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Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) loses his helmet after being hit by Tennessee Titans free safety Michael Griffin during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hits to head still prevalent in NFL

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk. The NFL has been trying to prevent such […]

12/10/2013

Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) scores a touchdown on a one-yard run in the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

NFL calls replay reversal ‘judgment’ call

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano isn’t looking for an apology over Jeff Triplette’s latest officiating controversy. One day after the ref reversed a call on fourth-and-goal, giving the Bengals a touchdown at the […]

12/09/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray was ‘inexcusable’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has plenty of words to describe his ill-timed foray onto the field last week against Baltimore. Intentional is not one of them. Tomlin apologized at length Tuesday […]

12/03/2013

Umpire Roy Ellison (81) during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Pollard Alliance asks NFL for language penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fritz Pollard Alliance has sent a letter to the NFL calling for a 15-yard penalty for use of abusive language on the field by players or officials. The alliance sent […]

11/25/2013

In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Incognito says Martin sent him threatening text

MIAMI (AP) — Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message as an apparent joke only a week before their relationship became the subject of a harassment […]

11/10/2013

In this July 22, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin in interviewed after an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Lawyer says Martin was harassed by teammates

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Martin’s lawyer says the Miami Dolphins tackle was harassed by more than one teammate and the abuse went far beyond traditional locker room hazing. Martin was subjected to a malicious […]

11/08/2013

In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during an NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

NFL preps its biggest game for the biggest stage

Fans in the stands at Super Bowls past only think they’ve seen it all. They’ve been sun-burned in Los Angeles, soaked in Miami and buffeted by winds at stops in between. Deafened during flyovers. Titillated […]

11/07/2013

In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Union monitoring probe of Dolphins harassment

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case. The league is investigating the troubled relationship between Dolphins […]

11/05/2013

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, center, his helped after he collapsed on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Stress of coaching can add up quick in the NFL

The hours are brutal, and so are the expectations of millions who sit in judgment of what you do on Sunday afternoon. Being a coach in the NFL isn’t necessarily an automatic ticket to the […]

11/04/2013

In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP sources: Incognito sent racist texts

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin. The troubled, troubling relationship between the […]

11/04/2013

Tennessee Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr.  (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)

Titans owner Bud Adams has died at age 90

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. has died in his Houston home. He was 90. The team announced Monday that Adams had died, saying he “passed away peacefully from natural causes.” […]

10/21/2013

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall runs off the field after the Bears' 27-21 win over the New York Giants in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears wide receiver Marshall fined $10,500 for green shoes

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he has been fined $10,500 by the NFL for wearing green football shoes in the Oct. 10 game against the New York Giants. […]

10/16/2013

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