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NFL Legend Describes 'Deplorable Treatment' on Flight

Terrell Davis says he was handcuffed for tapping flight attendant, who claimed he was hit

(Newser) - Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Davis says he was handcuffed and removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend after making a simple request of a flight attendant, who responded with false accusations against him. The former Denver Broncos running back and two-time Super Bowl champion said he...

Brett Favre Is Not Letting Suit Against Shannon Sharpe Go

Former Packers star is seeking to revive defamation lawsuit

(Newser) - Lawyers for retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre will ask a federal appeals court on Tuesday to revive a defamation lawsuit Favre filed against fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member Shannon Sharpe, amid the backdrop of a Mississippi welfare scandal. A federal judge in Mississippi threw out the lawsuit in...

Vikings' Khyree Jackson, 2 Ex-Teammates Die in Crash

The three won a state title together in Maryland

(Newser) - Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and two of his former high school teammates were killed in an early morning car crash Saturday in Maryland, police said. Jackson, 24, and Isaiah Hazel died at the scene, while Anthony Lytton Jr. was pronounced dead at a hospital after the three-car crash...

Jury Decides NFL Must Pay Billions in Sunday Ticket Suit

Tripling antitrust damages would put the league's tab at $14B

(Newser) - A federal jury decided against the NFL on Thursday, telling the league to pay nearly $5 billion in damages for artificially inflating the price of Sunday Ticket, a subscription TV service. The decision after a monthlong trial in the class-action lawsuit could change the way fans watch the sport, the...

No Player Has Signed a Richer NFL Contract

Five-year, $275M deal for Trevor Lawrence matches Joe Burrow's record

(Newser) - In the three seasons before Trevor Lawrence joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, six quarterbacks combined for the team to win 12 games. In the three seasons since then, the Jaguars have won 20 games with Lawrence at quarterback, ESPN reports. That's led the team and its star to agree on...

He Declined a Deal Last Year. It Just Paid Off

Receiver Justin Jefferson signs $140M deal with Vikings, making him highest-paid non-QB ever

(Newser) - Justin Jefferson is an NFL wide receiver who's now making star-quarterback money. The 24-year-old just signed a four-year deal to stay with the Minnesota Vikings for $140 million, making him the highest-paid nonquarterback in league history, reports . As ESPN notes, Jefferson declined a lucrative contract renewal at...

Commanders: McManus Is Out Amid Sex Assault Suit

NFL team boots kicker after complaint filed by flight attendants says flight 'turned into a party'

(Newser) - An NFL kicker sued by a pair of flight attendants for alleged sexual assault during a charter flight last year for the Jacksonville Jaguars has now been released from his new team. The Washington Post reports that the Washington Commanders have booted Brandon McManus, 32, who'd just signed a...

Flight Attendants Sue NFL Kicker Over Behavior on Plane
Flight Attendants
Sue NFL Kicker
Over Behavior
on Plane

Flight Attendants Sue NFL Kicker Over Behavior on Plane

Two women say he was rubbing and grinding against them on Jaguars charter flight

(Newser) - Two flight attendants have sued NFL kicker Brandon McManus and accused him of sexual misconduct on a rowdy charter flight last year, reports ESPN . The women say the 32-year-old was rubbing and grinding against them while they worked on a Jacksonville Jaguars flight overseas. One says he tried to kiss...

Jersey Sales Climb After Player's Speech

Harrison Butker's graduation address makes his merchandise more popular

(Newser) - Harrison Butker jerseys are in greater demand since the Kansas City Chiefs kicker addressed the role of women, COVID policies, and much more in a commencement speech last weekend—and there's no indication that consumers intend to wear them ironically. In sales, Butker was trailing only Chiefs...

Rival Team Trolls NFL Kicker Over His Views on Women

Chargers use image of Harrison Butker in their schedule announcement video

(Newser) - NFL kicker Harrison Butker has been taking all kinds of criticism after voicing his views on women —suggesting they should be homemakers first and foremost. However, it's a safe bet the Kansas City Chiefs player didn't expect to show up in the annual video put out by...

