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Jets, Giants sued by mall developer for hampering construction …

Jets, Giants sued by mall developer for hampering construction efforts

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 9, 2013
The developers of a proposed mall at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey are fighting back against the New York Jets and New York Giants after the teams combined to file an injunction to halt construction of the facility. Accor…
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  • Judge rejects class action in Super Bowl seating fiasco

    Judge rejects class action in Super Bowl seating fiasco

    With the P.R. battle long since lost, the NFL nevertheless has scored an important legal victory regarding the seating fiasco that unfolded during Super Bowl XLV in North Texas. According to the Associated Press, class-action status has been denied for …
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  • KKTV reports that Denver Broncos executive Tom Heckert was arre…

    KKTV reports that Denver Broncos executive Tom Heckert was arrested last month for drunk driving.

    deadspin.com Jul 9, 2013
    KKTV reports that Denver Broncos executive Tom Heckert was arrested last month for drunk driving. This news comes a day after we heard that Matt Russell, Broncos' director of player personnel, was charged with a DUI over the weekend. [KKTV]Read more...
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  • Report: Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft among Sun Valley invitees

    Report: Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft among Sun Valley invitees

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    The famed Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference began Tuesday in Sun Valley, Idaho, and several NFL figures are reportedly on the guest list for this annual retreat where corporate and political titans meet. According to an invite list published by …
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  • Hernandez said to have confessed to cohort

    Hernandez said to have confessed to cohort

    Carlos Ortiz, one of the alleged accomplices in the Aaron Hernandez case, says he was told that Hernandez said he killed Odin Lloyd.
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  • Broncos expect “severe” discipline for executives’ DUI arrests

    Broncos expect “severe” discipline for executives’ DUI arrests

    Two executives in the Broncos’ front office have been arrested for drunk driving, and the team is expecting significant consequences. Broncos President Joe Ellis told the Denver Post that Matt Russell and Tom Heckert, the top two personnel people under …
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  • Court Records Reveal an Uncooperative Hernandez

    Court Records Reveal an Uncooperative Hernandez

    A report said the former N.F.L. player Aaron Hernandez slammed the door on the police investigating the murder of an acquaintance of his.
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  • Stafford’s new deal was driven by his first deal

    Stafford’s new deal was driven by his first deal

    Reaction to the contract to be signed (if it hasn’t already been) by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been mixed. Initially characterized as a “blockbuster,” the truth is that it’s worth far less than the $20 million-per-year contracts signed in 2…
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  • Ex-Bengals cheerleader testifies in libel case

    Ex-Bengals cheerleader testifies in libel case

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    Posts on a gossip website that a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader is suing for defamation were so devastating that she once considered suicide and wants to keep other people from being hurt the same way, she testified Tuesday.
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  • Paul Soliai donates $250,000 to Utah football program

    Paul Soliai donates $250,000 to Utah football program

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Dolphins defensive lineman Paul Soliai has made a lot of money in the NFL. He’s now carving off a big chunk of it to help the college program that helped him succeed at the next level. The University of Utah has announced that Soliai has pledged $250,00…
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  • 49ers ink 1st-round pick Reid to 4-year deal

    49ers ink 1st-round pick Reid to 4-year deal

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract.
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  • Maybe our favorite thing NFL.com has ever done: A 2013 suppleme…

    Maybe our favorite thing NFL.com has ever done: A 2013 supplemental mock draft.

    deadspin.com Jul 9, 2013
    Maybe our favorite thing NFL.com has ever done: A 2013 supplemental mock draft. [NFL.com]Read more...
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  • The Browns Will Hold A Wiener Dog Race

    The Browns Will Hold A Wiener Dog Race

    deadspin.com Jul 9, 2013
    That's the sausage-shaped nugget dropped into this article on the ways the Cleveland game day experience will be changing this season.Read more...
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  • Michael Johnson on contract: There’s no ill will, it’s a busine…

    Michael Johnson on contract: There’s no ill will, it’s a business

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    On Monday, we shared a report that it is unlikely that the Bengals would reach agreement on a contract extension with defensive end Michael Johnson before the July 15 deadline for teams to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year contracts. Johnso…
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  • Gronkowski making progress after back surgery

    Gronkowski making progress after back surgery

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be making strides toward returning from back surgery. But just how soon he’ll return to the field remains to be seen. Gronkowski has resumed some light workouts, and Ed Werder of ESPN reported that people who…
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  • Dolphins wideout retires with knee problems

