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Dave? Dave? Kansas City Man Gets Tickets for Being Kind

Offensive lineman Jeff Allen just had to find him

(Newser) - A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow, the AP reports. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take... More »

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 »

NFL Reportedly Refuses to Let Player Use 'MD' on Uniform

Kansas City's Laurent Duvernay-Tardif got his medical degree this year

(Newser) - Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is unique in the NFL: The offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs is also officially a medical doctor, having earned his degree earlier this year from Canada's McGill University, reports Fox News . Duvernay-Tardif now wants to celebrate his accomplishment by putting "MD" before his name... More »

For $2, Watch KC Chiefs Play ... in -15 Degrees

Kansas City just one of Sunday's games facing severe cold

(Newser) - For those wanting to see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tennesee Titans in hopes of sealing a playoff berth, all you needed Sunday was $2 and whole heck of a lot of inner fortitude, reports the AP . Of course, that's assuming you can handle the minus-15 wind... More »

Cops: Oklahoma Airport Murder Wasn't Random

Victim is the father of a Kansas City Chiefs player

(Newser) - Oklahoma City police investigators are trying to figure out why a man waited to gun down an airline employee outside Will Rogers World Airport in an ambush that prompted authorities to shut down the state's busiest airport for hours. Police Capt. Paco Balderrama says the suspected shooter was found... More »

NFL: We Blew It on Penalty Over Muslim Prayer

League says KC player should not have been flagged

(Newser) - The NFL is getting quicker with its mea culpas: Amid another growing controversy , the league admitted its mistake today in penalizing a player over a Muslim prayer on the field last night, reports the Kansas City Star . In the game, referees flagged Chiefs player Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, after... More »

NFL Penalizes Muslim Player for Touchdown Prayer

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah gets 15-yard penalty for 'unsportsmanlike conduct'

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim: He fasts during Ramadan—even during the NFL's grueling training season—and took off the entire 2012 season with his brother Hamza (an ex-NFL safety) to tour mosques around the country and make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the NFL... More »

Jovan Belcher's Body Exhumed in Search of Brain Injury

Expert convinced Chiefs' linebacker had CTE when he killed girlfriend, self

(Newser) - Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. An examination of Belcher's brain could determine whether he... More »

NFL Mascot Seriously Hurt in Zip Line Accident

Kansas City Chiefs' Dan Meers suffers back injury

(Newser) - A man who has been the Kansas City Chiefs' mascot for more than two decades was seriously injured this weekend while rehearsing a zip line routine at Arrowhead Stadium. His attorney today blamed human error and said the company responsible for securing his riggings appeared to be at fault. It'... More »

Football Fan Swaps Wedding Rings for Tickets

Don't worry, the rings were from a previous, not current, marriage

(Newser) - A longtime Kansas City Chiefs fan says he swapped six game tickets for a wedding ring set advertised on Craigslist. The ring buyer, 49-year-old Kansas City resident Rusty Jones, said he first learned of the ring offer last week through a story in the Kansas City Star . He contacted the... More »

Top 5 Picks in NFL Draft

All five are linemen in draft considered weak on QBs

(Newser) - The NFL draft is under way and off to an unusual start. For the first time since the 1970 pro football merger, offensive tackles were taken with the first two picks. ( Bleacher Report has live coverage). Here are the top five overall:
  1. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Fisher, Central Michigan,
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Eagles' Reid, Bears' Smith Among Slew of NFL Firings

'Black Monday' sees Romeo Crennel, Norv Turner, and more exit

(Newser) - The NFL regular season ended yesterday, and that means today the heads were rolling. A slew of big-name coaches are out of jobs after lackluster seasons, ESPN reports. Including…
  • Andy Reid : To the surprise of exactly no one, the coach who won more games than any other in Eagles history
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Belcher Apologized, Kissed Girlfriend as She Lay Dying

Asked team officials to take care of his daughter

(Newser) - As Kasandra Perkins lay mortally wounded on their bed, Jovan Belcher apologized to her and kissed her forehead as his mother rushed into the room, having heard the gunfire just after 8am that fateful morning, police tell the Kansas City Star . Belcher then told his mother he was sorry, kissed... More »

In College, Belcher Punched Window 'Over a Girl'

More details of murder-suicide emerge

(Newser) - Years before this weekend's Jovan Belcher murder-suicide , the future NFL star had a history of conflict with women, according to records released by the University of Maine. Belcher was cited in at least four police reports during his four years at the institution, including two involving a woman, the... More »

NFL's Belcher: Friends Saw No Warning Signs

But girlfriend's family says relationship with Belcher was strained

(Newser) - Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend seemed just like any other couple in the weeks before the murder-suicide over the weekend , their friends say. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and Kasandra Perkins argued, but only about "normal couple stuff," a friend who took community college classes with Perkins tells... More »

Chiefs Play On After Belcher Murder-Suicide

'Incredibly tough 24 hours,' says team chairman

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs took to their field in Arrowhead Stadium today, reports CBS News , just more than 24 hours after linebacker Jovan Belcher turned a gun on himself at the facility after he killed the 22-year-old mother of his infant daughter. "We have a lot of players who... More »

NFL Player Kills Girlfriend, Self

Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is the shooter

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend this morning and then killed himself, reports the Kansas City Star . Police say the 25-year-old linebacker shot the woman about 8am during an argument at their home—in front of her visiting mother. He then went to Arrowhead Stadium,... More »

Chiefs Cut Larry Johnson Over Slur

Running back was suspended for insulting coach

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs released Larry Johnson today, following a 2-week suspension for insulting coach Todd Haley. The running back had referred to Haley using gay slurs on his Twitter page, and then repeated the comments to reporters a day later. He leaves the team having rushed for 5,996... More »

Lions Score 1st Win Since 2007

Redskins fall to team that went 0-16 in 2008; Vick returns

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions, winless since December 2007 and holders of the NFL record for futility after their 0-16 2008 season, stunned the visiting Redskins today at Ford Field, recording a 19-14 victory. "Yes, it's just the Redskins. And yes, they are not very good," wrote Shawn Winston of... More »

Rusty Favre Gets Standing O in Vikes Debut

(Newser) - What was once unthinkable became reality tonight under the big white top of the Metrodome—Brett Favre received a standing ovation in Minnesota. Long considered the most dastardly of villains in Minnesota sports, Favre's decision to sign with the Vikings has instantly turned him into the state's white knight and... More »

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