LeBron James, Anthony Rizzo, Dwight Howard, WWE stars are among those supporting Keaton Jones.
1. Unless you were off the Internet for the entire weekend, you know the story of young Keaton Jones by now. Keaton's mother made a video of her son emotionally explaining the ugly bullying he's been subjected to at school and what the mental toll has been like for him. It's a pretty gut-wrenching video to watch and it has caught the country by storm. Tons of celebrities and entertainers have reached out to Keaton, who has already met some Tennessee Volunteer football players. Keaton's story has gotten so big, he's even heard from The King, among many other athletes.
It appears to me that you go to school with a lot of insecure students. When they look into the mirror, they don’t like what they see. That’s why they choose you to pick on. Stay strong and know that you have friends that have your back, like me. Stay phenomenal kiddo. https://t.co/cNiaEjbY8b— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) December 10, 2017
Just saw this.— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) December 10, 2017
The world is broken and everyone needs to work to try and fix it. A good first step would be to listen to Keaton’s message and start by being nicer to each other in every day life. Lots of small steps can make a big difference.
Stay strong, Keaton. https://t.co/ivB9yEn75j
Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone pic.twitter.com/BR8c4ldDFc— Dana White (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
UPDATE: This story has taken some bizarre twists and turns and it’s hard to decipher at the moment what is real and what is not, but the point that so many athletes were quick to support and help a bullied kid remains. No matter how this turns out, bullying IS a problem and it was great to see so many sports figures reach out and help.
2. With 2017 winding down, I took at a look back the top sports broadcasting gaffes of the year. I'm still in awe at No. 1.
3. A lot of crazy stuff took place in the NFL yesterday, but this extra point by Adam Vinatieri was the most amazing thing I saw.
4. Two WWE Superstars, The Miz and Dolph Ziggler, are from Cleveland. Each of them had some thoughts about the Browns brutal collapse against the Packers.
5. If you're an NFL RedZone watcher on Sundays, you know that host Scott Hanson is famous for never going to the bathroom during the entire afternoon. That all changed yesterday.
6. Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook had the best TD celebration yesterday.
7. My colleague, Richard Deitsch, joined me on the latest edition of "Off The Board" to discuss the top sports media stories of 2017. You can listen to the podcast below or download it on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.
8. RANDOM WRESTLING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler were the best, but Jim Ross and Paul Heyman had some outstanding chemistry.
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BONUS ITEM: No Gronk will be a problem, but the Patriots should still cover the 10.5-point spread against the Dolphins tonight.