Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was already the most controversial signal-caller in the NFL Draft – and that was before he was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy for the Sooners a year ago, has an interesting set of knocks against him – which stem from an offseason arrest, an unfortunate incident against Kansas and his decision to plant his team’s flag on Ohio State’s field.This week, it was announced that the Cleveland Browns will be the subject of this year’s Hard Knocks show on HBO. One columnist – Nancy Armour of USA Today Sports – thinks that this is bad news for Mayfield.Armour says this is “as bad as it gets” for Mayfield. She clearly doesn’t have much faith that Mayfield will behave when the cameras are on.There’s nothing worse than being expected to resurrect the woeful franchise that is the Cleveland Browns.Unless, of course, you’re expected to do that while also being reality TV fodder.Yes, it’s going from bad to worse for Baker Mayfield after HBO announced Thursday that Hard Knocks, its show that goes behind the scenes of an NFL team in training camp, will feature the Browns. That’s a PR minefield for a team whose new poster boy manages to court controversy just by breathing.Mayfield, meanwhile, doesn’t think having the cameras running will be an issue.“It can be good if you handle it right. If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction. But if you use it as, you know, a sense of, ‘Okay, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.”Only time will tell whether Mayfield being on Hard Knocks helps or hurts his career. It’ll be fascinating to see if he’s able to turn around a Cleveland franchise that won zero games last year.
SAC approves Rs 2 crore grant for Real Kashmir for 3 years, beginning 2018-19Real Kashmir FC is currently financially not in a position to meet the expenditure on players including expenses on training, travelling, boarding and lodgingadvertisement Rouf A Roshangar SrinagarJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 11:10 IST Real Kashmir FC have been approved grant of assured financial assistance for a period three years (@ILeagueOfficial Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir FC currently play in the I-LeagueReal Kashmir FC have been approved assured financial assistanceGrants are being planned for teams of J&K who qualify for national leaguesThe State Administrative Council (SAC) which met in Srinagar on Monday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Rs 2 crore as financial assistance to the Real Kashmir Football Club annually for a period of three years, beginning 2018-19.Within two years of the formation of Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC), the team has performed exceptionally well at the national level including the I-League, where the club successfully defeated or drew with top teams including Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Churchill Brothers, FC Goa among others.Through its prolific performance, Real Kashmir has been gaining popularity among the youth of the Jammu and Kashmir. In matches played in the valley, with more than 25,000 people attended to cheer for their favourite football team.However, presently the Real Kashmir FC is financially not in a position to meet the expenditure on players including expenses on training, travelling, boarding and lodging.Taking note of financial constraints of the club, its future prospects and to bring more and more youth in its fold, the SAC approved grant of assured financial assistance for a period three years to the club.The SAC further directed the Department of Youth Services & Sports to formulate a proposal in consultation with the finance department for providing grant to sports teams of Jammu and Kashmir which qualify for top level national leagues in Cricket, Hockey, Kabaddi and Badminton.Also Read | Former India footballer Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin dies at 83Also Read | Jobby Justin the net busterAlso Read | Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as head coachadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Real Kashmir FCFollow Financial AssistanceFollow Jammu and Kashmir