Elbow issue ends Big Ben’s season
Brees also set for surgery, will miss at least 6 weeks
near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, according to reports.
Brees, 40, will have surgery, but it’s not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it.
Brees left Sunday’s game against the Rams after the thumb on his right hand hit the hand of Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
Teddy Bridgewater replaced Brees against the Rams and likely will be the starter going forward.
Another allegation vs. Brown: Antonio Brown’s arrival with the Patriots was accompanied by a storm of reports, rumors and accusations about the star wide receiver’s off-field behavior. On Monday, the storm got worse.
Sports Illustrated reported that a second woman alleged she was a victim of sexual misconduct from Brown.
In 2017, after Brown was particularly pleased by a portrait down of him, the receiver hired a local artist to paint a mural in his home. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told SI that Brown began flirting with her.
“I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me ... naked, with a hand cloth covering his (genitals) and starts having a conversation,” she said.
The artist said she didn’t stop painting and that “after that, it all ended abruptly.”
Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, said his client denied the allegation.
Britney Taylor, the woman who accused Brown of rape in a lawsuit last week, was set to meet with NFL investigators Monday.
Extra points: Giants coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t commit to starting QB Eli Manning against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The other option would be turning to No. 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones. A final decision is expected by Wednesday. Manning, 38, has two TDs and three turnovers in the Giants’ two losses . ... Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey requested a trade after Sunday’s loss to the Texans, ESPN reported. The Jags have spoken with teams and are asking for a first-round draft pick in return.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo season-ending surgery.