Sports briefs 7-23-14: Jerry putting behind bullying scandal

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Surrounded by more media than an offensive lineman normally attracts, John Jerry knew what questions were coming.

He'd have preferred to be asked about the task of making the New York Giants roster and perhaps even starting. He even got some of those queries.

The main focus of his interview on Tuesday as the Giants held their first training camp practice was Jerry's time with the Miami Dolphins. More specifically, his role in the 2013 bullying scandal.

The NFL's investigation of the Dolphins cited Jerry, Richie Incognito and center Mike Pouncey as players who harassed Jonathan Martin. Only Pouncey remains with the Dolphins,, and Incognito currently isn't in the league.

Jerry says he told the Giants everything about the bullying scandal.

"I have nothing to lie about, so they know everything," he said. "I'm not worried about that. I'm focused on nothing but the Giants, and this season coming up. I've moved on from that. That's in the past."

• Football

Expected back: The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later, bringing one of the NFL's top defenses closer to full strength.

Hall and Atkins are two of Cincinnati's biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season.

Ward hearing: A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month.

Ward faces misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender May 10 at PT's All Nude Club. He has pleaded not guilty.

BG player charged: A Bowling Green football player has been charged with attempted rape.

Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail. The records show no attorney for the sophomore running back.

Houston is from Dublin and there was no phone listing for him.

Newhouse passes away: Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.

Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse, says his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease.

Athlete dies: Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available.

• Baseball

Ondrusek to DL: The Reds placed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.

The move is retroactive to July 13.

Ondrusek is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.31 in 29 games this season.

Tulo out: Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday because of a left hip flexor strain.

The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

• Cycling

Rogers first: Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday.

Vincenzo Nibali, about 81⁄2 minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16.

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