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NFLPA Demands Aaron Hernandez Payday From Patriots

Aaron Hernandez and the NFL

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has filed a grievance on behalf of accused murderer Aaron Hernandez. The players union is demanding that the New England Patriots pay Hernandez $82,000 in workout bonuses that were promised under his former contract. The Patriots fired Hernandez after he was arrested and then charged with first-degree murder earlier in… Read more »

NCAA Questioned Johnny Manziel For 6 Hours

Johnny Manziel and the NCAA

Investigators for the NCAA questioned Johnny Manziel for 6 hours on Sunday. The Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner is facing allegations that he took money from memorabilia dealers in exchange for his autograph. The questioning went down on the College Station, Texas campus, and it is still unclear if investigators were satisfied with Manziel’s answers… Read more »

Jerome Felton Suspended For 3 Games By NFL

Jerome Felton Suspension

The National Football League (NFL) on Monday handed down a three-game suspension to Minnesota Viking fullback Jerome Felton. The suspension was the result of the player’s failure to follow the league’s substance-abuse policy. Felton will be allowed to return to play when his team takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on September 29. According… Read more »

MRSA Outbreak Hits Buccaneers, Two Players Sick

MRSA tampa bay bucs

MRSA has caused a problem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with two players falling ill after contracting the transmissible and contagious drug resistant staph infection. Due to the Bucs players’ MRSA infections, the facility was treated. Bucs Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes both contracted MRSA, with the latter undergoing surgery on an infected toe. Bucs… Read more »

Broncos’ Von Miller Suspended 6 Games Over Substance Abuse Violation

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been suspended for six games after abusing the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. According to Miller, the suspension did not occur because of a positive drug test. NFL officials originally sought a longer sentence but came to an agreement with NFLPA negotiators. Miller’s suspension will begin on August 30, 2013, one… Read more »

Miami Dolphins’ Dustin Keller Out For Season

Dustin Keller Out For 2013 With Knee Injury

Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller will miss the 2013 season because of a serious right knee injury he sustained against the Houston Texans on Saturday night. The injury occurred when D.J. Swearinger tackled Keller during an incomplete pass. The moment he fell to the ground, Keller grabbed his knee and was eventually carted off… Read more »