FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. (NBCSB)
AROUND THE WEB:
-- A person was spotted watching Cowboys practice from the roof of the practice facility on Thursday and Twitter was quick with the Spygate jokes.
The Cowboys and Patriots are preparing for their Week 12 matchup on Sunday and after the photos of the roof of The Star facility were tweeted out, people responded by blaming Bill Belichick.
Some, however, made more topical references.
-- The NFL has found “no such evidence” that Mason Rudolph called Myles Garrett a racial slur before the Thursday Night Football brawl last week.
Garrett reportedly said at the appeal hearing for his suspension on Wednesday that Rudolph started he Steelers-Browns fight by calling him a racial slur.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said on Thursday the league looked into Garrett’s allegation “and found no such evidence” that Rudolph used a slur.
Rudolph’s attorney denied the allegation in a statement on Thursday.
Garrett is currently serving an indefinite suspension for taking off Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him over the head with it.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Sounds like a set-up plan to me. Like, ‘Oh, nah, I ain’t playing in this game.’ It was probably pre-rehearsed from the jump. He didn’t want to come back and face this. We’re looking at a guy that’s mentally — he’s not strong, mentally. And he’s proven it. He’s not strong. No matter how much he tries to have this Kobe Bryant mentality and all of this, he’s not like (that).” -- Kendrick Perkins, to D&K, on Kyrie Irving