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Many Saints fans didn’t like Jameis Winston when he played for Tampa Bay, but the former first overall pick is officially a member of the Black and Gold. New Orleans has announced the signing of Winston, who led the NFL in passing yards last season but threw 30 interceptions. Winston’s contract is for one year. The former Heisman Trophy winner said on Instagram Live that playing for Coach Sean Payton and with Drew Brees will provide him with a Harvard education for quarterbacks.

LSU has added an offensive lineman from Harvard. Six-foot-five, 270 pound Liam Shanahan is signing with the Tigers as a grad transfer. He’s started at right guard, right tackle and left guard during his three seasons with the Crimson. Shanahan was an All-Ivy League first-team selection last season.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is optimistic NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will happen at the end of May without fans.

The NFL has set the dates for the 2021 draft. It will take place in downtown Cleveland from April 29 to May 1st. The league says the plan is to incorporate some of their innovations and special access from the 2020 draft into their draft plans for next year.

There’s a report Major League Baseball will hold a virtual draft in June. There was some talk about pushing the draft back into the summer. We still don’t know the length of the draft, it could be as short as five rounds or maybe as long as ten rounds.

NCAA President Mark Emmert holds a press conference today where he is expected to announce that the association has come up with rules on how college athletes can make money off of their name, image, and likeness. It would reportedly allow student-athletes to be paid for modeling apparel as long as that apparel doesn’t include school logos or other school marks. And athletes will be allowed to hire an agent to help procure marketing opportunities.