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May 24, 2014

Manziel may sue lawsuit prankster

Pro Football Talk "Whoever filed the fake lawsuit against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel may be getting sued. The woman named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, HLN contributor Samantha Schacher, said via Twitter that the civil complaint filed in a Florida federal court is indeed a hoax. She claims that the..." May 23

  • Ravens preparing for RB Ray Rice to miss at least three games

    CBSSports.com "Following Ray Rice's press conference on Friday, Ravens president Dick Cass noted that Rice is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sometime in the near future. That conversation will likely lead to a punishment for Rice, a punishment that could lead to the Ravens running back..." May 23

  • Fox 59 "FOX59 News has learned Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been charged with two misdemeanors after a late night driving arrest in Carmel on March 16, according to our source. Irsay has been charged with one count of operating while intoxicated, a C misdemeanor and one count of operating a..." May 23

  • Jonathan Lee Riches reportedly filed Manziel lawsuit

    Larry Brown Sports "As we all expected, the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Johnny Manziel earlier this month was nothing more than a hoax that someone slipped through the cracks in a Florida courtroom. The suit was filed under the name Samantha Schacher, as in the cohost of the “Dr. Drew on Call” show on..." May 23

  • Matt Russell gets seven months for first-offense DUI

    Pro Football Talk "A judge in Colorado has sent a powerful message about drunk driving. Arguably, too powerful. Per multiple reports, Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell has received a sentence of seven months after pleading guilty to DUI, careless driving, and possession of an open container of..." May 23

  • Dr. Drew is getting hot dog tweets after Johnny Manziel lawsuit

    Fansided "Noted TV shrink Dr. Drew is having a very confusing morning thanks to the Johnny Manziel lawsuit. Imagine waking up and checking your Twitter only to find the mentions filled with a bunch of jokes you don’t understand. For those who like Dr. Drew remain confused, you need to know the details..." May 23

  • Jim Irsay thanks prosecutors (for not filing felonies, I guess)

    Pro Football Talk "olts owner Jim Irsay will face two misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, but avoid the more serious drug possession charges. As a result, Irsay’s attorney’s issued a statement, thanking them for their work. “We want to thank the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office..." May 23

  • Bronco T.J. Ward accused of throwing mug at strip club bartender

    Denver Post "Broncos safety T.J. Ward is accused of throwing a glass mug at a strip club bartender after she told him outside drinks were not allowed, according to court documents. Ward appeared in Denver court on Friday and was issued a summons in connection with a disturbance at an all-nude strip..." May 23

  • Patrick Peterson: I don't believe Seahawks' Richard Sherman is a shutdown cornerback

    Arizona Sports ""I don't want to get into a debate as far as getting the stats that he has and things like that," Patrick Peterson said. "Obviously his job is much easier than mine." The Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson and the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman are both looked at as two of the NFL's best..." May 23

  • Ray Rice apologizes for incident, doesn’t take questions

    Pro Football Talk "Ray Rice got in under the holiday weekend deadline for bad news with his first press conference since being arrested for assaulting his wife, thought it’s hard to call it one. Rice didn’t take questions from reporters, reading a prepared statement only at the advice of his lawyers. “We were..." May 23

  • Ray Rice’s wife apologizes for her role in assault

    Fansided "Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media for the first time since video surfaced of him dragging his unconscious fiancee–now wife–out of an elevator at an Atlatic City hotel. Rice apologized to the organization, fans, kids and anyone who was affected by his actions and regrets..." May 23

  • Michael Sam Situation Exposes Hypocrisy In The NFL

    Fansided "Less than two weeks ago, the NFL held its draft. The draft period is the most hopeful time of the year. Some teams are hoping to pick up the right players to turn their fortunes around, while other teams are hoping that their choices put them over the top in winning a championship. The players..." May 23

  • Marshawn Lynch skips White House, mom says 'he didn't want to go'

    CBSSports.com "Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn't like the spotlight. Seems incongruous given his line of work, but while the man loves playing football, he's not so fond of all the media attention that comes with it. We saw this first hand when he had very little (OK, nothing) to say to reporters..." May 23

