Authorities say an argument over an NFL playoff game led to the shooting of two men in the parking lot of a restaurant in suburban Atlanta.
Gwinnett County Police charged 31-year-old Donald Ray Ayro with assault charges for the shooting of 30-year-old Christopher Middleton and 30-year-old Corey Adams in the parking lot of an Applebee’s in Duluth, Ga., on Saturday.
Adams told WSB-TV that he and a friend were rooting for the San Francisco 49ers when a New Orleans Saints fan took offense. Adams said the fan opened fire when he and two others left the bar about an hour later.
Middletown was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition. Adams suffered a minor graze to the head and was treated at the scene.
MOSS WAITS FOR CALL
Winston Moss says his four seasons with the Raiders were some of the best times of his 11-year career as an NFL linebacker.
And if Moss’ old team calls, he’ll listen.
The Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach said he had not been contacted about the Raiders’ head coaching vacancy as of Monday afternoon but would welcome the chance to talk to them.
“If the Raiders were to call and ask, I’ll be ready to speak with them,” said Moss, who was a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks from 1995-97. “But nothing’s changed from last week. I feel good where I’m at. If there’s an opportunity that comes up in the future, we’ll probably cross that bridge at that time. But at this present time, right now, not a lot to talk about.”
There’s a natural connection between the Packers and Raiders now that longtime Packers executive Reggie McKenzie has taken over as the Raiders’ general manager and fired coach Hue Jackson.
And Moss played for the Raiders from 1991-94.
“At the time, Al Davis was there, Art Shell was my coach,” Moss said. “And we had good times. I had some of my better times as a player in the National Football League with the Raiders.”
The St. Louis Rams will hold a news conference today to introduce Jeff Fisher as their new coach amid reports Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has agreed to join Fisher’s staff in the same role. … The Chicago Bears interviewed New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht for their general manager job. Chicago director of player personnel Tim Ruskell, the former president and GM of the Seahawks, remains in the running for the job. … Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy interviewed for the Miami Dolphins’ head coaching job. … The Raiders received permission to interview McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their head coaching vacancy. … The Jacksonville Jaguars retained Craig Aukerman, making him as an assistant special teams coach. Aukerman was a defensive staff assistant with the Jaguars last season. … The Tennessee Titans hired New Orleans assistant Brett Maxie to be the team’s secondary coach. … Mike Martz, who resigned earlier this month as Chicago’s offensive coordinator, reportedly has decided to retire from coaching.