Photos: Odell Beckham Jr. surprises sick child at hospital

Former LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most popular players in the NFL these days, starring for the New York Giants.

As the 2017 season is rapidly approaching, OBJ is very busy with his preparations, working hard to make sure he continues to play at a high level this fall.

However, he recently took some time out of his busy schedule to visit a sick child in Texas who says Beckham is his favorite player:

The 9-year-old boy, Jayro Ponce, is battling a rare form of cancer, but Beckham’s presence helped boost his spirits as he goes through the difficult fight.

It seems as though Beckham had a good time, too, and Jayro and his family received plenty of jerseys and other memorabilia to help them remember their time with the star wide receiver.

Source: Saturday Down South

Patterson's father blasts Houston Nutt for timing of Ole Miss lawsuit

If Hugh Freeze was “disappointed” with the timing of Houston Nutt’s lawsuit against Ole Miss, Shea Patterson‘s father could be described as irate.

“Just because he has a grudge or he has a problem with a coach, he couldn’t wait another few days to go after that guy?” Sean Patterson Sr. told SEC Country’s Alec Shirkey.

Nutt filed his suit one day before the Rebels were set to occupy the podiums at SEC Media Days, making their three player representatives – Patterson included – an afterthought before they stepped foot in the building.

“He had to get his moment in the sun because he doesn’t have it anymore. Whether the suit was good or not, that’s not the issue,” the quarterback’s father added. “It’s always the kids who are forgotten. Not one thought was given to them. I’ve coached for 25 years. No way would I ever want to spoil a kid’s moment in the sun. It was gutless. It ruined three kids’ days.”

Nutt’s lawsuit accused Freeze and other Ole Miss administrators of orchestrating a smear campaign against him in relation to the program’s recruiting scandal.

Freeze resigned as head coach Thursday after phone records uncovered in the suit revealed a call he made to a female escort service. He said it must have been a pocket dial.

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Watch: Michael Irvin gets pumped up talking about 'The U'

Never short on passion, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin delivered the goods once again Saturday while explaining why recruits should prefer his alma mater, Miami, over other colleges.

Irvin gave his impassioned spiel to reporters at the Hurricanes’ Paradise Camp, a recruiting event hosted by legends of the program.

He also offered props to current Miami wideout Ahmmon Richards, a returning sophomore who broke Irvin’s 31-year-old freshman record for receiving yards last season.

“I love it. I love it. I hear people on Twitter all the time hitting me, saying, ‘He’s first round, he’s first round, he’s first round,’ and ‘Ahmmon Richards owns the record here’ …” Irvin said.

“I’m so proud of him.”

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