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Experts Challenge QB's View of His Risk for CTE

Miami's Tua Tagovailoa, cleared to play Sunday, suggests quarterbacks are at less risk

(Newser) - Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been hammered with big hits in his last two games—including a headline-making concussion on Sept. 29—and he's hoping to break the streak on Sunday. The NFL has cleared Tagovailoa to play this weekend, reports ESPN . The 24-year-old spoke for the first...

Neurologist Who Examined Dolphins QB Is Fired

NFL reevaluating its concussion protocol after Tagovailoa's 2nd head injury

(Newser) - The NFL Players Association has fired the medical consultant who evaluated Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and cleared him to play after an apparent head injury. Per NBC News, Tagovailoa went down hard in the second quarter during Miami’s Sept. 20 win over the Buffalo Bills. Footage shows Tagovailoa...

One Take on Tagovailoa's Hit: 'How Are We So Stupid in 2022'

NFL, Dolphins have been under fire after 24-year-old QB was injured just days after similar injury

(Newser) - (This story has been updated with comments from Tagovailo.) The NFL has another controversy on its hands related to concussions after a scary incident Thursday night involving Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Coverage:
  • The hit: The Dolphins' 24-year-old quarterback got sacked in the second quarter and his head came
...

Bizarre 'Butt Punt' May Lead to Endorsement

Miami Dolphins punter kicks one straight into the rear end of a teammate

(Newser) - They're calling it the "butt punt." A weird play in the NFL on Sunday has been so dubbed by outlets including Sports Illustrated , ESPN , the New York Times , and the South Florida Sun Sentinel . It took place in Miami, late in the Dolphins' game against Buffalo. Thomas...

Dolphins Owner Penalized for 'Unprecedented' Tampering

Investigation found team executives went way out of bounds trying to get Brady

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins won’t need to worry so much about who to pick in the first round of the 2023 draft. Nor should they expect to see owner Stephen Ross at team facilities for a couple months. Per USA Today, these and other penalties were handed down Tuesday after...

Dolphins Owner Denies Big Allegation in Lawsuit
Bias Suit Against
NFL Adds 2 Coaches
updated

Bias Suit Against NFL Adds 2 Coaches

Steve Wilks and Ray Horton have held the head job for one season between them

(Newser) - Update: Two former NFL coaches have signed on to a pending lawsuit accusing the NFL of racial discrimination in its hiring practices: Steve Wilks and Ray Horton. Wilks served as a head coach for one season for the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN reports. Lawyers said he was installed as a "...

Ex-Dolphins Coach Sues NFL for Racial Discrimination
Fired Dolphins
Coach Sues NFL

Fired Dolphins Coach Sues NFL

Brian Flores alleges racial discrimination

(Newser) - The former head coach of the Miami Dolphins is suing the NFL after his firing last month, alleging racial discrimination. Brian Flores' termination came as a surprise to many, considering his winning record with the team this season, Deadline reports. His class-action suit claims the league, which currently has just...

An NFL Legend Is Dead at 90
An NFL Legend
Is Dead at 90
obituary

An NFL Legend Is Dead at 90

Former Dolphins coach Don Shula has the league's only perfect season

(Newser) - He coached the 1972 Miami Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 record, culminating with a Super Bowl win. No NFL coach before or since matched that feat by Don Shula. The 90-year-old died "peacefully at his home," the team announced Monday, reports TMZ . No cause of death was announced...

Celebs Pile on SoulCycle Owner Over Trump Fundraiser

Tickets to Stephen Ross event cost up to $250K

(Newser) - Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer who owns Equinox Fitness and the Miami Dolphins, is facing a fierce backlash over a fundraiser for President Trump he is hosting Friday. Celebrities are leading calls for a boycott of Equinox and associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness over the fundraiser luncheon...

Improper Lane Change Cost NFL Player His Arm, Career

Still, Kendrick Norton of Miami Dolphins is grateful to be alive after July 4 crash in Miami

(Newser) - A young Miami Dolphins player lost his left arm after a July 4 car accident in Miami—and now police are laying blame for the crash on him. Citing a Florida Highway Patrol accident file seen by ESPN , USA Today reports that 22-year-old defensive tackle Kendrick Norton received a citation...

Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton Loses Arm in Crash
NFL Player
Loses Arm
in Car Crash

NFL Player Loses Arm in Car Crash

Kendrick Norton is in critical condition in Miami

(Newser) - A car accident Thursday has left Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton in critical condition in Miami. Paramedics had to amputate his left arm to remove him from the vehicle, the Sun Sentinel reports. Norton, 22, is expected to survive; his agent said he suffered multiple injuries. The Highway Patrol report...

Only 2 NFL Players Took a Knee for the Anthem

Kaepernick praises Dolphins players

(Newser) - Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field...

Police Told Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets

"This organization obviously DOES NOT honor First Responders

(Newser) - Now cops are getting in on the NFL's national anthem spat, Sports Illustrated reports. Two Florida police unions, in Palm Beach County and Broward County, posted Facebook notices urging officers to not buy or refund tickets to a Miami Dolphins game after two players kneeled and one raised a...

Players Test Anthem Policy as Kaepernick Weighs In

'Stay strong brothers!' he tweets as several take a knee

(Newser) - Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several NFL preseason games Thursday night, and the man who started it all expressed his support. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm...

NFL Puts Anthem Policy on Hold
NFL Freezes Anthem Policy

NFL Freezes Anthem Policy

Move follows backlash against Miami punishment plan

(Newser) - The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after the AP reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week, the league and the players union issued...

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Says Virginity Caused Discrimination

She's filed a complaint against the Miami Dolphins

(Newser) - A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader says she faced "hostility and retaliation" after revealing that she was a virgin. In an employment complaint filed with Florida Commission on Human Relations this week, Kristan Ann Ware says the team discriminated against her because of her gender and her Christian religion, the...

The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of...

NFL Coach Snorts Powder in Video, Loses $3M Job

Chris Foerster of Miami Dolphins resigns, says he'll get help

(Newser) - A video meant for one person's eyes has just cost one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the NFL his job, reports ESPN . Chris Foerster, the offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins, resigned Monday morning after video emerged of him snorting a white powder before a team meeting....

Union Asks Cops to Boycott Dolphins Games

They want team to force players to stand for anthem

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins should get private security instead of cops to protect them if players won't stand up for the national anthem, according to the local president of a police union. Jeff Bell, president of the International Union of Police Associations, says the chapter has asked police and the...

Cops: Teen Son Killed Ex-NFL Player, Wife

Relatives stunned by deaths of 'power couple'

(Newser) - In a tragedy that relatives find completely unfathomable, former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were killed at their Houston home early Friday, allegedly by their own son. The 16-year-old was arrested after police were called to the home at around 2am, KHOU reports. Dawn Armstrong died at...

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