  • Chris Johnson on Jets-Titans matchup: 'I can't wait for that game'

    Newark Star-Ledger "After spending his first six NFL seasons with the Titans, running back Chris Johnson was ready for a change. The Titans, of course, forced him into accepting change by cutting him during the offseason. The Jets signed Johnson, who said Thursday that he is looking forward to winning with the..." May 23

  • Brandon Marshall thankful he's Bear

    ESPN.com "Brandon Marshall believes the transformation of his personal life kicked off just before the Chicago Bears traded for him in March 2012, but on Thursday he called the transaction "life-saving and career-saving" when discussing a recently signed three-year contract extension worth $23 million..." May 23

  • Little: Violation by Browns' Gordon 'is a mistake'

    Fox Sports "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a lengthy NFL suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but the circumstances surrounding the matter remain cloudy. ESPN reported earlier this month that Gordon was headed for a year-long ban after failing a drug test for..." May 23

  • Raiders considering Los Angeles?

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders owner Mark Davis is applying a serious sense of urgency to his quest for a new football stadium. Clearly still bothered by a lack of progress in this effort, Davis expressed frustration to NFL.com on Tuesday at the spring league meeting in Atlanta. "I would probably say (negotiations..." May 23

  • League claims HGH impasse has resulted in more player suspensions

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and the NFLPA continue to agree to disagree on the rules for HGH testing, other aspects of what would be new and improved drug policies remain on hold. And the league isn’t bashful about pointing out what the players are missing. Lost and overlooked amid the many useful nuggets from..." May 23

  • Mort: Ray Rice likely to face NFL suspension

    Rotoworld "ESPN's Chris Mortensen indicated on NFL Insiders Thursday that Ray Rice is likely to face a league-imposed suspension following his assault charge. Rice avoided trial and is a first-time offender of the Personal Conduct Policy, but the NFL has suspended players for similar incidents. "He's..." May 23

  • When a player gets 20k for 4 days of work

    ESPN.com "This is more of an "inside football" topic and one that interested me from a number-crunching standpoint. When the Patriots announced Tuesday they released rookie linebacker James Morris of Iowa after just four days, it seemed like a case where they gave a young player a look and simply decided..." May 23

  • Pettine on Manziel: Jersey sales won't determine depth chart

    CBSSports.com "This is great news if you're Brian Hoyer: First-year Browns coach Mike Pettine is committed to an open, fair competition for the starting quarterback job. This may sound dubious since the Browns traded up in the first round to grab Johnny Manziel 22nd overall. But as it stands, some two months out..." May 23

  • Ex-Jet Kellen Winslow gets conditional discharge without a guilty finding in synthetic marijuana case

    Newark Star-Ledger "The case accusing former New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. of possession of synthetic marijuana ended today when a municipal court judge granted him a conditional discharge, after refusing to dismiss the charge. Under conditions set by East Hanover Municipal Court Judge Vincent Pirone,..." May 23

  • Arrest Warrant Out For Broncos T.J. Ward

    CBS Denver "CBS4 has learned that Denver police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward, a prized free agent pickup. According to documents reviewed by CBS4, Ward is wanted in connection with an incident that took place May 9 which is categorized both as an assault and..." May 23

  • Ex-player in lawsuit file: NFL never told us about effects of painkillers

    Today "Shortly after J.D. Hill's pro football career ended in 1979, he descended into drug abuse and homelessness because of a 20-year struggle with addiction that he says stemmed from the NFL illegally providing him painkillers and narcotics. Hill, a former wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills and..." May 23

  • Michael Vick says Jets do not have open competition at quarterback

    New York Daily News "Michael Vick is talking like a backup. The new Jets signal caller said Thursday the Jets do not have an “open competition” at quarterback. The team had previously indicated that Vick and Geno Smith would compete for the starting job, though offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has said he..." May 23

  • Belichick addresses Mallett trade buzz

    ESPN.com "Part of the buzz surrounding the New England Patriots during the NFL draft was the possibility of trading backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, with the league-owned NFL Network pumping the storyline for multiple days, including after the draft. Bill Belichick didn’t shoot down those reports when..." May 23

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