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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce jersey sales jump nearly 400% following Taylor Swift appearance at Arrowhead
Sep 26, 2023
Taylor Swift's trip to watch the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce play football on Sunday didn't just have the internet talking nonstop. Following the 12-time Grammy Award winner's appearance at Arrowhead Stadium, jersey sales for the All-Pro tight-end seemingly skyrocketed.
Vikings RB Alexander Mattison calls out racial slurs directed to him on social media after loss to Eagles
Sep 15, 2023
Minnesota running back Alexander Mattison received more than 60 "disgustingly disrespectful messages" through social media that included racial slurs and encouraged suicide, the fifth-year player said Friday in the aftermath of the team's most recent loss. The Vikings and NFL issued statements Friday condemning the comments.
ACC becomes latest power conference to expand cross-country by adding Stanford, Cal and SMU
Sep 01, 2023
The Atlantic Coast Conference voted Friday to add Stanford, California and SMU to the league next year, providing a landing spot for two more schools from the disintegrating Pac-12 and creating a fourth super conference in major college sports.
Fire investigators determine gas explosion destroyed Titans DB Caleb Farley's home, killed his father
Aug 29, 2023
Fire investigators have determined that a natural gas explosion destroyed Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley's North Carolina home, killing the NFL player's father and injuring a family friend, officials announced Tuesday.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham returns to practice following arrest, 'medical episode' in California
Aug 23, 2023
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since his arrest in the Los Angeles area last week following what team officials have described as a "medical episode."
Father of Titans CB Caleb Farley killed in apparent explosion at North Carolina home
Aug 22, 2023
The father of Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley died in an apparent explosion around midnight on Monday that destroyed the NFL player's North Carolina home and left another person injured, authorities said.
Estate of late NFL QB Dwayne Haskins reaches partial settlement over death on Florida highway
Aug 18, 2023
The estate of late NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reached a "partial settlement" in its lawsuit against the driver, the owner and the broker of the dump truck that struck and killed Haskins, the family's lawyer said Friday.
Bengals RB Joe Mixon found not guilty of aggravated menacing during traffic dispute
Aug 17, 2023
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was found not guilty Thursday of aggravated menacing in a January traffic dispute. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Gwen Bender acquitted Mixon of the misdemeanor charge after a four-day bench trial.
Michael Oher, former NFL tackle known for 'The Blind Side,' sues to end Tuohys' conservatorship
Aug 14, 2023
Michael Oher, the former NFL tackle known for the movie "The Blind Side," filed a petition Monday in a Tennessee probate court accusing Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of lying to him by having him sign papers making them his conservators rather than his adoptive parents nearly two decades ago.
Ex-Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III sentenced to at least three years in prison for fatal DUI crash in Nevada
Aug 09, 2023
Former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs was sentenced Wednesday to at least three years in a Nevada prison for killing a woman in a fiery crash while driving his sports car drunk at speeds up to 156 mph on a city street nearly two years ago.
CBS Sports, Nickelodeon team up for first-ever Super Bowl alternate telecast
Aug 01, 2023
SpongeBob and Slimetime are coming to the Super Bowl. The NFL and CBS Sports announced Tuesday that this season's Super Bowl will have a kids-centric presentation on Nickelodeon, marking the first time the Super Bowl has had an alternate telecast on another network.
Roger Craig, Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan advance in Hall of Fame consideration for 2024 class
Jul 27, 2023
Running back Roger Craig and two-time Super Bowl-winning coaches Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan advanced to the next stage of consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The selection committees cut down the list of candidates from 31 seniors and 29 coaches and contributors to 12 in each category.
Bills part ways with executive VP, COO Ron Raccuia
Jul 19, 2023
Ron Raccuia, who played the lead role in negotiating Buffalo's new $1.54 billion stadium deal, is out as the Bills' top executive, team owner Terry Pegula announced on Wednesday. In saying the sides had parted ways, Pegula cited a monthslong evaluation of the team's business side in determining a need to "revamp and improve our structure."
Bills break ground on new $1.54 billion stadium
Jun 05, 2023
Bills owner Terry Pegula, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday broke ground on a new stadium scheduled to open by the 2026 season, and projected to cost $1.54 billion, with taxpayers picking up $850 million of the tab.
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."