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Florida Linebacker Neiron Ball No Stranger to Adversity Entering 2015 NFL Draft

A starting linebacker at Florida who was invited to this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, Neiron Ball is fighting for a chance to play in the National Football League. Just four years ago, however, Ball was fighting for his life, uncertain...Show More Summary

Most NFL Players with Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action

- Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Is There Another First-Round Cornerback Behind Trae Waynes?

In the National Football League, certain positions carry a higher premium than others. Quarterbacks. Offensive tackles. And in this day of pass-wacky offenses and tons of time in the nickel, most assuredly cornerbacks. In the 2015 NFL draft, the near unanimous pick as this year's top prospect at the position is Michigan State's Trae Waynes. Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann calls on sports leagues to abandon ‘medieval’ Indiana over anti-gay law

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann has called on the National College Athletic Association and National Football League to boycott Indiana until the state repeals a new law that protects businesses that refuse to provide services to same-sex couples. Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious...

John Urschel, NFL, math, chess star?

John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens.Chris Graythen/Getty Images. An interesting article on NPR profiles John Urschel who plays offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. At 6’3? and 300 pounds, he is made for football, but his mind is no less keen for mind sports. In American football, there is a […]

NFL Coaches Photo Is All Sorts of Awesome (Pic)

There are plenty of interesting characters currently occupying head coaching positions in the National Football League, including the likes of Andy Reid, Pete Carroll, and who could forget Bill Belichick. On Monday, all 32 of them gathered together for the annual NFL coaches photo, and the result was awesome for a number of reasons, like Reid’s Hawaiian […]

NFL to Stream A Game is a Big Deal

5 days agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

The National Football League is going to stream a football game next season. On face this may seem more like an experiment as the game will originate in the UK as part of the NFL's global marketing effort. OTT delivery of sports content will mean and why new startups like client, YIPTV are poised for a new era of how sports is broadcast. Show More Summary

NFL Drops TV Blackout Rule for 2015

The National Football League is dropping its blackout rule for the 2015 season. The rule prevents games from being broadcast in a team's home market if the tickets aren't sold out. It's been around since the 1950s, when NFL games were first televised. Show More Summary

NFL taps departing ATF director to handle disciplinary rulings

The outgoing head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be one of pro football’s chief disciplinary officials after leaving the government at the end of the month. The National Football League told its teams Monday that departing ATF Director B. Todd Jones would be in charge of making initial disciplinary rulings for the organization, according to a […]

The NFL will broadcast one game exclusively over the internet this year

This upcoming season, the National Football League will do something it's never done: It will distribute the national broadcast of one of its games over the internet. The Week 7 game that takes place in London, pitting the Jacksonville...Show More Summary

Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles to two rapes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Darren Sharper pleaded no contest on Monday to charges in Los Angeles of drugging four women and raping two of them, after receiving a nine-year prison sentence for a sexual assault case in Arizona. (Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas

The former NFL All-Pro safety is looking at a litany of legal problems after being charged with rape. Former National Football League safety Darren Sharper has been charged with rape in Las Vegas, according to the Associated Press. This...Show More Summary

Ashley Judd Is Far from Alone—Most Women Who Talk About Sports on Twitter Face Abuse

This is the real March, and every other month, Madness! I write professionally about American football, and I tweet a lot on a variety of football-related topics. So I get that many male National Football League fans who don’t know that...Show More Summary

Chris Borland surprised by the reaction to his retirement

The 24-year-old budding star who walked away from the NFL gave his first interview since announcing his decision. On Monday, San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland decided to retire from the National Football League. Borland, 24, appeared to have a terrific career ahead of him after starring in a replacement role of Patrick Willis. Show More Summary

Chris Borland's early retirement shifts focus of head injuries in NFL

Of all the tumult to follow the National Football League in the past year — including a spate of domestic violence cases and questions about deflated footballs — nothing has roiled the country's most popular sport quite like the retirement of an unheralded San Francisco 49ers...

Chris Borland Chooses Brain Health Over NFL Career

A few days ago, a young linebacker on the San Francisco 49ers, clearly destined to be a star player in the National Football League, hung up his cleats. Chris Borland, a highly honored University of Wisconsin player who had had a wonderful...Show More Summary

NFL uses Chris Borland retirement as opportunity to tout football safety

With Borland's early retirement making headlines, the NFL got out in front with a statement about the safety of the game. The National Football League has been under siege in recent years from all corners, mandating that the sport become safer. Show More Summary

NY School Board Unanimously Votes to Retire 'Redskins' Nickname

The politically correct debate in the National Football League (NFL) over the Washington Redskins supposedly racist nickname has made its way to a...

San Francisco 49ers Rookie Chris Borland Quits Football Over Concussion Safety Concerns

San Francisco 49ers star rookie Chris Borland is ending his promising football career due to concussion safety concerns, ESPN reports. The announcement comes at a time when the National Football League has been heavily criticized over...Show More Summary

The NFLPA's Election For A New Leader Is A Ridiculous Clown Show

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

This Sunday, the National Football League Players Association will hold an election for Executive Director, a position held by DeMaurice Smith since being unanimously elected by active player reps in 2009. Including Smith, there are nine candidates for the position, which is about eight more than usual. Most of these candidates are rather... aspirational. Read more...

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