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ASU Football Alumni
Jake Plummer pens July 4th edition of SI's MMQB column: Former Sun Devil and NFL quarterback Jake Plummer wrote this week's edition of Sports Illustrated's "The Monday Morning QB with Peter King" column.
During the piece, Plummer recalls his relationship with ASU legend Pat Tillman, describing his former teammate of seven years as "a F---ing champion." The Snake spends a majority of his column discussing his advocacy for the NFL players' usage of cannabinoids, an issue the league has opposed.
In fact, earlier in the week, Plummer was in the news for calling Dallas Cowboys owner a "billionaire a--hole" for denying the connection between CTE and football during an interview with BSN Denver.
Later in Plummer's MMQB piece, he took time to touch on other topics, including his favorite mobile quarterbacks of today, pass-interference penalties, and even makes the case for Jerry Kramer to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jaelen Strong dares fan to get a tattoo, fan delivers: Houston Texans receiver Jaelen Strong is having quite the offseason. After spending most of his rookie season in head coach Bill O'Brien's dog house, entering his second season it appears the former Sun Devil is back on track. So much that he's left quite the lasting impression on a fan.
On Friday, a fan asked Strong on Twitter if he should get a tattoo to honor the receiver. Strong's response:
I think you should bro that's dope but you prolly just talkin lol https://t.co/3dneZgU1Bp— Strizzy (@JaelenStrong) July 2, 2016
Low and behold...
NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) July 3, 2016
Just saw it bro ill give you two tickets to a game this season. Much respect! https://t.co/epXlOUhliY— Strizzy (@JaelenStrong) July 3, 2016
There's been no word yet regarding whether the fan will be replicating Brock Osweiler's famous ink in the future.
Sun Devils in the Olympics
Rowie Webster representing Australia, Sun Devils in water polo at Rio Games: This will be Webster's second Olympic Games, after being a member of the 2012 Australian water polo team that won bronze in London.
She previously played water polo at ASU for one season in 2006 before pursuing a professional career in Greece, according to the Sun Devil Athletics website.