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Technical Tidbits 6/22: Former Georgia Tech star suspended, former ACC star is another “unconventional” ESPN Body Issue participant

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One Yellow Jacket is taking a tumble from his position at the top of the mountain.

The 2015 ESPYS - Arrivals Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Cade is out this week on vacation, so in the meantime, you’re stuck with the rest of us.

I would be remiss if I didn’t use the first sentence of this article to inform you of the day’s biggest Georgia Tech-related news: WWE has handed down a 30-day suspension to former Yellow Jacket DT Joe Anoa’i (a.k.a. Roman Reigns) due to a company wellness policy violation. Reigns, you’ll remember, won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania 32 back in April. He, of course, held that title for about 2.5 months, until this past Sunday night when he lost to former Shield teammate Seth Rollins at the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Your favorite three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion will now be off of TV for the next month, but likely to return for his title rematch against Rollins and other former-Shield-teammate (and now-World Champion) Dean Ambrose at the WWE Battleground pay-per-view on July 24th.

But, you already knew all of that.

The AJC recently submitted an Open Records Request in order to acquire emails pertinent to Georgia Tech’s search for a new play-by-play broadcaster in the wake of Brandon Gaudin’s departure. (Link may require registration.) One of the most notable names on the list? Josh Caray, son of legendary Braves broadcaster Skip Caray, and half-brother of current Braves broadcaster Chip Caray. Josh currently is the play-by-play man for Stony Brook University’s football and basketball teams, as well as the Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team. There are several other very intriguing names on the list too, from various positions around the region and beyond. No telling yet, though, on when we can expect to find out who will be filling that seat in the radio booth this fall.

Not necessarily big news on the Flats but the participants in this year’s “Body Issue” of ESPN the Magazine were announced yesterday, and among them was none other than Miami alumnus Vince Wilfork. Yes, this Vince Wilfork:

Wilfork, listed at 325 pounds on the Texans’ roster last year (clearly measured before beginning his daily visits to Houston’s famous Killen’s Barbecue), says his motivations for doing the shot are based on the idea that he’s “perfectly fine with what [he is]”, and that he wants to inspire confidence in others by “seeing that it’s OK to be who you are”. Certainly a good cause, to say the least. He joins Prince Fielder (2014) and the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line (2015) as some of the more “unconventional” participants in the magazine’s history.

It did get me wondering though — who’s a current or former Georgia Tech player that would qualify as an “unconventional” participant that you’d want to see in a future issue of the magazine? Best suggestion will be relayed to ESPN. Promise.

Happy Wednesday!