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AKRON, Ohio -- A man convicted of trying to extort money from former Ohio State University and NFL player Christopher Beanie Wells has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.Twenty-eight-year-old Franklin Conley was sentenced Monday and convicted of extortion-related charges earlier this year.A message left with Conleys attorney wasnt immediately returned Tuesday.Prosecutors say Conley and 29-year-old Patrick Griffin threatened to kill Wells and his family if they didnt pay at least $65,000 or introduce the men to a drug supplier. The men claimed theyd previously paid Wells and his brother to arrange a drug deal. Wells denied that allegation at Conleys trial.Griffin pleaded guilty to similar charges and was sentenced to a year of house arrest.Wells played four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He was released in 2013. Custom Packers Super Bowl Jerseys . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Dave Robinson Super Bowl Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. Jamaal Williams Super Bowl Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Ray Nitschke Super Bowl Jersey . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich had some good news to report on Tuesday, announcing that receiver and kick returner Chad Owens is all right after he left last weeks game with an apparent knee injury. Owens was hurt late in Torontos win over the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday after being hit by Geoff Tisdale. "It was just one of those things. I took a shot, it was a good tackle," Owens told TSN after practice. He explained that while at first he thought the hit might have bbeen a bit low, he reviewed it on tape and changed his mind.dddddddddddd "Tisdale actually made a really good tackle, head across the bow and his shoulder pads right on my hip. I dont know what hit my knee but its sort of a bone bruise. "Its a little stiff but I ran around here (on Tuesday) and it feels good. Ill be all right." said Owens. Milanovich confirmed that Owens is fine. The Argonauts return to the field on Sunday night when they host the Edmonton Eskimos. ' ' '

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