Current Sports | July 6, 2017

Jul 6, 2017

Keith Appling; Coach Responsibilities; Fantasy Sports; Jesse Goldberg-Strassler; Lansing Lugnuts; Vladimir Guerrero Jr.; Bo Bichette.


Credit Al Martin

The success stories are on every sports network daily, but today on "Current Sports with Al Martin," what about when an athletic career goes off the tracks? Al reopens the topic of former MSU star and NBA player Keith Appling's arrest, seeing what led Appling to a string of bad decisions. He's not alone, as a poignant story researched by ESPN proves that athlete indiscretion is far from uncommon. In the first segment, Al and engineer Isaac Constans try to trace back the roots of what leads to problems for young athletes. Speaking of indiscretion from young athletes, should MSU take another look at Mark Dantonio as head coach of the football team following a string of sexual assaults from former players? One national writer certainly thinks so, and the fairness of that statement is evaluated. Next, rehashing an old topic, Al and Isaac look at the legality of fantasy sports gambling in Michigan when considering two new bills in the legislature. And at least in a figurative sense, it makes sense to bet on the futures of two hot Lansing Lugnuts prospects. Lugnuts announcer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler sits down to explain why Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette have to be seen to be believed. Ending the show, all the newest updates on NBA free agency are brought to the air.

Episode 972