Ex-NFLers Accuse League of Illegally Administering Drugs

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th May SportsdrugsNFLsafety
A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications. Attorney Steven Silverman says his firm filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco. The lawsuit takes aim at what it calls the league's culture of drug misuse.Read More »

NFL Gives $45 Million Youth Football Grant

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th March SportsNFLsafetyyouth football
The NFL Foundation is giving USA Football a five-year, $45 million grant to expand the already burgeoning Heads Up Football program that teaches safe tackling to youngsters. Foundation Chair Charlotte Jones Anderson announced the grant Monday at the league's owners meetings after the NFL saw the early success of the program.Read More »

QB Prospect Has Good Pro Day

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th March SportsNFLTajh Boyd
Quarterback Tajh Boyd had a strong showing at Clemson's pro day Thursday and felt he erased some of the doubts about his skills that have cropped up since the season ended.Read More »

49ers Star Says He Will Stay With Team

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd March SportsAnquan BoldinNFLSan Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin says he will be back with the San Francisco 49ers next season. Boldin wrote on his Twitter page Monday that he's "returning to San Francisco." The post was accompanied by a photo of him running through the tunnel at Candlestick Park in a 49ers jersey. A spokesman for the 49ers said the team had no immediate comment. Boldin led San Francisco wiRead More »

Peyton Manning Cleared To Continue Playing

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd March SportsDenver BroncosNFLPeyton Manning
A person with knowledge of the results tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning has passed his physical on his surgically repaired neck, clearing the way for him to play in 2014. In what was considered the final formality for his return, Manning passed the exam as required by his contract that will pay him $20 million next season, according to the person who spoke on condition of anRead More »

CBS Will Broadcast Thursday Night Football Next Season

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th February SportsCBSNFLThursday Night Football
CBS won bidding among broadcast networks to televise eight Thursday night NFL games next fall, and perhaps beyond that. The NFL said Wednesday that CBS and its broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be in the booth for eight early-season Thursday night games simulcast on the NFL Network.Read More »

NFL Commissioner Goodell Saw Improvement in Sunday's Pro Bowl

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th January SportsNFLPro BowlRoger Goodell
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is showing the Pro Bowl more love after previously threatening to cancel it if play didn't improve. Goodell said in an ESPN Radio interview Monday ( ) that participants played harder and made the game very competitive. Goodell says he had fun watching the game Sunday and thinks fans did, too.Read More »

NFL Commish Considering No More Extra Points

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st January SportsNFLPATsRoger Goodell
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.Read More »

NFL Fines Two For Violating Concussion Policy

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th January SportsconcussionsNFL
Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers. In a document obtained by The Associated Press, Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen said one player re-entered the game and another refused to leave the sideline.Read More »

Man Sues NFL Because Super Bowl Tickets Are "Too Expensive"

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th January SportsNFLSuper Bowlticket prices
A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl. Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, says the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value. He says that means most fans must buy their tickets on the secondary market, where they can command thousands of dollars.Read More »


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