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Union Asks Cops to Boycott Dolphins Games

They want team to force players to stand for anthem

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins should get private security instead of cops to protect them if players won't stand up for the national anthem, according to the local president of a police union. Jeff Bell, president of the International Union of Police Associations, says the chapter has asked police and the... More »

Cops: Teen Son Killed Ex-NFL Player, Wife

Relatives stunned by deaths of 'power couple'

(Newser) - In a tragedy that relatives find completely unfathomable, former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were killed at their Houston home early Friday, allegedly by their own son. The 16-year-old was arrested after police were called to the home at around 2am, KHOU reports. Dawn Armstrong died at... More »

Bong Photo May Have Cost NFL Draft Pick Millions

He claims his Twitter account was hacked

(Newser) - Despite being drafted 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins with a contract worth an expected $12.4 million, Thursday was a bad day for Laremy Tunsil. CBS News reports the University of Mississippi offensive lineman was expected to go much higher—to the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth pick—which... More »

Here Are the 5K+ Items the Jets Are Bringing to London

For a 65-hour trip

(Newser) - The New York Jets are playing the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium Sunday—and though the Jets will only be overseas for 65 hours, the team is bringing a lot of stuff. The New York Times takes an amusing look:
  • 220 people in the delegation
  • 350 rolls of
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Dolphins Fine Player for Tweet-Bashing Michael Sam

Don Jones suspended from play after draft comments

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins have fined cornerback Don Jones after a pair of homophobic tweets. Jones tweeted "omg" and "horrible" after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL , reacting by kissing his boyfriend on-air, NBC Sports reports. Jones will undergo "educational training for... More »

Dolphins Fire Coach Accused in Sex Doll Incident

Two fired in wake of Incognito report

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime head trainer Kevin O'Neill yesterday, less than a week after the two were called out in the NFL's damning report on bullying in the team's locker room. Turner not only let Richie Incognito and two other... More »

To Fix NFL Culture, Sponsors Must Take Action

They're 'tacitly condoning' shocking behavior: Juliet Macur

(Newser) - Thanks to an NFL report, we've learned all about the extent of bullying in the locker room—and something has to be done about it. For real change, writes Juliet Macur in the New York Times , sponsors have to lead the way. "Companies like Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, and Visa... More »

NFL Report: Yes, Lineman Harassed His Teammate

It faults Richie Incognito and two others, but says they didn't intend 'lasting injury'

(Newser) - A long-awaited report on allegations of bullying in the NFL is in, and the main headline-grabbing point is that Richie Incognito (and others) did indeed harass Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin (and others), reports the Miami Herald . But the report by attorney Ted Wells also gets a little squishy on... More »

Dolphins' Incognito: 'I'm Not a Racist'

Gives 1st interview since scandal erupted, says texts taken out of context

(Newser) - Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito spoke out publicly today for the first time since allegations of racism and harassment against teammate Jonathan Martin surfaced, telling Fox Sports that texts (in which Incognito called Martin the N-word and threatened to kill him) were taken out of context. Martin, he said, once sent... More »

In Dolphins Case, a Chance to Change NFL Culture

Slate writers: League needs to stop letting a 'poisonous misanthrope' go unpunished

(Newser) - The case of a Miami Dolphins player essentially accused of bullying a fellow player to the point of serious mental distress is nothing short of a "test of NFL culture," write Emily Bazelon and Josh Levin at Slate . Sure, it sounds strange at first that a bulky NFL... More »

Dolphin Drama: Player 'Done' Over Racism, Harassment

'Hey, wassup, you half n----- piece of s---,' Richie Incognito reportedly wrote

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito on Sunday, and now we know why. Sources tell ESPN that Incognito is being punished for a long history of harassing teammates with racial epithets. In one voicemail sent to teammate Jonathan Martin in April, which both the Dolphins and NFL have copies... More »

Dan Marino Had Love Child in 2005

Got Donna Savattere pregnant, paid her to keep quiet

(Newser) - Chances are Dan Marino's wife did not have a very happy 28th wedding anniversary yesterday—considering Marino spent at least part of the day crafting a statement to the New York Post admitting that he had a love child in 2005. The former Miami Dolphin and current CBS analyst... More »

5 Rookie QBs to Watch Today

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III among NFL's 5 rookie starters

(Newser) - Peyton who? Rookie quarterbacks are looking to rule on any given Sunday this year. And as the NFL kicks off its first Sunday of the 2012 season, five teams are placing their fates in the hands of rookie starters—up from the previous record of three in 1960. The Christian ... More »

Chad Johnson's Wife Files for Divorce

Move comes after NFL star's arrest on domestic violence charges

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins and VH1 dumped Chad Johnson after his arrest on domestic violence charges, and now his wife has, too. Reality TV star Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce, reports TMZ . The two had been married a little more than a month. In a statement, Johnson said he loved... More »

Dolphins, VH1 Dump Chad Johnson After Bust

Johnson charged with domestic battery, released

(Newser) - Chad Johnson's brief run as a Miami Dolphin is over before it started. Just hours after Johnson was arrested for domestic battery , the Dolphins cut the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver from their team, reports the Washington Post . VH1 similarly wasted little time in canceling the couple's reality... More »

Chad Johnson Charged With Headbutting Wife

Police say argument caused by receipt for condoms

(Newser) - Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson, previously aka Chad Ochocinco , was arrested last night in an alleged domestic violence, after police say he headbutted his wife during an argument, reports the Sun-Sentinel . The fight broke out after Johnson's new wife, Evelyn Lozada, a star from the reality TV series Basketball Wives,... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

More Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Damage

2nd complaint claims the NFL covered up concussion dangers

(Newser) - Another lawsuit is being leveled against the NFL over brain damage suffered by former players. Ex-Miami Dolphins team members Patrick Surtain and Oronde Gadsden, along with 19 other players, have filed suit in Miami and are charging that the NFL deliberately omitted or concealed evidence connecting concussions to long-term neurological... More »

Wife Charged After NFL Player Is Stabbed

Brandon Marshall of Miami Dolphins expected to fully recover

(Newser) - Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall underwent surgery after being stabbed in the abdomen by his wife, police say. Marshall's agent tells the Miami Herald that the wound isn't life-threatening and that he's expected to fully recover. Police charged Michi Nogami-Marshall with aggravated battery with a deadly... More »

Jets Coach Really, Really Sorry for Tripping Miami Player

Sal Alosi is staring down suspension, fines

(Newser) - The Jets-Dolphins rivalry is getting to be more like the Jets-Sharks rivalry: New York's conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, is in some hot water after he tripped Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll on his way out of bounds yesterday. As in, stuck his knee out and caused Carroll to fall. Like a... More »

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