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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."
Fired former Cardinals assistant Sean Kugler requests arbitration
Dec 16, 2022
Recently fired Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Sean Kugler has hired a law firm to investigate the "mysterious allegations" that he inappropriately touched a female security guard when the team was in Mexico last month for a game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach dies at age of 61
Dec 13, 2022
Mike Leach, the gruff, pioneering and unfiltered college football coach who helped revolutionize the passing game with the Air Raid offense, has died following complications from a heart condition, Mississippi State said Tuesday. He was 61.
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.
Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid sentenced to three years in prison
Nov 01, 2022
Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for driving drunk, speeding and hitting two parked cars last year, leaving a 5-year-old girl with a serious brain injury.
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.
Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleads guilty in crash
Sep 12, 2022
Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded guilty Monday to felony driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury stemming from a 2021 crash, which occurred when his pickup truck struck two stopped cars on an interstate entrance ramp and seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.
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.
Marlin Briscoe, first Black starting quarterback in AFL, dies at 76
Jun 27, 2022
Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe, 76, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California.
Former Bills head coach Marv Levy set to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame
Jun 16, 2022
On Friday night, former Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach Marv Levy will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He will become just the third person to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the CFL Hall of Fame.
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.
Chargers break ground on new complex in El Segundo
May 19, 2022
If anyone had doubts about the Chargers' future in Los Angeles, owner Dean Spanos is hoping Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking for a new team headquarters answers them. The Chargers have already started work on the 14-acre site, which is slated for completion in July 2024.
Former teammates, coaches honor Dwayne Haskins at emotional service
Apr 22, 2022
Former teammates and coaches bid farewell to Dwayne Haskins during an emotional memorial service on Friday, a little less than two weeks after the 24-year-old quarterback died after being struck while walking on a South Florida highway.
Wife: Dwayne Haskins ran out of gas before being fatally hit
Apr 20, 2022
The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins called Florida 911 dispatchers shortly after he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month, saying his car had run out of gas and she was worried because he wasn't answering the phone, according to recordings released Wednesday.
Panthers end agreement with Rock Hill, S.C., over practice facility
Apr 19, 2022
Panthers owner David Tepper's real estate company announced Tuesday they've terminated their agreement with the City of Rock Hill, leaving the future of the NFL team's planned $800 million headquarters and practice facility up in the air.
Man charged in death of Joshua Emmanuel Owusu-Koramoah, older brother of Browns LB
Apr 08, 2022
A man was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night in the death of Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah's older brother. Police in Hampton, Virginia, said Donald Ivan Scott has been charged with one count of murder and one count of arson.
Joshua Emmanuel Owusu-Koramoah, older brother of Browns LB, found dead
Apr 07, 2022
Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has returned from Africa following the death of his older brother. Joshua Emmanuel Owusu-Koramoah, who played linebacker at William & Mary, was found dead inside a burned house in Hampton, Virginia, on Tuesday. Police are investigating the 23-year-old's death as a possible homicide.