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  • The 2013 draft is looking more and more like a giant bust

    05/03/2016 6:25:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 2, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Here's some real talk for you, post-draft: Not all the first-round picks made last week are going to be NFL stars. Related Stories Tracking the 5th-year options for 2013's top picks SB Nation NFL-National Football League roundup Reuters Revisiting the 2013 NFL Draft shows us no pick is ever safe SB Nation NFL Draft 2016: Pick-by-pick results SB Nation Panthers pick up DT Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option SB Nation All new, affordable single-family homes in Dayton CalAtlantic Homes Sponsored î‚€ We're reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL teams must make decisions on the first-round picks...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Laremy Tunsil slides in draft after bong video posted on Twitter

    04/28/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by boycott · 57 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 4-28-16 | Eric Edholm
    Laremy Tunsil's draft night will go down in infamy. Minutes before the draft began, a video was posted to Tunsil's Twitter account. It showed Tunsil in a gas mask smoking something, just before he removed the mask to reveal his face. The tweet was quickly taken down and Tunsil temporarily deleted his account, but attentive eyes quickly posted it to Twitter and YouTube. Tunsil's agent later told Ian Rapaport of NFL Network that his client's account had been hacked, but that it was his client in the clip. Rapoport also reported that the agent was calling teams to reassure them...
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis Says He Would Spend $500M in Vegas

    04/28/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Davis upped the ante in a bid to move the team to this gambling city, appearing Thursday alongside soccer great David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson before a committee studying the idea of a $1.4 billion stadium.
  • 25 Ways the NFL Slimed Tom Brady

    04/27/2016 7:47:04 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Daniel J. Flynn
    From the investigator touting as truth the opposite of the testimony of the AFC Championship Game referee on the matter most salient to Deflategate to the league admitting ignorance of the Ideal Gas Law to Roger Goodell hearing the appeal on the fairness of the suspension Roger Goodell handed down, the NFL gives its fans myriad reasons to doubt its investigation into Tom Brady.
  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

    04/25/2016 4:00:58 PM PDT · by gorush · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 25, 5:03 PM EDT | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

    04/25/2016 10:04:58 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Commissioner Roger Goodell did not deprive Brady of "fundamental fairness" with his procedural rulings. The split decision may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams.
  • Tom Brady's four-game suspension reinstated by appeals court

    04/25/2016 9:00:29 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/25 | Eric Edholm
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension is — for now — back on, per Reuters. The Second Circuit court has ruled in favor of the NFL, ordering the district court and The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned last year’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman to to enforce that Brady miss the first quarter of the 2016 season. NFL commissioner still holds the right to rescind the four-game punishment and declined to say last week if he'd enforce Brady’s suspension this season if the appeal was won, as it was. A fine...
  • Report: Johnny Manziel indicted by grand jury on assault charge

    04/24/2016 7:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/16 | Frank Schwab,Shutdown Corner
    (AP)A grand jury has reportedly decided to indict Johnny Manziel on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming back to an incident between the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. KRLD-AM, a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas, reported the news, citing sources in the Dallas County District Attorney's office. The grand jury reviewed the case last week. Manziel has had a controversial and rough offseason. He was cut by the Browns, dropped by two agents, has gotten virtually no interest from any NFL teams, and now has been indicted. On Jan. 30, Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley had an altercation....
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Johnny Manziel fired by new agent Drew Rosenhaus days after disgraced quarterback was spotted [tr]

    04/19/2016 10:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Johnny Manziel has been fired by his new agent Drew Rosenhaus. It was revealed last Wednesday that Rosenhaus had told Manziel he would not continue their relationship unless the disgraced quarterback agreed to enter a facility to receive treatment for his alleged substance abuse issues. Manziel responded by spending the weekend partying in Coachella. This is now the second agent to fire Manziel is as many months. ESPN was the first to report the news.
  • How America’s Coastal Cities Left the Heartland Behind

