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Dez Bryant to take anger management counseling

Dez Bryant to take anger management counseling

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to a year of anger management counseling as part of a resolution to the misdemeanor charge against him stemming from an incident with his mother, Angela Bryant, back in July. According to Clarence E. Hi…
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  • Report: Redskins' Hall fined $30,000 by the NFL

    Report: Redskins' Hall fined $30,000 by the NFL

    A person familiar with the situation says DeAngelo Hall has been fined $30,000 for his confrontation with an official in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last month.
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  • Concerned Citizen Doesn't Want Redskins Training Camp In His To…

    Concerned Citizen Doesn't Want Redskins Training Camp In His Town Because The NFL "Has Murderers, Rapists, Wife And Girlfriend B

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Redskins are nearing a deal to move their training camp from Ashburn, Va., to Richmond, and not all of Richmond's citizens are thrilled. There are the typical objections-environmental impact, cost, the fact that a non-profit with ties to the Catholi
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  • Bristolmetrics: ESPN Buries The Eagles

    Bristolmetrics: ESPN Buries The Eagles

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    This a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Vick not ruled out, yet

    Vick not ruled out, yet

    On one side of Pennsylvania, the starting quarterback already has been scratched for Sunday.  On the other end of the Commonwealth, the starting quarterback is still in play to play. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger definitely won’t play.  Eagl
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  • Robert Griffin III still thinking playoffs after becoming capta…

    Robert Griffin III still thinking playoffs after becoming captain

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan caused an uproar a couple of weeks ago when he said that the team would be shifting into evaluation mode for the rest of the season. That’s not where quarterback Robert Griffin III’s head is at, however. Griffin said Wedne
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  • What a Pierre Garcon return might mean

    What a Pierre Garcon return might mean

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    So here we are again with wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who's missed six games for the Washington Redskins this season due to a foot injury he suffered in the season opener. Rested through the bye week, Garcon is practicing with the team on a limited bas…
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  • Simms stands by Eli comment, sets high bar for “elite”

    Simms stands by Eli comment, sets high bar for “elite”

    Former Giants quarterback Phil Simms knew before the words were all the way out of his mouth he stirred something up. By saying Giants quarterback Eli Manning was “not one of the elites,” he opened up a can of worms about the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
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  • Darren Sproles returns to practice

    Darren Sproles returns to practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    There’s been some uncertainty about just how long Saints running back Darren Sproles would be out after breaking his hand before the team’s Week Nine game against the Eagles. Some reports said he would miss four to six weeks and others maintained that
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  • Dwayne Harris is player of the week

    Dwayne Harris is player of the week

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver/punt returner Dwayne Harris was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 10, in which he returned a punt 78 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' victory over the Philadelphia Eagl…
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  • Jeremy Maclin: Don’t say I eased off because I feared getting h…

    Jeremy Maclin: Don’t say I eased off because I feared getting hit

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin wants to make something clear: He didn’t back away from contact out of a fear of getting hit in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. Maclin said today that FOX analyst Troy Aikman was wrong to suggest during the game that Maclin
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  • Browns tell Weeden to cut back on interceptions

    Browns tell Weeden to cut back on interceptions

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Pat Shurmur made one thing clear: rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden must eliminate interceptions.
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  • Raiders sign veteran Omar Gaither

    Raiders sign veteran Omar Gaither

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Raiders brought in some veteran linebacker depth, signing Omar Gaither Wednesday. Gaither has 40 career starts, between stints with the Eagles and Panthers. He was in camp with the Texans this summer. He replaced Travis Goethel, who was placed on on…
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  • Andy Dalton is your AFC offensive player of the week

    Andy Dalton is your AFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    After picking apart the Giants’ secondary on Sunday, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named the AFC offensive player of the week. Dalton completed 21 of 30 passes for 199 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Bengals dominated
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  • Brandt on Jerry Jones, Andy Reid, GM roles

    Brandt on Jerry Jones, Andy Reid, GM roles

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Very interesting look from our man Andrew Brandt at the pitfalls of serving as an NFL team's chief personnel guy while also filling another role. Andrew's two examples come from our division: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who also serves as the team…
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  • Mike Shanahan Filed A Police Report Over Cash Stolen From The L…

    Mike Shanahan Filed A Police Report Over Cash Stolen From The Locker Room In Pittsburgh, Later Found It

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    During the Redskins' Week 8 game in Pittsburgh, Mike Shanahan left his unlocked briefcase in an open locker. Not the smartest move, but one assumes the visitors' locker room is inviolable. After the game, an ugly whipping, Shanahan checked his stuff-and
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  • Accorsi will have huge impact on future of Panthers, Newton

    Accorsi will have huge impact on future of Panthers, Newton

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    As Gantt pointed out several days ago, the Panthers have hired former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi to help find the franchise’s next General Manager. The decision that Accorsi makes will resonate through the organization, both now and in the future. Some t
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  • Brent Celek hopes Eagles understand jobs are on the line

    Brent Celek hopes Eagles understand jobs are on the line

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Even though owner Jeffrey Lurie made it clear that the Eagles needed to show improvement from last year if they wanted to avoid major changes, tight end Brent Celek didn’t think that the team would be playing for Andy Reid’s job. That’s where Celek
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  • Jammal Brown practices, wants to play this year

    Jammal Brown practices, wants to play this year

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Redskins have two weeks to make a decision on whether to activate right tackle Jammal Brown. But while he said he was encouraged by his first practice after hip surgery, he also sounds unsure if he’s going to be ready in time. “I feel a lot looser
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  • All-NFC East Team: Week 11 update

    All-NFC East Team: Week 11 update

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Back to our regular format this week after last week's dalliance as part of a league-wide midseason report. Not a lot has changed, especially at quarterback, where no one seems to be challenging Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III for the lead spot. Perh…
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  • Breakfast links: Dez Bryant coming around

    Breakfast links: Dez Bryant coming around

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Good Wednesday morning to you. We have an update coming this morning to the All-Division Team, and a bunch of other goodies throughout the day. Hopefully it warms up a bit. Links. New York Giants As they spend their bye week assessing what's wrong with …
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  • Ahtyba Rubin closing in on return for Browns

    Ahtyba Rubin closing in on return for Browns

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Cleveland Browns may finally be able to see their defensive tackle duo of Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor on the field together for the first time this season Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. According to Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Rubin…
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  • This Day in Philadelphia Eagles Tragicomedy

    This Day in Philadelphia Eagles Tragicomedy

    grantland.com Nov 14, 2012
    Clay Harbor, for whatever reason, does not have Wi-Fi. According to Robert Griffin III, Andy Reid met with him at the NFL Scouting Combine back in Feb...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum 02:18

    NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum

    Nov 14
    Episode 223: New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford assesses where his team is this season and the challenges that are ahead. The NFL32 crew discuss which back up quarterback has the best chance to win.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Eagles-Redskins 00:43

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Eagles-Redskins

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Philadelphia at Washington
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Browns-Cowboys 00:36

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Browns-Cowboys

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew makes its picks for Cleveland at Dallas.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Is Eli Tired? 01:13

    Blogger Blitz: Is Eli Tired?

    Nov 14
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano thinks Eli is tired, and the Giants need to figure out how to win while he rests up

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscope

    Nov 14
    With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.