| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The era of character has arrived.
The next group of prospective NFL Draft prospects and veteran free agents will be the most heavily scrutinized athletes ever.
Character and personal issues will take on a foremost role in making draft decisions. The...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:59 AM
When prosecutors charged Aaron Hernandez with murder last year, they pointed to texts that victim Odin Lloyd sent his sister shortly before his death telling her he was with the former NFL star.
On Friday, Fall River Superior Judge E. Susan Garsh...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Have you noticed?
Late in this NFL season, a sophomoric sense of humor seems to be creeping into the staid, conservative league. Consider:
•The fun began with St. Louis Coach Jeff Fisher last Sunday during the coin toss preceding the Rams' game...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A judge Tuesday granted a motion to indefinitely delay a double-murder trial for Aaron Hernandez scheduled for next May, although the former Patriots and Bristol star still faces trial on another charge of murder early next year.
Jake Wark, a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, team owner Robert Kraft and two NFL players who were college teammates of Aaron Hernandez are among the more than 300 government witnesses who could testify at the Bristol native's murder trial, which is scheduled to open...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:28 PM
When Brandon Marshall attempted to insert himself into the Bears leadership void Sunday, you couldn't help but think of poor old Carlos Zambrano. The volatile former Cubs pitcher once mistook confrontation for leadership too. It didn't work out well for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Only in Allentown could you take what should be the feel-good story of the year, maybe one of the best stories we've ever had around here, and make a mockery of it.
Look, either what Andre Reed did as a football player, earning him the highest honor...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:32 PM
My wife hates sports and has always had special vitriol toward football. Being an art school chick who hung out with goths and hipsters, she learned to tune out all the maniacal Green Bay cheese heads in her family while growing up in the suburbs of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:17 PM
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Authorities lawfully seized the cell phone of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez days before he was arrested and charged with murdering a man hear his Massachusetts home, a prosecutor testified Tuesday.
The claim came in response to a...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The whitewash of Ray Rice’s very existence continued Tuesday morning with news that the next Madden 15 video game update from EA Sports would wipe the former Ravens running back from the game.
Rice was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:33 PM
The Ravens' decision to cut star running back Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him punching Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino carries major financial ramifications.
Because the Ravens terminated Rice's contract, they no longer owe...