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Ex-NFL Player Fatally Shoots Self While Moving Duffel Bag

Zurlon Tipton was dropping his car off at a dealership

(Newser) - A former NFL running back accidentally and fatally shot himself Tuesday at a car dealership outside Detroit while moving a duffel bag containing two guns, WJBK reports. According to the Indianapolis Star , Zurlon Tipton brought his Jeep to the dealership to be serviced. He was moving personal items from his... More »

Unkind Tom Brady Message on 20K Beer Cans

Sun King Brewery supplies beer to another team's stadium

(Newser) - Love Tom Brady? Then stay away from Wee Mac Scottish Ale, which has a simple message on the bottom of 20,000 cans: "Tom Brady Sux." Not surprisingly, the brewer behind the prank supplies beer to the Indianapolis Colts' home stadium, Fox News reports. "A SKB employee... More »

Huge Inflation: Deflategate Ball Sells for $44K

Little piece of Patriots shame-memorabilia does not come cheaply

(Newser) - One of the famously underinflated footballs used by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their march to this year's Super Bowl victory sold at auction yesterday, and ESPN reports that its value was anything but flat at $43,740. The ball, the only one from the now-infamous... More »

11 of 12 Patriots' Game Balls Were Deflated: Report

League says it's still investigating DeflateGate

(Newser) - Allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in Sunday's game appear to be true: Unnamed NFL sources have confirmed as much to ESPN , though league officials tell the AP that "we're still awaiting findings." The ESPN report holds that 11 of 12 game balls... More »

DeflateGate: Patriots Face New Cheating Investigation

NFL investigating whether Super Bowl-bound team deflated ball yesterday

(Newser) - The New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl, but under the cloud of a new cheating scandal: The NFL is looking into allegations that the Patriots might have deflated the football in last night's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. An NFL insider told WTHR of the investigation,... More »

Patriots Rout Colts for AFC Title

They'll face Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl after 45-7 win

(Newser) - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more—the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots dominant duo earned a sixth trip to the Super Bowl with a 45-7 wipeout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game before... More »

Fans Freak at ESPN Fantasy Football Outage

Network apologizes for glitch during highly trafficked Week 1 game

(Newser) - Last night's game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts was anything but an ESPN fantasy: Rather, it turned into a social media nightmare after the network's fantasy football website and app went down—somewhat inconveniently during what USA Today Sports says was the "most trafficked fantasy... More »

After DWI Charge, Colts' Irsay Heads to Rehab

Multiple prescription drugs found during traffic stop

(Newser) - The family of Colts owner Jim Irsay said today that he has placed himself in a treatment facility after police found multiple prescription drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The 54-year-old Irsay, who acknowledged a painkiller dependency more than a decade ago, faces preliminary charges of misdemeanor driving... More »

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared... More »

Colts Player Arrested on Gun Charges

Police found unlicensed gun in car with Colts safety Joe Lefeged

(Newser) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in DC today, after cops pulled over a car he was riding in for speeding, and found a handgun inside. Lefeged, 25, and another passenger were charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition,... 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 »

Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,... More »

Peyton Who? Colts to Pick Andrew Luck

Stanford quarterback will replace Manning: Indianapolis Star, ESPN

(Newser) - Drinking game for next week's NFL draft: Tip one every time the phrase "big shoes to fill" is used in reference to the No. 1 pick: The Indianapolis Colts have decided to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, report ESPN and the Indianapolis Star . Luck, of course, will replace... More »

Peyton Manning Picks Broncos: Report

Denver will try to trade Tim Tebow

(Newser) - Is Tebow-mania on its knees in Denver? Peyton Manning has told his agent to begin negotiations with the Broncos, sources tell Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN . In a TV appearance, Schefter said Manning "fully intends" to play in Denver, and has already discussed the parameters of a... More »

Manning Leaving Colts: 'I'm at Peace'

Indianapolis will retire quarterback's No. 18

(Newser) - The "sources" were right: Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts announced today that he won't be playing for the team next season after 14 years, reports the Indianapolis Star . "It's weighed heavy on my heart," said an emotional Manning. "But I am at peace... More »

Peyton Manning, Colts to Part Ways

Big announcement planned for tomorrow: ESPN

(Newser) - Big, long-expected news out of Indianapolis: ESPN reports that Peyton Manning and the Colts will announce at a news conference tomorrow that the football star and team are parting ways after 14 years. Manning is owed a $28 million roster bonus on Thursday; but the Colts hold the top draft... More »

Peyton Manning: Ignore Rumors, My Recovery Is on Track

Says he's confident he will be 'cleared and ready to go'

(Newser) - Stories keep circulating that Peyton Manning is done with football in the wake of his spinal surgery— Yahoo Sports had one today based on anonymous sources, and Rob Lowe of all people tweeted a while back that he had the inside scoop that the quarterback's career is over, notes... 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 »

Colts Owner: Peyton Won't Be Back This Season

But he may practice in December

(Newser) - Peyton Manning may recover from surgery quickly enough to practice with the Colts by December, but the team doesn’t expect him to actually take the field until next season, owner Jim Irsay told a breakfast for Super Bowl donors this morning, according to the Indy Star . But the AP... More »

Peyton Manning May Miss Entire Season

Colts QB has more neck surgery, will be out months if not longer

(Newser) - Peyton Manning's season is in jeopardy after he had to have his third neck operation in two years, reports ESPN . The Colts QB will be out at least two to three months, though the team is downplaying the seriousness and says it expects him to return at some point.... More »

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