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No. 1 Pick Is Decided in Surprising Fashion

Houston rallies to win late, and the victory costs them the top 2023 draft pick

(Newser) - To tank or not to tank is an age-old sports dilemma, one that came into sharp focus in the NFL on Sunday. Heading into their final game, the Houston Texans were 2-13-1 and would have locked up the No. 1 pick in the next NFL draft with another loss. Instead,...

Grand Jury: Texans QB Won't Face Criminal Charges

Masseuses have sued Deshaun Watson over allegations of sex harassment, assault

(Newser) - Update: Thanks to a grand jury decision this week, Deshaun Watson won't be indicted in Texas after lawsuits brought by nearly two dozen women who accuse him of harassment and sexual assault. ESPN reports that, for more than six hours on Friday, prosecutors from the Harris County DA's...

Massage Therapists Accuse NFL Player of Sexual Assault

Quarterback Deshaun Watson faces series of lawsuits from women

(Newser) - At least seven lawsuits have been filed against a star NFL quarterback, accusing him of making inappropriate contact and sexually assaulting massage therapists in the Houston area. "I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect," Deshaun Watson of the Texans tweeted after the...

'Moment of Unity' Booed at NFL Opener

17K fans were allowed into Arrowhead Stadium

(Newser) - Ahead of Thursday night's NFL opener in Kansas City, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans linked arms for what was supposed to be a show of unity. But in what the Guardian calls a "dismal start" to the season, fans booed and jeered during what the...

Cowboys, Texans Players Test Positive for COVID-19

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliot is 'feeling good,' agent says

(Newser) - Several Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell NFL Network , thought the teams have declined to provide the exact number. The sources say none of the players has been in the team's facilities and the proper health protocols were followed. Rocky Arceneaux, agent...

What Biggest Crowdsourced Fundraiser Ever Accomplished

JJ Watt reveals what he did with the $41.6M his foundation raised

(Newser) - Houston Texans star JJ Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal of raising $200,...

More Than 30 Houston Texans Take a Knee to Protest Remark

Owner Bob McNair has apologized for 'inmates' comment

(Newser) - Dozens of Houston Texans made good on their promise to protest during the national anthem before their game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. More than 30 Texans took a knee during the anthem and several sat, USA Today reports. They were protesting Texans owner Bob McNair's remark that "...

Texans Players Will Kneel to Protest Owner's Comment

Bob McNair referred to players as 'inmates' during anthem meeting

(Newser) - It looks like Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's repeated apologies over the weekend for a comment he made about the NFL's national anthem protests haven't satisfied his players. Per ESPN , the Texans are planning a demonstration before their game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday to protest McNair'...

JJ Watt Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The Houston superstar goes down again after missing most of last season

(Newser) - Houston Texans fans who have been holding their breath since their superstar defensive end JJ Watt went down with an injury in the first quarter of the team's 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday had their collective hearts broken on Monday, per Bleacher Report . After the Texans...

NFL's Andre Johnson Buys $17K in Toys for Kids

Houston Texan makes it an annual tradition

(Newser) - A little antidote to the usual headlines that NFL players make off the field: Houston Texan Andre Johnson dropped more than $17,000 at a Toys R Us for a dozen kids and their siblings in child protective services, reports Fox Sports . In fact, it's the seventh straight year...

Texans Coach Stable After Halftime Collapse

Kubiak didn't have a heart attack, team says

(Newser) - Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is in stable condition in the hospital after a medical episode that horrified the home crowd during yesterday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kubiak was walking off the field at halftime when he suddenly collapsed near the 20-yard line, ESPN reports. The team says...

Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34
 Schaub Leads AFC 
 Past NFC, 41-34 
pro bowl

Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more...

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins...

Detroit Ends Season Winless
 Detroit Ends Season Winless 
NFL Roundup

Detroit Ends Season Winless

Lions have worst record at 0-16

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions today achieved the perfect record that last season eluded the New England Patriots—only perfectly losing at 0-16, reports the AP. In other NFL games:
  • The Minnesota Vikings secured their place in the playoffs as a walk-off field goal from Ryan Longwell put them 20-19 over the

Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys
 Giants Upend 
 Tumbling Cowboys 

Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys

Tennessee lands 19-16 overtime win against Packers

(Newser) - Tony Romo's injured pinkie spelled doom for the Dallas Cowboys again as the New York Giants pummeled them 35-14 today, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In other games:
  • The Tennessee Titans continued their unbeaten streak by outlasting the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in overtime, USA Today reports.
  • The Atlanta Falcons held

Deuce, 7 Others Face NFL Suspensions Over Drug Tests

McAllister, other Saints head list

(Newser) - At least eight NFL players have tested positive for banned substances, including the Saints’ Deuce McAllister, Will Smith, and Charles Grant, and Houston’s Bryan Pittman, reports Denver's Fox 31 and ESPN. Many of the accused, including Pittman, are big linemen who tested positive for the weight-loss diuretic Bumentanide, which...

Cowboys Nearly Cough Up 17-Point Lead
Cowboys Nearly Cough Up 17-Point Lead

Cowboys Nearly Cough Up 17-Point Lead

Colts stun Texans with late surge; Redskins run over Eagles

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys nearly blew a big lead today, and the Indianapolis Colts overcame one against the winless Houston Texans:
  • The Cincinnati Bengals whittled down the Cowboys' 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, but blew it when receiver Miles Austin couldn't catch an endzone pass, Dallascowboys.com reports. Cowboys 31,

Cowboys NFL's Richest at $1.6B

Average team worth over $1B

(Newser) - The NFL is the richest pro sports league in the world, with the average value of each franchise topping $1 billion, reports Bloomberg. The combined value of the league jumped 7% from last year and has more than tripled since Forbes began ranking the teams 10 years ago. The jump...

The Draft's Winners and Losers
 The Draft's Winners and Losers 

The Draft's Winners and Losers

The Chiefs came out on top, but who botched their picks?

(Newser) - The Chiefs made all 13 of their 2008 draft picks count by tapping defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and picking up sleepers, writes Mel Kiper Jr for ESPN. The Cowboys would have made out equally well but didn't draft a wide receiver, and the Redskins got big guns despite trading out...

Panthers Send Testaverde Out With a Win

In Houston, Texans finish at .500 for first time in franchise history

(Newser) - Vinny Testaverde ended his pro football career where it began—in Tampa—taking the final snap of Carolina's 31-23 meaningless win over the Buccaneers. The Panthers took advantage of Tampa resting seven starters in preparation for next week's playoff game against the New York Giants. Leaving the field, Testaverde hugged...

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