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Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews stops New York Jets' Michael Vick during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Jets’ Vick says Goodell doing ‘great job’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael Vick fully supports the man who gave him a second chance in the NFL. The New York Jets quarterback defended NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while the league and its […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they've placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

NFL domestic violence: What’s next

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Nooyi made a double-edged statement Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handling domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man […]

09/18/2014

Minnesota Vikings executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, speaks as owner/chairman Mark Wilf, center, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren, right,  listen during a news conference  in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, team owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith’s career rushing […]

09/18/2014

Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer,  to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The […]

09/18/2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pushed out of bounds by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte, top, as Shea McClellin helps on defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Kaepernick fined for inappropriate language

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what an official called “inappropriate language” by the 49ers […]

09/18/2014

The NFL Logo is seen on the field before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mat Otero)

Report: NFL racial hiring up, women hires lagging

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL set an all-time high for its racial hiring practices, yet continues to struggle with diversity in gender hiring at the team level. The annual report released Wednesday by The […]

09/17/2014

Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy waves to fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team’s active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end’s domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue […]

09/17/2014

FILE - In tis July 25, 2011, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, accompanied by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, left, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington. The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week. Under the new rules announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the […]

09/17/2014

FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

After making ‘mistake,’ Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a […]

09/17/2014

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