Saturday, February 17, 2007

Rumor: Chicago Bears NFC Champion Head Coach Lovie Smith Offered Just $3.2 million -

Thanks to for bird-dogging the story on the Chicago Bears and the foot-dragging they've done in giving NFC Champion-head-coach Lovie Smith an offer of just $3.2 million a year for his new contract. That's terrible. $4 million at least. Here's the story...


A league source tells us that the Bears have offered coach Lovie Smith an extension worth less than $3.2 million per year.

And we're told that the low-ball offer was made since the Super Bowl.

Though we'd love to be so underpaid, the number is a slap in the face to a guy who took his team to the Super Bowl in his third year on the job.

Our advice to Lovie? Coach out your lame-duck season and head to the highest bidder.

John Sheroke - Sick Man Tried To Have Dr. Shelley Ferrill, His Wife, Killed

To me, this is a perfect example of the fear some men have of strong, smart, successful women. Here, this man had it all, but apparently could not get over the fact that his wife was the producer of their lifestyle and not him. Wow. Here's also the perfect example of how some people self-destruct. They can't just enjoy what they have and thank God for it. Now, this sap's off to jail.

HOUSTON ( -- A wife lashed out at her husband in a downtown Houston courtroom Friday as he was sentenced for trying to hire someone to kill her, KPRC Local 2 reported.
John Sheroke, 40, pleaded guilty to solicitation of capital murder in a plea bargain and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Video: Watch Wife's Entire Statement To Husband In Court
Video: Husband Sentenced For Trying To Have Wife Murdered

Investigators said he tried to hire a co-worker to kill his wife, Dr. Shelley Ferrill, but the co-worker told police. Sheroke was arrested when he was caught on tape meeting with an undercover officer to finalize the $10,000 murder-for-hire plot in October.
Sheroke wanted the murder to happen during a carjacking of her Mercedes Benz. He provided details about her schedule, route and Katy area medical practice. Sheroke even said the killer should take the Rolex off his dead wife's wrist, according to authorities.
At his sentencing on Friday, Ferrill gave an emotional victim impact statement.
"What have you done to me, your wife? What have you done to your children? What need -- what desire could possibly by more important than my basic right to breathe?" Ferrill said. "You've turned our lives into some really bad made-for-TV movie."
Prosecutors said the motive was to collect on an insurance policy. Sheroke was also having an affair.
Sheroke and Ferrill have an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son.
"Who would be comforting them? Who would teach them right from wrong? You -- the man who murdered me? Your girlfriend -- the very woman who put her own child at risk by having a relationship with you?" Ferrill said.
John Sheroke was a physician's assistant at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital.