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NFL Player Cut After Video With Woman Surfaces

Kansas City Chiefs say Kareem Hunt 'was not truthful' when discussing the incident

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs learned of an incident earlier this year involving running back Kareem Hunt and a woman—but when the management team confronted him about it, "Kareem was not truthful," the team said Friday. Those lies became all too clear with TMZ Sports' Friday release of... More »

Tom Brady: This Is What's 'in My Nightmares'

The New England QB opens up in interview

(Newser) - Despite a bout of illness this weekend, Tom Brady manages to lead one of the NFL's most fearsome teams—maybe because he knows what to avoid. The New England Patriots quarterback opened up about his fears when taking questions from California firefighters during an interview earlier this week, 247... More »

QB's Gruesome Injury Came Exactly 33 Years After a Famous One

Joe Theismann saw Alex Smith's leg snap

(Newser) - Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was horrified when current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Sunday's 23-21 loss against the Houston Texans—especially when he realized it was 33 years to the day since he suffered the same gruesome injury . Theismann was watching from a suite at... More »

NFL Team Mulls Condi Rice for Head Coach: Report

Or so says an anonymous league source

(Newser) - The Cleveland Browns next head coach could be ... Condoleezza Rice? So says ESPN in a somewhat vague report about the Browns wanting to interview her for the position. Browns GM John Dorsey said last week he might hire a woman for the job, and spoke well of the former secretary... More »

Gay Wedding Is a First for NFL

Former Dallas Cowboy Jeff Rohrer will be first NFLer to marry same-sex partner

(Newser) - A former Dallas Cowboys linebacker is about to become the first known NFL player to marry a same-sex partner. Jeff Rohrer came out as gay this week, revealing plans to marry his partner of two years, celebrity aesthetician Joshua Ross. The 53rd overall pick in the 1982 draft tells the... More »

Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game

It happened during cheerleaders' T-shirt toss

(Newser) - A football fan was hospitalized Sunday after falling from the stands at Tennessee's Nissan Stadium during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. An NFL employee who witnessed the fall tells USA Today that as cheerleaders threw T-shirts into the crowd during the third... More »

4 NFL Players Arrested After London Bar Dispute

There was a 'misunderstanding' over an $84K tab

(Newser) - Four Jacksonville Jaguars were arrested in London early Saturday after what one player calls a "misunderstanding" over a massive bar tab. The players were detained after allegedly failing to settle a tab worth a whopping $84,000, the BBC reports. After reports of a fight around 4am, "officers... More »

Ex-NFL Players Stunned by Concussion Settlements

Some recipients are seeing their payments reduced

(Newser) - A $1 billion settlement for former NFL players with chronic brain trauma is adding up to little or nothing for some recipients, USA Today reports. Approved in 2015 , the money was supposed to help family of ex-players who had died or were in nursing homes. But at least a dozen... More »

Father-Daughter Duo Will Make NFL History Monday

Kevin Harlan will do play-by-play, while daughter Olivia Dekker reports from the sidelines

(Newser) - Get ready for an NFL first: On Monday, father and daughter Kevin Harlan and Olivia Harlan Dekker will be part of a three-person team announcing the Green Bay Packers vs. the San Francisco 49ers for the Westwood One radio network, USA Today reports. It's the first time a father-daughter... More »

Injured Seahawks Player Flips Off His Own Team

Earl Thomas had been feuding with brass for months

(Newser) - Earl Thomas' career as a Seattle Seahawk is probably over—and it did not have a happy ending. The star free safety gave the finger to the Seahawks sideline during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals as he was wheeled off the field in the fourth quarter with a... More »

NFL Player Retires in Middle of Game

Vontae Davis says he suddenly realized he 'shouldn't be out there'

(Newser) - Pro athletes often say their bodies will tell them when it's time to retire. For Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills, that time was in the middle of a game. The cornerback stunned teammates by abruptly retiring from the NFL at halftime Sunday, when the Bills were down 28-6... More »

Only 2 NFL Players Took a Knee for the Anthem

Kaepernick praises Dolphins players

(Newser) - Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field... More »

Nike Reveals 'Dream Crazy' Kaepernick Commercial

Ad will appear during opening NFL telecast Thursday

(Newser) - "Don't ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they're crazy enough," says Colin Kaepernick, urging viewers to reach for and exceed their wildest dreams in Nike's first full-length ad of its new campaign featuring the former San Francisco 49er. In the "Dream Crazy"... More »

Trump Weighs In on Kaepernick's Nike Ad

'A terrible message'

(Newser) - The backlash over Colin Kaepernick's appearance in Nike's latest ad campaign continues: Now President Trump has weighed in. "I think it’s a terrible message," Trump tells the Daily Caller . "I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of... More »

Nike Faces Backlash Over Kaepernick Campaign

He's the face of 'Just Do It' anniversary

(Newser) - Nike has taken its own advice to "Just Do It"—with the "It" being "Get involved in the NFL national anthem controversy." The company, days before the start of the new football season, has signed up former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the... More »

Arbitrator Won't Dismiss Kaepernick's NFL Grievance

That means it's going to trial

(Newser) - An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice, the AP reports. Kaepernick's lawyer Mark Geragos... More »

Female ESPN Host: That's It, I'm Done With NFL

Michelle Beadle says league doesn't care about women

(Newser) - Michelle Beadle has some more free time on the weekends—and the ESPN pundit says she has the NFL to thank for it. The co-host of the network's Get Up! program tweeted an image of a cringing Jerry Seinfeld Wednesday along with the line: "Me, pretending to be... More »

ESPN Won't Broadcast Anthem at NFL Games

Network says it has no plans to do so amid the controversy

(Newser) - Those looking to see for themselves how NFL players are responding to the national anthem will be out of luck on ESPN broadcasts of Monday Night Football this year. The network tells Axios that it does not plan to broadcast the anthem in the upcoming season. "We generally have... More »

Police Told Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets

"This organization obviously DOES NOT honor First Responders

(Newser) - Now cops are getting in on the NFL's national anthem spat, Sports Illustrated reports. Two Florida police unions, in Palm Beach County and Broward County, posted Facebook notices urging officers to not buy or refund tickets to a Miami Dolphins game after two players kneeled and one raised a... More »

Trump Warns NFL Players: 'Find Another Way to Protest'

President isn't happy some players kneeled, did other protests during anthem in preseason games

(Newser) - Is it football season already? It must be, based on President Trump's tweets from Friday morning. After reports filtered out about some NFL players kneeling, raising their fists, and taking part in other forms of protest during preseason games on Thursday evening, Trump once more railed against those who... More »

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