    Dolphins wideout retires with knee problems

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    At this time of year, there’s not much NFL news to go around unless it involves Aaron Hernandez. So the word from the Dolphins that wide receiver Joe Hastings was placed on the reserve-retired list will get a mention it might not otherwise have at anoth…
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  • Victor Cruz expects Giants to address Hernandez case early in c…

    Victor Cruz expects Giants to address Hernandez case early in camp

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    There were plenty of Giants fans and likely more than a few people associated with the team worried about how wide receiver Victor Cruz’s quest for a new contract would impact the team during the coming season, but those worries were put to rest on Mond…
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  • Rolando McClain pleads not guilty to latest charges

    Rolando McClain pleads not guilty to latest charges

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Former first-round pick Rolando McClain’s trying to get his life back together at college, and he’s trying to clear his name at the same time. McClain, who was placed on the reserve-retired list by the Ravens after his most recent arrest, pleaded not gu…
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  • Court releases details of eight search warrants in Hernandez ca…

    Court releases details of eight search warrants in Hernandez case

    In the end, neither the prosecution nor the lawyers representing Aaron Hernandez were able to persuade a judge to keep secret the details of the search warrants issued in connection with the investigation of the death of Odin Lloyd. Eight search warrant…
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  • Ravens hope to flip sack differential

    Ravens hope to flip sack differential

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Given the end result, it’s hard to argue with the way the Ravens did business last year. But their moves this offseason make it clear they want to go about things differently. The Ravens were a statistical oddity while winning the Super Bowl last year, …
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  • Marcell Dareus: Brother’s death took a toll last year

    Marcell Dareus: Brother’s death took a toll last year

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Just after the Bills started their 2012 season, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was forced to deal with a tragedy in his family. His brother Simeon Gilmore was one of three men shot to death in Pelham, Alabama, an event that caused Dareus to leave the …
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  • 2013 NFL Preview: AFC North

    2013 NFL Preview: AFC North

    CNNSI.com Jul 9, 2013
    With the start of NFL camps just weeks away, Chris Burke begins his division-by-division look at where each team stands heading into the 2013 season. First stop: the AFC North.
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  • Dolphins join list of teams claiming Hernandez was off their bo…

    Dolphins join list of teams claiming Hernandez was off their board

    The New England Patriots were probably not the only team that liked Aaron Hernandez heading into the 2010 NFL draft. But it’s starting to seem that way. As the appalling stories about Hernandez’s personal life continue, more and more teams are saying th…
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  • Ravens safety Matt Elam to negotiate his own rookie contract

    Ravens safety Matt Elam to negotiate his own rookie contract

    According to multiple reports, Baltimore Ravens first-round safety Matt Elam does not plan to hire an agent at this time and will negotiate his own rookie contract. Going without an agent is highly unorthodox, but Elam has the benefit of a support syste…
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  • Seahawks fans to try for 'crowd roar' mark

    Seahawks fans to try for 'crowd roar' mark

    Volume 12 is organizing an effort to break the Guinness World Record for "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium" on Sept. 15, during the Seahawks' home opener vs. the hated San Francisco 49ers.
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  • Buccaneers will break out the throwbacks for one game this year

    Buccaneers will break out the throwbacks for one game this year

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were formed in 1976, they unveiled a garish uniform with two shades of orange and the “Bucco Bruce” logo on the helmet. Those uniforms were put on the shelf in 1998, and most people thought the new Pewter uniforms were an i…
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  • Jaguars sign 'offensive weapon' Robinson

    Jaguars sign 'offensive weapon' Robinson

    The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday signed rookie Denard Robinson, who is officially listed as an "offensive weapon" on the team's roster.
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  • Roddy White wades into Kaepernick capgate

    Roddy White wades into Kaepernick capgate

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    With 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick finally trying to put to rest a slow-news-week controversy that stirred up the fan base and a couple of old-school analysts, Falcons receiver Roddy White has decided to keep things moving a bit. And to that we say…
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  • If Chip Kelly succeeds with Philadelphia Eagles, expect more co…

    If Chip Kelly succeeds with Philadelphia Eagles, expect more college coaches to get a NFL shot

    yahoo.com Jul 9, 2013
    When Steve Spurrier came to the NFL and promptly failed, it's no surprise it took a while for another NFL team to take a chance on a creative college coach. It's actually surprising it happened as quickly as it did. Chip Kelly is the latest experiment. …
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  • Browns to add weiner dog races this season

