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Golden Nuggets: Five Cal Men's Water Polo Players Dismissed

Usually on Tuesdays I like to check in and see what our upcoming opponent said in the weekly press conference. Of course, Lane Kiffin does not talk to anyone about anything during the week, so we'll have to look elsewhere.

Unfortunately, there's some pretty rough news from the pool. The Daily Cal reports that five water polo players in prominent positions are no longer members of the team.

Five players have been removed from the Cal men’s water polo team due to a violation of the team’s code of conduct, head coach Kirk Everist confirmed Sunday night.

On Monday, Everist said the five players removed from the team are senior goalie and team captain Justin Parsons, sophomore attacker Max Bergeson, junior attacker Perry Short, junior attacker Tommy Gilfillan and sophomore attacker Nick Santala.

“We had a code of conduct problem,” Everist said. “We had a number of players that gave me no choice but to remove them from the team.”

SB Nation's water polo site The Skip Shot reports through a source that it was drug-related, although nothing has been (or probably will be) confirmed on the situation. This is anything but good for the university or our men's water polo program, although it's good to see discipline handed down quickly and swiftly.

After the jump, let's check in with Bears in the Pros, courtesy of

I doubt you'll find many Jacksonville fans complaining about the team's third round pick, although they probably wish they didn't have to use him as much. Anger had 462 yards in Sunday's game.

Tyson Alualu, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) - Has 10 tackles and 1.0 sack in the first two games, with a season-high six in a Week 2 loss to Houston and four as well as the sack in a Week 1 loss at Minnesota

Bryan Anger, P, Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) - Leads the NFL in punting after two games with a 52.6 yard average, punting 13 times for 684 yards with single-game averages of 52.2 yards per punt on nine punts in a Week 2 loss vs. Houston and 53.5 on four attempts in a Week 1 loss at Minnesota ... also had a career-long 60-yarder against the Texans

Chris Conte continues to shine in his role as safety.

• Chris Conte, S, Chicago Bears (1-1) - Has a combined eight tackles, one interception and two passes defended in a Week 2 loss to Green Bay and a Week 1 victory over Indianapolis, with an interception against the Colts and former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that he returned for 35 yards

After some injury concerns, Jackson is back to his usual self. Meanwhile Kendricks is having a great rookie season.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) - Has 11 catches for 191 yards (eighth in the NFL in receiving yards) for a Philadelphia team that is 2-0 for the first time since its 2004 Super Bowl season, posting seven catches for 114 yards in a Week 2 win vs. Baltimore after making four catches for 77 yards and rushing one time for five yards in a Week 1 victory at Cleveland
Mychal Kendricks, LB, Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) - Has started both games and has a combined 10 tackles and two passes defended for a Philadelphia team that is 2-0 for the first time since its 2004 Super Bowl season, picking up five tackles both in a Week 2 win vs. Baltimore and a Week 1 victory at Cleveland, adding the two passes defended against the Ravens

Finally, Pete Carroll continues to enjoy the production from the SeaBears.

• Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks (1-1) - Has rushed for 207 yards and one touchdown on 47 carries in two games to lead the NFC and rank third in the NFL in rushing yards, carrying the ball 26 times for 122 yards in a Week 2 win over Dallas with 104 of those yards in the second half, and 21 times for 85 yards with two receptions for 12 yards in a Week 1 loss at Arizona
• Brandon Mebane, DT, Seattle Seahawks (1-1) - Has a combined six tackles, two passes defended and a fumble recovery in two games and two starts, with all the stats other than two of the tackles that came in a Week 2 win over Dallas occuring in a Week 1 loss at Arizona


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