January 16, 2013
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The former media director for Syracuse University's athletic department has pleaded not guilty to charges he secretly videotaped male athletes in the locker room.
Roger Springfield was arraigned Tuesday morning in Onondaga County Court on four counts of unlawful surveillance. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court Jan. 22.
Prosecutors say the charges stem from at least four secret videos the 57-year-old made between the spring of 2010 and November 2012. Authorities say the videos were made in the locker rooms of the football team and the men's lacrosse and soccer teams. Springfield was fired in the fall after authorities began their investigation when a Syracuse athletics staffer found a locker room video of the football team.
Springfield worked in the sports department at WNEP-TV in the early 1980s.
SAN DIEGO — Mike McCoy is the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
The team has scheduled a 2 p.m. PST news conference to introduce McCoy, who had been the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
The 40-year-old McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
McCoy's hiring comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a home loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
PHILADELPHIA — They're all aboard the Gus Bus in Philly.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday for his second interview with the Eagles, suggesting the nearly three-week search to replace Andy Reid could be nearing an end.
Bradley first met with the Eagles in Atlanta on Saturday, a day before Seattle lost to the Falcons in a NFC divisional playoff game. He's the first of the 11 known candidates interviewed by Philadelphia to get a second meeting. He's also expected to interview with Jacksonville this week, though the Eagles could make him an offer that changes those plans.
The 46-year-old Bradley has emerged as a favorite among fans based mainly on an old video clip in which he rips into the Seahawks' defense during a game, screaming Do your job!
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in team history.
General manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement Tuesday night. The Flyers say Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, and Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.
Giroux takes over for defenseman Chris Pronger. Pronger has not played for the Flyers since Nov. 19, 2011 and still suffers from lingering effects of multiple concussions.
Giroux enters his fifth full season with the Flyers. He had 28 goals and 93 points last season, the most points by a Flyer since Eric Lindros had 93 in 1998-99. He was selected by the Flyers in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Giroux has 78 goals and 165 assists for 243 points in In 285 career games.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Paul McGinley was chosen as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014, ending a chaotic campaign marked by a late challenge from former captain Colin Montgomerie.
McGinley, a 46-year-old Irishman, replaces Jose Maria Olazabal, whose team rallied to victory over the United States in October at Medinah, outside Chicago. Europe will defend the trophy at Gleneagles, Scotland.
To lead the cream of the crop in the Ryder Cup is going to be a huge honor, McGinley said at a news conference Tuesday. To be quite honest, it is a very humbling experience to be sitting in this seat. It is a week I'm looking forward to.
-- The Associated Press