November 22, 2012
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue plans to complete all hearings in the bounty probe by Dec. 4 and make a ruling shortly after. In a document obtained Wednesday by the Associated Press, Tagliabue directs the NFL to produce key witnesses in the New Orleans Saints cash-for-hits program, including former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo. Four players initially were suspended, but those punishments were vacated. Commissioner Roger Goodell reissued the suspensions with some modifications, and when the players appealed again, Goodell appointed Tagliabue to oversee the new hearings.
December 16, 2011 |
ATLANTA - The Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game. They finally got it. Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in less than three quarters of work, John Abraham had 3 1/2 sacks and the Falcons clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars last night. "Hopefully, we can play like we did tonight for the next couple weeks," Ryan said. This one was over by halftime. Atlanta (9-5) led, 27-0, when the teams trotted to the locker room.
April 28, 2011 |
PAUL DOMOWITCH 1. Carolina: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 2. Denver: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama 3. Buffalo: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M 4. Cincinnati: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia 5. Arizona: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 6. Cleveland: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama 7. San Francisco: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 8. Tennessee: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 9. Dallas: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska 10. Washington: Jake...
September 7, 2011 |
DAVID GARRARD lost his starting job the same way he got it: just days before the season opener and in stunning fashion. Jacksonville released Garrard yesterday, making a decision that will save the franchise $9 million this season. Whether it saves coach Jack Del Rio's job remains to be seen. Team owner Wayne Weaver has said the Jaguars need to make the playoffs for Del Rio to stick around for a 10th season. Del Rio had said in training camp and the preseason that Garrard would be the starter.
September 22, 2011 |
ATLANTA'S Matt Ryan was limited in practice yesterday after taking a pounding against the Eagles on Sunday, but he'll be ready to go when the Falcons take on NFC South rival Tampa Bay. Ryan was listed as having a knee injury. He would only say he feels about normal for the middle of the week after a physical game. "You're still a little sore, but I'll be good to go and ready to roll on Sunday," he said. The Falcons (1-1) need to do a better job protecting Ryan, who's already been sacked nine times and hit 17 more times.
July 24, 2013 |
The latest distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from all-pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted on Monday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL's drug policy. "I know I did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly," Miller tweeted, acknowledging he had seen the reports and adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open training camp in Englewood, Colo., on Wednesday with this news hanging over them. ESPN first reported the pending discipline for Miller.
December 30, 2015 |
Week 16 was most notable for its upsets, from the screeching halt of Carolina's drive for perfection to the Patriots' bungled handling of the overtime coin toss. Somehow, the Ravens mustered their divisional-rival powers to ground Pittsburgh's passing attack while the Rams knocked the surging Seahawks offense off-stride for the first time since Week 10. And while the Cardinals' ninth consecutive victory wasn't a surprise, the way they humiliated the Packers' offense sure was. Each of these unexpected outcomes yielded disappointing fantasy results for many of the players who had propelled their owners to the championship round.
November 17, 2011 |
BELIEVE IT or not, Ed Snider does worry about more than shortside goals and the number of cheap shots Claude Giroux endures. The Flyers owner, a Washington, D.C., native, hates what some of the children in Philadelphia's toughest areas go through daily. "I grew up in a rough neighborhood and we had to use our fists," Snider said. "Kids today are facing guns. I can't imagine how frightened I would have been each day to go to school. It's horrible. I just wanted to do what I could and doing it through hockey is the most appealing thing to me. We talk about the hockey aspect of it, but these kids have to get good grades.
September 22, 2011
In the brutal world of the NFL, what Washington's DeAngelo Hall said on Wednesday is as routine as putting on aftershave. But a lot of folks are going to have trouble with a player who boasts openly that he's going out on Sunday to hurt an opponent. Hall said he hoped Tony Romo plays for Dallas on Monday night - so he can put a helmet hit on the quarterback's broken ribs. "Absolutely. I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever hurts," the cornerback said.
April 29, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Cam Newton's personal winning streak continued at the NFL draft Thursday night, but it was a difficult evening for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell, introducing each first-round pick at what is supposed to be the league's marquee offseason event, was angrily booed for much of the night as fans at Radio City Music Hall vented their frustration with the NFL's ongoing lockout. From the start of the event fans blasted Goodell with chants of "We want football!"