During yesterday’s team meeting, quarterback Bryant Moniz apologized for actions that led to him being placed on “personal leave” for the final three weeks of the Warriors’ recently completed spring training.
Moniz is expected to rejoin the team for next month’s start of the summer conditioning program.
By the way, I appreciate that people think I know details about the situation — neighbors, relatives, former classmates — but, nope, I don’t. So, sorry.
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Special thanks to Brashton Satele for appearing as today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show. Satele shared stories of his tryout that eventually led to his signing with the J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!.
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From the New York Post:
The Jets yesterday waived linebacker Broderick Stewart and signed two undrafted free-agent linebackers — Cory Reamer of Alabama and Brashton Satele of Hawaii.
Reamer and Satele both received tryouts during the Jets’ rookie minicamp over the weekend. Reamer, who drew raves from coach Rex Ryan, had 50 tackles, two sacks and an interception last season while helping lead Alabama to the national title over Texas.
Satele missed last season for Hawaii due to a left shoulder injury. The NCAA rejected his request for a medical hardship that would have allowed him to return for a sixth season with the Warriors.
Stewart was signed as an undrafted free agent last week after having 4½ sacks for Vanderbilt last season.
From ESPN.com/New York:
While everybody was focusing on the Joe McKnight barfing and Santonio Holmes’ iPodGate, a couple of no-names made a name for themselves at the Jets’ rookie minicamp — and they were rewarded Monday with NFL contracts.
The Jets signed free-agent LBs Cory Reamer (Alabama) and Brashton Satele (Hawaii), both of whom came to the camp as non-roster players.
It became clear from Day 1 that Reamer was going to be signed, as Rex Ryan raved about Reamer’s ability to digest the defensive playbook and direct traffic. Ryan joked that Reamer knew the defense better than coordinator Mike Pettine. He was a two-year starter at Alabama, finishing with 90 tackles and three sacks. As a senior, on the Crimson Tide’s national-championship team, he posted 50 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and one interception — a nice resume for a non-drafted player.
Satele missed last season due to a shoulder injury, but as a junior he had 53 tackles, one sack and one interception.
To make room for them, rookie free-agent LB Broderick Stewart (Vanderbilt) was waived.
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Sure, UH won’t announce a depth chart. But this is how it should go entering the summer on defense:
LE — Liko Satele.
LT — Vaughn Meatoga.
RT— Haku Correa.
RE — Paipai Falemalu
WLB — Corey Paredes
MLB — Mana Lolotai
SLB — Aaron Brown
LCB — Lametrius Davis
SS — Spencer Smith
FS — Mana Silva
RCB — Jeramy Bryant
NB — Richard Torres
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Warrior volleyball coach Charlie Wade, opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft and outside hitter Joshua Walker are heading back to NorCal for tomorrow’s dinner honoring the AVCA All-America players.
They will be back for Sunday’s team banquet. And here are the details of that banquet:
The UH Men’s Volleyball Banquet is set for Sunday, May 9 at the Outrigger
Reef On The Beach in Waikiki. Doors will open at 5 PM – No host cocktails. Buffet service at 6 PM with program following. Adults start at $50.00, children (4-10) $25.00. See
registration form for additional information.
Registration form can be found at www.uhboosters.com or call Judi Parker
at 448-6352 or 630-9303.
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Belated farewell to Lisa Sekiya, a terrific ad-copy writer who moonighted as my Diet Coke dealer. I’ll miss her as I go through zero-calorie caffeine withdrawals.