The University of Alabama opened a new football-training center last February. Any professional team would be happy to have it. The amenities include a $9 million weight room, a hydrotherapy pool with a Club Med–style cascade of hot water and an anti-gravity treadmill that’s more NASA than Nautilus. Coach Nick Saban goes over the finer points of football with his team in a 212-seat theater with a multiplex-sized screen. After practice, players shoot pool or kick back on a leather couch with a video game, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.
New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush , aided by a lawyer known for representing Hollywood celebrities, settled a lawsuit over alleged payments to Bush and his family while he was still at the University of Southern California.
Reggie Bush will forfeit the 2005 Heisman Trophy he won at the University of Southern California, a decision that comes after the NCAA said he was ineligible to play college football that season because of rules violations.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Arizona Cardinals, who released quarterback Derek Anderson yesterday during the third day of National Football League free-agent negotiations.