6:45 LRN Sportscast April 30

After starting 70-games in his five-year NFL career, Jameis Winston is now a back-up quarterback with the New Orleans Saints. The former number one pick says it’s wise for him to spend a season learning from head coach Sean Payton and future Hall of Famer Drew Brees
Cut 16 (17) “…of men”
Winston led the N-F-L in passing yards last season, but he also led the league in interceptions. The 26-year-old had knee surgery in the offseason to repair a torn meniscus, also had LASIK surgery, and Winston says he’s dropped some weight thanks to a mostly vegan diet.

ESPN’s fantasy football league will allow players to select Taysom Hill as a tight end or flex player. He’s previously been designated as a quarterback.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not taking a salary during the coronavirus pandemic. Goodell makes over 30-million dollars a year and sources say it was his decision to not take a salary. Other top executives are taking a pay cut between 5 to 15-percent. And some workers in the league office could also be furloughed.

The NCAA has announced it supports the idea of student-athletes making money on their names, images, and likenesses. The exact wording of the rules will be finalized by October 30th and a formal vote will occur in January 2021. The proposal would allow college athletes to secure sponsorship deals, but they can not use their schools’ logos or markings. Agents can be hired to help secure marketing deals.

NBA will allow teams to reopen facilities on May 8th, but the stay at home order in Louisiana has been extended until May 15th. The Advocate reports the Pelicans’ practice facility in Metairie will remain closed through at least May 15th. And the NBA is reportedly considering playing games at Walt Disney World in Orlando if the league is able to resume the regular season.