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FL Man Destroys At Least 11 Cars In NFL Tailgating Fire

SB Nation reports: A fan, who Smokey the Bear would beat the hell out of if he had the chance, decided to leave an unattended grill in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium following a tailgate party. The result was the complete destruction of at least eleven vehicles, with others in close proximity damaged when a nearby car caught …

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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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Dallas Cowboys Partner With “AK-47 Espresso” Brand

Politico reports: The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black Rifle Coffee Co. was revealed on Twitter the day after seven people died in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in …

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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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NY To Shell Out Record $850M For New NFL Stadium

Politico reports: A new $1.4 billion stadium for the Buffalo Bills will receive a record public subsidy of $850 million between state and county funding, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. The combined $850 million would set a record for the most public money ever spent on an NFL stadium, topping the $750 million recently spent in Las Vegas. Hochul said …

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Feds Seize $100M Worth Of Fake Super Bowl Swag

The Los Angeles Times reports: Nearly $100 million in counterfeit sports-related items were seized at flea markets and retail outlets around Los Angeles in the lead-up to Super Bowl LVI, federal officials announced this week. More than 267,500 items, including fake jerseys, jackets, hats, rings, souvenirs and tickets were seized as part of “Operation Team Player,” a joint effort involving …

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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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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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NFL And NHL Postpone Games After Outbreaks

CNBC reports: The National Football League on Friday said that it will postpone three games this weekend due to a surge in Covid-19 cases among players and as the new omicron variant of the virus makes inroads across the United States. The move by the NFL, the first postponement of professional football games this season, comes as the National Hockey …

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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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Three NFL Players Suspended For Fake Vax Cards

ESPN reports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been suspended three games for violating the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, the league announced Thursday. The league and players’ union found that Brown was among three players who misrepresented their vaccination status. A former personal chef of Brown’s said earlier this month that the wide receiver had obtained a fake COVID-19 …

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NFL Player Accused Of Buying Fake Vaccine Card

ESPN reports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of obtaining a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times reported Thursday that, according to Steven Ruiz — a former personal chef for the wide receiver — Brown had his girlfriend, model Cydney Moreau, reach out to Ruiz over the summer to obtain …

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