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  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • What The Views Rosie ODonnell Just Said About the NFL...

    09/15/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/14/14 | Matthew Burke
    ...Confirms Shes One of Worlds Biggest Airheads Progressive Rosie ODonnell, previously fired from The View, but now brought back in hopes of improving ratings from ABCs all-female hosted talk show, debuted for the second time on Monday to bash the NFL, strongly inferring that football players, who play a physical game are not capable of separating the violence from their personal lives. Using the recent news of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson as a springboard to further the lefts war against football, ODonnell, acting as an expert on how the human brain works, said: They live in an arena of...
  • Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL

    09/15/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:42AM BST 15 Sep 2014 | By David Millward, US Correspondent
    High powered backing for former Secretary of State to rescue Americas most popular sport Support is growing for a campaign to draft Condoleezza Rice as Commissioner for the troubled National Football League (NFL). American football, the countrys most popular sport and a bastion of macho male culture, has suffered one of the worst weeks in its history with three high-profile stars facing accusations of domestic violence. The crisis has led to calls for Ms Rice, a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, to step in replace the beleaguered Roger Goodell as Commissioner. As far back as 2002 Ms Rice described becoming NFL...
  • The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

    09/15/2014 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    FivetThirtyEight ^ | Benjamin Morris
    Although there seems to be an endless stream of stories about NFL player arrests and misconduct, this is largely because there are a lot of NFL players (and theyre famous). At the leagues peak (during training camps), there are about 2,560 players attached to NFL teams (limit 80 each). As Ill show, arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range but there are some types of crimes that trail the pack significantly.
  • Ray Rice, Ray Lewis and the absurdity of the NFL

    09/15/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/11/2014 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    Shocking Video!!! This week the news and sports media, on behalf of those who need help with two plus two, revealed there are two kinds of domestic violence: The not-too-bad, the kind described only in words and a cost-you-only-two-games video of a woman being dragged from an elevator, and The shocking, throw-the-bum-out kind, as seen in this weeks inside-the-elevator, what-happened-in-Atlantic City-didnt-quite-stay-there Ray Rice video. Some of us, however, know better than to be shocked by common sense. After all, how else did the soon-to-be Mrs. Rice, as seen months ago in the first surveillance video, become unconscious, left for...
  • Scarborough Gets Snippy With Reporter Calling Out NBC's NFL Hypocrisy

    09/15/2014 6:04:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ever since the Ray Rice elevator video went public, Morning Joe has been in a state of sustained moral outrage over the NFL's mishandling of the issue of domestic violence. All well and good. But things turned testy this morning when a New York Times reporter turned the tables on Joe and Mika. When Mika Brzezinski suggested that sponsors should boycott the NFL, Alan Schwarz asked if Joe and Mika should march into the office of the NBC Chairman and demand that the network stop supporting the NFL by broadcasting its Sunday night games. After first jokingly suggesting that the...
  • ESPN Commentator: We Need To Reprogram How We Raise Men (LESBIAN FASCIST ALERT!)

    09/15/2014 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 79 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On ESPNs SportsCenter earlier this week, espnW columnist Kate Fagan argued that the big picture in the controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rices domestic violence allegations. According Fagan, the problem needs to be tackled at the so-called grassroots level when men are in their formative years. Well, I think right now we're talking so much about firing Goodell or punishments. You know, should it be a three game, a two game, a six game, a full year ban? But I think that's a little reactive and not proactive. Domestic violence is something that happens in anger, in...
  • Rice,Woods&Weiner Scandals.All Share Similar Reasons Why Wives Never Left Them.

    09/14/2014 4:08:48 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    Starting off with the Ray Rice elevator knock-out incident.After the abuse Janay went through,you would assume she would of filed for divorce.But obviously we all know why she wont leave him.Janay probably has no real skills/talent where she could just walk away and move on with her life.Just like with Elin Woods and Huma Weiner.Three completely different scenarios,but in the end they all stayed with their scandalous husbands.My Man Could Of Killed Me In The Elevator!,but that's OK,he has a lot of money,therefore he gets a pass,I forgive him.No Big Deal.And another perfect example of a high profile woman not...
  • From the Levant to Ferguson to Baltimore, The Most Violent Summer in Years

