Falcons’ Jones sidelined for season
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons’ fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones’ foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
Coach Mike Smith said Jones will have surgery on Monday, but the Falcons did not release details of the injury.
Jones, the NFL’s leading receiver, injured his right foot in Monday night’s 30-28 loss to the New York Jets.
Jones leads the NFL with 41 catches and ranks second with 580 yards receiving. He made his first Pro Bowl team in 2012 when he had 79 receptions for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns.
NASCAR driver charged with assault
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil is free on bond following his arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment.
A statement from the Mooresville Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call from the Kvapil residence on Tuesday. After an investigation, police said they arrested the 37-year-old Kvapil in connection with a domestic dispute between him and his wife. No further details were provided.
Kvapil was released from the Iredell County Jail under a $1,000 unsecured bond after a scheduled court appearance.
Kvapil, who drives for BK Racing, is currently 31st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
Alco Gridiron Club meets tonight
CUMBERLAND — The Allegany Gridiron Club will meet today, 6 p.m. in the Allegany school library.
Plans for Homecoming will be discussed as well as Senior Night.