Seahawks Pete Carroll acknowledged after the Super Bowl that he’d always regret the decision to pass at the goal line rather than run. That’s almost easy to say now, at a time when he’s trying to insulate the coordinator who called the play, and the quarterback who threw the game-losing interception. But one of the…
There’s been plenty of talk around the NFL that Patriots owner Robert Kraft decided not to fight the NFL’s Deflategate penalties because the NFL has given a quiet assurance that Tom Brady will get a favorable ruling on the appeal of his four-game suspension. Now a report from Larry King (of all people) indicates that…
Those aggrieved by Tom Brady’s four-game suspension are invited to a rally at a parking lot outside of Gillette Stadium on Sunday, per an announcement on Facebook. The “Free Tom Brady rally” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday and will “protest the unjust football arrest of half God half…
Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu had to overcome a lot just to stick in the NFL. But once he got there, stuff kept happening which kept him from doing what he does best. But after a series of injuries that limited him, he’s finally well and ready to get back to the player he was in…
Titans fans are eager to throw their support behind new quarterback Marcus Mariota. Mariota has the NFL’s best-selling jersey for the month of May, Titans director of finance Stuart Spears told Paul Kuharsky of ESPN. A study by a sports marketing company also found that Mariota ranks as the 39th most marketable athlete in the…
The NFL’s push to expand its international reach is no secret. Three regular season games are set for London in 2015, and the league has studied Brazil, Germany and Mexico as potential future game sites. However, the league’s desire to grow its influence beyond the United States isn’t a new development. In fact, we’ve now…
Deflategate has taken a lot out of Tom Brady’s reputation across most of America. But in New England, Brady is as beloved as ever. In fact, the extent to which some in New England are rallying around Brady has reached new highs — or lows, depending on your perspective. We now have the late Patricia…
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is tired of building for the future. He wants to win now. That’s the message Ross has given his front office staff from Day One — and even before Day One. Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey says that when he was interviewing for the job, Ross said the time to win is…
If it were up to Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, Greg Hardy wouldn’t be in Dallas. Staubach said on KTCK-AM that while he admires the way Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Jones Anderson has taken a leadership role in the NFL’s efforts on domestic violence, he still has a hard time justifying allowing…
The Montreal Alouettes know there’s a social statement being made, with the signing of Michael Sam. And while they’re clearly fine with being viewed as progressive, they’re also expecting what football teams expect from football players — production. Alouettes president Mark Weightman, suddenly in the middle of an international story, said he hopes the focus…
Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The union asked Goodell to remove himself from that role because it said he lacked impartiality and that Goodell would be called as a witness. NFL lawyers, however, have recommended to Goodell that he should not recuse himself.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick, who showed up last week to talk to team executives and has been working out with the team this week. Dallas' best cornerback last year, Scandrick was to make just $1.5 million this season, which was set to be fourth among the team's cornerbacks once first-round pick Byron Jones of Connecticut signed.
Michael Sam has found a pro football job. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue.
Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40 million contract with the New England Patriots. In addition to paying lawyers, Fitzpatrick said, Hernandez is supporting his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter.
Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as ''sexual in nature.'' Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against Smith in November and it was ''sexual in nature.'' After its investigation, the sheriff's office forwarded its findings to the county District Attorney's Office in February. When contacted by the Denver Post, District Attorney John Healey declined to discuss the nature of his office's investigation or c…
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. The lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL. Alsup wrote that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association was the appropriate forum to resolve such claims.
Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo's season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NFL announced the one-game suspension on Thursday, meaning the two-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the Bills home game against Indianapolis on Sept. 13. The punishment stems from Dareus being arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by Alabama State Police on May 5.
A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year. Judge Michael Donio signed the order after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention. Under terms of the program, Rice paid $125 in fines and received anger management counseling.
Steven Jackson is just one of the NFC South players with something to prove.
Ex-CFL coach Marc Trestman kicks off Canada Week, our examination of North America's other league.
The Jets opened up the checkbook this offseason in an attempt to jumpstart the passing game. Will it work?
Tom Brady is clearly the class of the AFC East at quarterback. But who's next in line? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar debate.
72-year-old woman's last wishes included defending Tom Brady's innocence, according to obituary
Teen loses battle to cancer weeks after going to prom with Jaguars player
Florida teen dies of cancer, weeks after attending prom with Jacksonville Jaguars player
Quarterback should have been more transparent from outset.