    09/14/2014 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    What is happening to us, and what can we do about it? Confronting violence starts with confronting our anxiety about it.I know, the world is a violent place. But doesnt this summer, and the last few weeks, seem especially so? From the global scene to the most personal, we seem to have settled for violence as the new normal at every level. This week, we observed the 13th anniversary of 9/11. That terrible day affected all of us, each of us being able to describe where we were and what we felt as the Trade Center towers fell. Yet, 13...
  • New Jersey prosecutor who let Ray Rice off the hook is throwing the book at a young mother of two

    09/14/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Following the release of new footage that seems to show now former-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face, its important to remember that the prosecutor who let Rice off with a slap on the wrist is now trying to throw the book at a young mother of two who tried to protect herself and her family from violence. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain approved an application for admitting Rice into New Jerseys Pre-Trial Intervention program that allowed the NFL star to avoid jail time. Instead, Rice has to undergo counseling and will be immediately incarcerated...
  • Report: Rice set to appeal NFL's indefinite suspension Monday

    09/14/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 72 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/14/2014 | staff
    When the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice earlier this week, the NFL followed suit with its own punishment and suspended the running back indefinitely. How long that suspension may last is unclear, but it sounds like Rice plans to fight it. Citing multiple media reports, NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk says Rice intends to file an appeal Monday that "will be handled by the NFLPA and by an outside lawyer retained by Rice." Initially, Rice received a two-game suspension in July, after an initial video showed him dragging his unconscious then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of a casino elevator in New...
  • Maureen Dowd: Throw the Bums Out: Roger Goodell, Ray Rice and the N.F.L.s Culture

    09/14/2014 10:13:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedys Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War... The two legacies from his dad, Bryan Curtis wrote in Grantland last year, could well be a measure of his dads idealism, his contrarianism, his stubbornness. And I bet wed also find a kind of defense mechanism that develops when you see your dad destroyed on a public stage. An instinct that makes you...
  • Goodell Has Got to Go

    09/14/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The violent beating that was delivered by Ray Rice, a Baltimore Raven running back, against his girlfriend-turned-wife Janay, was the worst example of male behavior that our society has seen. Rice deserves to go to jail for the assault. This episode is a perfect example of corporate mismanagement by the leadership of the NFL. It is inexcusable. The Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, needs to resign. You all saw the video of Ray Rice dragging his then-girlfriend out of the elevator. You all figured out she did not just faint. So it did not take much to surmise what...
  • Judge Who Let Ray Rice Off For Domestic Abuse Pushes Prosecution Of Philly Single Mom

    09/08/2014 12:56:27 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    Real Defense ^ | 08/07/2014 | HomeGun Train
    Allen tried to avoid a trial and jail time by applying to a pre-trial intervention program in New Jersey for first-time offenders. Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back who knocked his then-fiancee unconscious during an altercation in Atlantic City in February, was accepted into the program in May.
  • What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests

    09/13/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/2014 | Neil Irwin
    Off-the-field violence by professional football players is coming under new focus this week after the release of a video involving the star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, followed by a bungled response by the National Football League. But what do the numbers show about N.F.L. players tangles with the law more broadly? Are some teams players more likely to get into legal trouble? Are arrests rising or falling? What are the most common offenses? USA Today maintains a database of arrests, charges, and citations of N.F.L. players for anything more serious than a traffic citation. Maintained by Brent Schrotenboer,...
  • Program Ray Rice in is rarely granted

    09/12/2014 4:18:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Barr and Don Van Natta Jr.
    TRENTON, N.J. -- The pretrial intervention program offered to Ray Rice in the assault case involving his wife was granted in less than 1 percent of all domestic violence assault cases from 2010-13 that were resolved, according to New Jersey Judiciary data obtained Friday by "Outside the Lines." Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, were arrested on Feb. 15 and charged with simple assault after an incident at an Atlantic City casino. Janay's charges were later dropped, but on March 27, an Atlantic City grand jury increased Rice's assault charge to aggravated assault-bodily injury in the third degree causing bodily...
  • Vikings star Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case

    09/12/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT · by maggief · 168 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The NFL, already swamped with negative news in what has been a horrible week for the league, now has to deal with Adrian Peterson, one of its biggest stars, being indicted for injuring a child. Multiple reports, including TMZ, Fox Sports and the Fox affiliate in Houston, said Peterson was indicted on Thursday in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the indictment stems from Peterson disciplining his son with a switch, which is a flexible rod.
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as were sure you know. First, lets go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Billswho havent made the NFL playoffs since...
  • ESPN sources contradict Roger Goodell's 'ambiguous' statement

