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Former Ravens Star 'Goose' Dies at 55
'Stunning, Sad News'
for the Baltimore Ravens

'Stunning, Sad News' for the Baltimore Ravens

Tony Siragusa, aka 'Goose,' dies at 55

(Newser) - Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death, the AP reports. The cause of death was not immediately available. "This...

House Panel to Subpoena NFL Owner Over Accusations

Daniel Snyder has declined to answer questions in toxic workplace investigation

(Newser) - A congressional committee heard testimony Wednesday from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about accusations that one of the league's owners, Daniel Snyder, fostered a toxic workplace environment rife with sexual harassment. The committee announced that it will subpoena the Commanders owner to provide a deposition next week. Snyder has declined...

Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26
Baltimore Ravens'
Jaylon Ferguson
Dead at 26

Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

He leaves behind 3 children under the age of 5

(Newser) - Another NFLer is gone too early . Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team announced Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we...

Embattled QB Settles 20 of 24 Misconduct Lawsuits

Cleveland Browns' Deshaun Watson still faces four trials and possible NFL suspension

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached an agreement to settle 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits that had been filed by women who accused him of sexual assault and harassment, an attorney for the women said Tuesday, per the AP . Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, who represents all 24 women,...

Coach Fined $100K for Comments on Capitol Attack

Jack Del Rio of Washington Commanders had likened Jan. 6 riot to George Floyd protests

(Newser) - The NFL team that represents the nation's capital has fined a coach $100,000 for dismissing the Jan. 6 riot as a "dustup." The head coach of the Washington Commanders said he met with Jack Del Rio, the team's defensive coordinator, on Friday, ESPN reports. "...

Walmart Heir Pays Record Price for an NFL Team

Rob Walton will reportedly pony up $4.65B to buy the Denver Broncos

(Newser) - Up until this week, the most an NFL team has ever sold for is $2.3 billion. That record just got shattered, however, by the news that Walmart heir Rob Walton, one of the world's richest men, has agreed to buy the Denver Broncos for twice that price. A...

Former Cowboys Star Marion Barber Dead at 38
Former Cowboys Star
Marion Barber Dead at 38

Former Cowboys Star Marion Barber Dead at 38

Ex-NFL running back said to have been 'down and out bad'

(Newser) - Former NFL running back Marion Barber III, a 2007 Pro Bowler who racked up an impressive 47 rushing touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys, has been found dead. The body of the 38-year-old was discovered Wednesday in an apartment he was thought to be leasing in Frisco, Texas, NPR reports. Police...

NFL Player Jeff Gladney Dead in Car Crash

Arizona Cardinals cornerback was killed along with unnamed female in car

(Newser) - Jeff Gladney had just recently signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, but now the 25-year-old NFL cornerback is gone before his time. Gladney and an unnamed female died early Monday in a car crash in Dallas, WFAA reports. Police responded to the downtown scene around 2:30am; they...

5 Years After His Last Game, Kaepernick Works Out With NFL Team

Sources say he worked out with Las Vegas Raiders Wednesday

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick worked out with the Las Vegas Raiders Wednesday, his first NFL workout since being "exiled" from the league in 2016 amid the anthem-kneeling controversy, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . It's been more than five years since the 34-year-old played in an NFL game; the free...

'Athletic Freak' Is First Pick in the NFL Draft

Jacksonville Jaguars go with Travon Walker

(Newser) - Placing more emphasis on pro potential than college production, the Jacksonville Jaguars chose Georgia pass rusher Travon Walker with the top pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, the AP reports. The Jaguars took the 6-foot-5, 272-pound “athletic freak” over Michigan star Aidan Hutchinson, who set a school...

'One of Most Recognizable Figures' Won't Be at NFL Draft

Mel Kiper Jr. is not vaccinated against COVID-19

(Newser) - USA Today calls Mel Kiper Jr. "one of the most recognizable figures in NFL draft media"—but the ESPN NFL draft analyst won't be attending this year, because he's not vaccinated against COVID-19. "I completely support everyone determining what's best for their individual...

NFL Linebacker Retires at 27: 'Too Many Concussions'

Arizona's Kylie Fitts missed much of last season

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts won't be back next season, or any season after the that. The 27-year-old announced on Instagram that he's retiring to protect his health, reports NBC's ProFootball Talk . “Due to too many concussions and the severity of my recent one, it is...

Bad Timing on Brady's 'Last' TD Ball Won't Cost Buyer

It sold for more than $500K just hours before the star quarterback un-retired

(Newser) - Update: The unfortunate soul who bought a football at auction billed as Tom Brady's "last" touchdown pass won't have to shell out more than $500,000 after all. Hours after the winning bid was placed, Brady announced he was un-retiring and would play again. Now, CBS Sports...

Steelers Quarterback Dies After Being Hit by Truck

Dwayne Haskins, 24, starred at Ohio State

(Newser) - Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who starred at Ohio State—throwing 50 touchdown passes in a single season and finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting—died Saturday after being struck by a truck. He was 24. Haskins was in South Florida to train with other Steelers skill position...

Dolphins Owner Denies Big Allegation in Lawsuit
Bias Suit Against
NFL Adds 2 Coaches

Bias Suit Against NFL Adds 2 Coaches

Steve Wilks and Ray Horton have held the head job for one season between them

(Newser) - Update: Two former NFL coaches have signed on to a pending lawsuit accusing the NFL of racial discrimination in its hiring practices: Steve Wilks and Ray Horton. Wilks served as a head coach for one season for the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN reports. Lawyers said he was installed as a "...

NFL Owners Vote to Change Playoff OT Rules

Both sides now guaranteed to get the ball in overtime

(Newser) - It took a few years, and for many fans that probably was too long. Still, the NFL has heard the cries of "unfair" and has adjusted its overtime rules. Only for the postseason, though. The league is changing the sometimes controversial overtime rules to guarantee each side gets the...

NFL Unveils New Diversity Requirement

All teams required to have a female or minority offensive coach

(Newser) - NFL teams will be required to employ a "female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority" as an offensive assistant coach for the upcoming season, according to diversity efforts announced Monday during annual owners meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. The league will reimburse teams up to $200,...

Buffalo Taxpayers Will Pay Record Sum for NFL Stadium

$850M in public money will go to project, which will keep team in area for 30 years

(Newser) - It looks like the Bills will be playing football in Buffalo for another three decades under a new deal with some eye-popping figures. Local taxpayers will shell out $850 million toward construction of a new stadium, which Politico reports is a record sum of public money for an NFL arena....

2 NFL Teammates Have Bizarre Name Coincidence
Weird NFL Name
Coincidence Goes Viral

Weird NFL Name Coincidence Goes Viral

Tampa Bay teammates Shaq Mason and Shaq Barrett are named after the same 2 people

(Newser) - Unless you're Joe or Bob, it's probably not every day you come across someone with the same name as you. It's even rarer to come across someone named after the same person as you. But two teammates on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have that in common—and...

Big College Star Is Injured, Reaction Speaks Volumes

Maybe 'someone should’ve checked on him' before moving to next drill, observer writes of David Ojabo

(Newser) - The injury itself was big news in the football world: Star Michigan linebacker David Ojabo went down with a torn Achilles while auditioning in front of NFL scouts on Friday, reports Yahoo Sports . Ojabo was expected to be a top-10 pick in the next NFL draft, but the injury might...

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