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The Bengals, despite plenty of bad years and worse teams, have had plenty of good players. Four of them earned spots on the team’s Mt. Rushmore. Unveiled on Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, the four men on the mountain include Ken Anderson, Anthony…Upvote Share Tweet
Earlier today, we pointed out a stark contrast between the way the Patriots handled tight end Aaron Hernandez and the way the Ravens handled linebacker Ray Lewis back in 2000. The Pats summarily dumped Hernandez; the Ravens rallied around and defended R…Upvote Share TweetWeek Two Monday 9/16 at Cincinnati – While the Ravens are the champs, the Bengals are already getting a lot of buzz about being the best team in the AFC North in 2013. The Steelers always seem to have good success in Cincy, including a win there on Sund…Upvote Share TweetAs the AFC draft picks head out, and the NFC draft picks head in, the NFL doesn’t lack for subject matter for this week’s Rookie Symposium. But if they needed more, the mother of Ravens running back Bernard Pierce said she thinks her son was deliberatel…Upvote Share Tweet
Haslam “very comfortable” with his position in Pilot Flying J scandalWhile one NFL legal drama comes to a head, the other continues to percolate. When it boils, the impact on the league could be far more significant. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, whose family owns Pilot Flying J, has seen five employees plead guilty to fede…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jun 26, 2013We're continuing to look at what the ESPN Insiders project as far as defensive rankings in 2016. These are Insider articles, so you'll need a subscription to view the whole piece. But I will let you know how the AFC North players stack up: PASS-RUSHERS …Upvote Share TweetFor the second time today, an NFL player facing serious criminal charges has been released. The Patriots cutting Aaron Hernandez hours after he was arrested in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd will get much more attention, but the Browns have als…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jun 26, 2013The AFC North weekly chat returns after a one-week hiatus. I'll be happy to talk football after spending the morning posting about another carjacking and another arrest of a Browns player. The chat kicks off at 2 p.m. today. I will certainly be there an…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jun 26, 2013Brian Billick, who was Baltimore Ravens coach when linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder in regards to two deaths outside of an Atlanta nightclub in 2000, said on NFL Network on Wednesday that the Aaron Hernandez arrest for a team "was the w…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jun 26, 2013If Armonty Bryant's story ends well, the NFL rookie symposium is a success. Bryant, a rookie defensive end with the Cleveland Browns, admitted to the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he has a substance-abuse problem. He was arrested on a DUI charge less than…Upvote Share TweetFullback Vonta Leach hasn’t suffered from a lack of interest since the Ravens released him, but no one has made him an offer so compelling that he’s decided to shut down talks and sign on the dotted line. When he does get to that point, his agent Ralph …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens take swing at Miami fans, miss badlyFinally, the Ravens have done something that fairly can be characterized as dumb. On Tuesday, the team tweeted a taunt to Miami, proclaiming “BALTIMORE sure knows how to throw a party!!!” and posting side-by-side photos of the post-championship celebrat…Upvote Share Tweet
Should NFL Be Concerned About Recent Arrests?Jun 26Chris Mortensen discusses Browns rookie LB Ausar Walcott's arrest on attempted murder charges and whether the NFL should be concerned about the recent report that 28 players have been arrested since the Super Bowl.
Browns Rookie Arrested For Attempted MurderJun 26Cleveland Browns rookie LB Ausar Walcott has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in New Jersey.
NFL - Aaron Hernandez's cautionary taleJun 26The Aaron Hernandez case is a life lesson for NFL rookies told in real time, writes Jeffri Chadiha.