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NFL Updates Injury Protocols Ahead Of Today’s Games

USA Today reports: The NFL and NFL Players Association’s investigation into Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s evaluation for a concussion found both independent medical professionals and team medical staff followed the league’s concussion protocols, in a statement released Saturday. The biggest takeaway from the NFL’s findings: “The outcome in this case is not what was intended when the protocols were …

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NFL Team Under Fire After Quarterback’s Injury

ESPN reports: Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken to a local hospital with head and neck injuries suffered on a second-quarter sack in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tagovailoa hit the back of his head on the ground when he was sacked by Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou, and his arms appeared to seize up almost immediately. …

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Ex-College Football Player Sues Teammate, Coaches For Alleged Anti-Gay Abuse, Sexual Assault With Pool Cue

The Birmingham News reports: A former Troy University football player is suing one of his former teammates and three coaches, alleging a pattern of abuse that he says culminated in a sexual assault with a pool cue. The 29-page federal lawsuit, filed on July 25 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, names three Troy football coaches …

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Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Out NFL Veteran Carl Nassib

Yahoo Sports reports: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached agreement with free-agent defensive end Carl Nassib on a one-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Nassib, 29, most recently played two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s best known for coming out in 2021 as the NFL’s first active openly gay player. The stint marks the second in Tampa for …

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650 Black NFL Retirees Win Dementia Settlement

ABC News reports: Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias. Changes to the settlement made last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. The use of “race norming” in the dementia testing made it more difficult for Blacks to prove …

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Brain Exam Shows That Late NFL Star Had Stage 2 CTE

The Washington Post reports: Former NFL star Demaryius Thomas was diagnosed with Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), his family said in a statement on Tuesday, after doctors at the Boston University CTE Center studied the former wide receiver’s brain. Thomas was found dead in December at his Roswell, Ga. home at the age of 33, and while the cause …

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NFL Coach Fined $100K For Downplaying Capitol Riot

CBS Sports reports: Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio had a busy week commenting on — and apologizing for remarks about — the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, which he initially downplayed as a “dust-up” in comparison to riots across the country the prior summer. On Friday, his head coach, Ron Rivera, made him pay for it. …

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Tom Brady To Give Male Fan His Used Underwear

Sports Illustrated reports: On Thursday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion had an eventful day on Twitter, and it all had to do with underwear. After using Instagram earlier this week to promote one of his brands and leave little to the imagination, Tom Brady was back at it Thursday. The Bucs quarterback promised to re-create a photoshoot where he’d just …

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Super Bowl MVP: God Told Me In 2019 That I’d Win

“In 2019, we walked off the field that last time after losing to the Patriots; I wasn’t able to be a part of that thing. But I don’t know what it was, there was just this vision God revealed to me that we were going to come back. “We were going to be part of a Super Bowl, we were …

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DC’s NFL Franchise Changes Name To “Commanders”

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: The Washington Football Team officially shed its temporary label on Wednesday and announced the franchise will be known as the Commanders, ending a renaming process that began more than 18 months ago. Washington had been known as the Washington Football Team for the last two seasons after the club moved on its former nickname …

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Tom Brady Officially Announces Retirement From NFL

ESPN reports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement from the NFL, saying Tuesday in an Instagram post that he is “not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.” “I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what …

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ESPN: Superstar Quarterback Tom Brady To Retire

ESPN reports: Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons in which he won a historic seven Super Bowl titles, sources told ESPN. When Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, left the field following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, he knew it was likely his final act as a …

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Anti-Vax NFL Star Quits In Middle Of Game [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Controversial Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown may have exited football on his own terms. During the third quarter of today’s away game against the New York Jets, Brown took off his jersey, ran across the field, then tossed his jersey and other equipment into the stands. He then trotted into the locker room as his teammates and …

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NFL Hall Of Fame Coach John Madden Dies At Age 85

NBC Sports reports: John Madden, a legendary figure known to one generation as a Hall of Fame coach, another generation as the sport’s greatest announcer, and yet another generation for the video game that bears his name, has died at the age of 85. The NFL announced Madden’s passing today. Madden’s influence on the sport of football is impossible to …

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Fourth College Bowl Game Canceled Due To COVID

CNN reports: A fourth college football bowl game was canceled Monday due to Covid-19 protocols, while at least two other bowl games will feature different teams. Boise State Athletics announced Monday that it shut down all football team activities due to Covid-19 protocols. As a result, the Broncos will not compete against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Arizona Bowl …

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Anti-Vax NFL Player Has Racked Up $100K In Fines

ABC News reports: Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley has been fined multiple times for COVID-19 protocol violations, reaching a cumulative sum in the range of $100,000, according to league and union sources. Beasley’s COVID-19 absence for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots won’t cost him money, though. Under the NFL and NFLPA agreement, even unvaccinated players are entitled to …

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Two More College Bowl Games Canceled Due To COVID

ESPN reports: The Military and Fenway bowls were canceled Sunday as a result of COVID-19 issues with participating teams. Boston College had over 40 players unavailable to play in the Military Bowl against East Carolina on Monday. Virginia also had players test positive for COVID-19, making it unable to travel and play SMU at the Wasabi Fenway Bowl, set for …

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College Football Bowl Game Canceled Over COVID

ESPN reports: The EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl was canceled after Hawai’i announced Thursday that it was pulling out of the game, citing COVID-19 issues within the program in addition to injuries and transfers. The game was scheduled to be played Friday in Honolulu. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is the most important part of this decision,” Hawai’i athletic director …

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Dozens Of NFL Players Sidelined After Testing COVID+

Vice News reports: There are more than 70 active players on the NFL’s COVID-19 list, out of approximately 1,700 players in the entire league. Sixty-five players have tested positive in the last two days, including a single-day record on Monday of 37 new cases. The Los Angeles Rams, fresh off a win Monday night, was forced to close its practice …

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NFL Mandates Booster Shots For Players And Staff

The Associated Press reports: The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. In a memo sent to teams on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said: “Given the increased prevalence of the virus in our communities, our experts have recommended that we implement the CDC’s recommendation.” Teams …

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