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Jets Cheerleaders Score $325K Settlement

Their hourly wage was about $3.77

(Newser) - A New Jersey court on Wednesday gave the Flight Crew—aka the New York Jets cheerleaders—something to cheer about: a $325,000 settlement of the class-action lawsuit filed in 2014 by a cheerleader identified as Krystal C., CNNMoney reports. That amounts to each of the 52 cheerleaders getting $2,... More »

Ex-NFLer at Stadium With 'Starving' Sign Gets Signed

Joe Anderson's viral image worked

(Newser) - Joe Anderson was starving (for success) and hungry (for a job playing football), so he stood outside the Houston Texans' stadium with a cardboard sign for a few days six weeks ago, ESPN reports—and it worked. "Not homeless ... but STARVING for success," read the sign, which went... 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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Jets Linebacker Busts His Own QB's Jaw in Fight

Quarterback Geno Smith needs surgery, and the puncher is out of a job

(Newser) - It can be brutal to be a Jets fan: Linebacker Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali "sucker-punched" starting quarterback Geno Smith today during a locker room argument and busted his jaw, coach Todd Bowles says. Smith will be out six to 10 weeks, meaning he might miss the season opener. It'... More »

NFL Teams Paid to Honor Troops

Promotions 'leave a bad taste in your mouth,' senator says

(Newser) - Fans who see troops honored at halftime events during NFL games may not be aware that a lot of the time, their tax dollars are paying for the tribute to the military. According to an NJ.com investigation, the Pentagon has paid a total of $5.4 million to 14... More »

Buffalo Bills' 'Home Game' Won't Be in NY

It moves to Detroit; snow is too much as death toll reaches 12

(Newser) - Things were so desperate in Buffalo this week that the hometown Bills made a plea for fans to come and shovel out their stadium. But with yet more snow falling yesterday in suburban Orchard Park, where the team plays, reality has set in: The NFL is moving this week's... More »

Guess How Little Jets Cheerleaders Get Paid

$3.77 per hour, according to lawsuit

(Newser) - The latest lawsuit from an NFL cheerleader details a familiar-sounding pay scale: Members of the Jets' "Flight Crew" make what amounts to $3.77 an hour, says a former dancer with the squad. The woman identified as Krystal C. tells the New York Post that the cheerleaders make $150... More »

Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing

Controversial backup redundant after team picks Geno Smith in draft

(Newser) - Tim Tebow's legion of haters are probably, well, Tebowing right now. The Jets have released their popular-yet-controversial backup today, the New York Post reports, ending a tenure that produced a lot more headlines than touchdowns (Tebow actually didn't score any as a Jet). More »

Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in... More »

Tebow to NY Jets: Let Me Go!

Source says he wants out after latest quarterback drama

(Newser) - Tim Tebow took the football world by storm as a Denver Bronco, but since being traded to the New York Jets, he's spent nearly all of his time on the bench—and a source tells the New York Daily News he'll ask the team to release or trade... More »

Media Mobs Tebow in Jets' Locker Room

Fellow players witness media circus

(Newser) - Newly-minted New York Jet Tim Tebow's locker room was open to reporters for the first time yesterday, and they pounced. "It’s like shark feeding, man," said Josh Baker, a reserve tight end who, possibly unfortunately, occupies the locker next to Tebow's. Surrounded by dozens of... More »

Jets to Use Tebow on ... Punt Team?

So says one report, which might just be a ruse by the team

(Newser) - If an NFL's punting strategy is making headlines in April, that can mean only one thing: Tim Tebow is involved. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted today that the Jets have told their new backup QB he's going to serve time on the punt squad next season as the... More »

Tim Tebow Meets the Jets

Quarterback dismisses any tension between him and Mark Sanchez

(Newser) - Tim Tebow donned his green and took on the gang from New York today, appearing for the first time as a New York Jet before a crush of more than 200 reporters at the Jets practice facility, reports the AP . The former Bronco was upbeat, poised, and refused to get... More »

Tebow Trade: 'It Stinks,' and Other Reactions

Joe Namath, for one, thinks 'it stinks'

(Newser) - Various reactions to the trade that will send Denver quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets:
  • Joe Namath: "I thinks it stinks," the Jets legend tells USA Today . Mark Sanchez should be "pissed."
  • Woody Paige, Denver Post : His column recaps all things Tebow, from a
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It's Official: Tim Tebow Goes to Jets

New York, Denver finalize deal for quarterback

(Newser) - Tim Tebow will, in fact, suit up for the New York Jets next season. The Jets announced the deal this afternoon, but things nearly fell apart afterward over a $5 million clause in Tebow's contract. After last-minute talks, the Jets agreed to pay half the amount to Tebow's... More »

Curtis Martin Leads Charge to Hall of Fame

Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis among those who don't make Canton's cut

(Newser) - Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons was one of six players elected yesterday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it to escape... 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 »

Plaxico, Jets Agree to One-Year Deal

Troubled receiver hasn't played since 2008

(Newser) - Another big NFL deal : Plaxico Burress, who served nearly two years in prison for possessing (and shooting himself with ) an unlicensed gun, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets, the team announced today. Burress used to play on New York's other team—the Giants, with whom... More »

Mark Sanchez Romanced Me: 17-Year-Old Girl

'EK' claims to have 'hooked up' with New York Jets quarterback

(Newser) - Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez met a new lady friend on New Year’s Eve, and she just so happens to be a 17-year-old high school student. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, writes AJ Daulerio on Deadspin : In both New York and New Jersey, where the romancing allegedly... More »

Steelers Hang On, Beat Jets in a Nail-Biter

Pittsburgh dominated, then held on

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets. Pittsburgh, which led 24-0 in the first half and held on,... More »

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