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Jan 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the process of checking the footballs and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday's Super Bowl. As the league's investigation into the Patriots' use of ...

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Jan 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from New York Daily News: You don’t need 90 seconds to screw with some balls in a bathroom. I did it in 40! Like any football fan, I’ve been obsessed with DeflateGate — so when I heard that a Patriots locker room attendant reportedly took 12 AFC Championship game balls into a bathroom for 90 seconds, ...

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Jan 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Super Bowl protesters will draw ties between 'Redskins' name and domestic violence http://t.co/AWDOhl3YDn pic.twitter.com/VNp0Zec9Gq— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) January 27, 2015 Excerpted from ThinkProgress: Washington’s football team won’t be playing in Super Bowl XLIX this weekend. But in the days before the NFL’s biggest game kicks off in Glendale, Ariz., Native American activists and organizers in a state ...

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Jan 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from NBC Sports: On Monday, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports added the next new big piece of news in #DeflateGate, reporting that the NFL has interviewed a locker room attendant who allegedly took footballs from the officials’ locker room after they had been inspected and approved “to another area on way to field” before ...

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Jan 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jan 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

TROY AIKMAN: I can't imagine anyone doing anything to the footballs without the quarterback having knowledge of it. I know based on my experience and knowing how much effort went into trying to get the balls as game-ready and still fall within the guidelines of the NFL rules was challenging. There's no way that anyone ...

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Jan 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he didn’t touch or think about the footballs used to get his team into the Super Bowl after he picked out the ones he wanted to throw. Brady said Thursday that he didn’t know how New England ended up using underinflated balls in its win ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The New York Post: “Deflategate” is swirling around coach Bill Belichick as he prepares his Patriots for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, but a former NFL coach says somebody else should be to blame. Former NFL coach John Madden, who won Super Bowl XI with the Raiders, said quarterback Tom Brady should be ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions after saying he knew nothing until Monday morning about accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the ...

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Jan 21, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from USA Today: Cheat on a test in school? You fail, no questions asked. Cheat on your taxes, the IRS will find you. It won’t be pretty. Cheat on a World Cup bid and, well, you probably get awarded that World Cup, but that’s neither here nor there. The New England Patriots cheated in the AFC championship. ...

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Jan 21, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Boston Globe: The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

HARTFORD (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady might be laughing off the deflated football controversy, but he has previously admitted that he likes the ball deflated. In an interview with WEEI in November 2011, Brady talked about how the football deflates when tight end Rob Gronkowski spikes it after scoring a touchdown. “But when Gronk ...

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The NFL is looking into whether footballs used in the Patriots’ 45-7 win over the Colts in Sunday's AFC Championship game were improperly inflated. NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed in an email to Newsday on Monday morning that the matter is being investigated. Signora declined to offer further details about the matter. The Patriots ...

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Jan 13, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Tear gas deployed on High St pic.twitter.com/OOhJG8tYUr— Jeremy Pelzer (@jpelzer) January 13, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in riot gear made a handful of arrests early Tuesday after using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse some Ohio State students and football fans following the Buckeyes’ win in the first national title game in college ...

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Jan 11, 2015 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

After the Packers won today's intense, hard-fought battle with the Cowboys, Wisconsin native Paul Ryan couldn't help but tweak Chris Christie in response to his freaky hug thang last week. .@GovChristie, do you need a hug now? #GoPackGo #WinninginWisco pic.twitter.com/32zPv6krRy— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) January 11, 2015

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Jan 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

My mom said I would never get hit...#SicEmBears— Christopher Callahan (@chrispcallahan2) January 2, 2015 During Thursday’s Cotton Bowl between Baylor and Michigan State, Baylor Kicker Christopher Callahan lined up for a field goal that ended up being blocked. Callahan then took off to tackle the Michigan State playerrunning the ball when he got absolutely destroyed by ...

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Dec 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

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Dec 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL for an inappropriate gesture while scoring a touchdown against Arizona last Sunday night. Lynch appeared to grab at his groin as he leaped into the end zone to cap a 79-yard TD run while scoring a touchdown in the ...

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Dec 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from ReCode: Sorry, people who hate the name of Washington’s NFL team — the Federal Communications Commission isn’t going to fine broadcasters for using the term “Redskins.” The agency has rejected a September petitionby George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf III to deny a Washington-area radio station’s broadcast license renewal because announcers there routinely ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

With the nation at another important moment in race relations, I asked Attorney General Eric Holder what he thought of Derrick Rose and LeBron James wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts and if what they were doing was helpful. “Derrick Rose wore it first,” Holder reminded me about the Chicago Bulls superstar as he applauded the silent ...

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Dec 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Think Progress: The St. Louis Rams on Wednesday made a donation to a local charity that supports families of fallen police officers, EMTs, and firefighters, less than two weeks after five of the team’s players walked onto the field displaying the now-iconic “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture that has become a rallying cry ...

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Dec 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

LeBron James decided to wear a "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt: pic.twitter.com/lj6lLZocQI— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) December 9, 2014 LeBron wearing I Can't Breathe t-shirt. pic.twitter.com/wEMKRKFFwd— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) December 9, 2014 Kyrie has joined the movement #ICantBreathe pic.twitter.com/9aNUZXjr7l— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) December 9, 2014

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Dec 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Washington (AFP) - Several NFL players showed their support Sunday for the "I can't breathe" protests sweeping the United States demanding justice for black men who have died at the hands of white policemen. On Saturday, Chicago Bulls NBA star Derrick Rose wore a T-shirt bearing the words, which have become the slogan of the demonstrations ...

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