    04/18/2016 6:39:36 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4-18-16 | Brian S. Feldman
    The people of St. Louis weren’t really surprised when, on January 12, the National Football League announced its decision to let E. Stanley Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, move his team to Los Angeles. Kroenke had long signaled his intentions, and L.A.’s media market beckoned as the nation’s second largest. Moving the team meant more revenue for the league, and therefore more money in owners’ pockets. And that, as serious football fans know, is the point. The NFL isn’t a charity. It’s a legally sanctioned cartel that strictly limits the number of franchises in order to maximize...
  • $1 billion concussion lawsuit against NFL upheld

    04/18/2016 12:56:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    $1 billion concussion lawsuit against NFL upheld By Afp Published: 14:07 EST, 18 April 2016 | Updated: 14:08 EST, 18 April 2016 The estimated $1 billion (0.88 billion euros) settlement agreed by the National Football League and players who sued for compensation over concussions was upheld on Monday by a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia gave unanimous approval to the deal which was inked in April last year in a landmark ruling. A group of players had objected to the terms of the settlement, with lawyers arguing it does not...
  • Johnny Manziel accused of trashing pad with ‘booze- and drug-filled’ ragers

    04/15/2016 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 39 replies
    Page Six ^ | 04/15016
    Johnny Manziel accused of trashing pad with ‘booze- and drug-filled’ ragers Call it a case of affluenza. Rich-kid quarterback Johnny Manziel’s facing more questions about alcohol and drug use after he threw a wild party at a rented LA house, where he and his friends allegedly caused $32,000 in damage. Manziel, who comes from a Texas oil family and whose NFL future is in peril, rented a house in West Hollywood for two days last week with a pal. The pair’s said to have thrown two all-night ragers that prompted neighbors, including comic Kathy Griffin, to call police. It’s claimed...
  • Tre Mason (LA Rams) Arrest Warrant Issued After Failure to Appear in Court

    04/13/2016 10:31:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | April 13, 2016 | Tim Daniels
    An arrest warrant has been issued for Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason after he failed to show up for an arraignment hearing Monday in his reckless driving case. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that Mason is facing charges of marijuana possession, reckless driving and resisting arrest after an incident on March 5. His bond will be set at $1,500 once he's taken into custody.
  • Report: (Josh) Gordon fails another NFL-administered drug test

    04/12/2016 10:54:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mike Garafolo
    There's a reason why Roger Goodell hasn't reinstated Josh Gordon yet, and it has to do with a recent misstep that has muddled the process for Gordon. The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, who missed the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol, failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, sources have told FOX Sports.
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • NFL to Use Virtual Reality Diversity Training Where Staff Are Harassed by a White Man

    04/11/2016 2:50:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Charlie Nash
    The NFL is pursuing plans to introduce virtual reality “diversity training” with its employees and players later this year, during which they will be required to play as a simulated black woman who gets harassed by a white male. The project is being headed by Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and the NFL is just one of many organisations that the laboratory is hoping to get involved. “Feeling prejudice by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is what VR was made for,” said lab director Jeremy Bailenson.
  • Police look for motive beyond road rage in shooting death of Will Smith

    04/10/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 36 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 4/10/16 | Cindy Boren
    Police are investigating whether the shooting death of Will Smith, a former defensive end who played on the New Orleans Saints‘ Super Bowl-winning team, was a random act that occurred when an argument erupted into road rage after an auto accident Saturday night in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District
  • Virtual reality tested by NFL as tool to confront racism, sexism

    04/10/2016 9:52:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    usatoday | April 9, 2016 | Marco della Cava
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  • J.J. Watt Comments on His Retirement Plan

    04/06/2016 7:03:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Joseph Zucker
    Judging by the comments J.J. Watt made Wednesday, the Houston Texans may not have the All-Pro defensive end for as long as they envisioned. In an interview with Nick Wright and John Lopez of SportsRadio 610 (via CBS Houston's Garret Heinrich), Watt didn't say his retirement is imminent; however, he did reveal he'll only continue in the NFL "until I feel like I can't play at that highest level anymore": I can tell you right now that I am not going to be one of those guys that is going to play as long as I possibly can. I have...
  • NFL CHANGES RULES FOR SAFETY

