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Monday’s Mashup: Martellus Bennett is really enjoying watching Packers struggle

Lucy Burdge
December 03, 2018 - 7:48 am

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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Oklahoma City at Detroit, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NFL: Washington at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Martellus Bennett is not shy about anything and that includes his glee for watching the Packers’ terrible season.

Bennett made his feelings known on Twitter Sunday night when he responded to a tweet about Green Bay’s struggles.

And then he added this tweet:

Bennett’s time with the Packers was a mess, as he signed a three-year deal with the team before the 2017 season and was waived that November for failing to disclose a medical condition designation. He then returned to the Patriots but was cut after getting injured again. He ultimately retired this past March.

The Packers are now 4-7-1 this season after a 20-17 Week 13 loss to the Cardinals.

-- LeBron James is making another movie about what else but himself.

James and his producing partner Maverick Carter are turning James’ book Shooting Stars into a movie.

The movie, like the book, will focus on James’ childhood basketball team and how they defied the odds to win a championship.

It will be directed by Chris Robinson, who directed '03 Bonnie & Clyde with Jay-Z and Beyonce, as well as the FOX series, Star.

James is also working on reboots of "Friday the 13th" and "House Party" along with this movie.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It felt like home a long time ago. The atmosphere is very welcoming. It took me a little bit to get acclimated to the area. Other than that, it’s been pretty smooth so far and that’s due in part to the facility, the organization, and everybody helping me along the way.” -- Josh Gordon, on playing for the Patriots

 

 

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