The Biggest Sports Stories Of Early 2022

If you are like many sports enthusiasts from around the world, you are likely still reeling from the absence of your favorite teams, games, and highlights. Many people are still reeling from the loss, and despite being back for several months now, the industry still doesn’t seem the same. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on. You’d be surprised at everything that’s occurred in just the past few months in the sports world. Keeping up on these stories not only makes you a more informed fan, but they could possibly give you the betting edge.

The Perfect Storm Of Deshaun Watson

Football players have grown notorious for sexual assaults, misconduct, and domestic batteries over the years. It seems like every year there is some big story of a football superstar standing trial for a sexual assault or spousal abuse. However, no one could have possibly seen the perfect storm of Deshaun Watson coming. 22 civil lawsuit allegations of sexual misconduct?

The more troubling part of the whole scenario is that this is coming from such a talented and gifted player. Deshaun essentially had the option of choosing where he wanted to play. With the potential to become one of the highest-paid athletes in the league, he was hit with these charges. It certainly was a shock to the NFL.

The Bank Got Broke With AFC Teams

Speaking of major payouts, the Bills just recently signed 33-year-old former Broncos and Rams Von Miller. It wasn’t a decision that came lightly or cheap. It ran the team $120 million. As if in a bidding war, the Charges nearly matched this purchase with the acquisition of ex-Patriots cornerback JC Jackson. The team scooped him up for an $82.5 million, five-year deal.

The Jaguars seemed to go all out and dropped a bunch of money on a who’s who of players. Most notably, however, was former Cardinal wide receiver Christian Kirk, who the team picked up for a whopping $72 million, four-year deal. The AFC did their fair share of spending this year.

A New Deal Demanded By Kyler Murray

Big things happen on social media these days. And there wasn't much that could have been more shocking than when Pro Bowl QB replaced all his Cardinal’s photos on Instagram. Fans, players, and managers knew immediately this was a sign of big problems to come. It wasn’t all that shocking when he had his agent release a detailed statement demanding the team extend his already big-money contract. Even though he’s just participated in one single playoff game, he has two years left on his deal.

Calvin Ridley Suspended For Gambling

เว็บสล็อตใหญ่ ๆ and online gambling have reached new heights in 2022. Heck, it seems like every year gambling breaks some previous record. Well, gambling certainly set the sports world on fire when it was announced that the Falcons’ star receiver was suspended for gambling fraud accusations. The star receiver stepped away from the game in 2021 claiming that he was taking time for personal reasons.

He was later then abruptly suspended by the league for the entire 2022 season after the NFL initiated an investigation into his gambling proclivities. He is suspected of placing bets on several NFL games, including some of his own team games. This supposedly took place during his absence away from the team.

Colts Make Major Replacement

The Colts have been a talked-about team over the last few years. It is pretty easy to understand why this was so. However, it seems they are being noticed for other things now. With that said, it wasn’t all that surprising to see the team cut ties with Wentz, even though they just purchased him a year ago. All the team’s owner, Jim Irsay, would say was that he personally drove the player out of town after a late-season flop.

It's always a big deal when a team makes an abrupt player change, but when they change quarterbacks at the drop of a hat, it is sure to raise some eyebrows. The Colts have made a good choice of replacing him with former Falconer Matt Ryan. They picked him up on a third-round pick in the draft and gave themselves a real potential-jump ahead on the 2022 season.