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  • Dennis Green, former coach of Vikings and Cardinals, dead at 67

    07/24/2016 6:07:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 3:54 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — Dennis Green, former NFL coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67. Green spent 13 seasons coaching the NFL with eight playoff appearances under the Vikings. His best season with the team was in 1998 when the Vikings finished 15–1, a record at the time. According to a statement from his family, he died due to complications of cardiac arrest. The Vikings said they were “saddened” by the news of his passing.
  • Fantasy Football 2016

    07/22/2016 2:51:01 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 14 replies
    Sweet 16 Homers' League Live Draft: Sun Aug 28 1:30pm CDT
  • Dennis Green dies at 67 (NFL coach)

    07/22/2016 8:58:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | July 22, 2016 | Mike Florio
    Dennis Green, former head coach of the Vikings and Cardinals, has died at the age of 67. Green became head coach of the Vikings in 1992, instantly leading the team to a playoff berth. In 1998, he coached the team to one of the best offensive performances in league history. The team finished 15-1 and lost to the Falcons at home in overtime of the NFC championship game. Green and the Vikings returned to the NFC title game in 2000.
  • Ginsburg fumbles opportunity to bring Tom Brady justice

    07/22/2016 6:13:07 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 28 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | july 21 | Peter Lucas
    Roger Goodell won, so I am moving to New Zealand, just like U.S. Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg. I can't imagine what this country will be -- what the NFL will be -- with Roger Goodell as our commissioner. For Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots it will be four long games. For the country and the NFL it will be many long years. I don't even want to contemplate that. It is no way to make the Patriots great again. Goodell is a faker.
  • NFL reportedly planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

    07/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    aol.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Mark Lelinwalla
    Hey, Tom Brady — deflate this football at your own risk. According to the Toronto Sun, the NFL is planning on inserting customized data chips into game balls for the 2016 preseason, beginning next month, and for Thursday Night Football regular-season games. The Sun reports that narrowing the goalposts could be one of the results from this experiment. Our emails and calls to the league for confirmation weren't immediately returned. With a data chip embedded in the game balls, the league's front office could gauge how close each made field goal measures through the uprights. The NFL could also estimate...
  • Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson: "The Government is Not Daddy"

    07/18/2016 8:22:19 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 16 replies
    Twitter | July 14, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Via Twitter: "We need men to be men and lead, protect, and nurture their homes. The government is not daddy" #POTUStownhall
  • Tom Brady won't appeal suspension to Supreme Court

    07/15/2016 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 97 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | ESPN.com News Services
    Tom Brady announced Friday that he will not appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying in a message on his Facebook page that he will "no longer proceed with the legal process."
  • Isaiah Crowell Hides behind Apology, learns about free speech blowback

    07/13/2016 6:24:34 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 51 replies
    Movietvtechgeeks ^ | July 13, 2016 | Shane Mclendon
    Isaiah Crowell is doing what most athletes do when they get in hot water by sharing their thoughts on controversial news items. The Cleveland Browns running back is backpedaling. And doing so faster than he ever thought about running the 40-yard dash. Crowell has never been accused of being the most enlightened of football players. -snip- After three years in the NFL, you would think the young man had matured to some degree. But when Crowell went to Instagram to post a photo of a police officer having his throat slashed, it was clear he’s just as reckless as ever....
  • Miko Grimes goes off on Dolphins (again), owner Stephen Ross for keeping ‘Jew buddies’ employed

    07/12/2016 7:43:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 11, 2016 | Seth Walder
    Brent Grimes' wife, Miko Grimes, is back to ripping the Dolphins — this time in a series of nasty tweets that included an anti-Semitic message targeted at Miami owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins cut Grimes back in March, perhaps partially because of the actions of and criticisms coming from the cornerback's wife. The Bucs signed him shortly thereafter.
  • NFL Player Posts Instagram Photo Showing Police Officer’s Throat Getting Slit

    07/11/2016 5:07:23 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/11/2016 | CBS News, New York
    CLEVELAND (CBSNewYork) — An NFL player is apologizing for posting a graphic image on Instagram showing a man dressed in all black slitting the throat of a police officer. Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, 23, deleted the image he posted on Instagram showing blood gushing out of the officer’s neck.
  • Browns player tweets cop throat slash

    07/11/2016 2:50:52 PM PDT · by Birdman · 57 replies
    I'm a Cleveland boy and die-hard Browns fan - this is sick. He's gotta go...
  • How's 'bout them Cowboys!!!!