    04/01/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    spectator.org ^ | April 1, 2016 | Happy Jack Feder
    In a pro-active and ground-shaking response to the ever-growing trend of criticism of safety concerns in the National Football League, Commissioner Roger Goodell today issued a press release detailing sweeping reforms to the game. The press release is presented here in its entirety. “The National Football League Commission and team owners regard the physical short term and long term health of its 1,800 active players as paramount. We began radically improving safety in the early 1970s with major advancements to the helmet, and steadily continued on that path by instituting new and better rules, especially in the area of...
  • It’s Time for Christians in the NFL to Threaten a Boycott

    03/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michael Brown
    If you are a Christian player in the NFL, it’s time for you to say to the league, “Stop making us pawns in the culture wars. Enough is enough.” It’s time for you to threaten a boycott if the NFL continues to be an aggressive tool of gay activism and an aggressive opponent of religious liberty. You already put your bodies on the line every week playing one of the world’s most exciting and yet most dangerous sports. You already make all kinds of sacrifices to give yourself to the sport and the team and the fans, and even though...
  • Kevin Turner, 1969-2016: Former Alabama, NFL fullback known for toughness, versatility

    03/24/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    AL.com (Alabama) ^ | 03/24/2016 | Creg Stephenson
    Former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday after a long battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS, is perhaps best remembered his toughness and versatility as a player and later his perseverance in fighting a deadly illness. Turner, who was 46, played fullback at Alabama from 1988-91. He then spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, retiring after the 1999 season.
  • Browns sign Robert Griffin III

    03/24/2016 12:37:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team announced Thursday. Griffin’s contract is for two years and $15 million, and can be worth up to $22 million including incentives, reports USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
  • NFL reportedly made deal with Rams to draft Michael Sam

    03/24/2016 5:47:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Los Angeles Rams announced Wednesday that they will appear in the HBO series "Hard Knocks." According to a new report, the team could have been on the show sooner if they didn't draft Michael Sam in 2014. Sources told St. Louis radio station 590 The Fan the NFL agreed to not ask the Rams to appear on the HBO show if they drafted Sam, who was the sport’s first openly gay player. The Rams, then in St. Louis, were seen as a perfect fit for Sam because he attended Missouri, was the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year...
  • NFL rule changes: All chop blocks illegal, extra-point distance set

    03/23/2016 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 22, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    The NFL has passed a few notable rule changes, including expanding the definition of a chop block and setting the extra-point distance permanently, at the owners meetings in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • NFL Wants to Sack Anti-Gay Bill in Georgia

    03/22/2016 6:39:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 22, 2016 | Patricia Murphy
    Roger Goodell, chairman of the National Football League is on the cusp of becoming America’s newest gay icon. Goodell, who has an openly gay brother, and the NFL, have emerged as staunch allies in gay rights advocates’ efforts to defeat HB 757, the controversial religious freedom bill that passed the Georgia legislature late last week.
  • NFL sides with 'gay' agenda over Christians

    03/22/2016 4:55:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/22/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    The NFL has issued a warning to Georgia over that state legislature’s advance of a so-called “religious-freedom” bill that protects same-sex marriage opponents from discrimination lawsuits, saying the measure, if approved into law, could impact where future championship games are played. “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, CBS News reported. “Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential...
  • Report: Bill Belichick walks away from Goodell speech

    03/20/2016 5:09:22 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 28 replies
    theScore ^ | 20 Mar 16 | Mitch Sanderson
    It's no secret the Deflategate controversy caused a rift between commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots. Head coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem to be bothering to hide his personal feelings for the commissioner at the NFL annual spring meetings this week. Goodell is giving a speech to head coaches, owners, etc. in a banquet room. Belichick is walking down the hall in the opposite direction. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 20, 2016 It's not clear whether Belichick was intending to make a statement against Goodell with his lack of attendance, but it would certainly fit his personality.
  • NFL says Georgia religious exemptions bill might cost Atlanta Super Bowl bid

    03/20/2016 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2016
    The NFL came out against a proposed religious exemptions bill in Georgia Friday, saying the deal could have an effect on the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. Atlanta is one of the finalists for the next two league title games to be awarded, along with New Orleans, Miami and Tampa. The city is considered a clear favorite because of its new retractable-roof stadium that is set to open next year. However, the religious exemptions bill could change all of that. [Snip] This bill would protect pastors from performing same-sex marriages and give "faith-based" organizations permission to deny...
  • Religious liberty’ bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

