Jonathan Ferrell, a former safety at Florida A&M, was shot and killed by North Carolina police early Saturday morning, apparently after seeking help after a car accident. Ferrell was unarmed, and the officer who fired the fatal shots has been charged with manslaughter.
So this probably needs to be addressed: Florida A&M freshman quarterback Michael Johnson was arrested today after he admitted that he lied about being attacked at gunpoint in his dorm room. And no one is sure why he did it.
When you're a member of the Florida A&M basketball program, women want you. Sometimes, you have to convince them of it first, but they do want you. And that's the message that Mike Gillespie Sr. was trying to teach his players yesterday. And the day before. And since 2005, really.
Well, the NCAA Tournament kinda starts tonight, with the much-anticipated Florida A&M-Niagara matchup. Winner earns the right to knock Bill Self's toupee off his head come Friday. We enjoy this game every year, but other than Dan Shanoff, we might be the only one. (Even people in Dayton don't like it.)
Florida A&M Rattlers (21-13) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (22-11)
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET
1. Currently holds the record for most racially offensive prior names. Originally established as the State Normal College for Colored Students; apparently, that was deemed to not effectively differentiate it from the rest of the state-run universities. So, the name was changed to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical…