Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith's long-running legal woes continued Friday as he was arraigned in Santa Clara (Calif.) County's Hall of Justice for allegedly violating conditions of his probation by driving while drunk last year.
Smith was arrested Aug. 6 on three charges: hit and run, DUI with prior conviction and vandalism.
Smith's defense ...Read more
DETROIT -- Hopes and dreams and plenty of Detroit pride came to Ford Field Saturday.
The women trying out for the inaugural Detroit Lions cheerleaders squad brought all three.
They lined up outside Gate G before 8 a.m. full of nervous energy and prayers as they readied for what many see as a chance at a lifetime dream.
"I've been waiting on ...Read more
For anyone still wondering why Calvin Johnson retired in March after nine NFL seasons, the answer was right there on his right ring finger Saturday.
Nearly six months after he played his last football game and four months after he filed paperwork officially ending what should be a Hall-of-Fame career, Calvin Johnson showed up for his annual ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers couldn't have scripted it any better as they emerged from their offseason program: Running back Carlos Hyde emerged healthy.
New coach Chip Kelly's fast-break offense will lean heavily this season on Hyde, assuming he's durable enough to lead a unit that's still unsure whether Blaine Gabbert will outlast Colin ...Read more
A former Detroit Lions cornerback, Stanley Wilson II, was shot while allegedly attempting to break into a Portland, Ore., home naked Wednesday, according to a report from KGW.com.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office told KGW.com that the shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m., and that deputies found Wilson in a water fountain in the ...Read more
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The Steelers on Friday released veteran place kicker Shaun Suisham, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, with a failed physical designation.
And it seems it's only a matter of time before Suisham files his retirement papers with the NFL.
Suisham released a statement Friday morning that detailed his failed attempt at making a comeback...Read more
And so it begins ...
By the time the Steelers, battered and bruised, were eliminated by the Broncos in the playoffs in January, a number of people had already installed them as favorites to win the AFC next season.
On Wednesday, The Sporting News installed the Steelers as the favorites to win the Super Bowl, and the reasoning, though somewhat ...Read more
When Matthew Stafford does something big on the football field this year, some of the cheerleaders rooting him on will be hand-picked by his wife.
Kelly Stafford, a former cheerleader at Georgia, announced on Instagram Wednesday that she will help judge Detroit Lions cheerleader tryouts this weekend.
"So excited that I get the chance to help ...Read more
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Emm and Francine grew up with Fenton. He was their neighbor, best friend and big brother all in one. Fenton thought he loved both his friends equally but one day as a young man he realized he had to make a choice. But what would his choice do to the 3. And then...Fenton died. Fenton's Death ...
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle wracked up a new felony charge Tuesday connected to an alleged threat made against a Sedgwick County (Kan.) Jail deputy while Randle was incarcerated on two other pending felony cases, according to court and Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office records.
The deputy was in one of the jail's detention ...Read more
Carolina Panthers veteran linebacker Thomas Davis has checked a lot of boxes over the past two seasons, highlighted by his first appearance in a Super Bowl in February.
Davis picked up another honor Tuesday when the Pro Football Writers Association named him the winner of its 12th annual Good Guy Award, given to the player who maintains ...Read more
Maybe it's wishful thinking, but quarterback Matthew Stafford said Tuesday that the Detroit Lions will be a tougher team to defend without Calvin Johnson.
"I think we're going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past," Stafford said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio. "We used to feature Calvin, and everybody kind of got ...Read more
The Cavaliers killed Cleveland's painful title drought Sunday night, and advertising agency Brokaw Inc. followed suit by retiring the notorious jersey that used to list all of the Browns' starting quarterbacks since 1999 -- an NFL-leading 24 and counting.
Brokaw Inc. tweeted the following announcement Monday: "Bye bye bad juju. It's a new day ...Read more
Browns legend Jim Brown cannot wait to celebrate with the Cavaliers during their championship parade Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, where the iconic running back says LeBron James should be immortalized with a statue after spearheading the end of the city's infamous title drought.
"I'm happy to take that plane ride and be given the ...Read more
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has kept a very low profile since suffering a torn Achilles heel in the team's season-opening loss in Denver last September.
Except for his arrest on charges of driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident after he crashed his car near his home in Arizona in March -- and a short response on ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--As Jared Goff addressed his status as the face of an NFL franchise in the country's second-largest market, he sounded awfully similar to the most dominant athlete in town.
"I'm very honored that they decided to do what they did, trade the picks to take me with the first pick," Goff said. "I don't take it lightly at all."
The Panthers have signed left tackle Michael Oher to a three-year contract extension, rewarding the man who has become synonymous with the protectors of a quarterback's blind side.
Oher received $21.6 million in new money over the three years, with $9.5 million guaranteed, according to a league source.
Oher, 30, who was set to become a free ...Read more
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo insists he has accomplished a lot this offseason, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback won't rest on his success. He and Dez Bryant begin working together next weekend.
Bryant sat out team drills during the offseason program, taking part only in the team's walk-throughs during mini-camp and some individual drills while ...Read more
Fletcher Cox received a message this week from a teacher in his hometown of Yazoo City, Miss. The teacher assigned her students to write what they wanted to be when they were older.
Six wrote Fletcher Cox.
"You get a lot of kids back home that's like that, and it's a lot of kids that look up to me," Cox said. "I look at it as this is where I ...Read more
Now this could be awkward.
Laremy Tunsil plans to go back to school this summer.
Now, it's not uncommon for rookies to train at their university in the five weeks between minicamp, which for the Dolphins ended Thursday, and training camp.
But there's nothing common about the way Tunsil left the University of Mississippi.
On draft night, he ...Read more
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo didn't offer much in regards to his thoughts about postponing -- and likely canceling -- his fantasy football convention for a second consecutive year.
Romo spoke publicly for the first time Thursday since news broke that the NFL reportedly continues to interfere with his hopes of putting on a fantasy football ...Read more
- Calvin Johnson talks retirement, says he was fed up with football
- With a healthy Hyde good things could happen for 49ers
- Lions cheerleader hopefuls give it their all
- Aldon Smith's attorney fights probation violation charge
- Steelers release veteran kicker Suisham, who calls knee injury 'catastrophic'