Brady: It Was a 'No-Brainer' to Take $375M Fox Deal

Super Bowl champ to appear in first gig as analyst on Sept. 8 for Cowboys-Browns game

(Newser) - Tom Brady has kept pretty busy since retiring from the NFL, making Dunkin' ads and getting roasted . Now, the ex-Patriots champ has an honest day's work to look forward to: He'll make his broadcast debut on Sept. 8 as a lead analyst for Fox, during the Sept. 8...

College Team Defies NFL Over Uniforms
College Team Defies
NFL Over Uniforms
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College Team Defies NFL Over Uniforms

University of Houston Cougars plan to wear the light-blue look of the former Oilers

(Newser) - When the University of Houston's football team took the field for their home opener last year, fans surely did a double-take. With their light-blue uniforms, they looked for all the world like the city's former and beloved Houston Oilers of the NFL. Now the university is defying an...

Longtime Analysts Are Out at The NFL Today

Matt Ryan is replacing Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason

(Newser) - CBS is making some big changes to its The NFL Today pregame show. The Athletic reports that the show, which has been around under various names since 1961, is replacing two former NFL quarterbacks with one. Analysts Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason are departing, and former Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis...

NFL Gives Green Light to Guardian Caps in Games

League won't mandate soft-shell helmet covering in games, but players can wear if they want to

(Newser) - The NFL announced Friday it will allow players to wear protective soft-shell helmet covers known as Guardian Caps during games next season if they choose. The league is also expanding the use of the devices during practices. Defensive backs and receivers have joined the position groups now required to wear...

Roman Gabriel Still Leads Rams in TD Passes
Roman Gabriel
Still Leads Rams
in TD Passes

Roman Gabriel Still Leads Rams in TD Passes

Star quarterback was the league's MVP and made four Pro Bowls

(Newser) - Roman Gabriel, a star quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died Saturday. He was 83 and died at home of natural causes, his son announced in a post on X . The team issued a statement mourning the...

NFL Player Turns Himself in After Arrest Warrant Issued

Rashee Rice of the Chiefs faces aggravated assault charges over 6-car wreck

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice surrendered to police Thursday on charges including aggravated assault after he and another driver of a speeding sports car allegedly caused a crash involving a half-dozen vehicles on a Dallas highway last month. A spokeswoman for Rice's attorney confirmed to the AP...

Former NFL Player Vontae Davis Dead at 35
Ex-NFL Player
Who Retired
at Halftime
Dead at 35

Ex-NFL Player Who Retired at Halftime Dead at 35

Pro-Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis found dead at his Florida residence; foul play not suspected

(Newser) - Former Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead in his South Florida home on Monday, but police say no foul play is suspected. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said they responded to a medical emergency at Davis' home Monday morning, but the 35-year-old...

Ex-NFLer Accused of 'Gruesome' Acts Turns Himself In

Former Lions cornerback Cameron Sutton had evaded a domestic violence warrant for weeks

(Newser) - Cameron Sutton has turned himself in, ending a weekslong search for the former NFL defensive back who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced the 29-year-old Sutton arrived at a jail in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday night, nearly a week after it said...

NFL Owners Approve 'Drastic' Change to Kickoff Rules

Kickoff returns are returning

(Newser) - Kickoff returns are returning to the NFL. Team owners on Tuesday approved a new rule that will take what essentially had become "a dead play" and make it an integral part of the game again. "We feel this is a great day for the NFL," said Saints...

Ex-Jags Employee Ordered to Repay More Than $21M

Amit Patel sentenced to 6.5 years for stealing from virtual credit card system

(Newser) - Former Jacksonville Jaguars employee Amit Patel has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $22 million from the team. Patel, who could have faced up to 30 years, was also ordered to repay more than $21 million, CNN reports. Prosecutors said Patel,...

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