Running back from ‘Last Chance U’ charged with murder
Isaiah Wright, one of the featured players in the first two seasons of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” was arrested in Tennessee and charged with criminal homicide on Wednesday.
Wright was a running back at East Mississippi Community College who was featured in both seasons of the series.
According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Wright and his older brother Camion D. Patrick were both arrested and charged in the July 25 stabbing death of 18-year-old Caleb Thomas Radford.
Patrick, who also appeared on the Netflix show and previously played at EMCC, was suspended by the Indiana football team after he was arrested in Bloomington. Patrick is a senior at IU.
Wright and Patrick are two of four who were arrested in the slaying of Radford. In August, police said they had arrested two men and charged them with criminal homicide.
Wright left EMCC and enrolled at West Georgia but after being ruled academically ineligible, left the school.
Patrick had knee and shoulder injuries at Indiana and also missed the 2015 season because he was academically ineligible. Indiana granted Patrick a medical hardship before this season ending his collegiate career.
Miami will resume practice next week in Orlando
When No. 17 Miami goes back to work next week, the Hurricanes will be hitting the road.
The Hurricanes announced Thursday that they will be practicing in Orlando when the team reconvenes from a nearly two-week break caused by Hurricane Irma and its impact on the Miami area.
The Hurricanes play host to Toledo on Sept. 23, and are expected to be in Orlando for the bulk of the week leading up to that game. Miami has not practiced since Sept. 5 because of the storm.
Miami’s game at Arkansas State was canceled, and its game at Florida State was rescheduled to Oct. 7 because of the storm.
Undergraduate classes at Miami will not resume until Sept. 25 because of storm damage on campus and other issues.
Michigan’s Amazon show will give fans behind-the-scenes look
Amazon announced plans Tuesday for a new unscripted series that will chronicle Michigan’s 2017 football season. The untitled project will be produced by BTN Originals, The Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions.
The series is set to be released in January. No air date has been announced at this time, but the series appears to be similar in concept to HBO’s popular NFL show “Hard Knocks.”
“The cameras will follow Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, his assistant coaches, the student athletes and their support system on and off the field, giving viewers an inside look at the team, game, practice, life in Ann Arbor, and everything in between,” according to a released statement.
Amazon were in Rome to film the team’s trip to Italy and have been with the team since the beginning of fall camp.
“We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes’ daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom,” Harbaugh said in a released statement. “We welcome judgment! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.”