FOUR BITS: Black, Harvin, Lee, soccer

By Adam Silverstein
November 6, 2012

1 » Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ahmad Black, who put together a standout performance with two forced fumbles and an interception on Sunday, was cited for marijuana possession last week, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The paper, citing court records, notes that Black was “charged with possession of cannabis, less than 20 grams,” which is a first-degree misdemeanor offense. Though Black was not arrested, he will appear in court on Dec. 3 to face the charge and may be disciplined sooner by the NFL for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. As it is his first offense, a fine would be more likely than a suspension.

2 » Sunday was a rough one for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Not only did he wind up with his lowest offensive output of the season, he seriously sprained his ankle during the game and got into a heated argument on the sideline with head coach Leslie Frazier. After getting injured and limping off the field, Harvin returned to the game and pressed on, a move that may have compounded the seriousness of the injury and is likely to keep him out of action next week. “It wasn’t to prove anything,” he said, according to “I think you guys know, if I’m able to get out there and go, I’m going to try to go. Maybe I did [push too hard]. Maybe I didn’t.” As far as his argument with Frazier goes, Harvin said he was “frustrated” with the production of the offense but refused to discuss it further. “He wants to win. He was frustrated, as we all were at the moment,” Frazier said, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

3 » Many in the NBA are tired of Los Angeles Clippers center Blake Griffin’s constant flopping during games, and Golden State Warriors C David Lee decided to express his frustration with those antics quite loudly. During a game on Monday, the two players were bumping in the post when Lee decided he had enough.

4 » Fresh off a pair of 2012 Southeastern Conference Championship victories, Florida Gators soccer (17-4-1) was given a No. 2 region seed when the brackets for the 2012 NCAA Tournament were announced on Monday. Florida will host the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (14-3-3) at 3 p.m. on Friday with the victor playing the winner of Miami-Central Florida one day later. The Gators defeated the Eagles 3-0 in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

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