    09/12/2014 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/12/2014 | staff reports
    Four sources close to Ray Rice have told ESPN [link at URL] that the former Ravens running back acknowledged to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's investigation that he punched Janay Rice in an Atlantic city elevator, knocking her unconscious. If that is the case, it would seem to contradict Goodell's statement to CBS this week that Rice's account of the February assault in the Revel casino to investigators was 'ambiguous'. "Ray didn't lie to the commissioner," one of the sources said on ESPN's "outside the Lines." "He told the full truth to Goodell - he made it clear...
  • NFL: 3 in 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

    09/12/2014 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 12, 2014 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE
    The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in data the league prepared for its proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits. Both the league and players' lawyers estimate that 28 percent of the retirees will develop Alzheimer's disease, moderate dementia or more serious neurological problems. That would represent nearly 6,000 of the 19,000 living former players. Dozens of them could develop Lou Gehrig's or Parkinson's disease.
  • Tim Tebow joining ABC's 'GMA' as contributor

    09/12/2014 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.wokv.com ^ | Updated: 10:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES Tim Tebow is taking the field for "Good Morning America." ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show's new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. ABC says he'll appear in the studio and from locations across America. Tebow is an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network. He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2012, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. When he was hired as...
  • Senators ask NFL to institute no-tolerance policy for domestic abuse (Lifetime ban)

    09/12/2014 9:00:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 2014 | AP
    Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators said they were "shocked and disgusted" by a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious. "Tragically, this is not the only case of an NFL player allegedly assaulting a woman even within the last year," the senators wrote in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The senators said they were deeply concerned that a new policy Goodell announced last month would let a player commit a violent...
  • Owners prepared to oust Roger Goodell if investigation shows egregious misconduct

    09/12/2014 5:54:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2014 | Mark Maske
    Though NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to have the solid support of many of the leagues 32 owners, the group is prepared to act against Goodell, potentially considering his dismissal, if the investigation by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III concludes that Goodell was guilty of willful and egregious misconduct in the handling of the Ray Rice case, several people familiar with owners views said Thursday. Hes been a very good commissioner and hes done great things for the league, a high-ranking executive with one NFL team said. The presumption is that hes telling the truth and the investigation...
  • Rices Misfortune Is that His Infraction Was Caught on Camera

    09/11/2014 7:43:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    As long as players don't get caught knocking out women on camera for the world to see, they're cleared to play football in the NFL Ray Rice has become “Peck’s Bad Boy” for a deteriorating National Football League. When the first video of him dragging his unconscious fianc√©e out of an elevator appeared in July, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell slapped Rice’s wrist with a two-game suspension. Goodell went on to revise the league’s disciplinary policy regarding domestic violence to include a minimum six-game suspension or more for the first infraction and up to a lifetime ban for the second, with...
  • NOW wants Roger Goodell out(Terry O'Neill calls for independent investigator,no not Benghazi)

    09/11/2014 5:58:53 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 43 replies
    ESPN GO ^ | Sept 10, 2014 | ESPN.com news services
    Terry O'Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, has called for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign, citing Ray Rice's assault on his now-wife as just one of many examples of the league's failure to act against domestic violence. The NFL has lost its way. It doesn't have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem," O'Neill said in a statement. "... The only workable solution is for Roger Goodell to resign and for his successor to appoint an independent investigator with full authority to gather factual data about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault...
  • Goodell's path out of trouble

    09/11/2014 3:52:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies
    11 Sept, 2014 | NonValueAdded
    Here's the thing ... A video is leaked to the NFL office. A leaked voice mail confirms its arrival but that AP report also confirms the delivery was unofficial. Recipient says "it's bad." OK, so the video was seen. If we take all that at face value, that's what we know and the next is supposition. Recipient of video gets in touch with office counsel. "Hey, Mr. Lawyer, I just got this elevator video of Ray Rice. It's bad." "Really, where did it come from? Do we know it is real?" "Well, no, but he says he is a cop."...
  • Burger joint shames Philadelphia Eagles star Over Small Tip

    09/10/2014 10:18:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    "Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been publicly called out by the owner of a local eatery for leaving a 20-cent tip on a bill totaling more than $60. The Philadelphia burger joint PYT shared a receipt online showing what was described as Mr McCoy's paltry tip. 'The twenty cent tip that the Eagles' LeSean McCoy just left our server on his $60 check is going to come in really handy for that new official NFL McCoy jersey he had his heart set on,' the message that accompanied the receipt read. 'That is a .03% tip. New record!'"
  • Replace NFL's Roger Goodell with... Condi Rice.

