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May 15, 2014

Aaron Hernandez indicted in connection with slayings in 2012

Boston Globe "Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez today was indicted on two counts of first degree murder for the previously unsolved killings of two men in Boston’s South End in 2012 who were shot to death after allegedly encountering Hernandez in a Boston nightclub." May 15

  • Argument over accuser’s relationship with rapper Nelly made Panthers’ Greg Hardy ‘snap,’ documents say

    Charlotte Observer "In court documents in a civil case that sought a restraining order against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, his accuser states that her argument with Hardy stemmed from her short-lived relationship with the rapper Nelly, a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Nicole Holder, 24, had..." May 15

  • Browns finally address WR, sign Miles Austin

    Rotoworld "Castigated for failing to draft a wideout as they awaited word on the length of Josh Gordon's suspension, the Browns have finally added a body in the second-best receiver on the open market. That's not saying much, of course. Released on March 11, Austin had yet to make a single-known visit, and..." May 15

  • Browns announce addition of Earl Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns might not have nearly as much quality on the field, but at least they have quantity at wide receiver. To go along with the reports earlier this afternoon that they had signed Miles Austin, the Browns announced they had reached deals wide receiver Earl Bennett along with defensive..." May 15

  • Former NFL WR Reche Caldwell arrested with 4.8 pounds of ecstasy

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL receiver Reche Caldwell is in trouble with the law again. Caldwell was arrested on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a third degree felony in Florida. Caldwell was arrested by Tampa police after signing for a USPS..." May 15

  • Michael Sam didn't tell Rams about Oprah documentary plan

    CBSSports.com "If Michael Sam's trying to make a seamless transition to the NFL, then making a documentary produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network may not be the best idea. According to ESPN.com, Sam didn't tell the Rams about the documentary and at least one St. Louis player believes the documentary could end up..." May 15

  • 49ers Sign Draft Picks Carlos Hyde, Dontae Johnson

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Carlos Hyde and cornerback Dontae Johnson to a four-year deals. Hyde was selected in the second round (57th overall) by the 49ers in this year’s draft out of Ohio State University. In 41 games (20 starts) over four seasons with the Buckeyes, he..." May 15

  • NFL.com "The Chicago Bears are the first team to get their first-round draft pick under contract. The Bears announced Tuesday that cornerback Kyle Fuller has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. Chicago has now agreed to terms with seven of its eight draft picks. Third-round..." May 15

  • Texans agree with quarterback, as they look for a quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have another quarterback under contract. If only they were closer to an answer at quarterback. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to their deal with fourth-rounder Tom Savage. Savage jumps into the pool with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum..." May 15

  • ESPN Dallas "Dez Bryant's physique that looks like it was carved out of a mountain, to borrow a phrase from Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, is being pushed to its limits this offseason. “I am in the best shape that I’ve ever been,” Bryant said. Bryant made that proclamation as he drove from..." May 15

  • Prosecutor: Hernandez “ambushed and executed” two men

    Pro Football Talk "Prosecutors say former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez murdered two innocent men who did nothing more than cross paths with the wrong person two years ago. At a press conference announcing that Hernandez is being charged for the double murder, District Attorney Daniel Conley said that..." May 15

  • Seattle Seahawks to visit White House May 21

    Seattle Blog "President Barack Obama will honor the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks at the White House on Wednesday, May 21. Seahawks logoThe Seahawks won their first championship with a 43-8 romp over the AFC-champion Denver Broncos on Feb 2. The Hawks’ No. 1-ranked defense forced Peyton Manning and..." May 15

  • Browns want to limit Manziel exposure?

    CSN Baltimore "When it comes to Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Browns apparently are trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Attempting to limit the glare that will be following their first-round draft pick, the Browns reportedly want to keep national media away from their rookie minicamp this weekend...." May 15

  • 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 15

  • 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 15

  • RG3, not Tebow, could be driving Browns’ handling of Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "It’s become fashionable to chastise the long-irrelevant Browns for the manner in which they’ve handled their sudden burst of relevance. And since I have zero sense of fashion, allow me to look at this a different way. The Browns have blocked the national media from Johnny Manziel’s first..." May 15

  • Josh Johnson signs one-year contract with 49ers

    NFL.com "Josh Johnson wasn't out of work for long. The veteran quarterback signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, two days after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson and Niners coach Jim Harbaugh have legitimate history. Johnson had a previous stint in San..." May 15

  • McCarron 'hurt' by character doubts

    ESPN.com "Five days after the Bengals made him their fifth-round selection in the draft, quarterback AJ McCarron told reporters he was "hurt" by reports last Saturday that suggested he was overly cocky and that he rubbed various team executives the wrong way during pre-draft meetings. "It [stinks] that..." May 15

  • Report: Browns to sign receiver Earl Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a seemingly obvious need at the wide receiver position, the Cleveland Browns did not use any of their six draft picks on a receiver during last weekend’s NFL Draft. With star receiver Josh Gordon facing a possible year-long suspension for another violation of the league’s..." May 15

  • Reche Caldwell Arrested -- Ex-NFL Player BUSTED For Selling Ecstasy

    TMZ.com "Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell -- who spent 6 seasons in the league -- was arrested in Florida yesterday for allegedly trying to sell Ecstasy ... officials say. The 35-year-old -- played for the Chargers, Patriots and Redskins -- was busted at an apartment in Tampa around noon ......" May 15

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