Here is an early look at my Confidential for Monday May 2nd

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If you have a story that is confidential worthy, email it matt@680thefan.com or tweet it to @realmattlanta.  Enjoy.

Report: Someone was trying to sell the Laremy Tunsil video for weeks

Laremy Tunsil’s video was up for grabs, I guess no one wanted it to make money

According to Deadspin.com, the video that blew up last night with Laremy Tunsil smoking weed in a gas mask through a bong, was a ploy to make money for themselves.  According to Deadspin, someone was trying to sell it for weeks before hand.

Tunsil’s lawyer says stepdad had nothing to do with hacking

As Laremy Tunsil dropped in the draft as a result of embarrassing information being put on his social media by a hacker, suspicion turned to his stepfather, who recently filed a lawsuit against Tunsil. But Tunsil’s lawyer says he and his client don’t think the stepdad had any involvement.

Tunsil’s attorney, Steve Farese, said on SiriusXM that initial assumptions about Tunsil’s stepdad being involved proved false.

“Initially, that would be the low-hanging fruit,” Farese said. “Now I’ve drifted away from those thoughts and don’t believe he had anything to do with it.”

Interviewing Tunsil on NFL Network immediately after the Dolphins drafted him, Deion Sanders flat-out accused Tunsil’s stepdad of being behind the hacking. Whatever has gone on with Tunsil and his stepdad to lead to the lawsuit, it’s unfortunate that his stepdad was accused of doing something he didn’t do.

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reported that the Dolphins believe Tunsil’s former financial advisor was behind the hacking. Farese said he has heard that but doesn’t know it to be true.

“There’s rumors out there about some financial agent, but that’s only something I read, and until we get to some facts of the situation, who can say?” he said.

Farese said Tunsil will consider a civil lawsuit against the hacker. Just as soon as he finds out who it was.

NFL GM rips Bucs for taking kicker in second round

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to take a kicker.

The Bucs took Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo with the 59th overall selection.

It was the highest a kicker has been chosen in the NFL Draft since the New York Jets took Mike Nugent at No. 47 overall in 2004. He’s the ninth kicker to be chosen in the first two rounds of the common draft, which started in 1967.

One NFL GM called the pick the “dumbest” in the history of the NFL Draft.

NFL GM told @mikefreemanNFL that Bucs’ Aguayo was “dumbest pick in the history” of draft.

It’s definitely unusual to take a kicker early in the draft, but make no mistake: Aguayo is very, very good.

In terms of how good players are relative to their positions, Aguayo might be the best of any player in the draft.

He’s the most-accurate kicker in the history of college football.

Jerry Jones lost sleep over not getting Paxton Lynch

So how badly did Jerry Jones want Paxton Lynch? Very badly, apparently, because the Cowboys owner said he lost sleep over the fact that he wasn’t able to trade up and get him.

Jones said that he was so mad about not trading up for Lynch that he barely slept Thursday night – and felt that he should have overpaid to move up for the Memphis quarterback. When I look back on my life, I’ve overpaid for my big successes every time. I probably should’ve overpaid [for Paxton Lynch].”

It’s not even a tiny bit surprising to see that Jones so aggressively wanted a guy like Lynch. We already knew they tried hard to get him, but it was Denver that managed to make the trade for him, and Dallas used the 135th pick on Dak Prescott.

Steph Curry: Chances are ‘pretty good’ I will play in Game 3

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his MCL during the team’s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last Sunday.

Initial indications were that Curry was going to miss two weeks after an MRI showed a Grade-1 sprain.

Since advancing to the second round of the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers, there’s been some optimism that Curry could return before that two-week time frame.

Being interviewed during the Warriors’ Game 1 outing against the Trail Blazers on ABC, Curry indicated that the chances are “pretty good” that he will return for Game 3 next Saturday in Portland.

This somewhat fits what Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Saturday. Though, Curry seems a bit more confident than his head coach.

It’s all going to depend on how Curry responds to rehab and whether he’s able to go through practice in the lead up to next Saturday’s game.

What we do know is that Curry is unlikely to play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

Sean Burnett Opts Out Of Dodgers Contract, Will Sign Minors Deal With Braves

Veteran left-handed reliever Sean Burnett will opt out of his minor league contract with the Dodgers and sign a new minor league pact with the Braves.

Burnett, 33, is seeking a return to a big league mound for the first time since the 2014 campaign. Once an excellent setup option for the Nationals, Burnett signed a two-year, $8MM pact with the Angels as a free agent prior to the 2013 season. A left elbow impingement in 2013, however, led to season-ending elbow surgery, and a torn ulnar collateral ligament in 2014 required Tommy John surgery (the second such operation of Burnett’s career).

After a year off to recovery from that Tommy John, though, Burnett is back on a mound and now with his third organization in the past six weeks. The veteran southpaw, a client of agent Jim Munsey, was in camp with the Nationals on a minor league pact but didn’t make the club in Spring Training and subsequently latched on with the Dodgers, for whom he tossed 7 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level over the past month. In that time, Burnett allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and six walks (one intentional) with five strikeouts. That lack of control isn’t particularly encouraging, though some rust for a pitcher who had as long of a layoff as Burnett did is to be expected.

Burnett will report to Triple-A Gwinnett tomorrow, according to Nicholson-Smith, where he’ll look to continue to iron out some of the kinks. The Braves figure to present a clearer path to the Majors for Burnett, as Atlanta’s collective 5.14 bullpen ERA is markedly worse than the collective 3.84 mark turned in by the Dodgers. The two lefties in Atlanta’s ’pen at the moment are veteran Eric O’Flaherty and 26-year-old rookie Hunter Cervenka, either of whom could conceivably be unseated by Burnett if he can rediscover his form. From 2009-13, Burnett posted a 2.77 ERA with 7.5 K/9 against 3.1 BB/9 in 243 2/3 innings between the Pirates, Nats and Angels.

Chyna Mixed Pill Bottles Throw Wrench In Death Investigation

Detectives in Chyna‘s death are dealing with a curve ball — the ex WWE superstar had a knack for mixing up prescription pills, and it’s making it hard to figure out what she took before she died.

Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ detectives discovered several full prescription pill bottles near Chyna’s body … many of which contained multiple meds. We’re told there were at least 4 different types of pills, plus she also mixed vitamins in the bottles.

As TMZ reported, Chyna’s manager worried she had a problem with Ambien and Valium, but it appears she was taking more than just that.

Our sources say the mixing means investigators will have to wait until the toxicology report is complete to figure out what she ingested.

Johnny Manziel Calls Reporter a ‘P***y’ … Reporter Fires Back

Johnny Manziel just lashed out at a reporter — calling the guy a “p***y” for allegedly posting a photo of the QB at an Ohio bar.

But the reporter says Johnny is misdirecting his anger … and THREATENED to catch him in the streets.

Manziel went after sports radio reporter Will Burge — who had tweeted a pic of Manziel along with the caption, “2 yrs ago he was a 1st rd pick…now hes unemployed watching it at a bar in Columbus b4 the Bieber concert #Manziel.”

Manziel — clearly under the impression Burge took the photo — responded, “Should have just said it to my face instead of sitting across from us tweeting away. P***y.”

Burge fired back with a promise — “I wasn’t there tough guy. But we’ll see each other DT Cle soon enough.”

Manziel also addressed his other critics — essentially saying he knows he’s made mistakes … but he is who he is and it doesn’t seem like he cares about changing.

“You guys act like what I’m doing is something new. I’ve been the same person, doing the same things since it all started.”

“Made plenty of mistakes along the way, and have a lot I’d do differently. To all my family and real friends who have stuck by me … THANK YOU.”

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