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Tyreek Hill to Cover Pay of Photographer Penalized by NFL

Contract worker was pulled into touchdown celebration

(Newser) - The player and the videographer said their celebration was spontaneous. But the NFL has suspended Kevin Fitzgibbons for his role in Tyreek Hill's selfie after the Miami wide receiver scored against the Carolina Panthers on Oct 15. Hill then took the photographer's cellphone from him and filmed himself...

NFL Star Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend

Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills surrenders to authorities

(Newser) - The star NFL player accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend turned himself in to the Dallas Police Department on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, USA Today reports. Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller was booked at his hometown's DeSoto Regional Jail, but was quickly freed after...

Bills Player on Shoving Fan: 'Emotions Boiled Over'

Pass rusher Shaq Lawson offers apology after scuffle with fan he says taunted players' families

(Newser) - Buffalo Bills pass rusher Shaq Lawson apologized Monday for shoving a Philadelphia Eagles fan behind the team's bench after alleging the person was making threatening remarks about players and their families. Lawson posted his apology on his Instagram account a day after a video showed him and five defensive...

NFL Player Got Creative to Avoid Trash-Talk Penalties

DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks learned American Sign Language

(Newser) - After Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf scored a touchdown, he very publicly taunted the opposing player he beat on the play. Normally, that would draw a flag. But Metcalf avoided one in clever fashion—he delivered the taunt in American Sign Language. Watch it here . Metcalf used his newly acquired...

Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics

Stella Parton has some words for folks who didn't like Dolly's outfit at NFL's Thanksgiving Day game

(Newser) - "Dolly Parton wows in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform" was one complimentary perspective on what the country star wore during her halftime performance at the Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup between the Cowboys and Washington Commanders. As she crooned "Jolene," "9 to 5," and a cover of...

As a Fan, Tom Brady Sees NFL Mediocrity

Retired star blames coaching, for one thing

(Newser) - Tom Brady says the quality of play in the NFL isn't what it was in his day—which came to an end in January. "I think there's a lot of mediocrity in today's NFL," the five-time Super Bowl MVP said in an interview Monday. "...

Taylor Swift Isn't Only One in the Relationship With a No. 1 Song

Turns out boyfriend Travis Kelce can also carry a tune, as heard on Christmas tune with brother Jason

(Newser) - Watch out, Taylor Swift— your new man can apparently sing. The BBC reports that a Christmas song recorded by Travis Kelce, tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, along with his older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, shot to the No. 1 spot on Apple's iTunes, just hours...

Not Sure We Needed to Know This Superstition, Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs QB says he wears same pair of (supposedly washed) undies for every game

(Newser) - In the world of professional football, there are TDs, FGs, and now, thanks to Patrick Mahomes, TMI. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback showed up Monday on ESPN's ManningCast , hosted during Monday Night Football by brothers Peyton and Eli Manning, and the football veterans (and the world) found out just...

Ex-NFL Player, Who Cheated Death Once, Killed in Crash

DJ Hayden is among 6 people killed in car collision in Houston

(Newser) - A crash at a red light killed six people in downtown Houston early Saturday, including former NFL cornerback DJ Hayden and two of his former teammates at the University of Houston, per the AP and the Houston Chronicle . The two-vehicle crash occurred about 2am when a Chrysler 300, apparently "...

Milestone Stat on NFL QBs May Make You Feel Old

For first time, every quarterback who threw a pass last week was born in 1990 or later

(Newser) - The generational shift at quarterback in the NFL reached a new milestone last week. For the first time ever, every player who threw a pass in the NFL in Week 9 was born in 1990 or later, with 15 of the 28 starting quarterbacks last week age 25 or younger,...

NFL Fans in Germany Continue John Denver Tradition

Sing along to 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' at NFL game

(Newser) - As the Kansas City Chiefs played the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Germany as part of the NFL's International Series of games, fans at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt engaged in what may have seemed like a surprising tradition to some: singing along as John Denver's "Take...

NFL to UH: You Can't Wear Those Uniforms

League sends cease-and-desist to university over throwback uniforms

(Newser) - The NFL says the University of Houston's new football uniforms are a no-go. UH unveiled the uniforms during its home opener on September 2. They feature a throwback design inspired by the Houston Oilers, founded as an AFL team in the city in 1959 before ultimately joining the NFL...

Kelce and Co. Lose Big, Get Trolled With Taylor Swift

Denver Broncos prove merciless in serenading KC Chiefs with 'Shake It Off'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift did not show up to watch the Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Denver Broncos in a pretty major upset on Sunday. But she did show up in song, as the Broncos seized their moment of glory to do a little trolling with one of her hits. As...

Baby Born During NFL Game
Baby Born During NFL Game

Baby Born During NFL Game

Girl delivered during Browns-Colts game is related to a Cleveland player

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns wide receiver David Bell left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts with another win under his belt—and a new family member. Bell grew up in Indianapolis, and hundreds of friends and relatives showed up at the city's Lucas Oil Stadium for the game, USA Today...

Terrell Owens Hit by Car After Argument

Police believe California incident was intentional

(Newser) - Former NFL star Terrell Owens was hit by a car after an argument during a pickup basketball game in Los Angeles County Monday night—and police believe it wasn't an accident. Sources tell TMZ that the driver hit the Hall of Famer's right knee after the altercation during...

After Scary Deja Vu Moment in Buffalo, Good News

Damien Harris of the Bills has full movement after being taken off the field in ambulance

(Newser) - For NFL fans—and Buffalo Bills fans in particular—Sunday night's game brought an unwelcome feeling of deja vu. Bills running back Damien Harris lay on the field for several minutes after a hit and had to be taken away in an ambulance, reports the AP . That ambulance happened...

Eyebrow-Raising T-Shirt Lands 49ers Player in Hot Water

Sources: George Kittle's tee that said 'F--- Dallas' during Cowboys game earned him $14K fine

(Newser) - A tight end on the San Francisco 49ers will have to fork over nearly $14,000 after the NFL dinged him for unsportsmanlike conduct in the fifth week of season play. A source tells ESPN that George Kittle was hit with the hefty fine after he wore a gray T-shirt...

Ex-NFL Player Arrested in Mother's Death

Sergio Brown was taken into custody after trying to enter US from Mexico

(Newser) - Former NFL player Sergio Brown was arrested in California on Tuesday, more than three weeks after his mother's body was found near a creek behind her home in suburban Chicago. At the time, authorities said they were looking for Brown, but he wasn't named as a suspect in...

Fearsome Dick Butkus Altered His Position
Hall of Famer Struck
Fear Into NFL

Hall of Famer Struck Fear Into NFL

Dick Butkus developed a reputation for ferocious tackles

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, considered by many the greatest middle linebacker in NFL history, has died. He was 80 and died in his sleep at home in Malibu, California, his family said Thursday. He played nine seasons for the Chicago Bears, starting in 1965, and was named to eight...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Killed in Plane Crash
Former NFL Pro Bowler
Killed in Plane Crash

Former NFL Pro Bowler Killed in Plane Crash

Russ Francis was a star for the Patriots and 49ers

(Newser) - A familiar name from the football field in the 1970s and '80s has died in a plane crash. Russ Francis, 70, was one of two people killed Sunday in the crash of a small plane at Lake Placid Airport in New York state, reports the Adirondack Daily Enterprise . Francis...

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