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May 18, 2014

Roddy White's brother shot dead on James Island

The Post and Courier "The brother of Atlanta Falcons standout wide receiver Roddy White was shot to death outside a James Island nightclub early Saturday. Tyrone Moore Jr., 21, of Charleston died of a gunshot wound, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said. Moore, White's half-brother, had lived with..." May 18

  • Rex defends Dennis Thurman after accusation he slapped a woman

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets head coach Rex Ryan opened his post-practice press conference here Saturday with an impassioned defense of the character of defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who was accused earlier this week—though not arrested or charged—of slapping a woman in the face. "I know Dennis Thurman, and..." May 18

  • Johnny Manziel: I’m a rookie, I need to earn my place

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns’ emphasis on Johnny Manziel entering training camp as a backup has not gone unnoticed by Manziel himself. Manziel said at the Browns’ rookie minicamp today that he realizes nothing is going to be handed to him, and he needs to prove he belongs before he’ll be Cleveland’s starting..." May 18

  • ESPN.com "Jerry Rice Jr.'s uphill battle to make an NFL roster began this week with his tryout at the Baltimore Ravens' rookie minicamp, where he drew as much attention as the team's draft picks. That's what happens when you're the son of arguably the best wide receiver in NFL history. "It's something..." May 18

  • Saints sign paralyzed safety Devon Walker on day of graduation

    CBSSports.com "Tulane safety Devon Walker was paralyzed in September 2012 after making a tackle against Tulsa, but somehow, someway, he was only a year late in earning his diploma with a degree in cell and molecular biology. CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd tells the amazing tale of Walker, who sits in a wheelchair..." May 17

  • Chuck Pagano backs Robert Mathis

    ESPN.com "The fact that star pass rusher Robert Mathis has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season still hasn't fully hit the Indianapolis Colts. It likely won't hit them until their season opener against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 7. But Colts coach Chuck Pagano is confident that..." May 17

  • New drug policies would allow NFL to disclose more information

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a report to the contrary, the NFL and NFLPA have not agreed to dramatic changes to the rules regarding marijuana pending an agreement on HGH testing. However, other tentative deals have been struck on changes to the drug policies that would be implemented if/when the two sides can resolve..." May 17

  • CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith, who has become known as much for high-profile off-field incidents as his prodigious football talent, said he believes the public is getting only half the story. The 49ers' star linebacker declined to comment specifically on weapons and DUI charges he is facing, as well as an..." May 17

  • Pro Football Talk "Before the draft, the Cardinals tried hard to conceal their interest in adding a quarterback. “Why?” coach Bruce Arians said in January regarding the possibility of using a draft pick on a signal-caller. After the Cardinals took quarterback Logan Thomas in round four, Arians said, “I lie..." May 17

  • Cameron Erving leads 10 potential high picks for 2015 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Almost a full week has passed since the conclusion of the NFL draft, which means it's time for us to start looking ahead to next year's draft. It's early in the game, but I've begun putting together a list of seniors who look to me like they could be top-50 picks in the 2015 draft. These ratings..." May 17

  • Teddy Bridgewater impresses Vikings

    ESPN.com "Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will get some reps with the Minnesota Vikings' first team offense during the team's organized team activities, coach Mike Zimmer said Friday. Bridgewater, one of the Vikings' two first-round draft selections, will compete with veterans Matt Cassel and..." May 17

  • Pro Football Talk "Typically, the NFL says nothing about the suspension of a player for violating the policy regarding performance-enhancing substances. As a practical matter, this allows the player and/or his agent to offer up to the public a dog-ate-my-homework-style excuse that would then be unchallenged by the..." May 17

  • Cowboys working out former Cardinals RB Ryan Williams

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys are going to work out former Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams, who missed his rookie season because of a knee injury. Williams was a second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011 out of Virginia Tech, where as a junior in 2009 he ran for 1,655 yards and 21 touchdowns. He..." May 17

  • Robert Mathis suspended 4 games

    ESPN.com "Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Mathis will be eligible to return to the Colts' active roster on Monday, Sept. 29 following the team's..." May 17

  • Churchhill Downs Demands Money back from Wes Welker

    TMZ.com "Wes Welker left the Kentucky Derby with nearby $15,000 more than he should have ... thanks to a machine malfunction ... and now Churchill Downs is demanding he give the money back, stat ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... Wes personally placed a number of bets on the Derby on May..." May 17

  • Manziel text: 'Hurry up and draft me'

    ESPN.com "Cleveland quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains said a text he received from Johnny Manziel on the opening night of the NFL draft last Thursday helped get the ball rolling toward the Browns picking the former Texas A&M star quarterback. During a radio interview on "SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly" on..." May 17

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