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Settlement doesn’t necessarily mean Mendenhall “won” his case …

Settlement doesn’t necessarily mean Mendenhall “won” his case against Champion

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
As Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall prepares to hit the free-agent market, he won’t have to worry about his pending lawsuit against an apparel company that dumped him after he made controversial remarks regarding the death of Osama bin Laden and
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  • Ex-Bengals cheerleader's libel lawsuit trial starts

    Ex-Bengals cheerleader's libel lawsuit trial starts

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had sex with her underage student told him she fell in love the first time he walked into the classroom where she was teaching freshman English, according to text messages read in court Tuesday.
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  • Charlie Joiner calls it quits after 44 NFL seasons as coach, pl…

    Charlie Joiner calls it quits after 44 NFL seasons as coach, player

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    Hall of Fame receiver coach Charlie Joiner has been coaching the Chargers’ receivers since 2008.  But he won’t be part of the new coaching staff. The Chargers have announced that Joiner has retired as 44 total NFL seasons. He played from 1969 through
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  • The first pro sack Ray Lewis ever made? On a quarterback named …

    The first pro sack Ray Lewis ever made? On a quarterback named Jim Harbaugh

    Tired of every story about the Super Bowl being about Ray Lewis or a Harbaugh? You're in luck, because here's a story about Ray Lewis AND a Harbaugh! Let's go all the way back to 1996, Week 7. The Oilers were still in Houston. Brett Favre was still a yo…
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  • First Take: Ravens four-point underdogs

    First Take: Ravens four-point underdogs

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    For the past two games, the Ravens won despite being 9.5-point underdogs. So, the Baltimore players had to be smiling when they learned the 49ers are four-point favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Ravens have rallied around the point that no one expect…
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  • Browns hire defensive line coach Joe Cullen

    Browns hire defensive line coach Joe Cullen

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    Joe Cullen has a new job, and he’s definitely going to need pants for this one. The former Jaguars defensive line coach has been hired for the same position with the Browns, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cullen spent three s
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  • Blogger Blitz: Ravens happy to face 49ers

    Blogger Blitz: Ravens happy to face 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Ravens are happy to face the 49ers in the Super Bowl. To be honest, they would be happy to face any team from the west these days. Since coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco joined the Ravens in 2008, the Ravens are 13-3 against teams from…
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  • NFL looking into Brady's slide into Ravens' Reed

    NFL looking into Brady's slide into Ravens' Reed

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.
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  • "Find The Asshole, That's Where That Knuckle Goes": A…

    "Find The Asshole, That's Where That Knuckle Goes": A Young Jim Harbaugh On How To Play Quarterback

    deadspin.com Jan 22, 2013
    The two-minute video clip above is taken from a much longer video, in which Jim Harbaugh imparts his wisdom of the quarterback position on an assembly of quarterback coaches. The entire video is over an hour long, but we've cut it down to the most enter…
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  • Joe Flacco closing in on Joe Montana

    Joe Flacco closing in on Joe Montana

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    When you think of the most impressive postseasons by a quarterback, there is Joe Montana, Steve Young and Joe Flacco. Yes, Flacco. With eight touchdown passes and zero interceptions, Baltimore Ravens QB Flacco has a shot to tie or break Montana's record…
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  • Ex-Eagles DC Castillo joins Ravens staff for XLVII

    Ex-Eagles DC Castillo joins Ravens staff for XLVII

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Ex-Eagles DC Castillo joins Ravens staff for XLVII
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  • Pats defensive back Derrick Martin’s home robbed during Sunday’…

    Pats defensive back Derrick Martin’s home robbed during Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    Derrick Martin has had better days than last Sunday. The Patriots safety wasn’t one of the 46 players in uniform for the AFC Championship Game, which meant he had to stand and watch his season come to an end as the Ravens advanced to the Super Bowl with
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  • Wake-up: Browns say Kelly was 'a gamble'

    Wake-up: Browns say Kelly was 'a gamble'

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    As the football world begins to focus on the Ravens and 49ers, it's getting to be very quiet with the other teams in the division. Not even the local papers are writing much about their teams. Here's what I could dig up in the wake-up call ... RAVENS: T…
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  • Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four

    Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    This week's Fourth-and-Short has four more thoughts on the four conference championship teams. In the cases of the 49ers and Ravens, it's time to begi...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: It's A Coaching Carousel 02:56

    NFL32OT: It's A Coaching Carousel

    Jan 22
    Episode 253: John Clayton breaks down the recent hiring of head coaches. The NFL32 crew discuss Joe Flacco's performance in the AFC Championship game.
  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton 02:05

    Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton

    Jan 22
    John Clayton delivers the latest news in advance of Super Bowl XLVII
  • Video - Which Harbaugh would you rather play for? 01:42

    Which Harbaugh would you rather play for?

    Jan 22
    The Harbaugh brothers will battle each other for a Super Bowl title. Which brother would you rather play for? Former Super Bowl champions Darren Sharper and Shaun O'Hara give their answers.
  • Video - Drive of the Week: Flacco leads the way 03:20

    Drive of the Week: Flacco leads the way

    Jan 22
    Watch how QB Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens marched down the field for a 10-play, 87-yard scoring drive that took the lead in third quarter of the AFC Championship Game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…

    Jan 22
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today:
  • Don Banks: Super Bowl XLVII: Facts and figures you may not know

    Jan 22
    Stuff you might not know about the San Francisco-Baltimore matchup in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, on Feb. 3...