    03/18/2016 1:21:31 PM PDT · by Dacula · 49 replies
    AJC ^ | 3-18-16 | Jeff Schultz
    If Georgia chooses to turn the “religious liberty” bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl. That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757. The statement from league spokesman Brian McCarthy reads, “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies...
  • Johnny Manziel says 'of course' he'll be in NFL next year while leaving club

    03/14/2016 1:54:37 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 3/14/2016 | Will Brinson
    Manziel is leaving a nightclub? Check. The nightclub is in Hollywood? Check. Manziel is with celebrities? Check. Manziel makes a bold proclamation about his NFL future? Check! "Of course, my man. Have a great night. My TMZ family. I appreciate you,bro, I appreciate you,"
  • Johnny Manziel finally put out of his misery as hard-partying quarterback is cut by the [tr]

    03/11/2016 9:41:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Johnny Manziel has been cut by the Cleveland Browns. The disgraced quarterback, who has had problems both on and off the field since being drafted by the Browns with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 draft, was waived by the team early Friday. The move comes as no surprise and Manziel seems to be unfazed, having been spotted partying with friends in Los Angeles earlier this week. Manziel was only two years into his four-year contract with the Browns which was worth a reported $8.245million.
  • Redskins release Robert Griffin III, ending dramatic rise-and-fall tenure

    03/07/2016 11:01:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2016 | Mike Jones
    The Washington Redskins have ended quarterback Robert Griffin III’s tenure with the team, releasing him two days before the start of the 2016 NFL year, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The long-anticipated move clears $16.155 million off of the Redskins’ salary cap, freeing up much-needed money for the team to upgrade the roster in free agency, and gives Griffin a chance to revive his once-promising career. Griffin now has the freedom to sign with whichever team he wants.
  • Ditka: I'm Voting For Trump Because He's a Leader Like Reagan; Obama "Worst President Ever"

    03/07/2016 8:21:53 AM PST · by xzins · 223 replies
    RCP ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Super Bowl winning NFL tight end and coach Mike Ditka reacted to Romney, establishment attack to take down Trump on WABC-AM's The Bernie and Sid Show at the end of the week. Ditka said the country needs someone like Donald Trump to follow Barack Obama and that is why he is voting for Donald Trump. "This country needs leadership," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk. "It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front. We need somebody like Ronald Reagan." "If I were to vote tomorrow, I'd probably vote for Trump," Ditka said.
  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obama’s skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...
  • Maurice Canady honors fallen officer at Scouting Combine

    02/29/2016 11:56:39 AM PST · by God luvs America · 6 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | 2/29/2016 | Michael David Smith
    On Saturday, Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed on her first day on the job, the day after she was sworn in as the newest rookie in the Prince William County, Virginia, Police Department. This morning at the NFL Scouting Combine, Virginia cornerback Maurice Canady paid tribute to Guindon. On the cleats he wore to run the 40-yard dash, Canady wrote, “Officer Guindon 2/27/16 Never Forget.” Canady told NFL Network he plans to auction the shoes off and give the proceeds to a memorial fund established for Guindon’s family. Canady has an aunt who was murdered, and he has...
  • Quarterback Manning to announce retirement, report says

    02/28/2016 8:48:44 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Yahoo Sports/Reuters ^ | 27 Feb, 2016 | Tim Wharnsby
    Quarterback great Peyton Manning is expected to announce his retirement within a week, the Denver Post reported on Saturday. The newspaper reported that after meeting recently with Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, "Manning is certain" the time has come to call it a day. Manning helped the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl earlier this month. The victory was his second National Football League championship in a storied career in which he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player five times in 17 seasons
  • British pols: Change Washington name or send different team to U.K.

