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  • Report: Jabrill Peppers tested positive for diluted sample at NFL combine

    04/24/2017 12:38:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    NFL draft prospect Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A diluted sample, which doesn't necessarily prove the presence of a banned substance, constitutes a failed test.
  • ‘I’m an idiot’: New York Times editor admits tweeting dueling Patriots photos was a blunder

    04/20/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/20/2017 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the New England Patriots called out the New York Times over a photo tweet comparing the turnout to meet President Trump to the much larger group that took up President Obama’s invitation in 2015. {..snip..}
  • The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House

    04/20/2017 8:16:14 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/18
    Spencer's tweets became a troubling sideshow to the dramatic win. Appalled fans tweeted that he had sucked the joy from the Patriots’ victory. By the next morning, Boston Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others ran items chronicling Spencer’s tweets. For Spencer, the rampant denunciations only added to his pleasure. “It was like the alt-right won the Super Bowl,” Spencer told me recently.
  • CNN, MSNBC, NY Times Spread False Story About Fewer Patriots Visiting Trump White House

    04/20/2017 2:26:59 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/20/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The New York Times spread a pair of misleading photos of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots visiting the Trump and Obama White Houses, giving the false impression that significantly fewer Patriots players and staffers showed up for President Trump. The tweet quickly went viral, picking up over 44,000 retweets. "Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j" — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017 But the Patriots explained in their own tweet that the Times was comparing apples and oranges. The 2015 photo included about 40 staff members, who were...
  • Patriots Now Might Owe Aaron Hernandez Millions

    04/20/2017 3:05:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2017 | Laura Italiano
    Now that Aaron Hernandez may have his conviction posthumously vacated — under an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine — the Patriots could owe him money, a lawyer said Thursday. The Pats may actually be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate a $3.5 million bonus that was stopped hours after his murder arrest in 2013, attorney William Kennedy told the CBS affiliate in Boston. Kennedy represents the families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. Hernandez was acquitted in their shooting murders last week — only to commit suicide Wednesday in the Massachusetts prison cell where he was serving life without parole...
  • New England Patriots Call Out New York Times For Lying To People On Twitter

    04/20/2017 8:54:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | ON APRIL 20, 2017
    The New England Patriots have called out the New York Times for lying to people in multiple tweets about the NFL team meeting with President Trump. On Thursday, New York Times tweeted out two photos. One photo showed the Patriots with President Obama at the White House in 2015. The second photo showed a picture of the Patriots with President Trump in 2017, showing fewer people standing with the President Trump than Obama. The only reason to tweet such a comparison photo would be to ridicule President Trump. However, the New England Patriots official Twitter account responded to the photo...
  • Fake News! Patriots Twitter ..Busts NYT for ..Pics Showing ..Obama Visit Better Attended than Trump

    04/20/2017 9:34:48 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    When you receiving a devastating fact-check by the Twitter account of an NFL football team, it might be time to delete your newspaper. That very thing occurred on Wednesday, when the New York Times tweeted out two photos comparing the number of Patriots coaches and players who attended in 2015, when Obama was president, versus how many attended on Wednesday with President Trump: "Patriots’ turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots’ turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j" — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017 Clearly, the tweet makes the Obama White House visit look significantly better attended than...
  • President Trump welcomes Patriots to White House, leaves Tom Brady out of remarks

    04/19/2017 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 19, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    The New England Patriots are the professional sports team most closely associated with President Donald Trump, so it was fitting that they were the first championship team to visit Trump in the White House. Many of them visited on Wednesday, anyway. Many others skipped the trip. Perhaps the most awkward moment of a fairly routine speech by a president to a winning team – including owner Robert Kraft presenting Trump with a No. 45 Patriots jersey and coach Bill Belichick giving him a helmet – came when Trump mentioned receiver Danny Amendola for his fourth-down catch in Super Bowl LI. Amendola was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison days after the shamed NFL star was acquitted

    04/19/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 106 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4/19/17 | Road Warrior '04
    <p>Just came across on Fox Business. Aaron Hernandez is dead! Hung himself with his bed sheet in his cell.</p>
  • Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots star convicted of murder, hangs himself in prison

    04/19/2017 4:56:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/17 | Cindy Boren
    Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder without the possibility of parole, hanged himself in himself in his prison cell, Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials say. Officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., found Hernandez, 27, hanging from a bedsheet at about 3:05 a.m. Wednesday. They attempted lifesaving techniques and he was taken to UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Retired NFL player accidentally hits, kills 3-year-old daughter while moving truck

    04/15/2017 11:27:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | April 15, 2017
    Retired Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap accidentally struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter Friday afternoon while moving his truck, according to Mesa, Arizona, police. The incident happened in the driveway of a home in the gated community of Las Sendas. Police responded to a car/pedestrian accident about 3:45 p.m. and were told the girl was on the driveway when Heap moved the truck forward and hit her. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died, police said.
  • Hernandez found NOT GUILTY

