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Clark Haggans Suspension: 49ers LB Gets 3-Game Ban For DUI Conviction

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ESPN is reporting that 49ers Linebacker Clark Haggans has been suspended for three games by the NFL for a 2011 DUI arrest in Arizona. Haggans, who signed with San Francisco earlier this month, will miss the 49ers’ games against the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills as a result of the suspension. He… Read more »

Deion Branch Re-Signed By Patriots

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Deion Branch has re-signed with the New England Patriots. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Branch was cut from Patriots’ roster during the final week of preseason, but his name was never removed from the locker. Schefter writes: “Patriots reached agreement with WR Deion Branch on a contract expected to be signed Wednesday. Branch… Read more »

Brian Orakpo Injury: Redskins LB Out For Season With Torn Pec

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The Washington Redskins announced Monday that two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo will be out for the remainder of the season after tearing the pectoral muscle close to his left shoulder in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams. According to head coach Mike Shanahan, Orakpo, the 13th pick in the 2009 draft, will… Read more »

Michael Turner Gets DUI After Falcons’ Win

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On Monday night, Michael Turner set a franchise record for the Atlanta Falcons with his 51st touchdown. On Tuesday morning, Turner sat in the Gwinnett County Jail on DUI charges. Fox Sports reports that Turner was booked in Gwinnett County Jail early Tuesday morning after he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol… Read more »

Joe Namath: Tim Tebow Is NY Jets’ Third String Quarterback

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If Mark Sanchez ever gets hurt, Tim Tebow will probably be taking over as the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. If Joe Namath was making that decision, however, Tebow would stay in his role as the QB’s assistant and third string quarterback Greg McElroy would step into the starting position. Namath said that… Read more »

Brandon Weeden Gets Buried By Giant Flag Before NFL Debut [Video]

Brandon Weeden Gets Buried By Giant Flag Before NFL Debut (Video)

Brandon Weeden was all set to start his first NFL game as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but, before he could take his first snap, the rookie was tackled by an unlikely opponent — a giant American flag. The rookie had a tough first game, but it didn’t help to have an embarrassing mishap to… Read more »

Shannon Eastin Makes NFL History, Referees Regular Season Game

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Shannon Eastin made NFL history on Sunday when she stepped out onto the field as the line judge in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions season opener. Eastin became the first female referee to play in a regular-season game. Eastin is a replacement referee who has stepped in to help the NFL continue its season after… Read more »

Tulane Player Breaks Neck, May Have Stopped Breathing During Game

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Tulane’s Devon Walker was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with a teammate during Saturday’s 45-10 loss to Tulsa in in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The hit resulted in Walker suffering a broken neck. The Detroit Free Press reports that after the collision, Walker’s shoulder pads and helmets were removed by medical staff, who appeared to administer CPR…. Read more »