    07/11/2016 3:23:03 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 37 replies
    How's 'bout them Cowboys!!!!
  • Several NFL players express outrage, call for justice after Alton Sterling shooting

    07/06/2016 9:11:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Sean Wagner-McGough
    The shooting death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, at point blank range by Baton Rouge, La., police has sparked outrage from several NFL players. Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to CNN.
  • Report: Johnny Manziel plans to go “completely sober” — Friday

    06/29/2016 10:31:48 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    Maybe Johnny Manziel is taking seriously all the good advice people keep giving him to clean up his act. At least he says he plans to, after this one sweet kegger he’s throwing in Mexico. Manziel told TMZ that he’s “going completely sober starting July 1st.”
  • Legendary defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan dies at 85

    06/28/2016 9:44:44 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    ProFootballTalk ^ | 06/28/2016 | Michael David Smith
    Buddy Ryan, a longtime coach who built perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history with the 1985 Bears, has died at the age of 85. Beloved by his players and hated by opposing offenses (and sometimes hated even by his own offenses), Ryan masterminded Chicago’s 46 defense that won Super Bowl XX. He later served as head coach of an Eagles team that had a great defense in its own right, and ended his coaching career as head coach of the Cardinals in 1994 and 1995. Ryan’s 35-year career as a football coach began in 1961 as a defensive line...
  • Coors, Shanahan to host Donald Trump fundraiser in Colorado

    06/27/2016 11:59:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Mark Matthews
    Pete Coors and Mike Shanahan, a pair of giants in Colorado beer and football, are two of several boldfaced names planning a Friday fundraiser for Donald Trump to coincide with the Republican candidate’s visit to the state that day for the Western Conservative Summit. While the names on the host committee may suggest a Sunday-tailgate kind of affair — Coors is a longtime beer executive and Shanahan used to coach the Denver Broncos — the entry fee to the presidential fundraiser is decidedly more expensive than what one would find in the parking lot of Mile High stadium. It’s at...
  • NFL legend Hershel Walker paying price for supporting Trump

    06/27/2016 10:50:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | June 27, 2016
    From TMZ: Herschel Walker says he’s paying the price for supporting Donald Trump — telling TMZ Sports he’s been dropped from multiple speaking engagements for publicly backing the GOP candidate. Walker was one of Trump’s first big celebrity endorsers — praising his former “Celebrity Apprentice” boss as a brilliant man who will truly make America great again. But after he went public, Walker says he started getting axed from speaking gigs — most recently getting canceled from an event in California because organizers were afraid Walker would attract anti-Trump protesters. .. Despite the backlash, Walker says he will NOT stop...
  • Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Goes Trump With Call for U.S./Mexico Border Wall

    08/17/2015 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2015 - 12:26 pm | david francis
    Football coaches face a tough choice anytime they’re asked to play politics: Do so, and they risk alienating their fan base for a reason other than play calling or defensive schemes. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the plunge Saturday, when he agreed with Donald Trump’s idea to build a border fence to keep out illegal immigrants coming from Mexico. At an otherwise boring press conference Saturday afternoon, Harbaugh, who’s won a Super Bowl and is no stranger to dealing with media, was asked a question about officiating during the ongoing NFL preseason. Somehow, his answer drifted into politics, with...
  • NFL Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell's Death

    06/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A NFL spokesman says Goodell "is alive and well"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not dead. The National Football League's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday and a message posted around 12:30 pm. ET said Goodell has died. "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP," the tweet read. The NFL Commissioner's Office confirmed to NBC the account was hacked. Additional messages were posted after the first false tweet. "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," one message read, followed by, "OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good...
  • Report: Aqib Talib hospitalized after being shot (Denver Bronco)

    06/05/2016 3:19:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    NBC sports ^ | 6-5-16 | Zac Jackson
    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been hospitalized after he was shot Saturday night, Rebecca Lopez of WFAA TV in Dallas reported Sunday. Lopez reported that Talib was one of three people shot after a fight in V Live, a Dallas night club, and that Talib is at Medical City Hospital. In 2011, Aqib Talib was indicted but later cleared on charges in Dallas County that he pistol-whipped and shot at his sister’s boyfriend.
  • Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

    05/24/2016 12:53:03 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 24, 2016
    Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.'' Papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit's ruling upholding the suspension lacks any scientific proof and the appeals judges should reconsider an April decision that reinstated Brady's suspension.
  • Sports Drive-Bys Upset by Poll Showing 90% of Native Americans Aren't

    05/23/2016 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on this Redskins business. They surveyed 504 Native American, Indians. Ninety percent of 'em said: We don't care. Washington Redskins doesn't affect us, doesn't mean diddly-squat. We don't care. So the Drive-Bys are not happy. The Sports Drive-Bys are not happy, and the sports Drive-Bys (I won't mention any names) are out there lecturing Native Americans on how they should care, and they're lecturing everybody else on how they should care. And you know what one of the latest approaches is? This is so telling. It is so... I can't remember when it was, but it's...
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. We’ve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the “Washington Redskins.” It’s been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 35 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • 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...