


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Panthers Want To Keep Jeremy Shockey

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Team brass is enamored with Jeremy Shockey ’s locker-room leadership, practice work ethic and game-day attitude. At 31 years old, he may be a step slower, but he would still prove to be a dependable target for Cam Newton – if his contact demands are not too high. If Shockey departs, TE Gary Barnidge could acquire a bigger role.


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Dolphins Should Pursue Jeremy Shockey

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Jeremy Shockey, Carolina tight end. He's a potential value pick at a position the Dolphins need to bolster. He had four touchdowns while playing behind Greg Olsen in Carolina. He's a big target at 6-5 and has good experience. Also with South Florida ties as he played for the U of Miami.

(*Initially, I had Greg Olsen in this spot, not realizing he had signed a four-year extension with Carolina.)


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Panthers Would like to re-sign Jeremy Shockey

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The Panthers don't have as many of their own free agents to sign as they did last year. And this year's group might not have the big names who will be eligible for free agency in 2013.

But several of the 10 players who can become unrestricted free agents when the league year ends March 13 made lasting impressions during coach Ron Rivera's first season in Charlotte.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey was lauded by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and others for the nasty streak he brought to a team missing that edge throughout the two-win season in 2010. He was a nice complement to Greg Olsen, but Shockey will turn 32 in August and likely will be looking for a deal worth close to the $4 million he made last season.

That could be prohibitive to a team that is tight against the salary cap after last summer's spending spree. The Panthers locked up seven core players with long-term deals, including all three starting linebackers, defensive end Charles Johnson, safety Charles Godfrey, running back DeAngelo Williams and center Ryan Kalil.

The Panthers have a cap number of about $123 million, for a 2012 cap projected to range between $121 million and $125 million.

With Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith and running back Jonathan Stewart among the Panthers who will be unrestricted in 2013, the team will have to be judicious in free agency.

"We made a lot of aggressive moves to keep our own players, our core, like we said we were," general manager Marty Hurney said recently. "And with those aggressive moves, the bulk of our salary-cap space is used with our core players right now, which is a good position to be in because when you look at our top-paid players, they're all core players. They're all very important players to us.

"Now we just have to make the right decisions as far as free agents go - our own and free agents from other teams - to complement those players and fit in both as players and into our salary-cap structure."

TE Jeremy Shockey
Age: 31
Experience: 10 seasons
Last season: Shockey caught 37 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns, and missed only one game to injury.
Outlook: Though not the same receiver he was a decade ago, Shockey still is a dependable target, particularly in the red zone. If his asking price is too high, Panthers could turn to Gary Barnidge, who was having a great 2011 camp before breaking his ankle.


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Toomer: Jeremy Shockey’s absence helped Eli

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Eli Manning is gunning for his second Super Bowl title on Sunday. According to his former teammate Amani Toomer, Manning might not have won his first title if Jeremy Shockey was healthy in the 2007 season.

Appearing on NBC SportsTalk Wednesday with Florio, Toomer said Shockey “tried to take advantage” of Eli by pressuring him for the ball.  Toomer said there was “no question” Eli improved his play after he didn’t have the distraction of Shockey in the huddle.


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Jeremy Shockey Sells West New York Townhouse

Jeremy Shockey, the former Tight end of the NY Giants has sold his West New York town house located in the Hudson River waterfront community of Jacobs Ferry. Shockey sold the 3 bedroom/3.5 bath, 4,000 sq.ft corner town home overlooking the Manhattan skyline for $1,800,000 in August of 2011. He paid $2,550,000 for the property in July 2004.

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