Evan Turner gets ejected from Celtics’ 119-114 loss to the Orlando Magic, Malcolm Butler misses the Pro Bowl with a knee injury, and Aaron Hernandez reportedly pens a letter.
Evan Turner rips referee over ‘horrible call’ on technical: “But people are human. I made a mistake. That dude (official Sean Corbin) made a bad call, simple as that. So I mean, I’m an idiot because he has a whistle. So when he has a bad day at home or anything else, he takes it out there and that’s what he did tonight. I’m out 5,000 dollars off of … that was a horrible call.’’ (CSNNE.com)
Malcolm Butler reportedly misses Pro Bowl due to knee injury: “It isn’t serious to the point that Butler is expected to need surgery, but the club wanted him to rest the knee (and perhaps tweak the NFL by ensuring that no Patriots would be present at the Pro Bowl), which explains why we won’t see Butler today in Hawaii.’’ (ESPN.com)
Aaron Hernandez wrote a letter from prison praising Tom Brady and ripping Robert Kraft: “Aaron Hernandez raves about his ex-teammate Tom Brady in a new prison letter obtained by TMZ Sports … but it’s clear, he has nothing but disdain for his former Patriots boss Robert Kraft.’’ (TMZ.com)
Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron has a rough outing in All-Star accuracy competition: “Patrice Bergeron, the lone Bruins participant for All-Star weekend, was no threat in the accuracy shooting contest, needing nine shots and 23.362 seconds to nail the four foam targets in last night’s skills competition.’’ (the Boston Herald)
Calvin Johnson will reportedly retire: “Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson told his family and a close circle of friends before the past season that 2015-16 would be his final season in the NFL. He delivered the same message to coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season ended, sources told ESPN.’’ (ESPN.com)
Rob Gronkowski was out partying in Mobile, Ala. after watching his brother at the Senior Bowl: “It’s officially the offseason for Rob Gronkowski, which means it’s officially party time.’’ (NESN.com)
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