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April 13, 2014

Aldon Smith detained at LAX

San Jose Mercury News "Linebacker Aldon Smith was detained by police Sunday at Los Angles International Airport, according to an eyewitness. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman would only confirm that an unidentified male had been arrested and was being transported to booking, after which time his name would be..." April 13

  • Anonymous NFL exec calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy'

    CBSSports.com "Ah, yes, proof that the NFL Draft is near: The anonymous bad-mouthing has begun. In the days and weeks leading up to biggest spectacle of the offseason, an event that by its very nature is unpredictable, the one certainty is that unnamed NFL front-office types will have less-than-laudatory things..." April 13

  • Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong

    Pro Football Talk "The news that the appeal process resulted in the scuttling of the $21,000 fine imposed on Saints safety Rafael Bush for his postseason hit on Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has prompted some Saints fans to assume (reasonably) no penalty should have been called on the play. Which, if accurate,..." April 13

  • Dan Gronkowski ruptures pectoral at Super Regional Combine

    Fansided "Dan Gronkowski, one of the brothers of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, was participate in the 2014 Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detriot, Michigan, but his workout came to a quick end after suffering a serious injury on Saturday. During the first day of the combine,..." April 13

  • $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of his two-year deal with the Saints...." April 13

  • DeAngelo Williams thinks he’s a first-round fantasy football pick

    Fansided "The Carolina Panthers released veteran wide receiver Steve Smith earlier in the season, which has left them without any real wide receiving threats on the outside. Because of that, running back DeAngelo Williams believes his value has skyrocketed, especially in fantasy football. In what appears..." April 13

  • Jets held focus group to listen to fans’ complaints

    New York Post "Jets fans have some complaints, and they let the team’s management know at a focus group last month in Manhattan. The Jets hired Luntz Global to conduct a focus group with 22 current and former season-ticket holders and heard from unhappy fans about everything from MetLife Stadium to the team..." April 13

  • The time is right for the Chiefs to trade Eric Berry

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs should trade Eric Berry. There, let that sit for a moment. The NFL is a cold business, and sometimes the truth hurts, so let’s just get into it. There is no room for sentimental value here. Everyone is a commodity, and for the Chiefs, Berry is more valuable as a trade piece than the..." April 13

  • Gronkowski is on schedule in his ACL rehab

    Pro Football Talk "As Rams coach Jeff Fisher observed at the Scouting Combine, every player who has surgery has a successful surgery, and his rehab is always ahead of schedule. We’ve found an exception to the rule. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly isn’t ahead of schedule after tearing an ACL late..." April 13

  • Belichick may not stand Pat in NFL Draft

    Boston Herald "With less than a month to go before the NFL draft, the suspense is starting to build a bit. As they did last year, the Patriots hold the No. 29 pick in the first round. Would anyone be shocked if Bill Belichick traded down, and collected a fleet of picks for his No. 1? The Patriots, though, are..." April 13

  • Redskins foundation golf event loses sponsor in protest

    USA Today "A major Native American organization has canceled its sponsorship of a charity golf tournament in Arizona on Saturday because it doesn't want to be associated with the event's title sponsor — the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. The National Indian Gaming Association, a..." April 13

  • If Bills go before 2020, owner could go to jail

    Pro Football Talk "The monopoly that is the NFL has something very tangible in common with the game of the same name. In Buffalo, the Bills lease contains a provision that could result in a future owner going to jail. In theory. As explained by the Buffalo News, the team’s lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium..." April 13

  • Giants concerned Eli Manning is entering the declining stage of his career

    Fansided "New York Giants quarterback underwent an arthroscopic ankle procedure Thursday. That has some worried about his health and according to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Giants are concerned Manning could be entering the back half of his career, the downward slope. Graziano writes: There are..." April 13

  • Cleveland Browns' Alex Mack: "There's no bad blood. Now that it's done, I'm excited''

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On Friday afternoon, Browns center Alex Mack had no idea if he'd be flying south or turning the key in his Cleveland area front door again. And now that he's headed back home, he couldn't be happier. "It's been a long, hard road, but I'm here and I'm happy,'' Mack told cleveland.com in an..." April 13

  • Ex-NFL player charged with attempting to murder NFL hopeful

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Police have identified the man accused of shooting former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones Friday (April 11) night in Sulphur. According to a statement from Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats, 36-year-old Brandon Winey, former LSU offensive lineman and sixth-round pick in the 2001 NFL draft, was..." April 13

  • Jets were almost part of Draft Day movie

    Newark Star-Ledger "Draft Day, which opens this weekend, stars Kevin Costner as the fictional general manager of the real-life-but-fictionalized Cleveland Browns. But according to the Los Angeles Times, the Jets were going to figure prominently in the movie until just before it began shooting last spring. The..." April 13

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