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NFL's brass to discuss sports betting

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ATLANTA -- The NFL's annual May meetings are typically a chance to clean up any unresolved issues from the more substantial gathering of team owners two months earlier. But this year, there are several significant topics on the table, among them sports gambling, the sale of the Carolina Panthers, the potential modification of kickoffs and the ...Read more

NFL won't discipline Matt Patricia, Lions over 1996 arrest

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia will not be disciplined for failing to disclose a 1996 arrest for sexual assault, and the NFL determined that the Lions "engaged in appropriate and thorough hiring practices" even though they did not learn of Patricia's arrest until three months after he was hired.

"We determined that the Lions handled the ...Read more

Cowboys' Terrance Williams addresses arrest, car accident in statement

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Terrance Williams gave his side of the story on Saturday night.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was arrested by Frisco, Texas, police early Saturday, as first reported by the Star-Telegram.

Williams was arrested on a charge of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, after police found a Lamborghini registered to him crashed into a light ...Read more

Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams jailed after car accident

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FRISCO, Texas -- Frisco police arrested Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams early Saturday morning on a charge of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, after police found his Lamborghini crashed into a light pole.

According to a press release from the Frisco Police Department, at around 4:45 a.m. Frisco PD responded to an accident ...Read more

Even at $2.275 billion, new Panthers owner David Tepper still might have bought low

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper blew some minds when he reached an agreement to purchase the Carolina Panthers for $2.275 billion, $2.2 billion of which will be paid up front, in cash.

But he still might have bought low.

The Supreme Court's decision allowing states to dictate whether or not sports betting is ...Read more

Legal analyst on Reuben Foster case: 'It was a very good day for Mr. Foster'

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The judge who heard testimony Thursday in Reuben Foster's domestic violence case has until Wednesday to decide whether to move it to trial. The delay also gives prosecutors and Foster's attorney time to come to an agreement.

"It's going to give both sides the opportunity to discuss the case, and it's possible they could ...Read more

Terrell Owens rips Cowboys for keeping Jason Garrett

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Count Terrell Owens among those who feel the Dallas Cowboys should part ways with coach Jason Garrett.

Owens ripped Garrett in a recent interview on 105.3 The Fan, saying it "really doesn't make sense" as to why Garrett remains employed going into his eighth full season as head coach.

"(The Cowboys are) not really expanding or progressing even...Read more

Ndamukong Suh on Sister Jean's campus? It happened Friday at Loyola

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CHICAGO -- For a day, Loyola experienced life as a football school by hosting one of the NFL's biggest stars.

Ndamukong Suh, the All-Pro defensive tackle for the Rams, worked out on Loyola's campus Friday morning and tweeted a photo of his giant foot stepping inside Gentile Arena.

"Thank you Dave and @LoyolaChicago @LoyolaRamblers for your ...Read more

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies, says she falsely accused another man of domestic violence in 2011

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testified Thursday that the 49ers linebacker didn't hit her on Feb. 11 and that the injuries police and hospital workers observed were the result of a fight she had with another woman following a road-rage incident in San Francisco the day before.

Judge Nona Klippen has heard testimony so far ...Read more

Browns will be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' this summer

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HBO's "Hard Knocks" will shine a national spotlight on the Browns this summer as the franchise attempts to claw its way back toward respectability in the aftermath of an 0-16 season.

The Browns will be featured on the 13th season of the hit documentary series during training camp. Five hour-long episodes will air from 10-11 p.m. on consecutive ...Read more

Suspended Cowboys DE Gregory clears final hurdle, set to file for reinstatement on Thursday

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who has been suspended since of the December 2016, is expected to officially file for reinstatement with the NFL on Thursday, a source confirmed.

Gregory is hoping to return for the 2018 season and to give the NFL enough time to have it approved before the start of training camp, tentatively set for ...Read more

Lions TE Luke Willson: 'I believe in Coach' Matt Patricia

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Detroit Lions tight end Luke Willson and linebacker Devon Kennard spoke with reporters Tuesday and addressed sexual-assault allegations against coach Matt Patricia that came to light last week.

Willson, who signed as a free agent in March, was supportive of Patricia.

"Yeah, he spoke to the team in a team meeting (last week) and what happens in...Read more

NFL investigation of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson won't be brushed aside despite sale

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While Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has found a buyer for his franchise, the allegations and events that precipitated the sale of the team in the first place remain under investigation.

While Richardson has agreed to sell the franchise for an NFL-record price of $2.2 billion to hedge fund manager David Tepper, questions remain about ...Read more

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend plans to testify Thursday

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Elissa Ennis, the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster, plans to testify Thursday that the 49ers linebacker did not hit her on Feb. 11 and that she initially lied to police, her attorney confirmed Tuesday.

Ennis has since said, through attorney Stephanie Rickard, that the injuries she suffered, including a swollen lip and a ...Read more

Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant a good fit for Packers

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Dez Bryant to the Green Bay Packers?

Don't rule it out. Jason Witten, the longtime Dallas Cowboys tight end turned Monday Night Football analyst, predicted that is where Bryant will play in 2018.

"I think he's going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers," said Witten, appearing on The Adam Schefter Podcast. "I think that's a great spot for ...Read more

Ravens will reduce concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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BALTIMORE -- In the latest move to try and improve a fraying relationship with their fan base, the Ravens announced Tuesday that they will lower the concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the 2018 season.

Team president Dick Cass will reveal the specific plans for the price reductions on food and drinks at a news conference Thursday at ...Read more

Meet David Tepper, the outspoken billionaire buying the Panthers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hedge fund manager David Tepper became a billionaire widely known to CNBC watchers by scoring on risky investments, especially during the financial crisis.

In recent years, he's added to his reputation by pouring his money into philanthropic efforts, sports teams and a "revenge house" in the Hamptons. His latest high-profile ...Read more

Eagles' Jay Ajayi reportedly sued for trashing mansion, shoving owner

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Jay Ajayi apparently loves to party hard.

Ajayi has been sued by the owner of a swanky Los Angeles mansion who says the Eagles running back and his friends wrecked his home.

That's according to TMZ, which has the details:

"The 24-year-old is being sued by the owner of a swanky 6,000-square-foot pad located above the famous Sunset Strip ... ...Read more

Browns coach Hue Jackson announces he'll make good on promise to jump into Lake Erie on June 1

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Hue Jackson sent out a save the date for his much-anticipated dip into Lake Erie.

The coach announced Monday in a video tweeted by the Browns that he will take the plunge June 1.

After the Browns went 1-15 in 2016, Jackson vowed to jump into the lake if they finished with the same record the next season. They proceeded to become just the ...Read more

NFL will ask Congress to put betting framework in place

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While it remains to be seen how Monday's historic Supreme Court decision allowing states to conduct legalized sports gambling will affect the NFL, the nation's No. 1 sports league is turning to Congress to help put a "regulatory framework" in place.

"The NFL's long-standing and unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of our game ...Read more

 

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