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June 16, 2014

Marion Barber Arrested -- Ex-Cowboys Star Held For 'Mental Detention & Observation'

TMZ.com "Marion Barber III -- former Dallas Cowboys running back -- was arrested in Texas yesterday ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. According to police records, Barber was arrested just after 8PM on Sunday night -- and he's being held for "mental detention and observation." Police tell TMZ Sports..." June 16

  • Andre Johnson won’t attend minicamp; no movement with Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson won’t attend the Texans’ mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, his adviser and uncle Andre Melton said Monday. While Johnson’s absence was expected, Melton’s comments confirmed the seven-time Pro Bowler remains at odds with the Texans and there’s no..." June 16

  • Aaron Hernandez lawyers want Odin Lloyd murder charge dropped

    Boston Globe "Attorneys for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez argued today that the murder charge against him should be dropped, saying that the prosecution hadn’t established probable cause that he killed Odin L. Lloyd of Boston last June in North Attleborough. The case presented to the grand..." June 16

  • Report: Retirement an option if Lynch can't negotiate new deal

    Fox Sports "A running back's leverage is arguably never better than when he's on the younger side of 30 and coming off a thousand-yard season that led up to a Super Bowl victory. And that's why Marshawn Lynch may be looking to squeeze more money out of the Seattle Seahawks even if he has completed just..." June 16

  • Vernon Davis admits he’s “holding out” for a new contract

    Pro Football Talk "When 49ers tight end Vernon Davis addressed earlier this month the connection between his decision to stay away from offseason workouts and his desire for a new contract, he downplayed the idea that he wants more money. “It’s not really about looking for the deal,” Davis explained in a CNBC..." June 16

  • Former Cowboy Josh Brent released from jail, will head to rehab

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday and will head to a treatment facility to serve the rest of his sentence. Brent was released from jail at 12:08 p.m. Sunday, according to Dallas County records. The former defensive tackle was convicted in January of..." June 16

  • Cleveland Browns decline comment on Johnny Manziel's 'money phone' video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have declined to comment on Johnny Manziel's latest partying controversy -- the "money phone'' video on Instagram. A team spokesman said the club will not respond to the video, in which Manziel is holding a big stack of money and pretending it's a phone. Manziel tries to talk into..." June 16

  • Vikings reportedly interested in CB Brandon Flowers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings, looking to rebound from a season in which their defense allowed the most passing touchdowns in the NFL, are interested in free-agent cornerback Brandon Flowers, according to multiple reports. Flowers, a Pro Bowl player in 2013, was released by the Chiefs last week. Flowers had been..." June 16

  • Brian Finneran: ‘Heads are going to roll’ if Falcons don’t win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran, who’s now a local radio personality on 680 The Fan’s The Front Row show, painted a bleak picture of the upcoming season during a segment on the SiriusXM NFL Radio show. On the eve of mandatory minicamp, Finneran tossed out this bomb when asked about..." June 16

  • Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer has defined role with old friend Bruce Arians

    Arizona Republic "Running back Jonathan Dwyer said when he was a free agent after having parted ways with the Steelers at the end of last season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was the first to call. "I loved him when I was in Pittsburgh, I hated that he had to leave," Dwyer said. "Getting that call from him and..." June 16

  • Vince Young's retiring? In reality, NFL has moved on

    Tennessean "Vince Young thinks he has retired from the NFL, but mainly because the NFL thinks his time is up. Let's be honest here: this isn't really Young's decision. After being released by the Browns earlier this month, it sounds to me like the former Titans quarterback has finally accepted his options..." June 16

  • Still a Saint: Thomas glad he was wrong

    ESPN.com "Pierre Thomas thought he was going to be released by the New Orleans Saints this year. Not just one of those, "You never know what might happen in this business" deals, either. Thomas saw what happened to so many of his longtime veteran teammates as the Saints were shedding salary-cap..." June 16

  • Pegula buying the Bills would carry risk

    Buffalo News "For most of us in the real world, when we’re looking to make a few bucks and dump items we no longer need, we rummage through the basement for outdated lamps and old bed frames. We grab bicycles that our kids have outgrown and old books and dusty stereos. We take out advertisements in the..." June 16

  • Bills aim to run NFL's fastest offense

    CBSSports.com "Buffalo played fast in 2013, but offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says it wasn't fast enough. The Bills and Chip Kelly's Eagles were the only teams to average fewer than 24 seconds per play. The Bills averaged 23.95 seconds, the Eagles 23.38. So although the Bills ranked 29th in yards..." June 16

  • DeMarcus Ware, Von Miller in a rush to be record-setting duo

    Denver Post "Disruption. This represents the goal of the Broncos' potentially season-defining move — signing pass rusher DeMarcus Ware to pair with Von Miller. Will it create a seismic shift or just a shake-before-serving shrug? With Ware and Miller, the Broncos want chaos, turning each snap into an..." June 16

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