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‘Hammering’ Hank Goldberg dies at 82

‘Hammering’ Hank Goldberg dies at 82

Sports handicapping expert Hank Goldberg died Monday on his 82nd birthday after a lengthy battle with kidney disease.Goldberg's family confirmed his death.Known affectionately as "Hammering" Han
Odell Beckham Jr. says torn ACL didn't occur during Super Bowl

Odell Beckham Jr. says torn ACL didn't occur during Super Bowl

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was believed to have torn his left anterior cruciate ligament during Super Bowl LVI.Only the free agent doesn't believe it.Beckham, who joined the world champion
Fentanyl, cocaine cited in death of Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson

Fentanyl, cocaine cited in death of Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died last month at the age of 26 from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, medical examiners said Friday.A Maryland Department of Health spokesm
Reports: Hearing for Browns QB Deshaun Watson concludes

Reports: Hearing for Browns QB Deshaun Watson concludes

Sue L. Robinson, the hearing officer, asked for post-hearing briefs by the week of July 11, ESPN reported.Robinson, a former U.S. District Court judge who was jointly selected to oversee the case b
Falcons sign P Bradley Pinion

Falcons sign P Bradley Pinion

The Atlanta Falcons signed Bradley Pinion to a contract on Thursday, just over one week after the punter was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Falcons
Miles Sanders: Eagles 'feel like we're on an All-Star team'

Miles Sanders: Eagles 'feel like we're on an All-Star team'

Running back Miles Sanders has high hopes for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.How high? Well, the 25-year-old set the bar when discussing his team's offense which includes quarterback Jalen Hur
Reports: Deshaun Watson's hearing will continue Wednesday

Reports: Deshaun Watson's hearing will continue Wednesday

It is unclear how long the proceeding will last or when a ruling will be rendered by Sue L. Robinson, a former U.S. District Court judge who was jointly selected to oversee the case by the NFL and the
WR Terry McLaurin signs $70M extension with Commanders

WR Terry McLaurin signs $70M extension with Commanders

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth up to $70 million, according to multiple reports Tuesday.McLaurin, whose agents s
Browns QB Baker Mayfield: Both sides 'ready to move on'

Browns QB Baker Mayfield: Both sides 'ready to move on'

The 27-year-old quarterback spoke with reporters Tuesday at his youth football camp in Norman, Okla.Mayfield didn't completely rule out a reconciliation if the NFL suspends his replacement, Deshaun
House Oversight Committee: Daniel Snyder trying to ‘evade’ subpoena

House Oversight Committee: Daniel Snyder trying to ‘evade’ subpoena

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform so far has been unable to serve Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder with a subpoena to testify on Capitol Hill, a spokesperson said Monday.

The committee is investigating allegations about the Commanders' workplace culture. Media reports have detailed allegations of sexual misconduct from 15 female ex-employees, including multiple accusations of sexual harassment against Snyder in particular. While those women have spoken out publicly, at least 50 ex-employees reportedly have complained about the workplace culture.

"Mr. Snyder has so far refused to accept service of the Committee's subpoena," the spokesperson's statement said. "While the committee has been, and remains, willing to consider reasonable accommodations requested by witnesses, we will not tolerate attempts to evade service of a duly authorized subpoena or seek special treatment not afforded to other witnesses who testified in this matter. The Committee will not be deterred from obtaining Mr. Snyder's testimony, and we remain committed to ensuring transparency about the toxic workplace culture at the Washington Commanders and the NFL's inadequate response."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell testified before the committee on the matter last week. Snyder declined an invitation to testify, citing business that required overseas travel. Committee chair Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) responded by saying she would subpoena Snyder to appear.

The Athletic reported that Snyder's attorney declined to accept a subpoena on Snyder's behalf Friday.

After a 2020 Washington Post report initially revealed many of the allegations, the NFL launched its own investigation led by attorney Beth Wilkinson. The league fined the Commanders $10 million in 2021 and had Snyder step away from day-to-day operations, but Wilkinson's findings were not released publicly, prompting the House committee to request that commissioner Roger Goodell release everything related to the investigation.

Last week, the committee released a 29-page memo based on its own eight-month investigation, which found that Snyder conducted his own "shadow investigation" into workplace allegations in an attempt to discredit the accusers.

Snyder is at the center of multiple investigations. In addition to the House committee inquiry, the Virginia attorney general said in April that he was launching an investigation into allegations regarding the team's business practices.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform obtained evidence that Snyder had team executives illegally withhold refundable security deposits from ticket holders and kept two sets of books to hide revenue from the NFL in order to contribute less to the revenue-sharing pool.

