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Bengals give Mixon a chance

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with significant off-field issues. The Bengals traded down in the second round on Friday and took Mixon with the 48th overall pick, putting them back in the spotlight as a place ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Hernandez family to receive copies of suicide notes

The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release ...

Former NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in prison

/ Apr 19, 2017

Former NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 ...

NFL officiating chief Blandino steps down

/ Apr 15, 2017

NFL officiating chief Blandino steps down

Dean Blandino, the NFL officiating director who has overseen rule changes that emphasized player safety, is leaving the league. The 45-year-old Blandino wants to spend more time with his family and explore other opportunities. He has young children and the job demands limited his ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Female kicker earns scholarship

A teenage high school student is believed to have made U.S. sporting history by becoming the first woman to win a college scholarship to play American football. Becca Longo, an 18-year-old senior at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, has signed a letter of ...

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

/ Apr 14, 2017

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

49ers willing to trade No. 2 pick in draft

With just more than two weeks before his first NFL draft as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, John Lynch said there is interest from other teams about acquiring the No. 2 overall pick. If the right offer comes, Lynch said Wednesday he’d ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Longtime Seahawks scout Jensen dies at 60

Derrick Jensen, a two-time Super Bowl winner as a player and longtime Seattle Seahawks scout, has died after a five-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 60. The Seahawks announced that Jensen died Friday morning. He retired as a scout in 2012 as ...

Roethlisberger plans to play for Steelers in 2017

/ Apr 8, 2017

Roethlisberger plans to play for Steelers in 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t quite ready to head off into retirement. Roethlisberger announced on Twitter Friday that he’s told the Steelers he plans to be under center in 2017. “Informed the team I am looking forward to my 14th season,” Roethlisberger posted. ...