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May 15, 2014

Donald Trump as Bills owner is outlandish idea, says USFL expert

Sporting News "Donald Trump is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills. That has prompted a warning from someone who once worked closely with Trump in his last venture into pro football ownership. "Good people of Buffalo, take up a collection, pass the hat, start a fund, anything you can do to keep this away..." May 14

  • Michael Sam says he was originally going to come out after the NFL Draft

    USA Today "Michael Sam made history on February 9th, when the first-team All-American and defensive player of the year in the SEC publicly announced he was gay. When the St. Louis Rams selected Sam with the 249th pick in the NFL Draft, Sam became the first openly gay player selected in the history of the..." May 14

  • Greg Hardy 911 calls show conflicting information

    CBSSports.com "The story surrounding Greg Hardy's arrest -- the Panthers defensive end was held in jail overnight Wednesday after being brought in for domestic assault Tuesday monring -- continues to become more and more muddled. Wednesday we learned of an allegation from Hardy's girlfriend that he threw her..." May 14

  • Extension looming for Falcons' White

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would revisit contract extensions after free agency and the NFL draft. Well, the free-agency frenzy and draft have concluded. Dimitroff and the Falcons can now address unfinished business regarding some of their veterans. One player..." May 14

  • Arizona Republic "While his price tag is soaring, Patrick Peterson is downsizing. He is no longer chasing three magic letters and the legacy of Lawrence Taylor, the last defender to be named MVP. Peterson will now settle for becoming the NFL's defensive player of the year, even if the narrowed focus is not..." May 14

  • Greg Hardy given no contact order, AA meetings, $17K bond

    CBSSports.com "Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic assault charge in Charlotte. He spent the night in jail (not uncommon in domestic incidents; it's called a "cooling off period") and appeared in court on Wednesday morning. The Mecklenburg County judge handed..." May 14

  • Oprah Winfrey Network Producing Michael Sam Documentary Series

    The Wrap "College football star and recent NFL draft pick Michael Sam will be the subject of a documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sam, who won the Co-Defensive Player of the Year honor as a defensive end at the University of Missouri, was recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is..." May 14

  • Michael Vick, not Geno Smith, should be NY Jets starting quarterback, says Joe Namath

    New York Daily News "The Jets quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick has yet to get underway, but the greatest Jet QB of them all already knows who he thinks should start. Joe Namath says Vick is the better option, with one caveat. “If Mike’s healthy I think he’s the better player at this..." May 14

  • Browns' Jordan Cameron fires agent in search of deal

    NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns' rollercoaster offseason ramped up with another headline Tuesday when they signed cornerback Joe Haden to a big long-term extension. The next player on the docket: tight end Jordan Cameron. Just weeks after a report surfaced that Cameron and the Browns were getting nowhere..." May 14

  • Report: Broncos to limit rookie Latimer until camp

    NFL.com "Broncos second-round draft pick Cody Latimer couldn't have landed in a finer spot as a young wide receiver, but his first hurdle as a pro comes immediately. Mike Klis of The Denver Post reported Wednesday that the former Indiana University pass-catcher will be limited through the start of..." May 14

  • Giants’ Prince Amukamara: I’m done underachieving

    New York Post "Prince Amukamara’s eyes lit up this month when fellow NFL cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Joe Haden got new contracts worth $85 million in guaranteed money between them. Amukamara can only dream of that kind of money after three nondescript seasons with the Giants, as he readily — and somewhat..." May 14

  • Hardy jeopardizes future with Panthers

    ESPN.com "The one-liners began Tuesday, soon after news surfaced that Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy had been arrested on charges of domestic violence. The most common: "When will The Kraken be released?" That was an obvious play on Hardy's talking this past season about releasing the..." May 14

  • Patrick Peterson takes notice of Joe Haden’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has taken notice of the contract cornerback Joe Haden got from the Browns. Shortly after we reported that Haden had signed a new contract that includes $22 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $23 million guaranteed for injury, for a total..." May 14

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline

    ESPN.com "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • Wilkerson wants new deal, but in no rush

    ESPN New York "The New York Jets recently exercised the fifth-year option for Muhammad Wilkerson's contract (2015) -- a no-brainer. The real question is whether the Jets will sign their best defensive player to a long-term extension before the start of the regular season. Wilkerson said Tuesday night he'd..." May 14

  • Panthers DE arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    WSOCTV "Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The charge is a misdemeanor, police said. Hardy signed a franchise tag tender with the Carolina Panthers in March. He will make $13.1..." May 14

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