B.J. Askew was drafted by the Jets in 2003 after his Michigan career. (Getty Images)
Detroit — Former NFL fullback B.J. Askew has been charged in Michigan with failing to pay about $268,000 in child support.
The Michigan attorney general’s office says Askew was arrested in Hillsborough County, Fla., on Jan. 7. He’ll be extradited to Detroit to face the charge.
Askew, 33, played at Michigan and was drafted by the Jets in 2003. He signed with the Buccaneers in 2007, but his career was cut short by injuries from a car accident in 2009.
Michigan authorities say Askew has three children in the state but hasn’t made a support payment since November 2012.
Messages left seeking comment from his attorney were not returned.
Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase (Michigan State) has told the Browns not to wait for him.
So, the team is moving forward with its coaching search and will conduct a second interview with Bill defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
The Browns are the only team without a coach, and team officials have interviewed at least eight known candidates — the list is still growing — to become their fourth coach in the past six years.
Besides Pettine, officials have set up a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and also plan to meet with Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
NFL great Jerry Rice picked Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Rams defensive end Robert Quinn as the anchors of his Pro Bowl team.
Rice made the selections in Hawaii after winning a coin toss against Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders.
The decision left Sanders with Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for Sunday’s game. Sanders later picked Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Rice and Sanders selected 11 players each Tuesday among offensive and defensive linemen, punters, fullbacks and special teamers.
The rest of the players for each team will be picked today.
... Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said in a column for SI.com he’s not a villainous person.
Sherman has been a regular writer for mmqb.si.com for most of the season.
He wrote Monday that his postgame interview last weekend with Fox reporter Erin Andrews stemmed from adrenaline and his dislike for 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.
Sherman screamed during the interview that Crabtree is a subpar receiver.
Sherman wrote: It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was a small part of the person I am.”
... The Buccaneers hired Cardinals front-office executive Jason Licht as general manager. Licht was Arizona vice president of player personnel.
... Opera star Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
... Former wide receiver Irving Fryar and his mother pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to steal more than $690,000 through a mortgage scam.
State prosecutors allege Fryar’s 80-year-old mother, Allene McGhee, of Willingboro, N.J., submitted false information to obtain five loans on her home within a six-day period.
They were indicted on counts of conspiracy and theft by deception.
Fryar, 51, lives in Springfield N.J., and is pastor of a church he founded.
... Minnesota’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the funding plan for a new Vikings stadium.