Edinson Volquez received the tragic news Monday that his brother, Brandy, was killed in their native Dominican Republic.
The Marlins pitcher told reporters he hopes justice is served for his brother’s death.
The incident, captured in a graphic video, pushed many teams to take Mixon off their draft boards. He was considered to have first-round talent but slid to the draft’s second day.
Bengals owner Mike Brown defended the choice, and now Mixon will join more than three dozen other rookies at the L.A. event at which, according to the NFLPA, More than 20 NFLPA business partners will be on site to engage with the latest group of promising NFL stars to create unique brand content, secure endorsement deals and promote licensed products through group player rights.
The Rookie Premiere runs Thursday through Saturday and will help the rookies learn the business of football, the NFLPA says.
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The change to replay review would reportedly give managers 30 seconds to decide whether to challenge a call on the field, the USA Today report says, citing unnamed sources. If a challenge is made, umpires would have just two minutes to determine whether the call should be overturned or confirmed.
The policy change would need the approval of MLB clubs before taking effect, USA Today reports.
In addition to the proposed replay change, Manfred and union head Tony Clark reportedly plan to meet with players to discuss more potential changes for 2018.
Authentic Youth Al Jefferson Jersey I hope we have a nice robust dialogue with the players. I hope they come forward with their ideas on what’s going to happen, Manfred said, according to USA Today. My biggest single hope is that we make an agreement for what we’re going to do in 2018.”