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NFL Player's Routine Checkup Reveals Cancer
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During NFL Player's Routine Checkup, a 'Life-Changing' Find

New Orleans Saints doctors diagnoses free agent Foster Moreau with Hodgkin lymphoma

(Newser) - A standard checkup during a free agency tour has led one young player to an unexpected diagnosis. ESPN reports that 25-year-old Foster Moreau had recently visited with the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints as part of the process of seeking out a new NFL team, and it was a...

Former Georgia Football Star Sentenced in Fatal Crash

Accident happened on the day of parade celebrating national championship

(Newser) - Jalen Carter, a member of the University of Georgia's national championship football team, was sentenced to probation on Thursday in a crash the killed two people. Carter had pleaded no contest to charges of racing and reckless driving, CNN reports. He was ordered to serve 12 months' probation, pay...

Steely-Eyed Vikings Coach Reached Four Super Bowls

'You've got to handle losing,' Bud Grant said

(Newser) - Bud Grant, the stoic and demanding Hall of Fame coach who took the Minnesota Vikings and their mighty Purple People Eaters defense to four Super Bowls in eight years and lost all of them, died Saturday. He was 95. Wearing his trademark purple Vikings cap and a stone-faced demeanor, Grant'...

Former NFL Player Claims Ex 'Staged' Brutal Attack
Ex-NFL Player Sentenced
for Domestic Violence

Ex-NFL Player Sentenced for Domestic Violence

Zac Stacy gets 6 months under plea deal

(Newser) - Former NFL running back Zac Stacy has been sentenced to six months in prison and a year of probation in connection with a 2021 attack on his ex-girlfriend that was captured in a disturbing video. USA Today reports that as part of a plea agreement, the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to...

Ex-Colts Player Accused of Attacking Son, Son's Boyfriend

Joe Staysniak charged with strangulation, battery after incident near his Indianapolis home

(Newser) - An ex-Indianapolis Colts player has been arrested after a domestic incident involving his son. Per FOX59 , 56-year-old Joe "Big Joe" Staysniak, who retired from the NFL in 1996 after a final season with the Arizona Cardinals, was taken into custody just before 2am on Tuesday by Hendricks County Sheriff'...

Why Many Fans Believe One 'Bad Call' Decided the Super Bowl

Critics say holding call on the Eagles shouldn't have been made in this case

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles were tied 35-35, and on a 3rd-and-8 at the Eagles' 15-yard line in the final two minutes of the Super Bowl, a fateful penalty call may have essentially decided the game in favor of the Chiefs . Sportscaster Greg Olsen immediately called out...

NFL Doctor: Bills' Hamlin Will Play Again

Buffalo Bills safety was honored with NFLPA award

(Newser) - Damar Hamlin's playing days aren't over, the NFL players union doctor said in an optimistic update on Wednesday. "I guarantee you that Damar Hamlin will play professional football again," NFL Players Association medical director Dr. Thom Mayer said on SiriusXM Doctor Radio's "Heart to...

376 Ex-NFL Players' Brains Were Studied. 92% Had CTE
In CTE Study,
a Sky-High Number

In CTE Study, a Sky-High Number

CTE found in 92% of ex-NFL players' brains that were studied

(Newser) - A Boston University study of the brains of deceased former football players had shocking results: More than 90% of them were diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The Boston University CTE Center says that of 376 former players whose brains were studied, 345, or 91.7%, had CTE,...

Aaron Rodgers to Ponder Future at 'Darkness Retreat'

It's 4 days and nights in the dark

(Newser) - Some NFL stars retire, then unretire, then retire, then ... well, you know how that story goes . Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has decided to take a different approach to determining whether he should stay on the field: He'll be participating in a four-day "darkness retreat," which...

Robert Kraft Has One Last Request of Tom Brady

Patriots owner wants QB to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Patriot

(Newser) - Might Tom Brady un-retire again? Maybe, but not to take the field once more. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggested Thursday on CNN that Brady sign a one-day contract so he could retire as a Patriot. "Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,...

