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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...

49ers Overcome 17-Point Deficit to Advance to Super Bowl

They'll meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Brock Purdy threw for 267 yards and a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers rallied from 17 points down at halftime to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 on Sunday and reach the Super Bowl, the AP reports. The 49ers (14-5) scored 17 points in an eight-minute span of the third...

Forecast Moves Bills Game Out of Town

NFL shifts Buffalo-Cleveland matchup to Detroit in anticipation of deep snow

(Newser) - The NFL is relocating the Bills home game against the Cleveland Browns to Detroit on Sunday because of a lake-effect snowstorm forecast to hit the Buffalo region. The decision was made before the storm even began, the AP reports. The forecast is for between one and three feet of snow...

After Emotional Win, Game Ball Doesn't Go to a Player

Detroit Lions dedicates first victory of season, on final play, to Michigan school shooting victims

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions finally won their first game of the season on Sunday, and they did so in dramatic fashion. Quarterback Jared Goff threw an 11-yard TD to Amon-Ra St. Brown on the final play of the game as the Lions beat Minnesota 29-27, reports MLive . You can watch the...

A Top QB Goes on COVID List
A Top QB Goes on COVID List

A Top QB Goes on COVID List

Matthew Stafford is the NFL's biggest name on reserve list so far

(Newser) - In their first week of training camp, the Detroit Lions went through three rounds of coronavirus tests and, if those were negative, physical exams. By the end, the team had put its eighth player and biggest name on its reserve/COVID-19 list: quarterback Matthew Stafford. The roster move means either...

Former Spartan, NFL Receiver Dead at 38

Charles Rogers played for the Detroit Lions

(Newser) - Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from the AP . Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas, Rogers' former basketball coach...

Wife of NFL QB Had Lucky Break During Brain Surgery

It relates to an 'abnormal vein'

(Newser) - An "abnormal vein" threw a kink into Kelly Stafford's brain surgery Wednesday, stretching the procedure from an expected six hours to 12, but thanks to a neurosurgeon, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is now in recovery mode, per the Detroit Free Press . "Now I...

Former NFL Player Runs Down Peeping Tom
Peeping Tom Picks
the Wrong House 

Peeping Tom Picks the Wrong House

Former NFL player had a 'good conversation' with suspect he found outside his daughter's window

(Newser) - If you're going to be a peeping Tom, a) don't, and b) definitely don't outside an ex-NFL player's house. WPBF reports on exactly that situation at the Florida home of Tony Beckham, who used to play for the Detroit Lions. The former defensive back says he...

He Went From the NFL to Prison. The Question Is, Why?

The LAT looks at the downfall of Titus Young

(Newser) - "I believe God has a plan for me and deep down I believe it's to dominate the NFL." So wrote Titus Young—from an LA prison. In a piece for the Los Angeles Times , Nathan Fenno tracks the former Detroit Lions wide receiver's unraveling, poking at—...

NFL Has a New Highest-Paid Player in History

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets 5-year contract extension for $135M

(Newser) - On Monday, per , the Detroit Lions "started gathering the money bags." That's because they decided to break out the checkbook to retain star quarterback Matthew Stafford in a contract extension that runs through 2022. The 29-year-old's new salary over that five-year period: $135 million,...

Aretha Franklin Stretches the National Anthem to 4.5 Minutes

It was a 'church spiritual'

(Newser) - Americans were reminded of one more thing to be thankful for on Thursday: Aretha Franklin. In what caused a "Twitter meltdown," per CBS Sports , Franklin sang the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions' game against the Minnesota Vikings and stretched the song into an incredible "4-minute,...

Lions Owner, Grandson to Henry Ford, Dead at 88

William Clay Ford ran family business for over 50 years

(Newser) - William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement today that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for...

Winter Weather Hits ... Just About Everywhere in US

Philadelphia gets a record 8 inches

(Newser) - It's not often the whole US feels serious winter weather at once—but that's what's happened over the past few days, meteorologists say. "This literally spreads across the entire US, and we're 12 days from the official start of winter," one tells CNN . Yesterday,...

One Industry Booming in Detroit? Pro Sports

While city goes broke, players and teams are flush with cash

(Newser) - It isn't all doom and gloom in Detroit. At least one industry is still making bank, reports the New York Times : Pro sports. The Tigers have the highest salaries in the league. The Lions recently offered their quarterback $53 million for another three years. And the Pistons just spent...

Detroit Lion Apologizes for Trash-Talking Marching Band

Reportedly called members 'fat,' gay slurs

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions' 22-9 loss to the Packers wasn't the ugliest thing that happened on Lambeau Field on Sunday. Center Dominic Raiola has had to apologize to the University of Wisconsin marching band, after he reportedly trash-talked its members. "My interaction with the Wisconsin marching band was inappropriate,...

Ex-NFL Player: I Helped Injure My Own Quarterback

Lomas Brown admits missing a block to get Scott Mitchell out of game

(Newser) - NBC Sports catches up with a bizarre story from the NFL: Former player Lomas Brown admitted last week that he purposely missed a block in an attempt to get his struggling quarterback injured—and it worked. Brown, then with the Lions, boasted in a radio interview that QB Scott...

Alex Karras, Actor, NFL Star, Dies at 77

Suffered dementia, was suing NFL over head injuries

(Newser) - Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Karras' attorney said he died at home in Los Angeles today, surrounded by family. Karras had been suffering from dementia. He was among the more than 3,...

Ndamukong Suh Crashes Car
 Ndamukong Suh Crashes Car 

Ndamukong Suh Crashes Car

He smashed into a light pole, tree in Portland

(Newser) - Controversial Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh—who you might remember from the time he smashed an opponent’s head into the turf on Thanksgiving—crashed his car in spectacular fashion in downtown Portland a little after 1 am this morning, careening onto a curb and hitting a light pole,...

Lions Player Ejected for Kicking a Packer

Ndamukong Suh denies it, but video is hard to dispute

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh showed a huge Thanksgiving Day audience exactly why he is considered one of the NFL's dirtiest players. The defensive tackle was ejected in the third quarter of the Lions' 27-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers after the replay showed him pushing the head...

Tickets to Tonight's Giants-Vikings Game Are Free

Game was relocated after Metrodome roof collapsed

(Newser) - When the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants in Detroit tonight, every seat in the house will be free. The game was relocated to Ford Field, home of the Lions, after the Minnesota Metrodome's roof collapsed under heavy snow . Detroit was chosen partially because Fox Sports was already there...

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