Monday’s Must Reads: Remembering Kevin Ward Jr, Tony Stewart and Panthers Preseason
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The story that overtook the sport world’s attention this weekend was unfortunately one of immense tragedy. As most have already heard by now, a car that was driven by Tony Stewart struck another Driver, Kevin Ward Jr., who was on foot after a wreck at a dirt track in upstate New York. The gruesome incident cost Ward his life and has cast the darkest of clouds over the sport of racing. Jay Busbee of Yahoo Sports reminds us all that whatever the conversation or storyline that dominates this tragic situation, Kevin Ward Jr deserves to be remembered as much more than simply a victim of Tony Stewart’s wreck. You can read his article here.
Remaining with the crash that cost Kevin Ward Jr his life, there will certainly be those wondering what, if any, legal consequences Ton Stewart could be facing in the wake of this unfortunate event. Although Ontario County Sheriff, Philip Pavero, stated this was not currently being treated as simply an on-track incident, that could certainly change as the investigation develops. Michael McCann, a preeminent sports law expert who writes for Sports Illustrated, takes a look at what those potential legal ramification could ultimately end up being for Tony Stewart in his piece that can be found here.
And a much lighter not, the Carolina Panthers wrapped up their first preseason action in a game against the Buffalo Bills on Friday night. Joe Person, who covers the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer, highlighted five of the biggest things he took away from the game in his article and how those observations could potentially impact upcoming roster decisions for the Panthers.