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Brother of Ex-NFLer Turns Himself in After Fatal Shooting

Yaqub Talib, brother of former Bronco Aqib Talib, is accused of gunning down youth coach in Texas

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. The brother of a former NFL cornerback turned himself in Monday after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with the fatal shooting of a youth football coach in Texas. Police in Lancaster issued the warrant for Yaqub Salik Talib, the older...

Walmart Heir Pays Record Price for an NFL Team

Rob Walton will reportedly pony up $4.65B to buy the Denver Broncos

(Newser) - Up until this week, the most an NFL team has ever sold for is $2.3 billion. That record just got shattered, however, by the news that Walmart heir Rob Walton, one of the world's richest men, has agreed to buy the Denver Broncos for twice that price. 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...

Lions Decline a Penalty in Gesture to Late Player

Denver lined up with only 10 men in tribute to Demaryius Thomas

(Newser) - The Denver Broncos deliberately took a penalty on the first play of their game Sunday—and the Detroit Lions opted not to take advantage. It was all in tribute to former Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas, who was found dead in his home at age 33 last week. The Broncos lined...

Super Bowl Champ Demaryius Thomas Found Dead at 33
Super Bowl Champ
Demaryius Thomas
Found Dead at 33
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Super Bowl Champ Demaryius Thomas Found Dead at 33

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play

(Newser) - Former NFL player Demaryius Thomas , 33, was found dead in his home Thursday night, authorities say. Thomas, who officially retired in June after having last played in 2019 for the New York Jets, was a standout player with a Super Bowl ring who had been to five consecutive Pro Bowls,...

Team to Take the Field Without Any of Its Quarterbacks

One tested positive, and exposure ruled out the others

(Newser) - The Denver Broncos will have a new look in Sunday's game, but not because they want to. COVID-19 issues have knocked out all of the team's quarterbacks. Somebody will have to take the snaps when the Broncos are on offense, but it won't be an actual, trained...

NFL on Broncos- Patriots Game: Nope.

Game postponed indefinitely on account of COVID

(Newser) - The NFL has postponed the Denver-New England game indefinitely due to another positive coronavirus test with the Patriots. That game, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been moved to Monday night. A person familiar with the situation says the Patriots have closed their facility again after the positive test result, while...

At One NFL Game, 1.8K Familiar Faces

Cardboard cutouts from 'South Park' filled stadium for Broncos-Buccaneers game

(Newser) - There were far fewer humans in the stands at Denver's Empower Field at Mile High stadium on Sunday for the Broncos' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that doesn't mean there weren't plenty of fans on hand—and most of the faces likely looked familiar to...

NFL Hands Down $1M in Fines Over Face Masks

Head coaches for Broncos, Seahawks, 49ers now owe $100K each for not following safety protocols

(Newser) - A week after the NFL warned its coaches and teams about following proper safety protocols regarding COVID-19, the league has now handed down more than $1 million in fines, including to three head coaches. Sources tell ESPN that Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, and...

NFL's Von Miller Goes Public With COVID-19 Diagnosis

'Take this seriously,' Broncos star says

(Newser) - NFL star Von Miller says he has the coronavirus and he wants to come forward with his diagnosis to show people how serious the disease is. "I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get thru this!" Miller wrote in an Instagram post Thursday night....

No NFL Game Has Ever Been Decided Quite Like This

Broncos block Saints' extra-point attempt, return it for the win

(Newser) - It was a heartbreaker for the New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon after they lost to Denver on the craziest of plays. The Saints were trailing 23-17 with less than 90 seconds left when Drew Brees threw for a long TD to tie the game and set up kicker Wil Lutz...

Peyton Manning to Retire
 Peyton Manning to Retire 

Peyton Manning to Retire

Decision to be announced Monday

(Newser) - Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he's going to retire, in a decision set to be announced Monday, a person with knowledge of the decision tells the AP. The source says the quarterback and the team were still working out details of an announcement. Chris Mortensen of ESPN...

Denver Takes Early Lead
 Denver Shocks 
 Carolina, 24-10 
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Denver Shocks Carolina, 24-10

Broncos defense controls favored Panthers

(Newser) - The Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday with a dominating defense that forced four turnovers—two of which turned into touchdowns, USA Today reports. Denver opened with two scores in the first quarter, a Brandon McManus 34-yard field goal and a strip-sack of...

Patriots Fan's Premature Tattoo: Super Bowl 'Champs'

Burke O'Connell will be wearing pants for a while to cover up ink

(Newser) - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached—yet he says he has no regrets. Burke O'Connell, 31, says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance to the...

Obama Pardon Lets Broncos Star's Mom See Him Play

Demaryius Thomas' mom will be in the stands for the first time Sunday

(Newser) - Demaryius Thomas and the Denver Broncos take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a big game that's even bigger for Thomas: It marks the very first football game that the 28-year-old's mom will watch him play in from the stands, reports NBC 9 . For every other game...

Why the Missing Broncos Fan Walked 118 Miles

Paul Kitterman had simply had 'his fill of football' and sought warmer climes: cops

(Newser) - Paul Kitterman's family and friends are relieved the Colorado man was found safe and sound after disappearing from a Denver Broncos game on Thursday, but now everyone's wondering where the heck he's been and why he left. Police say Kitterman—found "tired" but in seemingly good...

Missing Broncos Fan Found 100 Miles Away

Paul Kitterman found outside Pueblo Kmart

(Newser) - The 53-year-old man who mysteriously disappeared during halftime at a Denver Broncos game on Thursday was safely located more than 100 miles from the stadium last night, police announced. In a brief Twitter statement , they noted Paul Kitterman was found safe, that there were no indications of foul play, and...

Man Disappears From Broncos Game

Paul Kitterman vanished during halftime at Thursday's game in Denver

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a father and son's first outing to see a Denver Broncos game together. Instead, it turned into a family nightmare after Paul Kitterman, 53, mysteriously vanished during halftime, a friend tells 9News . Tia Bakke and her boyfriend had two extra tickets to Thursday's...

Fans Freak at ESPN Fantasy Football Outage

Network apologizes for glitch during highly trafficked Week 1 game

(Newser) - Last night's game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts was anything but an ESPN fantasy: Rather, it turned into a social media nightmare after the network's fantasy football website and app went down—somewhat inconveniently during what USA Today Sports says was the "most trafficked fantasy...

Broncos Owner Has Alzheimer's, Cedes Control

Team's president takes over as Pat Bowlen focuses on his health

(Newser) - After Pat Bowlen told the Denver Post in 2009 that he was experiencing bouts of short-term memory loss, rumors started flying that the owner of the Denver Broncos had Alzheimer’s. That speculation was confirmed today in the Post, which cited a statement from the team acknowledging the 70-year-old Bowlen’...

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