A few morning notes as another big day for the local NFL team kicks off:
1) My column today on "Who will wear No.2?" issue between Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen is drawing a lot of comment. Here's the link.
2) One year from today, the 2012 Olympics in London will begin. Several swimmers with Charlotte connections should have a good shot at participating, including Cullen Jones, Ricky Berens, Nick Thoman and Josh Schneider. Coach Mike Krzyzewski will again lead the U.S. basketball team and a number of track and canoe/kayak stars with Carolina connections will also have a shot at going -- it will be an Olympics flavored heavily with athletes from the Carolinas.
3) Sad story online today about former Charlotte 49ers basketball star Rodney White, who has been arrested in connection with managing what authorities are calling an "elaborate" marijuana operation in N.C. White played only one season for the 49ers, became an NBA lottery pick and never fulfilled his promise after that.
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