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Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles graduates from college, fulfills promise to late mother
May 15, 2023
Todd Bowles kept a promise to his late mother and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach is now a college graduate. The 59-year-old Bowles walked across the stage at Mount St. Mary's University on Saturday to receive his diploma after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in youth and community development.
Ex-Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III pleads guilty to driving 156 mph while drunk in fatal Las Vegas crash
May 10, 2023
Ex-Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs pleaded guilty on Wednesday to driving his sports car drunk at speeds up to 156 mph on a city street before causing a fiery crash that killed a woman and her dog.
Former Titans LT Taylor Lewan sues doctor over ACL repair
May 04, 2023
A three-time Pro Bowl left tackle released by the Titans in February over a failed physical issue is suing renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for medical malpractice for the October 2020 surgery repairing his torn right ACL leaving him with "severe and permanent" damage.
Ex-Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III to take plea deal, prison sentence in fatal DUI crash
May 02, 2023
Ex-Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III told a judge Tuesday he will admit that he drove drunk at speeds up to 156 mph, causing a fiery crash that killed a woman. The plea deal could send the 24-year-old first-round NFL draft pick to state prison for three to 10 years.
Major leagues, broadcasters pledge responsible betting ads
Apr 19, 2023
The Coalition for Responsible Sports Betting Advertising was created Wednesday, consisting of the National Football League; Major League Baseball; the men's and women's leagues of the National Basketball Association; the National Hockey League; NASCAR, Major League Soccer, Fox and NBCUniversal.
Family says Dwayne Haskins was drugged before he was fatally struck
Apr 10, 2023
The family of deceased Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has filed a lawsuit against several people, businesses and the state of Florida, claiming he was drugged, robbed and extorted before he was fatally struck while standing drunk on a highway after running out of gas.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft launches antisemitism campaign
Mar 27, 2023
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft launched on Monday a $25 million "Stand Up to Jewish Hate" campaign through his Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, aiming to raise awareness nationwide about soaring incidents of antisemitism online and in person.
NFL Career Tours player development program launches
Mar 03, 2023
While the best college players showcase their skills at this week's annual scouting combine, the NFL launched a professional development program Friday to provide current and former players opportunities to prepare for their future after football.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin receives NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award in Phoenix
Feb 08, 2023
Damar Hamlin made a brief appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week to receive the NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award. Hamlin read a brief statement Wednesday with his parents on stage with him at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Niners lead way in comp picks for diverse rewards policy
Jan 25, 2023
Since the NFL implemented its diverse rewards policy in 2020, the San Francisco 49ers have been awarded five compensation draft picks in the third round for developing Martin Mayhew, Robert Saleh and Mike McDaniel. They'll receive two more for Ran Carthon and another if DeMeco Ryans becomes a head coach this offseason.
Ed Reed leaving Bethune-Cookman after contract falls through
Jan 21, 2023
The Ed Reed Foundation announced on social media Saturday that the university declined to ratify Reed's contract and "won't make good on the agreement we had in principle, which had provisions and resources best needed to support the student athletes."
Former Bills punter Matt Araiza won't be charged in alleged gang rape
Dec 07, 2022
Former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza will not be charged in connection with an alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party last year when he played football for San Diego State University, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Titans, city of Nashville agree to terms for new lease, new stadium
Oct 17, 2022
The Titans have lined up the last financing for an estimated $2.1 billion domed stadium that will put the franchise in position to host a Super Bowl once the new building opens with a target date of the beginning of the 2026 season.
Prime Video averages 15.3M viewers in its NFL season opener for 'Thursday Night Football'
Sep 22, 2022
Prime Video's first regular-season game as the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football was a big hit.
Kansas City's 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers last Thursday averaged 15.3 million viewers across all platforms according to Nielsen and Amazon's first party measurement.
Police investigating allegations fan struck Cardinals QB Kyler Murray following overtime win over Raiders
Sep 19, 2022
Police in Las Vegas said Monday they're investigating allegations that a fan in the stands struck Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona's 29-23 overtime victory over the Raiders.
Ernie Zampese of 'Air Coryell' Chargers, Cowboys, dies at 86
Aug 29, 2022
Ernie Zampese, one of the architects of the Dan Fouts-led "Air Coryell" offense with the San Diego Chargers and Troy Aikman's play-caller for the last of the Dallas Cowboys' three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s, has died. He was 86.
More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests
Aug 12, 2022
Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over the treatment of Black retirees in the league's $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were rescored to eliminate race bias now qualify for awards.
Commanders owner Daniel Snyder testifies before congressional committee
Jul 28, 2022
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder testified before a congressional committee investigating the NFL team's history of workplace misconduct Thursday, speaking for more than 10 hours in a deposition conducted virtually and in private.
'Touched' by tragedy, former Raiders running back Bo Jackson donated to pay for Uvalde victims' funerals
Jul 21, 2022
Former sports superstar Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May, revealing himself as one of the previously anonymous donors who covered costs for families after one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds
Jul 15, 2022
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm -- nearly 110 years after being stripped of those gold medals for violations of strict amateurism rules of the time.
Dome for Bears' Soldier Field? Panel says Chicago should explore it
Jul 08, 2022
A panel appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recommended the city explore enclosing Soldier Field, part of an effort to convince the NFL's Chicago Bears to remain in their lakefront home rather than leave for the suburbs.
Judge denies NFL motion to dismiss Jon Gruden lawsuit
May 25, 2022
The NFL lost a bid Wednesday to scuttle a lawsuit by former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden accusing the league of a "malicious and orchestrated campaign" to force him to resign last October, including the leaking of offensive emails he wrote.
Dwayne Haskins had alcohol, drugs in system at time of death
May 23, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had taken drugs before he was fatally struck by a dump truck while walking on a Florida interstate highway last month, an autopsy report released Monday concluded.