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Patriots Star Is Under Arrest

Julian Edelman is accused of vandalism

(Newser) - New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Police say Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a commercial block of Beverly Hills,... More »

Before Miami's Super Bowl, a Massive Snake Hunt

'Python Bowl' participants to hunt down invasive Burmese pythons for cash and prizes

(Newser) - Miami's upcoming Super Bowl will mean death for dozens of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades—and wildlife officials say that's a good thing. The game's organizing committee is working with Florida to promote the Python Bowl, a 10-day contest that began Friday that will give out... More »

Should Bengals, Browns Fans Qualify for Medical Pot?

Ohio board will actually consider the question

(Newser) - Live in the state of Ohio? Suffer from lupus, insomnia, or being a Cincinnati Bengals or Cleveland Browns fan? You could soon qualify for a medical marijuana prescription, even for the latter "condition"—if the State Medical Board of Ohio approves its inclusion on the "eligible" list,... More »

Beleaguered Cowboys Pick a New Coach

Green Bay veteran Mike McCarthy will replace Jason Garrett

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett, per the AP . McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's... More »

'I'm Praying It's Not Real': Small Plane Crash Kills 5

The plane was en route to a college football game

(Newser) - A small plane en route to a college football game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing five people and fully engulfing a car on the ground in flames, authorities said, per the AP . The two-engine Piper Cheyenne crashed in... More »

Arrest Made in Stabbings Over 'Unwanted Advancement'

Michael Mosely, 23, was arrested Wednesday

(Newser) - Two men killed, four people of interest, and nearly four days without an arrest—until now. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Michael Mosely on Wednesday in the fatal stabbings of two men outside a Nashville bar, including the brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard, the Tennessean reports. An array of... More »

NFL Player's Brother Killed 'Over a Woman'

Clayton Beathard was just 22 years old

(Newser) - The San Francisco 49ers played with aching hearts Saturday after hearing about quarterback CJ Beathard's brother—who had just been killed in Nashville, USA Today reports. Clayton Beathard, 22, was one of two men fatally stabbed outside a bar in what police say was an argument over a woman.... More »

Latest Allegation Could Cost the Patriots Bigtime

The team's video crew was caught illegally filming the Bengals sideline

(Newser) - Looks like Patriots SpyGate II is here, and TMZ says "it's reallllllly bad for the Pats." In footage obtained by Jay Glazer, an NFL on FOX reporter, a Cincinnati Bengals security guard confronts a Patriots video crew that appears to be illegally filming the Bengals sidelines from... More »

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game, Delivers Big News

The president will allow players to go pro and fulfill military service later

(Newser) - President Trump showed up at the Army-Navy football game Saturday and gave players a bit of news: They can defer their military service to play pro ball, Fox News reports. "So what we're doing now is you’ll go out and you'll make a fortune," Trump... More »

Radio Analyst's Take on NFL QB Earns Him Suspension

Tim Ryan said 'dark skin' of Ravens QB Lamar Jackson helped him pull off plays in 49ers game

(Newser) - If you were listening Monday morning to a radio breakdown of Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, a comment from one analyst about the Ravens quarterback may have had you wondering: Did he just say that? That was the reaction of the 49ers, who... More »

Players, Coaches Lost Their Homes. Now, a Championship

Meet the inspired players at Paradise High School

(Newser) - A Northern California high school football team will play for a championship Saturday one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town, the AP reports. Paradise High School will face Sutter Union High School for the Northern Section Division... More »

He Got a Big Touchdown. Then, a Headshaking Penalty

Ole Miss player draws unsportsmanlike conduct for 'peeing' like dog, costs team the game

(Newser) - Elijah Moore will probably never get down again on his hands and knees and pretend to urinate like a dog. That's a good guess, anyway, after the Ole Miss sophomore's antics during Thursday's annual matchup over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between the University of Mississippi Rebels and... More »

His Stats Were Hard-Core. The Football He Invented Was Soft

Ex-Vikings kicker Fred Cox, inventor of Nerf football, dies at age 80

(Newser) - "The weight was right. When you threw it, it flew like a football." That's what former Minnesota Viking Fred Cox told Vikings.com a few years back about the invention he came up with that became just as well-known as his stellar football career. In 1972, the... More »

That Does It: Miami Dolphins Running Back Is Out of a Job

Mark Walton is accused of repeatedly punching his pregnant girlfriend

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins are done with Mark Walton. The NFL team cut their top running back after police arrested him early Tuesday morning for allegedly pushing his pregnant girlfriend against a wall and punching her several times in the head and face, the Miami Herald reports. She had just told... More »

Kaepernick Workout Doesn't Go So Smoothly

The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback changed venues at the last minute

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout for at least 10 NFL teams ran into trouble Saturday and nearly didn't happen, TMZ reports. The quarterback-turned-activist had a noon workout scheduled at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but his reps said the NFL asked him to sign an "... More »

The 3rd Quarter Started. Then, 'Absolute Madness'

Man and young boy injured after gunfire erupts at New Jersey high school football game

(Newser) - Just a day after five high school students were shot by a classmate in Santa Clarita, Calif., two fatally, gunfire rang out at a high school football game on the opposite coast, injuring two. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports Friday evening's playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville on the... More »

NFL Gives Longest Suspension Ever for On-Field Attack

Browns' Myles Garrett is out for season after hitting Steeler Mason Rudolph with Rudolph's helmet

(Newser) - It seemed obvious that the Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett would receive some kind of suspension after ripping the helmet off of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it during Thursday night's game in Cleveland. Now we know for how long: at least through... More »

NFL Star Facing Punishment Over This Play

Browns' Myles Garrett smashed opponent's head with helmet

(Newser) - The Cleveland Browns finally achieved two consecutive wins with Thursday's 21-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers—but as Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield notes, "it feels like we lost." Indeed, "this season is unofficially officially over" for the 4-6 Browns, whose "best player … shouldn't... More »

Kaepernick Gets an NFL Invite, but Some Are Skeptical

All teams are invited to watch free agent at private workout on Saturday, but conditions give pause

(Newser) - Will Colin Kaepernick soon be back in the game? ESPN got its hands on an NFL memo Tuesday inviting all 32 teams to attend a private workout for the out-of-work quarterback this Saturday in Atlanta, an event that will offer an interview with the 32-year-old and a chance to see... More »

Former Spartan, NFL Receiver Dead at 38

Charles Rogers played for the Detroit Lions

(Newser) - Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from the AP . Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas, Rogers' former basketball coach... More »

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