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May 29, 2014

Prosecutor: Hernandez killed men over spilled drink

Fox Sports "Aaron Hernandez killed two men in a drive-by shooting over a spilled drink at a nightclub, prosecutors said in arraigning the former New England Patriots star on murder charges. Wednesday's court appearance in Suffolk County Superior Court was the first for Hernandez since he was formally..." May 29

  • New York Daily News "Rex Ryan reiterated Wednesday that the Jets have a quarterback competition, but Michael Vick is doubling down that there isn’t one. Clearly, not everyone is on the same page at One Jets Drive. “There is competition, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said. Vick, speaking a few minutes later, parried..." May 29

  • Scout with ill wife says Dolphins fired him for working from home

    Fox Sports "A former Miami Dolphins scout has threatened a lawsuit against the franchise and the NFL alleging his recent dismissal violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. FOX Sports 1 has learned that the attorney for Nate Sullivan sent an intent-to-initiate-litigation letter to the Dolphins and..." May 29

  • Report: Three Ravens Teammates Booted from nightclub for Public Drunkenness

    CBS Washington "Three Baltimore Ravens players were allegedly tossed from Ocean City, Maryland beachclub Seacrets over the Memorial Day weekend for being too inebriated, according to TMZ Sports. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones, running back Bernard Pierce and cornerback Jimmy Smith are reportedly seen in the shaky..." May 29

  • Is this Wes Welker's final season with the Broncos?

    Denver Post "Is Wes Welker still Wes Welker? Well, he's certainly the same dude, a methodical worker bee who perennially defies sports logic, almost in a Steve Nash sort of way. He's blue-collar. The Broncos' receiver stomps upon notions of height and weight and draft status like his fleet feet suddenly..." May 29

  • John Harbaugh very concerned with Ravens' incidents

    NFL.com "John Harbaugh is "very concerned" with the Baltimore Ravens' recent rash of off-the-field incidents. There was of course Ray Rice's assault charge involving his wife. And then there was fourth-round rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro's recent arrest for alleged destruction of property and..." May 29

  • Taylor Lewan's ex-girlfriend says he "punched" man

    Tennessean "Titans rookie tackle Taylor Lewan has said repeatedly he was merely breaking up a fight the night he was charged in an incident while in college. His ex-girlfriend and the alleged victim say otherwise. Lewan, a first-round pick of the Titans who played at Michigan, is facing three..." May 29

  • CBSSports.com "The San Diego Chargers 2014 draft class is officially under contract. First-round pick Jason Verrett signed his deal on Thursday, becoming the final member of the Chargers six-player draft class to sign his contract. The 25th overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team-option for a fifth..." May 29

  • NFL.com "Peyton Manning carried a football covered in green Lycra as the Broncos opened OTAs on Wednesday. The 2013 MVP did not want to divulge any details, though. "That's Denver Broncos offensive business," he told reporters, per USA Today. Manning was seen carrying the ball during the 90-minute..." May 29

  • Report: Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin agrees to two-year extension

    SI.com "The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks locked up another one of their key players Thursday when receiver Doug Baldwin agreed to a two-year contract extension, as first reported by ESPN’s Jim Trotter. Baldwin, a free agent signing in 2011 out of Stanford, became the first undrafted rookie in the..." May 29

  • Healthy Calvin Johnson talks injuries

    ESPN.com "Calvin Johnson would not talk about his injuries last season -- not about the knees that ached or the finger that was busted. When asked about his health, he'd deflect the questions even though it became obvious he wasn't himself on the field. He would miss practice -- something he's loath to..." May 29

  • 49ers Vernon Davis Losing $200,000 Workout bonus

    Real GM Football "Vernon Davis is forfeiting his $200,000 workout bonus by his absence from voluntary offseason workouts. Davis is scheduled to make base salaries of $4.7 million and $4.35 million in the final two years of his contracts, as well as a possible $400,000 in roster bonuses in each of those seasons...." May 29

  • Jets guard Willie Colon will have knee surgery, out indefinitely

    New York Post "Jets right guard Willie Colon must undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely. Colon, who received a one-year, $2 million contract from the Jets in March, had been recovering from biceps surgery. Coach Rex Ryan did not specify what the injury is, but said Colon injured..." May 29

  • Cowboys plan for a 2014 season without Sean Lee

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys have been here before. Sean Lee never has played a full season, missing 18 games in his career. A strained hamstring and a sprained neck kept him out of five games last season, with the Cowboys starting three players at middle linebacker in Lee’s absences. Ernie Sims, Justin Durant..." May 29

  • Broncos' T.J. Ward embarrassed by strip club incident, warrant

    Denver Post "T.J. Ward had barely hit town when the Broncos strong safety made the type of headlines suitable for the crime pages. Charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace after an early-morning incident at PT's All Nude club May 10, Ward was the subject of an arrest warrant last..." May 29

  • Jets' Rex Ryan says Eric Decker 'clearly' will 'be a go-to guy'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Four months later, the scenery around the Jets’ practice facility looked markedly different to Eric Decker. The cold, icy environment Decker experienced as a member of the Broncos, training here before the Super Bowl, had been replaced by lush, green grass and trees. Decker, too, is..." May 29

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