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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 »

QB Signs Lengthy Deal With Bears

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd January SportsChicago BearsJay CutlerNFL
The Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract. The move was announced Thursday, and it came after some speculation that the Bears might part with Cutler after five years.Read More »

Cowboys Emergency QB Kitna To Donate Earnings

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December SportsDallas CowboysJon KitnaNFL
Jon Kitna will earn $53,000 to serve as the Cowboys' third-string quarterback for one week - and he plans to donate that money to the Seattle-area high school where he's now a coach. Kitna told The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/1aaJ38v ) of his plans Wednesday.Read More »

NFL: Tiebreaker Scenarios Change In The AFC

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd December SportsNFLplayoffs
The AFC wild-card race has four teams still in the running: the Ravens, Dolphins, Chargers and Steelers. None can earn the spot outright with a victory next Sunday.Read More »

Officials Ready For Winter Weather Super Bowl in 2014

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th December SportsMet Life StadiumNFLSuper Bowl
Transportation and football officials say they're armed with thousands of trucks and more than 60,000 tons of salt to combat weather that could jeopardize the Super Bowl from kicking off as scheduled in February. Officials held a press conference on Wednesday at a snowy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to assure the public that snow or ice will not hinder the big game on Feb.Read More »

Sean Taylor's Killer Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th December SportsNFLSean Taylor
A Jan. 23 sentencing date has been set for a Florida man convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched burglary at the player's home. A Miami jury last month convicted 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. of second-degree murder and armed burglary.Read More »

Chiefs Assistant Inspires Special Teams

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th December SportsDave ToubKansas City ChiefsNFL
The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant. He's able to make the rudimentary plays in a football game, kickoffs and punts, seem downright exhilarating. He's able to get guys who'd rather be playing offense or defense to volunteer for kick coverage or a field-goal unit.Read More »

Flex Schedule Will Alter Two December 22nd NFL Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th December Sportsflex schedulingNFL
The NFL will move the matchup between Chicago and Philadelphia to the prime-time slot on Sunday, Dec. 22. The Bears (7-6) will travel to face the Eagles (8-5) at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. The New England Patriots game against the Baltimore Ravens will move to 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

Monday Sports Minute: Hall of Fame Managers, Gronkowski, AP, Matheiu Injured

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December SportsBaseball Hall of FameNFL
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame today by the expansion era committee.Read More »

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