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Ochocinco merits a spot on Bengals’ Mt. Rushmore Updated Jun 26, 2013
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…
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  • Ray Lewis initially was held without bail, too Jun 26, 2013
    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…
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers – Three Biggest Games Of The 2013 Season Jun 26, 2013
    Week 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…
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  • Bernard Pierce’s mother thinks he was targeted

    As 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…
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  • Haslam “very comfortable” with his position in Pilot Flying J scandal Jun 26, 2013
    While 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…
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  • AFC North's future stars on defense Jun 26, 2013
    We'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 …
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  • Browns cut Ausar Walcott hours after attempted murder charge

    For 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…
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  • AFC North chat alert Jun 26, 2013
    The 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…
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  • NFL releases statement on Aaron Hernandez arrest Jun 26, 2013
    Brian 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…
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  • Cleveland Browns rookie admits to substance abuse, says Chris Herren’s story ‘reminds me of myself’ Jun 26, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Vonta Leach’s agent: I think it will be the Dolphins Jun 26, 2013
    Fullback 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 …
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  • Ravens take swing at Miami fans, miss badly Jun 26, 2013
    Finally, 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…
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  • Video - Should NFL Be Concerned About Recent Arrests? 02:40

    Should NFL Be Concerned About Recent Arrests?

    Jun 26
    Chris 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.
  • Video - Browns Rookie Arrested For Attempted Murder 00:36

    Browns Rookie Arrested For Attempted Murder

    Jun 26
    Cleveland Browns rookie LB Ausar Walcott has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in New Jersey.