    09/10/2014 3:27:35 PM PDT · by dmzTahoe · 52 replies
    09/10/14 | David Z
    In light of today's revelation that the NFL was sent the inside-elevator tape, there is no doubt that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not survive. The NFL would be smart to appoint Condi Rice as the next Commissioner of the NFL. Besides being a brilliant individual... organized, effective, great negotiator... she is an African-American, and a female (and a huge football fan). Hiring her as commissioner would be a brilliant move to quell any "old boy, white man network" rage that will soon be heard. She would be at ease handling and negotiating with the owners, union and players. Make...
  • AP source says Ray Rice video sent to NFL months ago

    09/10/2014 2:10:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 60 replies
    ABC-13 Houston/AP ^ | 9/10/2014 | Unattributed
    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible." The law enforcement official, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, says he had no further communication with any NFL employee and...
  • The NFL Is Full of Ray Rices

    09/10/2014 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 9, 2014 | Robert Silverman
    The Baltimore Raven was indefinitely suspended but even one of his teammates suited up after punching a girlfriend in the neck. So much for zero tolerance. [Snip] Ray Rices teammate and All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs has twice gotten into altercations with his then-girlfriend and current wife. In 2009, he allegedly, threw a soap dispenser at her head, hit her in the chest with his hand, and held a bottle of bleach over her and their 1-year-old son. In 2012, he punched her in the neck and dragged her alongside a speeding car with their two children in the vehicle. Unlike...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 2]

    09/10/2014 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 2 Thursday, Sept. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. New York...
  • Why The Sudden Outrage Over Ray Rice?

    09/10/2014 4:40:58 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 58 replies
    Ray Rice has been fired from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. Why? Thats the million dollar question at this point. It seems to be more about political correctness and caving to political lobbys than anything else. Weve known for months that Rice beat up his then fiancee and knocked her unconscious. This fact resulted in a minor criminal case and a two game suspension from the NFL. Earlier this week gossip site TMZ got hold of the closed circuit video of the attack and now ESPNs hoard of commentators is completely outraged, Rice has been fired...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Justified Outrage Over Ray Rice Video Proves Feminism "Artificial"

    09/10/2014 3:25:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 10,2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Tuesday radio show, Rush Limbaugh said that the justified outrage over Ray Rice's video in which he knocks his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevator proves that feminism is "artificial" and that there are legitimate differences between men and women.
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • TMZ plans to release proof that NFL 'turned blind eye' to Rice video (Good-bye Goodell)

    09/08/2014 7:15:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 109 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/8/2014 | By Eric Edholm
    The Ray Rice story isn't close to being over. Although the Baltimore Ravens released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely following the release of the bombshell video of Rice striking his wife in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, TMZ claims it has more to the story, via Philly.com. TMZ's Harvey Levin appeared on Fox5 Philly and said that he plans to release information that the NFL knew about and saw the Rice video (which the league has denied) but that it ignored it.
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • Ray Rice's wife defends player, blasts media

    09/09/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 108 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/9/2014 | ap
    One day after Ray Rice was cut loose from the Baltimore Ravens following the release of a video showing him striking and knocking out his then-fiancee, his wife is defending her husband and blasting the media for the pain caused to her family. In an Instagram post apparently written by Janay Rice, she said she felt like she was "mourning the death of my closest friend." "I woke up this morning, feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," Janay Rice wrote in the post. "But to have to accept the...
  • Ray Rice terminated after newly released video shows NFL star punch fiancee

    09/08/2014 11:49:41 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 98 replies
    CNN/TMZ ^ | 9/8/14 | Jill Martin and Steve Almasy
    The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in February. The news release from the NFL team was terse. "The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon," it read. Rice had been suspended by the league for the first two games of the season, a controversial move that led to widespread criticism and to the league re-evaluating the punishment for domestic violence cases.
  • FOX SPORTS 570am in Los Angeles -- Ravens release Ray Rice

    09/08/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 152 replies
    fox sports ^ | 9-8-14
    Breaking -- because of new footage inside the elevator, Ravens have released Ray Rice.
  • TMZ Releases Damning Ray Rice Elevator Video

