Aaron Donald tells Rams he won’t be at OTAs, wants new contract

Aaron Donald will continue his absence from any Rams workouts.

The defensive tackle is looking for a restructured contract and told the team he won’t be at OTAs until a new deal is presented, according to ESPN.

One factor that helped Obada’s development was practicing with and learning from the likes of Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson for a year. Those two players have combined for 222 sacks in their careers; they rank first and second, respectively, on the Panthers’ all-time sacks list.

“It’s set the bar so high and it’s made me hungry,” Obada said. “At the same time, because I’m in the same room as them, next to them in the locker room it’s also showing me that that’s attainable and I just have to apply myself and learn from him.”

A minicamp with tryout players and rookies isn’t necessarily the greatest level of competition, of course. What comes next — full OTAs, minicamp and training camp — will be the true test of how far Obada has come and how far he still has to go.

We remain in favor of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it, but we will remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures. Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority.”

MLB’s statement said the decision will have “profound effects” on baseball: “As each state considers whether to allow sports betting, we will continue to seek the proper protections for our sport, in partnership with other professional sports. Our most important priority is protecting the integrity of our games.”

The sanctioning bodies will need to formulate a plan of action, as many states are expected to move quickly to legalize betting. A 2017 report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimated that 14 states would offer sports betting within two years: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.ravens_174

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