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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.
Panthers pause construction on $800 million NFL practice facility
Mar 07, 2022
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has paused construction on the team's $800 million practice facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina due to concerns over a lack of funding from the city needed for the project's infrastructure.
Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges
Mar 07, 2022
Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman pleaded guilty on Monday in Seattle to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a drunken driving and domestic disturbance last summer, as part of an agreement that spares him further jail time.
Judge approves fix to stem race bias in NFL concussion deal
Mar 04, 2022
Black retired football players who were denied payments for dementia in the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement can seek to be retested or have their claims rescored to eliminate racial bias in the testing and payout formula, under a revised plan finalized Friday.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul expects Bills stadium deal to be done soon
Mar 04, 2022
An agreement that would commit hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to build a new stadium for the Bills is approaching completion, with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul confident a deal will be struck before the end of the month.
Commissioner Goodell, civil rights leaders discuss diversity in hiring
Feb 18, 2022
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a few team owners and executives met Thursday with civil rights leaders, who urged the league to make drastic changes to its hiring practices to improve diversity in leadership positions.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, civil rights leaders meet over Rooney Rule
Feb 08, 2022
A group of civil rights leaders called for replacing the Rooney Rule in a meeting Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Seeking specific recruiting and hiring procedures for NFL executive and coaching positions, they also sought "meaningful consequences for teams that do not abide by the rules."
Jaguars DE Lerentee McCray arrested, charged with eluding police in chase
Jan 18, 2022
Jaguars defensive end Lerentee McCray made an obscene hand gesture at a police officer, fled a would-be traffic stop and then reached speeds of 100 mph and crossed three lanes of traffic during an ensuing chase, authorities said Tuesday.
Saints CB Marshon Lattimore pleads guilty to misdemeanor gun charge
Nov 23, 2021
New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in Cleveland, where police said he had a loaded handgun during a traffic stop but failed to inform an officer that he was carrying a concealed weapon.
Former Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III remains on house arrest in fatal crash case
Nov 22, 2021
Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III received a stern talking-to from a Las Vegas judge but was allowed to remain on house arrest with a continuous alcohol monitor on one ankle and a GPS monitor on the other following a fatal crash he's accused of causing by driving drunk.
Henry Ruggs III's lawyers seek to block medical records release
Nov 10, 2021
Attorneys for former Raiders player Henry Ruggs III are fighting to keep his medical records out of the hands of prosecutors charging him with driving under the influence in a fiery crash that killed a woman and cost Ruggs his NFL job.
Congress urges Washington Football Team to lift NDAs
Nov 05, 2021
Two members of the House of Representatives urged the NFL and the Washington Football Team to release individuals from non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from discussing sexual harassment and workplace issues at owner Daniel Snyder's club.
NFL agrees to end race-based dementia testing in settlement
Oct 20, 2021
The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing that critics said made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court.
NFL is kicking off a $6.2M responsible betting campaign
Oct 20, 2021
The NFL is spending $6.2 million to help expand programs to prevent or treat problem gambling across the country. The league is launching a responsible betting initiative aimed at getting fans to set limits on their wagers, understand the risks of betting, and know where to get help if things get out of hand
Jaguars' Urban Meyer, Trent Baalke subpoenaed in Iowa discrimination suit
Jul 14, 2021
The Jacksonville Jaguars said Wednesday that coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke were subpoenaed as part of a lawsuit filed by lawyers for Black players suing former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle for discrimination.
Supreme Court rules NCAA cannot enforce rules limiting education-related benefits
Jun 21, 2021
In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the NCAA can't enforce certain rules limiting the education-related benefits -- things like computers and graduate scholarships -- that colleges offer athletes.
Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley would rather retire than get COVID vaccine
Jun 19, 2021
Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley does not plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and insists he will not follow rules jointly adopted by the NFL and NFLPA requiring unvaccinated players to stay clear of people.