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  • Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player
    It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis...
  • Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro arrested in Virginia on misdemeanor charges

    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro arrested in Virginia on misdemeanor charges
    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested and charged with destruction of property and being drunk in public over the weekend, according to Williamsburg, Va., police Major Greg Riley. Both are misdemeanor charges. The fourth-round draft...
  • Roger Goodell anticipates expanded NFL playoff field for 2015 season

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that he anticipates the playoff field expanding from 12 to 14 teams, beginning in the 2015 season. "I do believe it will be approved for the 2015 season," Goodell said at the league meetings in Atlanta. "We...
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    There shouldn't have been a dumber or costlier narrative in the NFL Draft, not one, than why the Dolphins had to invest two of their top three picks on offensive linemen. Then center Mike Pouncey and safety Don Jones delivered a couple of empty thoughts...
  • The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?

    The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?
    Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight? After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio...
  • Cheerleader revolt against NFL grows with lawsuit against Jets

    The Great NFL Sideline Rebellion of 2014 strikes again. A former professional cheerleader for the New York Jets filed a wage-theft lawsuit against the team Tuesday, making the Jets the fourth NFL team this year to be sued by cheerleaders for allegedly...
  • Blake Bortles takes part in NFL Play 60 event in New York City

    Blake Bortles takes part in NFL Play 60 event in New York City
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles took part in an NFL Play 60 event at Chelsea Waterside Park on Wednesday morning with 80 local children, many of whom were impacted in a recent gas explosion in their community in Harlem....
  • Could Los Angeles host the NFL draft? Roger Goodell says it could

    It has been almost 20 years since Los Angeles last had an NFL team. But even without a franchise, the nation’s second-largest market could potentially play host to the NFL draft. In an interview with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, NFL...
  • History shows Ray Rice may still face punishment from the NFL

    History shows Ray Rice may still face punishment from the NFL
    Now that Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a diversionary program that could allow him to eventually clear his record following a third-degree aggravated assault charge, but the NFL could still discipline the three-time Pro Bowl...
  • 50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change

    50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change
    Politicians continue to weigh in on the appropriateness of Redskins as the name for Washington’s NFL team. Fifty U.S. senators have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to support a name change for the Redskins, calling supporters of the...
  • On Memorial Day, Let Freedom Of Expression Ring

    On Memorial Day, Let Freedom Of Expression Ring
    His name was Billy Woods, Seaman 2nd Class William Anthony Woods, and he left William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens to join the U.S. Navy. He was aboard the USS Arizona at 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese began their stunning air assault...