The first openly gay NFL draft pick will be playing in a league suited to his talents.
The convicted murderer has significant legal fees and is supporting his fiancee and child.
NFL attorneys have stated Goodell should not recuse himself from the Deflategate appeal.
It seems increasingly inevitable that Raiders, Rams and/or Chargers are headed to Hollywood. Maybe Super Bowl, too.
DT Marcell Dareus will miss season opener for substance abuse violation.
Former Ravens RB had completed terms of his pretrial intervention.
A Jacksonville, Fla., teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an N.F.L. player has died.
The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, the union said on Friday.
Sam, a 25-year-old openly gay linebacker who never made it into a regular-season N.F.L. game last season, signed a two-year deal to play in the Canadian Football League.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the team said Friday.
Disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape and attempted rape charges in three states, is set to change his not guilty plea in a federal rape case in New Orleans next week, court records show.
A judge dismissed the charges on Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor said Rice, a former Ravens running back, had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.
Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."
Convicted murderer and former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Thursday to face charges that he shot a man prosecutors believe witnessed a double homicide of which Hernandez is also accused.
Domestic violence charges against former NFL running back Ray Rice were dismissed on Thursday, according to ABC. The move comes after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program, ABC reported.
NFL owners concluded an especially hectic spring meetings by setting up what figures to be a very busy summer and fall.
Matt Barnes had 22 points, including making six of his seven three-point attempts to help the Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, 120-108.
Missouri rookie Jabari Brown made his NBA debut on Thursday night, scoring seven points in 17 1/2 minutes in the Lakers' 101-94 loss to the New York Knicks.
The Dodgers and Elvis, what’s not to love? He sings to them. Can’t you hear him? “It’s now or never.”
Since Blake Griffin was sidelined Feb. 8, J.J. Redick has stepped up in a major way.
Tiger Woods' self-imposed exile will continue through next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the former No. 1 golfer in the world is aiming to play in the Masters.
A weekend soccer player was sentenced Friday to at least eight years in prison for punching and killing a referee during a game in the Detroit area last summer.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been retained to supervise rigorous drug testing for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight, leaving each exposed to serious repercussions if either is found to be using performance-enhancing drugs.
There was a reunion of sorts Thursday, not really the type that involved cousins and hot dogs and maybe even fireworks.
Will Ferrell's major league career was brief — one day and five games. But he made history just the same, becoming the first player to bat for one team and catch for the other in the same half-inning.
On an afternoon filled with tuxedoed ushers, tap-dancing performers and anonymous players, a lovely bit of old-fashioned college basketball broke out.
The NFL Players Association isn't happy with Roger Goodell, and the NFL's refusal of the union's request that Goodell recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady's appeal won't help.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that the NFL unsurprisingly denied the NFLPA's request that Goodell be recused from hearing Brady's appeal for his four-game suspension stemming from deflate-gate. Other reports, such as from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, say that the NFL said late Friday it had not made an official decision on the matter. Relations between the union and the league were clearly strained before that…
Aaron Hernandez is in court for a hearing on a witness intimidation charge. Big new tattoo on his neck #7news pic.twitter.com/jALBDj8weB— Brad Tatum 7News (@BradTatum) May 21, 2015Aaron Hernandez appeared in Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., on Thursday, this time featuring a large new neck tattoo that reads "LIFETIME" over a star design. The photo below on the left was taken in court on April 15, the day Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd; the photo on the right was taken Thursday:In superior court Thursday, Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a charg…
Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated in Texas for child abuse.No charges have been filed, but Fort Bend County district attorney John Healey Jr. confirmed to 9News Denver that an allegation was received.“Our Sherriff’s Office has received some information, they’re working with our office to try and find out as much information as we can about the allegation,” Healey said. “At this particular point anything in reference to Mr. Smith is just than – an allegation.”The news of an investigation into Smith was first reported by TMZ early Thursday morning.…
A New Jersey judge dismissed the domestic violence charges against former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on Thursday.The charges stemmed from a February 2014 incident in which Rice struck his now-wife Janay in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. The NFL originally suspended Rice for two games, but the suspension became indefinite and the Ravens cut him after the graphic video of the altercation surfaced in September.Rice, who was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, avoided jail time after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program (including anger management) f…