    04/14/2017 12:22:54 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 47 replies
    BOSTON (WHDH) - After six days of deliberations, the jury in the double-murder trial of Aaron Hernandez found him not guilty for the 2012 murders of two men in Boston’s South End. The former New England Patriots tight end was on trial for the killings of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at the Cure Lounge. Throughout the trial, his lawyers argued that it was Hernandez’s friend, Alexander Bradley, who shot the men in a drug deal while parked at a stop light.
  • 49ers players surprised Colin Kaepernick unemployed

    04/11/2017 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 10, 2017 | By CAM INMAN
    NaVorro Bowman is confident “someone” will sign former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been a free agent since March 3 without being publicly connected to any potential suitor. Should Kaepernick be on a roster, even if it’s not the 49ers’ as coach Kyle Shanahan forges ahead with free agent acquisitions Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley? “I think he should,” Bowman replied Monday at the start of the 49ers’ offseason program. “He’s proven he can play at this level. You know, he’s made a choice that’s kind of had a little backlash from it. Running back Carlos Hyde also expressed...
  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers 'SPLIT after three years'amid claims actress [tr]

    04/07/2017 6:42:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rebecca Davison
    Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have reportedly split up. A source told People magazine: 'They have amicably ended their relationship of three years. They remain close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.' The star, 36, and the quarterback, 33, began dating at the end of 2014 - but haven't had the easiest ride as Aaron didn't speak to his father for two years after his family expressed disdain over the relationship.
  • The NFL used to shun Las Vegas. Why is it moving a team there?

    04/02/2017 10:28:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29 | David G. Schwartz
    The gambling industry here and football have been seeing each other secretly since the 1960s. But Monday’s 31-to-1 vote by league owners to permit the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas with (for now) no stipulations about sports betting is a sign that the league’s and city’s status has changed from “it’s complicated” to “in a relationship.” The reason? Las Vegas has been sanitized a bit, and the National Football League isn’t as clean-cut as it once appeared. So what changed before Monday’s vote? Las Vegas is no longer a desert oasis dominated by gambling; it’s a major metropolitan...
  • Recovery of Brady's stolen jersey and the press

    03/31/2017 5:45:50 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell Sun ^ | 3/31 | peter lucas
    Donald Trump was right. You can't trust reporters. They'll take the shirt off your back. Or in this case, they'll take the jersey out of your travel bag, if not your back, the way they did to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. It amounted to the same thing the day that the awesome, relic-like, sweat-stained jersey No. 12 went missing. It was like losing a priceless Picasso or a Chagall painting, Patriots owner Bob Kraft said of the missing jersey, falling just short of comparing the caper to the great Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist back in 1990.
  • As Raiders rush to Las Vegas, try not to laugh at Roger Goodell's stance against gambling

    03/28/2017 1:37:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    Roger Goodell recently declared the NFL remained opposed to legalized sports wagering. The NFL commissioner’s reasons were trite, outdated and mocked by experts, but when has that ever stopped the NFL from doubling down (gambling term) on a policy? If Goodell says the league is opposed to sports wagering, then you rest assure that … … Welcome the Las Vegas Raiders … … Yeah, there is nothing that $750 million can’t buy. Whatever. Goodell is just the talking head for the league. His bosses voted Monday by the tune of 31-1 that the Raiders should move from Oakland to Las...
  • NFL owners vote 31-1 to approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

    03/27/2017 11:48:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 24, 2017 | Paul Gutierrez
    The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Twenty-four votes were needed. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to vote against the move, a source told Schefter.
  • TOM BRADY THIEF CAUGHT ON VIDEO May Have Jacked Von Miller, Too!

    03/20/2017 9:41:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/20/17 | tmz
    update_graphic_red_bar9:02 AM PT -- Sources connected to the investigation tell us 2 Patriots jerseys and 1 Broncos helmet were recovered in Mexico. The Broncos helmet is likely that of Von Miller, as Jay Glazer reported. We're told no cleats have been recovered ... at least not yet. Glazer said Miller's cleats also went M.I.A. after Super Bowl 50. Unclear if it's connected to this investigation.update-grey-gray-barThe man who jacked Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys may have ALSO stolen Von Miller's helmet and cleats from Super Bowl 50 ... so says Jay Glazer. Glazer appeared on "Undisputed" on FS1 and said investigators...
  • Peyton Manning for US Senate? Here’s the RINO he could replace

    03/20/2017 9:24:58 AM PDT · by 198ml · 50 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Is one of the U.S. Senate’s top Republican squishes on his way out in 2020? Rumor is, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. is considering retirement. The 76-year-old moderate has served as governor of Tennessee, secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. He has run for president twice. Were Alexander to run for and win reelection in 2020, he would be 86 at the end of his term. But should he choose not to, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been mentioned as a potential candidate.