    02/24/2016 5:57:16 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 71 replies
    ESPN ^ | 24 Feb 2016 | Mike Wise
    "We were shocked to learn the derivation of the term 'R*dskin,' pertaining as it does to the historic abuse of native Americans," read the letter, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN. "The exportation of this racial slur to the UK this autumn, when the Washington team is due to play, directly contravenes the values that many in Britain have worked so hard to instill." ** No nation has stricter anti-racism laws in sports, due in part to disturbing incidents encountered by black soccer players over the years, including having banana peels and monkey chants hurled at them during...
  • Johnny Manziel's wild parties with 15 GIRLS at a $2,500 a night villa in Cabo revealed - [tr]

    02/24/2016 6:33:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2016 | Ryan Parry
    Shameless Johnny Manziel flew to Mexico for a booze and sex-filled vacation just a week after allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Manziel, 23, the subject of a criminal investigation by the Dallas Police Department into his alleged assault on Colleen Crowley on January 30, flew to party hot spot Cabo San Lucas on a private jet and stayed at a plush $2,500 a night villa. The under-fire NFL star was joined by four friends for the six day sunshine break, sources told Daily Mail Online.
  • Virtual reality is future of NFL scouting combine and here's what it looks like

    02/23/2016 9:10:01 AM PST · by C19fan
    Yahoo ^ | February 22, 2016 | Eric Adelson
    Moms push strollers, guys jog along sidewalks and tucked behind a couple of classic cars is a small house where the future of the NFL scouting combine might be hatching. "We're in a freaking townhome," says Derek Belch, 30, the former Stanford graduate assistant coach who now has the attention of several NFL teams. He is surrounded by a gaggle of co-workers, some sitting on stairs, some at desks. There's a whiteboard with "Combine" scrawled on it, though that gets erased after a reporter enters. He is intense in the way a lot of coaches are: eye contact, rapid patter,...
  • Why Does The Progressive Mainstream Media Hate Peyton Manning?

    02/20/2016 8:26:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 19 Feb, 2016 | William L. Anderson
    Shortly after Super Bowl 50 ended with a humiliating defeat for the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers, led by quarterback Cam Newton, Newton and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning shook hands on the field and exchanged greetings and comments, with Manning (who has suffered his own humiliating losses in previous Super Bowls) offering encouragement, then each went his own way. Unfortunately for Newton, he later would have an infamous press conference in which he showed up wearing a "hoodie," mumbled some answers to questions, and then would walk out after three minutes, leaving the press astonished. Not surprisingly, the sports media jumped...
  • Women's group wants sponsors to sever ties with Peyton Manning

    02/17/2016 7:31:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Breech
    A national women's group is urging companies that sponsor Peyton Manning to cut ties with the Broncos quarterback. UltraViolet, a group made up of over 700,000 people, specifically called out Papa John's and Nationwide Insurance as two companies that should suspend ties with Manning immediately. The group would also like the NFL to investigate the 1996 incident at the University of Tennessee that took place between Manning and former Volunteers trainer Jamie Naughright.
  • Roger Goodell made $34.1 million in 2014

    02/16/2016 11:04:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    SI ^ | February 16, 2016 | Staff
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $34.1 million in compensation in 2014, based on a tax filing released by the NFL on Tuesday. That number means Goodell made more money than any player in the league that season, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the highest-paid NFL star, bringing in a $22 million salary.
  • Sports Stadium Deals Consistently Strike Out

    02/16/2016 8:55:19 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2016 | Chris Douglas
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has proposed legislation that would force sports teams who relocate to a new city to pay back public subsidies received from their former state or town. This legislation is likely influenced by the St. Louis Rams’ recent decision to move to Los Angeles (Sen. McCaskill hails from Missouri). This is a solid idea, especially given what the economic research says about stadium subsidies and given the inability of cities to protect taxpayers from being left in the lurch on these stadium deals. The Rams were lured from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1995 by a...
  • Peyton Manning Newest Target of Fake Internet Outrage Brigade

    02/14/2016 8:56:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 13, 2016 | Clay Travis
    This morning fake black guy Shaun King -- he's white but has been pretending to be black for nearly forty years -- decided to write about Peyton Manning mooning and teabagging a trainer twenty years ago. His motive to do so was, predictably, racist. He believed Cam Newton had been treated unfairly in the wake of the Super Bowl so he decided to take a page from the political handbook of PC bros everywhere and write an old story about Peyton Manning in an effort to try to turn it into a new story.
  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...