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Rockets taking nominations for Hall of Fame inductees

The Hall of Fame selection committee will be accepting nominations for the second induction into the Raymond Rockets Hall of Fame. One category recognizes players, managers and coaches who have distinguished themselves. The second category recognizes distinguished service for volunteering and/or promoting the Raymond Rockets Baseball program.


Nomination forms are available by emailing The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, April 28.

Approximately six people will be inducted into the second annual Hall of Fame. Tentative plans are for a ceremony at a Raymond Rockets game in June and possibly a banquet honoring these inductees.

Contact Butch Steen at 320-894-6521 for more information.

Former NFL receiver Johnson heads to CFL

Chad Johnson is headed across the border to resume his football career. The former NFL wide receiver signed a contract on Thursday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League after working out for the team in Florida earlier this week.

The 36-year-old Johnson last played in the NFL during the 2011 season with the New England Patriots, seeing action in 15 games with limited impact. He caught 15 passes and had one touchdown with the Pats. In June 2012, he signed with the Dolphins but was cut two months later after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Johnson spent the first 10 years of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. The flamboyant receiver, who changed his named to Ochocinco at one point and also became known for his outrageous stunts and television persona, had 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns for the Bengals.

McNabb spends day in jail

Longtime NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb served one day in jail in Arizona for a December DUI arrest and was released on Thursday.

West Mesa Justice Court records showed that the 37-year-old McNabb spent Wednesday behind bars. Nine days of the sentence were suspended.

McNabb pleaded guilty on March 27 on the DUI charge after an Dec. 15 arrest at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. According to TMZ, He was clocked at 81 mph in a 65 mph zone at 3:08 a.m. Court records, including a mug shot of McNabb, were released Thursday.

The former quarterback had the greatest success of his 13-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, playing in four NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. He retired after the 2011 season.