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False COVID Alarm: NFL Team Shuts Facility, Then Reopens

Indianapolis Colts had multiple false positives

(Newser) - The NFL's COVID roller coaster played out in Indianapolis on Friday, as the Colts closed their practice facility after multiple positive tests, only to reopen it hours later when those tests were re-run and found to be false positives, reports USA Today . The scare came after four people in... More »

NFL's COVID Problem May Have Gotten Bigger

Jets players sent home after a positive test

(Newser) - Add another NFL team to the COVID-19 list. Sources tell Pro Football Talk that players and coaches from the New York Jets were sent home Friday after one of the players received a "presumptive positive" coronavirus test, meaning another test will be administered to make sure the first wasn'... More »

NY Jets Player Arrested With Gun at Airport

Quinnen Williams didn't have NY permit for pistol

(Newser) - New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon Thursday night when he attempted to board a plane, police said in a statement. New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police said Williams, the team's first-round draft pick last season, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport... More »

After Jets' Kicker Bombs, Fans Turn to Carli Lloyd

Women's soccer star lives nearby, and she's proven she can boot long field goals

(Newser) - Remember when US soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp last month and kicked a 55-yard field goal ? If not, just know that New York Jets fans do. And after the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills Sunday 17-16—thanks in part to two missed... More »

NFL Star Is Missing $500K in Jewelry and 2 Girlfriends

Le'Veon Bell tells police women stole the loot while he was at the gym

(Newser) - New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell is missing an estimated $520,000 in jewelry, and he told police that "both of his girlfriends" are the culprits, according to the police report . Bell claims the women stole the jewelry from his South Florida home while he was at... More »

NFL Team Owner Promises to Pay Fines if Players Protest

'I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players'

(Newser) - New York Jets owner and chairman Christopher Johnson says he'd prefer players to stand during the national anthem—but if they want to defy the new NFL regulations and protest by sitting or kneeling, the team will pay the fine, not the players. "I never want to put... More »

Former Jet Who Overcame Paralysis Killed in Car Wreck

Dennis Byrd learned to walk again, wrote inspirational book

(Newser) - Dennis Byrd was an inspiration for far more than anything he ever accomplished on a football field. He was able to walk again. And with each step he took toward recovery from paralysis while guided by his always-present faith, Byrd defied doctors' grim predictions and became a symbol of perseverance... More »

Jets Cheerleaders Score $325K Settlement

Their hourly wage was about $3.77

(Newser) - A New Jersey court on Wednesday gave the Flight Crew—aka the New York Jets cheerleaders—something to cheer about: a $325,000 settlement of the class-action lawsuit filed in 2014 by a cheerleader identified as Krystal C., CNNMoney reports. That amounts to each of the 52 cheerleaders getting $2,... More »

Ex-NFLer at Stadium With 'Starving' Sign Gets Signed

Joe Anderson's viral image worked

(Newser) - Joe Anderson was starving (for success) and hungry (for a job playing football), so he stood outside the Houston Texans' stadium with a cardboard sign for a few days six weeks ago, ESPN reports—and it worked. "Not homeless ... but STARVING for success," read the sign, which went... More »

Here Are the 5K+ Items the Jets Are Bringing to London

For a 65-hour trip

(Newser) - The New York Jets are playing the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium Sunday—and though the Jets will only be overseas for 65 hours, the team is bringing a lot of stuff. The New York Times takes an amusing look:
  • 220 people in the delegation
  • 350 rolls of
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Jets Linebacker Busts His Own QB's Jaw in Fight

Quarterback Geno Smith needs surgery, and the puncher is out of a job

(Newser) - It can be brutal to be a Jets fan: Linebacker Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali "sucker-punched" starting quarterback Geno Smith today during a locker room argument and busted his jaw, coach Todd Bowles says. Smith will be out six to 10 weeks, meaning he might miss the season opener. It'... More »

NFL Teams Paid to Honor Troops

Promotions 'leave a bad taste in your mouth,' senator says

(Newser) - Fans who see troops honored at halftime events during NFL games may not be aware that a lot of the time, their tax dollars are paying for the tribute to the military. According to an NJ.com investigation, the Pentagon has paid a total of $5.4 million to 14... More »

Buffalo Bills' 'Home Game' Won't Be in NY

It moves to Detroit; snow is too much as death toll reaches 12

(Newser) - Things were so desperate in Buffalo this week that the hometown Bills made a plea for fans to come and shovel out their stadium. But with yet more snow falling yesterday in suburban Orchard Park, where the team plays, reality has set in: The NFL is moving this week's... More »

Guess How Little Jets Cheerleaders Get Paid

$3.77 per hour, according to lawsuit

(Newser) - The latest lawsuit from an NFL cheerleader details a familiar-sounding pay scale: Members of the Jets' "Flight Crew" make what amounts to $3.77 an hour, says a former dancer with the squad. The woman identified as Krystal C. tells the New York Post that the cheerleaders make $150... More »

Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing

Controversial backup redundant after team picks Geno Smith in draft

(Newser) - Tim Tebow's legion of haters are probably, well, Tebowing right now. The Jets have released their popular-yet-controversial backup today, the New York Post reports, ending a tenure that produced a lot more headlines than touchdowns (Tebow actually didn't score any as a Jet). More »

Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in... More »

Tebow to NY Jets: Let Me Go!

Source says he wants out after latest quarterback drama

(Newser) - Tim Tebow took the football world by storm as a Denver Bronco, but since being traded to the New York Jets, he's spent nearly all of his time on the bench—and a source tells the New York Daily News he'll ask the team to release or trade... More »

Media Mobs Tebow in Jets' Locker Room

Fellow players witness media circus

(Newser) - Newly-minted New York Jet Tim Tebow's locker room was open to reporters for the first time yesterday, and they pounced. "It’s like shark feeding, man," said Josh Baker, a reserve tight end who, possibly unfortunately, occupies the locker next to Tebow's. Surrounded by dozens of... More »

Jets to Use Tebow on ... Punt Team?

So says one report, which might just be a ruse by the team

(Newser) - If an NFL's punting strategy is making headlines in April, that can mean only one thing: Tim Tebow is involved. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted today that the Jets have told their new backup QB he's going to serve time on the punt squad next season as the... More »

Tim Tebow Meets the Jets

Quarterback dismisses any tension between him and Mark Sanchez

(Newser) - Tim Tebow donned his green and took on the gang from New York today, appearing for the first time as a New York Jet before a crush of more than 200 reporters at the Jets practice facility, reports the AP . The former Bronco was upbeat, poised, and refused to get... More »

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