Goodell told the committee last week that he has no authority to remove Snyder as owner of the Commanders. An owner can only be removed by a three-quarters majority vote (24 of 32) of fellow owners, although Goodell does have the authority to recommend a vote.

In May 1999, NFL owners unanimously approved the sale of the Washington franchise and the old Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to a group headed by Snyder, who then was 34. The group paid $800 million, which at the time was a record purchase price for a U.S. sports franchise.

Marlin Briscoe, pro football's first Black starting QB, dies at 76

Marlin Briscoe, pro football's first Black starting QB, dies at 76

Marlin Briscoe, the first Black starting quarterback in pro football, died Monday at age 76.His daughter, Angela Marriott, told the AP that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, Calif
Attorney files suit against Texans for 'enabling' Deshaun Watson

Attorney files suit against Texans for 'enabling' Deshaun Watson

Texas attorney Tony Buzbee filed suit against the Houston Texans on Monday, saying the team "enabled" former quarterback Deshaun Watson's sexual misconduct against his clients during massage sessions.
Panthers great Luke Kuechly joins team's radio broadcast

Panthers great Luke Kuechly joins team's radio broadcast

Former Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly has joined the team's radio broadcast.The Panthers announced Monday that Kuechly will be part of the broadcast team for seven games in 2022, al
Report: Browns QB Deshaun Watson scheduled for disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

Report: Browns QB Deshaun Watson scheduled for disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is scheduled to have a hearing with disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson on Tuesday, ESPN reported Saturday.The hearing will center on the 26 women who a
Report: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's recovery on schedule

Report: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's recovery on schedule

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's recovery from shoulder surgery is on schedule and he will begin throwing again soon, ESPN reported Saturday.Once that happens and he is able to pas
Bears sign top draft pick Kyler Gordon

Bears sign top draft pick Kyler Gordon

The Chicago Bears signed their top draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday.Gordon, who was selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, recorded 98 tackles, two intercept
Report: Saints sign LB Demario Davis to extension

Report: Saints sign LB Demario Davis to extension

The New Orleans Saints signed veteran linebacker Demario Davis to a one-year extension through 2024, ESPN reported Friday.Davis, 33, can earn an additional $18 million over the next three seasons u
Bears LB Matt Adams arrested on weapons charge

Bears LB Matt Adams arrested on weapons charge

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was charged with misdemeanor firearm possession Thursday night, authorities said.According to Chicago police, a search of his vehicle discovered a loaded handgun
Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny dies at 93

Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny dies at 93

Legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny, a major star in the 1950s, died recently in Nevada, the Hall of Fame announced Thursday. He was 93.The Hall of Fame said McElhenny died of natur
NFL Hot Seats: Carolina's Matt Rhule favored to be next coach fired

NFL Hot Seats: Carolina's Matt Rhule favored to be next coach fired

NFL training camps are still a month away from opening but at least one sportsbook is already providing odds on the first coach likely to be fired this season.That distinction belongs to Carolina's
First-rounder Kenny Pickett finally signs with Steelers

First-rounder Kenny Pickett finally signs with Steelers

Nearly two months after he was drafted 20th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Kenny Pickett was the last first-round pick to sign a contract.Pickett was the only quarterback drafted i
Longtime Washington DB Brig Owens dies at 79

Longtime Washington DB Brig Owens dies at 79

Brig Owens, a defensive back with Washington for 12 of his 13 NFL seasons, has died at age 79.He died on Tuesday, according to a statement by the Military Bowl Foundation, where he was a board memb
Former Colts, Ravens DL Tony Siragusa dies at 55

Former Colts, Ravens DL Tony Siragusa dies at 55

Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman Tony Siragusa, who played 12 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, has died at age 55.Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Siragusa's death over s
Congress: Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted 'shadow' probe

Congress: Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted 'shadow' probe

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a "shadow investigation" into allegations that he oversaw a toxic workplace culture, according to a document released Wednesday by a Congressional comm
Report: Rams CB Jalen Ramsey recovering from shoulder surgery

Report: Rams CB Jalen Ramsey recovering from shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is recovering from shoulder surgery, NFL Network reported.The 27-year-old All-Pro posted a photo of himself, wearing a sling, with his children on social me
Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson, 26, dies suddenly

Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson, 26, dies suddenly

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died at the age of 26.The team announced Ferguson's sudden death on Wednesday morning."We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jay
Report: Details of sexual assault allegation against Daniel Snyder emerge

Report: Details of sexual assault allegation against Daniel Snyder emerge

A female employee within the Washington Commanders' organization accused owner Daniel Snyder of sexual harassment and assault in April 2009, according to a report by the Washington Post.In a letter
Steelers sign ex-Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi to 1-year deal

Steelers sign ex-Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi to 1-year deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers added a familiar face to help their defensive line, signing former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year contract Tuesday.The team announced the s
Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Amazon’s TNF pregame coverage

Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Amazon’s TNF pregame coverage

Ryan Fitzpatrick, the journeyman quarterback who retired from the NFL earlier this month, is joining Amazon's "Thursday Night Football" coverage in 2022.

