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Last Week in Las Vegas Sports (Sep 20 – 26)

Jon Bones Jones is arrested in Las Vegas, Derek Carr earns respect among league officials, and Kyle Busch owns all his haters. All on last week in Las Vegas sports news.

#4 Kyle Busch owns his haters during Bristol Motor Speedway introductions

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Las Vegas native Kyle Busch is known for being a controversial figure in the world of NASCAR, and a lot of that has to do with how easily he can solicit a reaction from fans. Whether you’re cheering the man on for his next win or booing his name and hoping he losses, you know who he is.

Unsurprisingly, Busch found time to own the haters during intros at Bristol last week.

Busch walked up to the stage during driver introductions, took the microphone, and cried, “If you love ya some Rowdy, let me hear you say boo.”

Everyone booed, and Busch took it in stride. And that’s what’s so great about him. He’s probably one of the last real badasses in NASCAR.

#3 Jon Bones jones arrested after battery incident in Vegas

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Jon Bones Jones was arrested last week after an incident at Caesars Palace. The former UFC Champion was charged with domestic battery and damaging a vehicle but was released within hours of his arrest on $8000 bail. Insiders in Jones’ camp claim the accusations are without merit but didn’t elaborate.

“It’s hard to bring this guy to Las Vegas, for any reason,” UFC President Dana White said, per ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi. “This city is not good for Jon Jones… It’s not even shocking anymore. When we bring him here, it’s almost expected. We can’t even get him to Las Vegas for less than 12 hours and induct him into the Hall of Fame. It’s a problem. This guy’s got a lot of demons, man, a lot of demons.”

#2 Marc-Andre Fleury opens up about controversial trade to the Blackhawks

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Former Las Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks was a huge blow to Las Vegas Golden Knights fans.

Of course, everyone knew the move was coming, especially after Robin Lehner signed a new deal worth $25 million across the next five years, but that didn’t make the loss any easier.

What really rubbed people the wrong way was that Fleury was the team’s anchor and wanted to stay until retirement. He went all-in on the organization, earning the Vezina trophy in the process,

“I was there from the start and trying to help the team get going,” Fleury told NHL insider Frank Seravalli. “I thought I was going to retire there… The owner said it in the media last season, too. I know I don’t have many years left [to play], so I thought I could end up there, living there after hockey.”

#1 Derek Carr named one of the most underappreciated players in the NFL

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ESPN.com writer Jeremy Fowler wrote a piece about the most underappreciated players in the entire NFL, and guess who made the list? Your very own Las Vegas Raiders QB, Derek Carr. One league executive even claimed that Carr was successful in several different systems, which is high praise for someone people wrote off only a short time ago.

Keep in mind that this is the came Carr who blew the game against the Atlanta Falcons. The same guy who helped blow a 6-2 start to the season to finish 9-7. Of course, the defense played a huge role in this, and so did the wide receivers, but Carr didn’t help.

Fast-forward to this season, though, and Carr’s touting league-high numbers and is slowly becoming a favorite no matter who he faces off against. This is a very dangerous Derek Carr.

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