    09/08/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Many believed it was a matter of when not if someone would leak additional footage of the Ray Rice elevator incident. They were right. Early Monday, TMZ published what it said was video from inside the elevator at the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City, where Rice was arrested on Feb. 15 for a domestic dispute involving his now-wife Janay. The video shows Rice hitting Janay with his left hand, which knocks her into the railing before she hits the floor. Rice then drags his apparently unconscious fiancee out of the elevator.
  • Antonio Brown jump-kicks punter

    09/07/2014 1:43:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | September 7, 2014, 4:27 PM ET | Scott Brown |
    Brown jumped-kicked Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of a 46-yard punt return in the second quarter, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 30-27 win. ... It marks the second time since last December that Brown has been a central figure in a play in which an AFC rival's punter took a shot to the face. Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin broke Kevin Huber's jaw near the end of last season when he obliterated the Cincinnati Bengals punter during Brown's 67-yard return for a touchdown.
  • Penalty: Sideline Infraction and the Lefts Redskins Debate

    09/06/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Caleb Bonham
    NFL culture has finally pissed the American left off. No, feminist Democrats are not irate about superstars beating their girlfriends into unconsciousness and “equality” activists are not protesting the NFL’s lack of gender-neutral locker rooms. Their ire is directed at the team name of the Washington franchise, the Redskins, and the left has its jockstrap all bunched up because owner Daniel Snyder is refusing to cower to their fad activism. See, this whole feigned outrage is not about an offensive team name—it’s about control, it’s about liberal bullies not getting their way, and it is the epitome of fake courage....
  • It's official: Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    09/03/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    SB Nation via Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Michael Sam signed with the Dallas Cowboys today after passing his physical exam with the team, according to various reports. He will be placed on the team's practice squad. Sam grew up in Galveston, Texas, about four hours south of Dallas. Sam's estranged father lives in the Dallas area.
  • Cowboys schedule news conference to announce Sam signing

    09/03/2014 9:04:02 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 93 replies
    YAhoo/NBC ^ | 9/3/14 | Michael Smith
    The Cowboys have scheduled a news conference to make it official that Sam, the NFLs first openly gay player, has been added to the practice squad. The news broke yesterday that the Cowboys would sign Sam assuming he passed his physical. Sam was drafted by the Rams and played well in the preseason, recording three sacks. But he did not play well enough to stay in St. Louis. In Dallas, he may have a better chance of earning a spot on the 53-man roster if he proves himself on the practice squad. The Cowboys are desperate for help on defense,...
  • Cowboys to bring in Michael Sam

    09/03/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/3/14
    Michael Sam is flying into Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. If Sam passes his physical, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad, the source said.
  • ESPN poll: 71% support team keeping Redskins name including 53% of liberals

    09/02/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | AllahPundit
    The raw numbers look nice for those who favor keeping the name, but pay attention to the trendline. Way back in 1992, just eight percent supported changing it; last year, as the lefty messaging machine got rolling, it bumped up to 14 percent. Through eight months of this year, it’s up another nine points. Where will it be five years from now?Glass half-full or half-empty?Don’t read too much into the numbers among liberals. They’ll become strongly negative soon enough, as opposition to “Redskins” slowly joins the canon of What Good Progressives Believe. The number among the under-45 set is...
  • Cowboys to bring in Michael Sam

    09/02/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 2, 2014
    Michael Sam is flying into Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. If Sam passes his physical, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad, the source said.
  • An NFL Player Got A Tattoo On His Face To Keep Himself From Ever Getting A Normal Job

    09/02/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tony Manfred
    St. Louis Rams rookie defense lineman Ethan Westbrooks made the final 53-man roster on Saturday, beating out Michael Sam for one of the team's final spots... Westbrooks told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that he got a tattoo below his eye in 2011 because he never wanted to get a normal job again. Making it in the NFL would be the only way to prevent him from becoming "a guy that has a tattoo on his face looking for another job." ...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 1]

    09/02/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 264 replies
    ESNP ^ | ESPN
    Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 4 Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. San...
  • Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims ........

    09/01/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 103 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims Buffalo Bills star as gay football player tweets upbeat message Michael Sam is no longer attached to an NFL team and none of them appear to want to pick him up because his sexual orientation causes too much distraction, claims a Buffalo Bills star. Offensive lineman Eric Wood goes on, more specifically, to blame the media for focusing on the personal life of the NFL's first openly gay draft pick. 'Blame that on espn,' Wood tweeted in response to Sam's inability to find an...