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Dee Ford #30 of the South team works against Morgan Moses #78 during a Senior Bowl practice session at Fairhope Stadium on January 20, 2014 in Fairhope, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Do College Grads Make Better NFL Players?

The Wall Street Journal reports some NFL teams are favoring college graduates or athletes on track to graduate in making their draft and free-agent selections.

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A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Lawsuit Will Help Educate All In NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Jeremy Newberry is one of eight former players accusing the NFL in a lawsuit of regular misuse of painkillers to keep players on the field. “I think (the lawsuit) is going to lead to more education,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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Jeremy Newberry #62 of the San Francisco 49ers faces the New Orleans Saints during the game at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana. The 49ers won 38-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

NFL Pain-Killer Culture: John Madden Says Broadcast Announcer Gets Shots, Too

Hall of Fame coach John Madden offered an anecdote Wednesday of the NFL drug culture extending up to the announcing booth.

05/21/2014

Akintunde Ahmad, a graduating senior at Oakland Technical High School, will attend Yale University in the fall. Ahmad, also known as 'Tunde, has a 5.0 GPA and scored 2100 on the SAT. (CBS)

Raiders Honor Yale-Bound Oakland Teen For 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score

The Oakland Raiders opened their doors Tuesday to a young, multi-talented genius. He is not their latest draft pick, but an Ivy League-bound teenager who has taken the country by storm with his academic success.

05/20/2014

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Daily Madden: Why Tony La Russa Missed Coaching

Former Cardinals and A’s manager Tony La Russa has been named ‘Chief Baseball Officer’ by the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks. “I texted Tony and I got an interesting response,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning […]

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Center Jeremy Newberry #62 seen during the 2005 season with the 49ers. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Ex-49er In Class Action Suit Against NFL For ‘Culture Of Drug Misuse, Substituting Players’ Health For Profit’

Former 49ers Pro Bowl center Jeremy Newberry joined hundreds of former players in a class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Federal Court. Ex-NFL stars Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Roy Green, and Ron Stone are also among those listed as Plaintiffs.

05/20/2014

A general view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to Super Bowl XLVII on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Change In NFL Playoffs, Yet

Among the topics at the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta this week is an expanded playoffs schedule. “Eventually it’s going to happen,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “It’s not going to happen […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2014

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Peyton Changes Definition Of ‘Omaha’

Quarterback Peyton Manning says he’ll still use the word ‘Omaha’ while calling plays for the Denver Broncos this season.

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An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion. (CBS)

Marquee Matchups Rule: Variable Pricing For 49ers Single-Game Tickets At Levi’s Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers have released the prices for single-game tickets for the 2014 NFL Season at their new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

05/13/2014

Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #5 overall by the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Judge NFL Draftees Three Years From Now

NFL team managers are meeting this week with the players they picked up in the draft. “Everyone says ‘how do you like your draft,’” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Right after you do your draft you like it. You have to ask that question three years from now… You really don’t know what you have until you teach him what you want him to do in your system.”

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