Fitzpatrick will appear as an analyst on the platform's pregame show. Amazon Prime Video will exclusively stream the NFL's Thursday games for the first time next season.

"Amazon jumped out at me," Fitzpatrick, 39, told the New York Post, "in terms of it is something that's fresh and new. It just made a lot of sense of what I was trying to get into."

Fitzpatrick played 166 games, starting 147, for nine different teams in his 17-year playing career. He has thrown for 34,990 yards and 223 touchdowns with 169 interceptions.

He played only 16 snaps last season for the now-Washington Commanders, his ninth NFL team. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 13 yards before suffering a hip subluxation in the second quarter of the season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He underwent arthroscopic surgery and did not play the rest of the season.

Also this month, Amazon confirmed that cornerback Richard Sherman will be an analyst for its pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. Sherman has not retired from his playing career, telling the NFL Network that he was "still leaving that door open as long as I can."

Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit were previously revealed as the play-by-play and commentary team. Herbstreit will remain in his college football roles at ESPN while adding Amazon to his resume. Michaels agreed to an "emeritus" role at NBC Sports, but Thursday games will be his main role in the 2022 season.

Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has worked for CBS and Fox, will also be a part of Amazon's first foray into football.

Attorney: 20 of 24 cases against Deshaun Watson settled

Attorney: 20 of 24 cases against Deshaun Watson settled

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached confidential settlements with 20 of the 24 massage therapists who filed civil lawsuits against him alleging sexual misconduct, according to the
Bears put OL Dakota Dozier (leg) on IR

Bears put OL Dakota Dozier (leg) on IR

The Chicago Bears put offensive lineman Dakota Dozier on injured reserve Tuesday after their offseason acquisition suffered a leg injury last week.Dozier, 31, was carted off the field at a June 14
Report: Seahawks sign DT Bryan Mone to 2-year extension

Report: Seahawks sign DT Bryan Mone to 2-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive tackle Bryan Mone to a two-year contract extension worth up to $13.8 million, NFL Network reported Monday.Mone, 26, is an exclusive rights free agent who signe
Ravens sign veteran DE Steven Means

Ravens sign veteran DE Steven Means

The Baltimore Ravens signed veteran pass rusher Steven Means on Friday.Means, 31, spent the past few seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He started 14 games last season and tallied 43 tackles, one fo
Report: Giants LB Justin Hilliard suspended two games

Report: Giants LB Justin Hilliard suspended two games

New York Giants linebacker Justin Hilliard was suspended for the first two games of the 2022 season, NFL Network reported Friday, after he violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances
Report: NFL fines Texans' Lovie Smith $50K for prohibited drills

Report: NFL fines Texans' Lovie Smith $50K for prohibited drills

The NFL fined Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith $50,000 after learning that his offensive and defensive linemen engaged in prohibited one-on-one drills, ESPN reported on Friday.The Texans held
Reports: NFL fines Ron Rivera, docks Commanders two practices

Reports: NFL fines Ron Rivera, docks Commanders two practices

The NFL fined Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera $100,000 and stripped the team of two organized team activity practices in 2023 for conducting practices with excessive contact in spring sess
Reports: NFL sanctions Cowboys, Mike McCarthy for OTA violations

Reports: NFL sanctions Cowboys, Mike McCarthy for OTA violations

The NFL pushed back at the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday for getting too physical in their organized team activities (OTAs) for a second consecutive year, according to ESPN and NFL.com.The league repo
Patriots sign RFA WR Jakobi Meyers, two others

Patriots sign RFA WR Jakobi Meyers, two others

The New England Patriots officially signed restricted free agent wide receiver Jakobi Meyers on Thursday.Meyers was New England's leading wide receiver in 2021, with 83 catches and 866 yards. He si
Panthers' Matt Rhule gives QB Sam Darnold vote of confidence

Panthers' Matt Rhule gives QB Sam Darnold vote of confidence

Carolina coach Matt Rhule said quarterback Sam Darnold would be the Panthers' starter if the season began now."Sam's gotten a lot better," Rhule told reporters at Thursday's minicamp practice. "Rea
Lamar Jackson expects to play rest of career in Baltimore

Lamar Jackson expects to play rest of career in Baltimore

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson remained tight-lipped about his contract situation Thursday but did say he expects to be in a Ravens uniform for the rest of his career.Jackson, entering the fif

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