EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 01: Christian Hackenberg #5 of the New York Jets watches from the sidelines during the second half of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)One of the most intriguing prospects in the new Alliance of American Football league, former Penn State star and NFL bust Christian Hackenberg, got his first start as a professional football player with the Memphis Express today.But if his performance against the Birmingham Iron is any indication, the Jets, Raiders, Eagles, and Bengals all had a very good reason for getting rid of him so quickly.After just one half of play in the AAF, Hackenberg’s numbers are fairly abysmal.He is currently 3-of-11 for 20 yards and an interception. In the NFL, those numbers would come out to a passer rating of 1.7 per Pro-Football-Reference.Christian Hackenberg’s halftime stats in his first start with Memphis of the AAF pic.twitter.com/btoVfOZdyD— Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) February 10, 2019Hackenberg was a star with the Nittany Lions, leading them to a bowl win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl while putting up record-breaking numbers for the school.He wound up being taken by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, but failed to see any action in two years with the team.In the 2018 offseason, the Jets traded him to the Oakland Raiders, who cut him less than a month later.After signed and later cut by the Philadelphia Eagles in pre-season, he wound up on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, where he was later cut in November.The Memphis Express drafted Hackenberg No. 14 overall in the 2019 AAF Quarterback Draft.
He said that 35 suspects were arrested in relation to election related violations and they will be produced in court.Meanwhile Deshapriya said that he could not announce the exact voter turnout until all the votes are counted.He also said that some media institutions had violated election laws while the internet was also used to spread false propaganda against the Elections Department. (Colombo Gazette) “I am very happy that there were no serious incidents. Most of the complaints we received were only during the last one and a half hours before voting ended,” he said. He said that there were 226 election related complaints filed with the Elections Department but they were not serious in nature. Deshapriya urged the public to accept both victory and defeat peacefully and not harass anyone after the final election result is released.Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that there were no complaints of any serious incidents reported. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that he was happy with the manner in which the Parliamentary election was conducted today.Speaking to reporters at a media briefing at the end of the election, Deshapriya said that, when compared to past elections, the election held today was peaceful.