    Browns to add weiner dog races this season

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    For years, the Browns have celebrated the Dawg Pound persona. This year, they will officially go to the dogs. As part of efforts to help modernize and personalize the fan experience, the Browns are rolling out a number of new initiatives, including brin…
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  • Tennessee Titans salary cap outlook: Big changes could be comin…

    Tennessee Titans salary cap outlook: Big changes could be coming in 2014

    yahoo.com Jul 9, 2013
    The "Shutdown Countdown" is going full steam ahead. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the serie…
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  • Browns customize jersey for deceased fan

    Browns customize jersey for deceased fan

    The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.
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  • Drew Rosenhaus wrestles shark, launches a thousand bad superage…

    Drew Rosenhaus wrestles shark, launches a thousand bad superagent jokes

    yahoo.com Jul 9, 2013
    Drew Rosenhaus, the hyperaggressive and relentlessly self-promoting agent to many NFL stars, apparently decided to do a little shark-wrestling over the weekend. This could have been a worse idea than pitching Terrell Owens as a quality NFL teammate, but…
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  • Mark Barron looking to Revis and Goldson as mentors

    Mark Barron looking to Revis and Goldson as mentors

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    The arrival of cornerback Darrelle Revis in Tampa has already benefitted safety Mark Barron. Barron got $50,000 from Revis to give up the No. 24, a nice chunk of change for a number that Barron only wore for one season. That’s not all that Barron hopes …
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  • Colin Kaepernick posts a picture wearing a 49ers hat, are you h…

    Colin Kaepernick posts a picture wearing a 49ers hat, are you happy now?

    Hopefully, Colin Kaepernick's latest photo puts to an end the scandal that shocked the world and showed that we really, really need training camp to get here already. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore a Miami Dolphins hat last week, and this grew…
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  • Lewand suspension could be indicator for Russell

    Lewand suspension could be indicator for Russell

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    It was obvious from yesterday’s other-than-boilerplate statement that the Broncos were seriously disturbed by the arrest of director of player personnel Matt Russell. But any punishment from his boss isn’t all Russell has to worry about, as team officia…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Former Bills G Joe DeLamielleure will walk 213 miles from Buffalo to Canton to raise money and awareness for children in need of new prosthetic legs. Dolphins RB Lamar Miller feels comfortable heading into his second season. Individual tickets to Patrio…
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  • Lance Easley recounts pressure and decision-making on “Fail Mar…

    Lance Easley recounts pressure and decision-making on “Fail Mary”

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Nearly 10 months removed from the call that brought him into the national spotlight while serving as a replacement official for a Monday night game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Lance Easley was back in the Seattle area on Sunday a…
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  • Prosecutors still won’t say whether Hernandez was the shooter

    Prosecutors still won’t say whether Hernandez was the shooter

    profootballtalk.com Jul 9, 2013
    Prosecutors have continued to dance around the question of whether they believe Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger on the gun that fired bullets that killed Odin Lloyd. Again on Monday, the chief law enforcement officer in Bristol County declined to spe…
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  • Video - Documents say Hernandez fingered as shooter 00:33

    Documents say Hernandez fingered as shooter

    Jul 9
    According to court documents, a man linked to the murder case against Aaron Hernandez told police that the former New England Patriots tight end admitted firing the fatal shots.
  • Video - Documents say Aaron Hernandez admitted to shooting 00:33

    Documents say Aaron Hernandez admitted to shooting

    Jul 9
    According to court documents, a man linked to the murder case against Aaron Hernandez told police that the former New England Patriots tight end admitted firing the fatal shots.
  • Video - Cruzin' to elite status? 02:53

    Cruzin' to elite status?

    Jul 9
    Shaun O'Hara and Donovan McNabb discuss on "NFL Total Access" whether New York Giants star Victor Cruz is an elite receiver or just a good slot receiver.
  • Video - Which wide receiver duo is the best in the NFL? 01:24

    Which wide receiver duo is the best in the NFL?

    Jul 9
    Which wide receiver duo is better: Roddy White and Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker or Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks? "NFL Total Access" debates.

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  • NFL - Victor Cruz deal will benefit Hakeem Nicks

    Jul 9
    Victor Cruz's new deal with the Giants is good news for teammate Hakeem Nicks, writes John Clayton.