Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has been hammering the NFL of late on the issue of domestic violence. In particular, Blumenthal has singled out Roger Goodell for criticism, saying the Ray Rice case has exposed an “insurmountable credibility gap” for the league’s commissioner.Read full article >>
The NFL Players Association appealed Ray Rice’s suspension on his behalf, the union announced Tuesday night.
According to the union’s announcement, it requested that a neutral arbitrator hear and resolve the case rather than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell because Goodell might be a witness.Read full article >>
Arian Foster has a Twitter account and he’s not afraid to use it. When Anheuser-Busch released a statement on Tuesday noting company executives were “increasingly concerned” over the NFL’s issues with domestic violence, the Texans running back let it be known exactly how he felt about that.Read full article >>
The 6-foot, 324-pound Fangupo signed with Houston in 2012 as an undrafted rookie out of BYU and then had brief stints with Pittsburgh and Kansas City. He appeared in four games for the Steelers in 2013.Read full article >>
Want some new gear to go along with your Richard Sherman “You mad bro?” rubber bracelets? You’re in luck. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback has teamed up with the lifestyle brand Neff to release a pair of sunglasses so unique, they actually look pretty good on a llama. And if you think that sentence doesn’t make any sense, wait until you see the adds for Sherman’s shades, which dropped today. You ready, bro?Read full article >>
Shortly after Nike reportedly pulled Adrian Peterson merchandise from the shelves of stores in the Twin Cities, Sen. Al Franken echoed Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday afternoon, calling for the Minnesota Vikings to suspend running back Adrian Peterson in the wake of his arrest on a child-abuse charge.Read full article >>
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National sponsors may not have deserted the NFL, but one company issued the strongest statement yet about the league’s recent series of issues with domestic violence and child abuse.Read full article >>
When Bacarri Rambo got his walking papers on Tuesday, he became the fifth member of Washington’s seven-man 2013 draft class to get cut.Read full article >>
It’s been a rough 10 or so days for NFL fans and, finally, some Vikings fans in Minnesota have had enough.
A longtime message board devoted to discussing all things Vikings was shut down by its owners, who were disgusted with the arrest of Adrian Peterson on a child-abuse charge.Read full article >>
It was throwback Sunday in Week 2 for Antonio Gates, who showed reports of his decline are premature. The San Diego Chargers tight end leads this week’s stock watch players on the rise after three touchdowns and 96 yards on seven receptions in an impressive 30-21 upset of the Super Bowl champion Seattle SeahawksRead full article >>
A bunch of high-profile NFL players went down with injuries during Week 2. Here’s the latest on some of them. We’ll know more on Wednesday, when the league requires teams to give injury updates after practice.Read full article >>
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called on the Vikings to suspend running back Adrian Peterson indefinitely on Tuesday. Peterson is facing a Texas felony charge for reckless or negligent injury to a child, his 4-year-old son.Read full article >>
“Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Joe Theismann said during the Redskins preseason. “Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has….If there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn’t be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe [Washington] would have to go to.”Read full article >>
The second major injury quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered during his NFL career has created an uncertain future for him and the Washington Redskins, with Kirk Cousins now in place as the starter and no guarantees Griffin will get the job back once his dislocated left ankle heals.Read full article >>
Well, quite a bit has happened since last week. Big blowout victory, another unfortunate injury for Robert Griffin III, comings and goings at safety . . .
We’ve got plenty to tackle in this week’s mailbag, so let’s go.Read full article >>
One NFL running back said he will continue to “harshly” discipline his daughter in the wake of fresh debate over the matter of discipline, sparked by the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on a child-abuse charge.Read full article >>
Each week, national NFL writer Mark Maske will provide his ranking of the league’s 32 teams based on his observations, while Fancy Stats blogger Neil Greenberg mines the numbers to generate a stats-centric power ranking of his own. Compare, contrast and sound off in the comments.Read full article >>
It has been a feel-good 48 hours for Washington’s defense, in the wake of Sunday’s 41-10 drubbing of Jacksonville. And while numerous players had standout performances — including outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who accounted for four of the 10 sacks on quarterback Chad Henne, which tied a Redskins record — defensive end Jason Hatcher’s contribution stood out in particular.Read full article >>
The New England Patriots brought in cornerback Darrelle Revis this offseason to bolster their defense in hopes of contending with the Denver Broncos for AFC supremacy.
Week 1 did not go as planned. Miami’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw to Revis five times, connecting with his receiver on two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown.Read full article >>