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NFL Player Turns Himself in After Arrest Warrant Issued

Rashee Rice of the Chiefs faces aggravated assault charges over 6-car wreck

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice surrendered to police Thursday on charges including aggravated assault after he and another driver of a speeding sports car allegedly caused a crash involving a half-dozen vehicles on a Dallas highway last month. A spokeswoman for Rice's attorney confirmed to the AP...

Former NFL Player Vontae Davis Dead at 35
Ex-NFL Player
Who Retired
at Halftime
Dead at 35

Ex-NFL Player Who Retired at Halftime Dead at 35

Pro-Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis found dead at his Florida residence; foul play not suspected

(Newser) - Former Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead in his South Florida home on Monday, but police say no foul play is suspected. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said they responded to a medical emergency at Davis' home Monday morning, but the 35-year-old...

Ex-NFLer Accused of 'Gruesome' Acts Turns Himself In

Former Lions cornerback Cameron Sutton had evaded a domestic violence warrant for weeks

(Newser) - Cameron Sutton has turned himself in, ending a weekslong search for the former NFL defensive back who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced the 29-year-old Sutton arrived at a jail in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday night, nearly a week after it said...

NFL Owners Approve 'Drastic' Change to Kickoff Rules

Kickoff returns are returning

(Newser) - Kickoff returns are returning to the NFL. Team owners on Tuesday approved a new rule that will take what essentially had become "a dead play" and make it an integral part of the game again. "We feel this is a great day for the NFL," said Saints...

Ex-Jags Employee Ordered to Repay More Than $21M

Amit Patel sentenced to 6.5 years for stealing from virtual credit card system

(Newser) - Former Jacksonville Jaguars employee Amit Patel has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $22 million from the team. Patel, who could have faced up to 30 years, was also ordered to repay more than $21 million, CNN reports. Prosecutors said Patel,...

After 'Ruinous' NFL Deal Ends, Russell Wilson Finds New Home

After Broncos cut QB, he signs with Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Days after the Denver Broncos released Russell Wilson, sources tell the AP the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback has found a new team. Wilson has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sources say Wilson is expected to be paid $1.21 million, but the deal is not finalized....

Fans at Freezing Chiefs Game Left With Unwanted Souvenir

Frostbite, leading to multiple amputations, hospital says of frigid game in KC in January

(Newser) - Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday. Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement it treated dozens of people who'd experienced frostbite...

Elder Kelce Brother: I Love Football, but I'm Done

Jason, brother of Taylor Swift beau Travis, is retiring at age 36

(Newser) - Jason Kelce is indeed calling it quits from the NFL. The older brother of Travis Kelce announced his retirement Monday at age 36 after a stellar 13-year career spent entirely with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports ESPN . "Stepping on the field was the most alive and free I had ever...

Jerry Jones Must Take Paternity Test, Judge Rules

Texas judge upholds decision involving suit by woman who says Dallas Cowboys owner is her dad

(Newser) - Father's Day this year might look different for Jerry Jones. A Texas judge on Wednesday nixed an appeal by the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, the most valuable sports franchise in the world, in a 2022 paternity case involving a 27-year-old woman who says Jones, 81, is her biological...

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Comforted Teen After Gunfire

Fan recalls Andy Reid offering him a hug amid reports of similar efforts from players

(Newser) - Panicked, injured, and having lost his friend amid the chaos that followed the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration, Gabe Wallace followed a security guard's advice and took shelter inside Kansas City's Union Station. He was then comforted by a familiar face: Chiefs' head coach...

They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

California couple's wedding guests could earn $19 per $2 ticket if team wins the Super Bowl

(Newser) - At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tahoe couple purchased $2 sports bets for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl for each of their 180 guests. "You bet on...

The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far
The Buzziest
Super Bowl
Ads So Far

The Buzziest Super Bowl Ads So Far

The bazillion-dollar ad-palooza isn't waiting for the big game on Sunday

(Newser) - If you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you no longer have to wait until the big game to see what advertisers have in store. Many companies pre-release ads in hopes of recouping some of the reported $7 million that's the going rate for a 30-second spot by...

Super Bowl Ads Are Pricier Than Ever

It's around $7M for a 30-second spot this year

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered how much of a pretty penny gets forked over for the ads you see during the Super Bowl, allow us to lift that veil off: It's a lot. About $7 million for a 30-second TV commercial, according to a December report by Ad Age...

After the Super Bowl, a Big Couple of Firsts for the NFL

League will hold its first game in South America in September, with Eagles playing in Brazil

(Newser) - It's off to Sin City for the Super Bowl, then the Land of Drizzle for the first week of the NFL's next season. Fox News reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to Brazil for a Week 1 game, against a still-to-be-announced competitor, the league's first game...

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory
Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics
Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

In some versions, the Super Bowl featuring her boyfriend will be rigged to help Democrats

(Newser) - Make no mistake: President Biden would love to get an endorsement from Taylor Swift, as he did in 2020. In fact, his team views that as the "biggest and most influential endorsement" to be had in the coming election, the New York Times reports. That may play some small...

Try Not to Gasp When You See Super Bowl Ticket Prices

Average ticket prices, a record, are hovering close to $10K–or 70% more than the average price last year

(Newser) - Missed the bulk of the NFL playoffs and thinking about catching the biggest game of the year in person? Open that wallet wide, because ticket prices for Super Bowl LVIII look like they're going to break some records. Citing data from TickPick , CNN Business reported earlier in the week...

Early Toxicology Reports May Shed Light on 3 KC Fans' Death

Source tells TMZ that the men allegedly showed traces of coke, fentanyl; cops await fuller tests

(Newser) - Three friends and fellow fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who were found dead outside a residence in the Missouri city were said by the homeowner to have frozen to death. Now, early toxicology results suggest there may be more to the story. Sources tell TMZ that preliminary reports have...

Final NFL Coach Opening Does Not Go to Belichick

Six-time winner of Super Bowl apparently will be without a team to run next season

(Newser) - The game of coaching musical chairs has stopped with Bill Belichick still standing. The last NFL vacancy vanished Thursday when the Washington Commanders hired Dan Quinn, the New York Post reports. Unless there's another firing or a retirement, the head coach who won six Super Bowls with the New...

NFL Postseason Is Breaking Viewing Records

Chiefs AFC win was most-watched non-Super Bowl program on CBS since 1994 Winter Olympics

(Newser) - The television audiences for the NFL playoffs and last Sunday's conference championship games are the highest on record going back to 1988. According to the league and Nielsen, the first three weekends of the postseason averaged 38.5 million viewers on television and digital platforms, a 9% increase over...

New NFL Coach Wrote Confessional Book With Wife

'Recovering narcissist' Dave Canales detailed his infidelity, drinking, and addiction to porn

(Newser) - Dave Canales is ready to begin his journey as head coach of the Carolina Panthers 16 months after co-authoring a faith-based book about working through problems with his sexual infidelity, addiction to pornography and binge drinking. The book This Marriage? The Question That Changed Everything was written by Canales and...

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