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Junior Seau Autopsy Finds No Illegal Drugs Or Alcohol In His System

Junior Seau Autopsy Report Findings Released

When NFL player Junior Seau shot himself in the chest and ultimately killed himself back in May, he was sober and definitely not on drugs. The Junior Seau autopsy report was conducted by the San Diego medical examiner, and, on Monday, his death was officially ruled a suicide. The autopsy report was filed by Deputy… Read more »

Brian Urlacher: I’ve Only Had One Knee Surgery

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There’s a big question mark hanging over the Chicago Bears 2012-13 season: Will Brian Urlacher be ready to play? The heart of the Chicago defense recently underwent knee surgery, and, according to some reports, it was his third knee surgery in the last year. But Urlacher insists that he has only had one surgery on… Read more »

Former LSU Star Tyrann Mathieu Enters Rehab Following Drug Policy Violation

Tyrann Mathieu Enters Rehab Following Drug Policy Violation At LSU

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu ‘Honey Badger’ was released from the team after testing positive for drugs. Now the 20-year-old cornerback and punt returner has checked himself into the Right Step recovery center where he is being counseled by former NBA player and recovering drug addict John Lucas. The rehab admittance was first report to… Read more »

Steelers’ Lamarr Woodley Gives Big To Hometown Athletics

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Saginaw, MI – Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lamarr Woodley pledged to help local sports programs in his hometown, and, this week, he backed up that pledge with a $60,000 donation. Woodley didn’t appreciate the pay-to-play fees in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan which were a burden to many underprivileged children, so he put up enough money… Read more »

Jason Witten Suffers Lacerated Spleen

Jason Witten Spleen Injury

Jason Witten, a tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, has suffered a lacerated spleen, according to a doctor’s diagnosis, and the injury could force him to miss out on the rest of the preseason. Witten’s injury occurred in the first quarter of Dallas’ preseason opener against Oakland on Monday, following a hit from the Raiders’… Read more »

300 Pound Kid Banned From Texas Pee Wee Football League

Pee Wee Texas Football Bans 300 Pound Kid

A seventh-grade boy was banned from playing in a Texas Pee Wee league this week because he weighed more than 300 pounds. Elijah Earnhardt, 12, was told that he could not place in the Mesquite Pee Wee Football Associations league because his weight could cause harm to other children. According to KDFW Fox 4, the… Read more »

Watch Chad Johnson Being Cut By The Miami Dolphins [Video]

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The Miami Dolphins cut wide receiver Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) just one day after his domestic violence arrest, and HBO’s Hard Knocks cameras were there when he received the news from head coach Joe Philbin. Johnson was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, who has now filed for divorce. As captured on… Read more »

NFL Regular Season May Kickoff With Replacement Referees

NFL Referees Replaced For Pre-Season 2012

The 2012 NFL season may begin with replacement referees as the NFL and NFL Referees Association have failed to come together during contract negotiations. The NFL’s big hangup is that several part-time officials are not willing to go full-time. Many of those officials already work full-time jobs that they work for the added revenue they… Read more »

Cedric Benson Inks One-Year Deal With Green Bay

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ESPN is reporting that the injury-laden Green Bay Packers have signed free agent running back Cedric Benson to a one-year contract. Benson, 29, spent his last four NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of the last three. However, the Bengals apparently had little interest in resigning him,… Read more »

Vince Young Hit With $1.69 Million Payday Loan Settlement

Vince Young Payday Loan Interest

Vince Young must pay Pro Player Funding (PPF) $1.69 million after he took out and then failed to pay off a loan from the company in May 2011. Known as a high interest “lockout loan,” the company offered cash to players when the NFL lockout left many unable to pay their bills. At the time… Read more »

Peyton Manning Makes Denver Broncos Debut, Plays One Possession

Peyton Manning Returns for one possession.

Peyton Manning made his NFL return on Thursday night when he played in one full possession with the Denver Broncos. During his brief time on the field, Manning threw 4 of 7 passes for 44 total yards against the Chicago Bears before being intercepted just outside of the endzone. Manning nearly turned the ball over… Read more »

NFL’s First Female Ref, Shannon Eastin, Officiates First Game

NFL's first female referee Shannon Eastin

The NFL’s on-field gender barrier has officially been broken, as Shannon Eastin became the first female referee to officiate a game. Eastin served as a line judge in a seven-person crew in the San Diego Chargers’ 21-13 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. 42-year-old Eastin is a 16-year veteran from Tempe, Arizona… Read more »

NFL Preseason Kicks Off With Plenty Of Unanswered Questions

NFL Preseason Kicks Off With Plenty Of Unanswered Questions

The NFL preseason is a time for roster adjustments, trying out new schemes, and watching backup players get plenty of playing time, but, as week one of the preseason is set to kick off, there are more questions than ever. The 2012 NFL season will some some of the biggest changes in decades, with a… Read more »

New York Jets Players Brawl During Practice

New York Jets Practice

The New York Jets might want to work on the teamwork aspect of their game. Several players during Monday’s practice got into an altercation which in turn led to a 20-person brawl. The fight happened on the teams sideline after safety D’Anton Lynn shoved running back Joe McKnight out of bound during a screen pass…. Read more »

NFL Welcomes First Female Referee For Preseason Game

Shannon Eastin First Female NFL Referee

Shannon Eastin is about to make history. With the NFL referee lockout still in progress Eastin will officiate the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Charges preseason game on Thursday night. Eastin at that time will become the first female NFL referee. Eastin is an experienced referee who has served time in the Mid-Eastern Athletic… Read more »

Curtis Martin Speech Uplifting And Upsetting In Equal Measures

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As former NFL player Curtis Martin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend, it was his speech and not his accomplishments that garnered headlines. Curtis Martin’s speech Saturday was described as “brutally honest, heartfelt, and complex” by Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, and those words certainly characterize the former… Read more »