Eagles Player Indicted 11 Days Before Super Bowl

Josh Sills faces rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio

(Newser) - With 11 days to go until the Super Bowl, a Philadelphia Eagles player has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in Ohio. Offensive lineman Josh Sills, a rookie who has only played in one regular season game for the Eagles, was indicted on two felony counts related to an...

Kansas City Chiefs Heading to Super Bowl

They beat Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 Sunday

(Newser) - Patrick Mahomes scrambled for a first down on his badly sprained right ankle, then was shoved late out of bounds by Joseph Ossai, giving Harrison Butker a chance to kick a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left that gave the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati...

Eagles Soar Into Super Bowl
Eagles Fly Into Super Bowl

Eagles Fly Into Super Bowl

They beat San Francisco 49ers 31-7 Sunday

(Newser) - Jalen Hurts had one of Philadelphia's four rushing touchdowns and the Eagles soared into the Super Bowl, forcing both of San Francisco's quarterbacks out of the game with injuries and beating the wounded 49ers 31-7 in the NFC championship game on Sunday, the AP reports. The Eagles, who...

Ex-NFL Linebacker Dies Days Before 26th Birthday

No cause of death given for Jessie Lemonier, who played for Lions, Chargers, and Cardinals

(Newser) - Former NFL linebacker Jessie Lemonier has died at age 25, reports USA Today . No cause of death has been released. The linebacker out of Liberty University made his NFL debut with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020, playing in six games that season. He played for the Detroit Lions the...

For 2nd Straight Year, 49ers Are a Win Away From Super Bowl

They'll play Philadelphia Eagles in NFC championship game Sunday

(Newser) - Christian McCaffrey scored on a go-ahead 2-yard run in the fourth quarter and San Francisco's defense did the rest, sending the 49ers to their second straight NFC title game with a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the AP reports. The 49ers (15-4) used back-to-back long scoring...

AFC Championship Game Will Be a Rematch

Cincinnati Bengals play Kansas City Chiefs in AFC championship game Sunday

(Newser) - Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals threw a big wrench into the highly anticipated travel plans of the Buffalo Bills, their fans, and perhaps even the NFL offices. Burrow threw two touchdown passes and Cincinnati’s defense swarmed Josh Allen on a snow-slicked field in a 27-10 win Sunday to...

3 Noteworthy Things About Monday Night's NFL 'Playoff Dud'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are out of the playoffs

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys eliminated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a wild-card NFL playoff game Monday night that was making headlines for a few reasons. Among them:
  • Scary incident: Late in the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay wide receiver Russell Gage took a hard shot to the neck after stumbling to the

This Was the Craziest Play of the NFL Weekend

Bengals return a fumble for a playoff record 98 yards in the 4th quarter in their win

(Newser) - Most of the NFL playoff games over the weekend were close—like this hard-to-believe comeback —and one play in particular stood out. It came during the fourth quarter of the Baltimore Ravens-Cincinnati Bengals game Sunday night. With the score tied at 17, the Ravens were on the Bengals' 2-yard-line...

Crazy Win Was Third-Biggest Comeback Ever in Playoffs

Jacksonville trailed 27-0, won 31-30

(Newser) - At one point late in the first half of their playoff game against the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars trailed 27-0. The Jaguars, however, ended up winning 31-30 on a last-second field goal in front of their home fans. The stunning victory ranks as the third-biggest post-season...

Ex-NFL Star in Critical Condition After Saving Kids From Ocean
Hero Ex-NFL Star Is
'on the Road to Recovery'

Hero Ex-NFL Star Is 'on the Road to Recovery'

Girlfriend says Peyton Hillis is now breathing on his own after almost drowning

(Newser) - Angela Cole, girlfriend of former NFL player Peyton Hillis, shared an encouraging update Wednesday night, a week after he was hospitalized in critical condition, Sports Illustrated reports. Relatives said Hillis almost drowned while rescuing one of his children and the child of a relative from the ocean off Pensacola, Florida,...

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