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'Ridiculous' Clause Cut From NFL QB's $230M Contract

Cardinals said Kyler Murray had to carry out 4 hours of 'independent study' per week

(Newser) - The Arizona Cardinals have backtracked on an unusual clause in star quarterback Kyler Murray's new five-year, $230.5 million contract. The clause, first reported in a tweet from NFL analyst Ian Rapoport, called for Murray to carry out four hours of "independent study" per game week. He would...

She Tried to Sell JJ Watt Merch to Raise Money. Watt Responded

Arizona Cardinals player steps up to help woman fundraising for grandfather's funeral

(Newser) - A sports fan who tried to hawk some of her JJ Watt merch to help pay for her grandfather's funeral ended up hearing from the Arizona Cardinals defensive end himself. Jennifer Simpson's Wednesday tweet noted that she hoped to sell a Watt-branded jersey from when he played for...

NFL Player Jeff Gladney Dead in Car Crash

Arizona Cardinals cornerback was killed along with unnamed female in car

(Newser) - Jeff Gladney had just recently signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, but now the 25-year-old NFL cornerback is gone before his time. Gladney and an unnamed female died early Monday in a car crash in Dallas, WFAA reports. Police responded to the downtown scene around 2:30am; they...

NFL Linebacker Retires at 27: 'Too Many Concussions'

Arizona's Kylie Fitts missed much of last season

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts won't be back next season, or any season after the that. The 27-year-old announced on Instagram that he's retiring to protect his health, reports NBC's ProFootball Talk . “Due to too many concussions and the severity of my recent one, it is...

A Rare Suspension for Betting in the NFL

Josh Shaw was punished in college for inventing story about daring rescue of nephew

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely on Friday for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The suspension will last at least through the 2020 season, the AP reports. Suspensions of...

This Year's No. 1 NFL Pick Makes History

Kyler Murray was a first-round MLB pick last year

(Newser) - Baseball's loss is the Arizona Cardinals' gain: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, making him the first athlete ever to be selected in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts, USA Today reports. Murray was the No....

NFL Player Comes to Rescue of Airline Passenger

Delilah Cassidy was going to miss her flight, but a kind stranger stepped in

(Newser) - Delilah Cassidy was having just about the worst day of her life when a kind stranger stepped in and helped—and that kind stranger just so happened to be an NFL star, according to BleacherReport . Cassidy was at the airport attempting to get on a flight when she was told...

Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dead at 67

Vikings, Cardinals coach was one of first black coaches in college football, NFL

(Newser) - Dennis Green, one of the first African-American coaches in college and professional football, died Thursday at the age of 67, ESPN reports. As coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Green helped the NFL team earn eight playoff spots in 10 years. He also helmed the Arizona Cardinals for two years, serving...

NFL Gets Its Very First Female Coach

Jen Welter to join the Arizona Cardinals

(Newser) - A woman has never held any kind of coaching position in the NFL, or, at least, ESPN wasn't able to find one. That changed yesterday. The Arizona Cardinals have added Jen Welter to the team's ranks. Her position, per ESPN: "assistant coaching intern for training camp and...

Cardinals' Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Wife

Running back is among spate of NFLers in trouble

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing today in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

Manning in Ariz., Talking With Cardinals

Peyton shopping hard for a team before free agency starts Tuesday

(Newser) - Peyton Manning's Tour de NFL teams continues, last night making a stop in the Arizona desert for talks with the Cardinals. The hush-hush stop marks his second—the Colts' former golden boy earlier met with the Denver Broncos and will likely drop by the Miami Dolphins ahead of Tuesday,...

Kurt Warner Retires

 Kurt Warner 

Kurt Warner Retires

Cardinals QB bows out after 12 seasons, 3 Super Bowls

(Newser) - Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, a two-time NFL MVP, announced his retirement today in Tempe. "It's been 12 unbelievable years," said Warner, 38, a University of Northern Iowa product who worked as a grocery clerk and toiled in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before catching on with...

Colts, Saints Advance
 Colts, Saints Advance 
nfl playoffs

Colts, Saints Advance

Indy handles the Ravens, and New Orleans routs Arizona

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are moving on in the playoffs. Peyton Manning led Indy to a methodical 20-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens and will play the winner of tomorrow's Jets-Chargers game for the AFC title. New Orleans, meanwhile, got big performances from Reggie Bush and...

Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14
 Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14 
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Bears Shock Steelers, 17-14

Jets' defense stifles Patriots; Saints clobber Eagles

(Newser) - The Chicago Bears stunned the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers today with a last-minute, 44-yard field goal, the Chicago Tribune reports, and won 17-14. In other NFL action:
  • The New York Jets kept New England out of their end zone in a taut, 16-9 win over the Patriots, ESPN reports.

NFL Stars Donate Brains to Science

After death, players' brains will be used to help research into concussion injuries

(Newser) - Three NFL players have agreed to donate their brains after they die to help scientists better understand sports brain injuries, HealthDay reports. Matt Birk of the Baltimore Ravens, Lofa Tatupu of the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals' Sean Morey are the first active NFL players to join the brain...

Steelers Star Passes on Obama Visit
Steelers Star Passes on Obama Visit

Steelers Star Passes on Obama Visit

Invite us when we don't win, says Harrison, who declined in '06, too

(Newser) - Linebacker James Harrison, the NFL defensive player of the year and a key cog in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl victory this year, won’t accompany his team to the White House this week, WTAE-TV reports. Harrison also turned down the honor when Pittsburgh won in 2006. “If you...

Favre and the Rumor That Just Won't Die
Favre and
the Rumor That Just Won't Die

Favre and the Rumor That Just Won't Die

Vikings obvious next stop for retired 'at this time' QB

(Newser) - The fact that Brett Favre left the door ajar, if only slightly, has sportswriters in at least two cities salivating over where the “at this time, I am retired” quarterback will land next season. And speculation is Minnesota, where, Judd Zalgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune points out, the...

Comcast Apologizes for Super Bowl Porn

Cable company blames 'malicious act' for randy interruption

(Newser) - Comcast has apologized to Tucson-area viewers whose Super Bowl coverage was interrupted by a porn clip, reports the Arizona Daily Star. The cable company blames a mysterious "malicious act" for the graphic content that flashed across viewers' screens, and is offering a $10 credit to those who saw the...

Super Bowl XLIII in Photos
 Super Bowl XLIII 
 in Photos 

Super Bowl XLIII in Photos

(Newser) - While Michael Phelps takes the cake for being in this weekend's most attention-grabbing photo, the Super Bowl produced plenty of stunning shots. Click the image to the left to see decked-out fans, celebrity performers, and plenty of shots of the winners and losers. For top moments in words, click the...

All 60 Minutes Count
 All 60 Minutes Count 

All 60 Minutes Count

The best 4th quarter in Super Bowl history proves it ain't over til... you know

(Newser) - The Super Bowl has been getting better every year, but this one will be tough to top, Mitch Albom writes in the Detroit Free Press. In a game where an interception returned for a 100-yard touchdown wasn't the crowning play, the Steelers proved beyond a doubt that nothing's over until...

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