Joe McKnight murder trial under way

The trial of Ronald Gasser, the man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage incident, began Tuesday in New Orleans as potential jurors were questioned, reported.

Gasser, 56, is facing second-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot McKnight three times with a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans. If convicted under the charge, Gasser would face a mandatory life sentence.

The Falcons are better equipped to hold leads and make game-changing sacks and takeaways than they were a year ago.

Matt Ryan dropped off from his MVP campaign. His numbers and efficiency in the first year after Shanahan resembled his struggles in the first year with Shanahan, in 2015. His 20 TD passes were a career-low for a non-rookie season.

Honorable Mention: LeBron James averages a triple-double in the Finals, Devin Booker scores 70 points against the Celtics, Stephen Curry cashes in with a max contract, Charles Oakley gets dragged out of Madison Square Garden, Kobe Bryant gets two jerseys retired, Giannis Antetokounmpo gives the Raptors all they can handle, James Dolan dumps Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony finally leaves New York and Kristaps Porzingis blows up, Gordon Hayward picks Boston over Utah with a messy free agency rollout, Hayward suffers a gruesome injury on opening night, Joel Embiid hints at his dominant future with a career-high 46 points against the Lakers, and many, many others.

“This is a unique year,” says ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, who’s been covering the Big 12 since 2004. “At this point in time, I don’t think there’s a legitimate Final Four team, but what we have in this league from one to 10 is easily the most competitive, balanced grouping that I think I’ve seen probably since the league was formed in 1996.”

Shooting film is an often thankless job, and I always feel a little mean when I laugh at their misfortune — but this moment was sublime because not only did the cameraman fall, but he was SCREAMING the entire time like his life flashed before his eyes.

The only thing that could remotely make this better is if we had footage from that camera, and CBS HAD US COVERED!

And it’s even better in still form!

This is the most beautiful thing to happen in an otherwise ugly game. It’s poetry. It’s life. It’s perfection. Forget this game, this moment will be one of the greatest in football this season.

Bless you, Bills vs. Jaguars. Bless you, Bortles. Bless you, screaming cameraman.patriots_009_aaab70a52054958a-180x180

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