LRN 4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints announce offensive guard Jhari Evans and safety Roman Harper will be inducted in the team’s hall of fame later this year. In 2006, Evans was drafted in the fourth round out of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. He went on to play eleven seasons in New Orleans. From 2009 to 2012 he was named first-team All Pro four straight years. Evans is appreciative of the honor…
cut 18 (19) “….great season”
Harper was a Pro Bowl selection in 2009 and 2010 and he’s also a member of the Saints All-50th team which was announced in 2016.

NFL owners will reportedly hold a zoom meeting tomorrow to discuss social justice programs, workplace diversity and preparations for the 2020 season.

The LSU football program received a vebal pledge today from four-star offensive tackle Garrett Dellenger, who chose the Tigers over Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. Dellenger, who also has a 3.7 GPA is rated as the 12th best offensive tackle in the class of 2021. He’s six-foot-six, 290 pounds and recruiting experts say he could play guard or tackle in college.

A bill that places an eight-percent tax on net revenue from online fantasy sports contests is heading to the governor’s desk after it received final legislative approval. The money would generate about 375-thousand dollars a year. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot says all of the money will go towards funding early childhood education…
cut 29 (02) “…committed to do that”
In 2018, voters in 47 of the 64 parishes legalized fantasy sports betting. Residents in parishes who voted for it have been waiting for lawmakers to pass the tax component in order to win cash prizes with fan duel and draft kings. Supporters say if the governor signs the bill, Louisiana residents would be able to play online fantasy sports contests this football season.