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The NFL Is Returning to LA

Rams may be joined by Chargers or Raiders

(Newser) - The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, maybe with company. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders might end up staying put, although the leadership of both teams didn't come close to making that commitment Tuesday night. Or one of them could be headed to LA, too. A... More »

3 NFL Teams File for Relocation to LA

Chargers, Rams, Raiders all want to move

(Newser) - The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation's second-largest market after a 21-year absence. The Chargers want to partner with... More »

Rams Player Shot Twice in Head Near Miami: NFL

Stedman Bailey in 'critical, but stable, condition' after Tuesday night shooting

(Newser) - St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in "critical, but stable, condition" in a Florida hospital, per a team statement, after he was shot Tuesday night in Miami Gardens, Fla., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A source confirmed to NFL.com that 25-year-old Bailey was sitting in a... More »

Rams Exec Insists There Was No 'Hands Up' Apology

Kevin Demoff says he said no such thing to Police Chief Jon Belmar

(Newser) - It's a he said, he said kind of story: Last night, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar let his staff know, via email, that a St. Louis Rams exec had called him to personally apologize for the five players who took to the field with their hands up... More »

St. Louis Cops Fume Over Rams' Ferguson Protest

Some players walked onto field with their hands up

(Newser) - At yesterday's game, five players for the St. Louis Rams took to the field with their hands up, showing solidarity with protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown . "We wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a... More »

NFL Could Have an LA Team in a Year: Report

Rams, Chargers, Raiders possibilities to move

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Rams? The LA Chargers? How about the Raiders? Southern California football fans may be in luck: An insider tells Pro Football Talk that Los Angeles could have its own team, or two, in the next 12 to 24 months. The Chargers, Raiders, and Rams—all of which... More »

St. Louis Rams Cut Michael Sam

But he could still end up with Rams, NFL sources say

(Newser) - The St. Louis Rams have released Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the... More »

ESPN Delves Into Michael Sam's Showering Routine

Sports network takes heat from teammates, social media for report

(Newser) - Everyone who thought that Tony Dungy's statements about Michael Sam would be the last we'd have to hear about the NFL linebacker's private life can thank ESPN for reopening that door. Josina Anderson reported yesterday on how the NFL's first openly gay player was getting along... More »

Rams Draft Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player

College star came out in February

(Newser) - The St. Louis Rams and Michael Sam made a little NFL history this evening, and in the nick of time. The Rams selected the star defensive end with the 249th overall pick in the NFL draft—out of 256 players—making him the first openly gay player ever drafted to... More »

Brett Favre: I've Had 'Scary' Loss of Memory

So, no, he won't be coming out of retirement to play again

(Newser) - One of the hot sports rumors this week was that the St. Louis Rams were interested in luring Brett Favre out of retirement to play QB again. Just how serious they were remains in dispute, reports CBS Chicago , but Favre insists he'd never go back. One self-described "scary"... More »

Ex-NFL Player Arrested Twice In One Day

Once for DUI, once for allegedly breaking into impound to get car back

(Newser) - Any out-of-work NFL player can get arrested for DUI. But it takes a special kind of dedication to get arrested 15 hours later for breaking into an impound lot in broad daylight in an attempt to get your car back. Titus Young allegedly has that dedication; police tell the Press ... More »

This Year's No. 1 Pick: Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford

He's going to the hapless St. Louis Rams

(Newser) - The St. Louis Rams picked Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 selection in the NFL draft tonight. The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner convinced the Rams he's recovered from shoulder surgery last October. He better have: St. Louis was 1-15 a year ago and has a sorry 6-42 record... More »

Carrie Prejean Shacks Up With Fiance

Dethroned Miss California moves in with fiance Kyle Boller

(Newser) - She may be against gay marriage, but apparently Carrie Prejean is just fine with living in sin. The former Miss California has shacked up with fiance Kyle Boller of the St. Louis Rams, Radar reports. “She’s living there,” a source confirms. “He’s remodeling the house... More »

Carrie Prejean 'Opposite' Engaged to NFL QB

Ex-Miss California, high-profile gay-marriage foe, will wed Kyle Boller

(Newser) - Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean—who gained fame for her stance on "opposite marriage" and subsequent sex-tape revelations—is engaged. To a man. St. Louis Rams quarterback Kyle Boller, 28, popped the question yesterday after just 7 months of dating, E! reports. More »

Kurt Warner Retires

Cardinals QB bows out after 12 seasons, 3 Super Bowls

(Newser) - Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, a two-time NFL MVP, announced his retirement today in Tempe. "It's been 12 unbelievable years," said Warner, 38, a University of Northern Iowa product who worked as a grocery clerk and toiled in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before catching on with... More »

Rush: I'm Another Victim of Left-Wing Bias

Liberals in the media want to keep conservatives down

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is the victim of a vast left-wing conspiracy. Or so he argues in a Wall Street Journal essay in the wake of his NFL adventures. Lefties in the news business, "including the sportswriter community," have nothing but "contempt" and "blind hatred" for conservatives, he... More »

Beck Weeps for 'Simpler America'

He recalls kinder, gentler football players

(Newser) - Glenn Beck had a weepy "Kodak moment" when he shared old commercials with viewers yesterday and recalled a "simpler" America when "we used to be united." One of the oldie ads he played—a day after fellow right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh was bounced from a Rams... More »

Rush Got Bum Rap on Racist Slurs

Face it, liberal media: Claims he said that stuff look pretty bogus

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is getting such a raw deal in the media that even Nate Silver—who got his start on the Daily Kos—has come to his defense. Lately CNN and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have repeated racist statements that appear to be "completely made up," Silver writes.... More »

'Race Hammers' Crushed Rush Deal: O'Reilly

Limbaugh 'should sue' NBC, CNN for '1984 attack'

(Newser) - "Thought police" in the media who have unfairly skewered Rush Limbaugh as a racist spoiled his bid to become an owner of the Rams, charged right-wing media maven Bill O'Reilly. Now that he's been dumped from the buyers' group after the controversy over his participation, Limbaugh should sue media... More »

No NFL Team for Rush: Investors Dropping Him

Controversy too intense, say sources

(Newser) - It looks like Rush Limbaugh's hope of becoming an NFL owner is kaput. Dave Checketts—the man putting together a team of investors to buy the St. Louis Rams—is dropping Limbaugh, three league sources tell ESPN. Checketts, who already owns the St. Louis Blues, has concluded that the... More »

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