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Commanders: McManus Is Out Amid Sex Assault Suit

NFL team boots kicker after complaint filed by flight attendants says flight 'turned into a party'

(Newser) - An NFL kicker sued by a pair of flight attendants for alleged sexual assault during a charter flight last year for the Jacksonville Jaguars has now been released from his new team. The Washington Post reports that the Washington Commanders have booted Brandon McManus, 32, who'd just signed a...

Flight Attendants Sue NFL Kicker Over Behavior on Plane
Flight Attendants
Sue NFL Kicker
Over Behavior
on Plane

Flight Attendants Sue NFL Kicker Over Behavior on Plane

Two women say he was rubbing and grinding against them on Jaguars charter flight

(Newser) - Two flight attendants have sued NFL kicker Brandon McManus and accused him of sexual misconduct on a rowdy charter flight last year, reports ESPN . The women say the 32-year-old was rubbing and grinding against them while they worked on a Jacksonville Jaguars flight overseas. One says he tried to kiss...

Dan Snyder Cuts $6B Deal to Leave the NFL
NFL Owners
Unanimously End
Dan Snyder Era

NFL Owners Unanimously End Dan Snyder Era

League approves Commanders sale while imposing a $60M fine

(Newser) - The NFL enthusiastically welcomed a new owner of the Washington Commanders on Thursday, bringing Dan Synder's 24-year custodianship of the storied franchise to a close. The owners voted unanimously to approve the $6.05 billion sale of the team to a group led by Josh Harris, Yahoo Sports reports....

Jeff Bezos Considers Bid for NFL Team, With Jay-Z

Snyder, facing several investigations, is under pressure to sell Washington Commanders

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos doesn't own an NFL team, but that could change. One day after the current owner of the Washington Commanders retained Bank of America to look into a sale, Bezos is preparing a bid for the team with Jay-Z, the Financial Times reports. The Amazon founder reportedly is...

46 Days After Being Shot, Rookie Has His First TD

Brian Robinson Jr. stars after starting his first NFL game

(Newser) - Usually when NFL players say they're trying to get healthy and get back on the field, they're talking about recovering from a football injury. For Brian Robinson Jr., a running back for the Washington Commanders, the issue was two bullet wounds to the leg, suffered when he was...

Impressive NFL Rookie Shot in Washington

Brian Robinson Jr. expected to start for the Washington Commanders this season

(Newser) - Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot during an attempted robbery or carjacking, the NFL team said Sunday night. The 23-year-old former Alabama player was taken to a hospital with what the team called non-life-threatening injuries, the AP reports. The team said in a statement staff members...

Coach Fined $100K for Comments on Capitol Attack

Jack Del Rio of Washington Commanders had likened Jan. 6 riot to George Floyd protests

(Newser) - The NFL team that represents the nation's capital has fined a coach $100,000 for dismissing the Jan. 6 riot as a "dustup." The head coach of the Washington Commanders said he met with Jack Del Rio, the team's defensive coordinator, on Friday, ESPN reports. "...

Steelers Quarterback Dies After Being Hit by Truck

Dwayne Haskins, 24, starred at Ohio State

(Newser) - Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who starred at Ohio State—throwing 50 touchdown passes in a single season and finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting—died Saturday after being struck by a truck. He was 24. Haskins was in South Florida to train with other Steelers skill position...

Washington Football Team's Name Is What You Expected

Meet the Washington Commanders

(Newser) - A domain name transfer was a clue that turned out to be correct. The Washington Football Team will henceforth be known as the Commanders. The team made the announcement Wednesday on the Today Show, some 18 month after ditching the use of Redskins, which had been the team's moniker...

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