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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during warm-ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

49er Aldon Smith Suspended For First 9 Games

The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49er sack specialist Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the 2014 season.

08/29/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL Sharply Increases Penalties For Domestic Violence; Commissioner Admits He ‘Didn’t Get It Right’

NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

08/28/2014

49ers/Saints Past Match-Ups

KCBS Sports Fans: Drug Lawsuit Further Tarnishes NFL Experience

The phrase “peak oil” was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.

05/20/2014

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

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The 5 Best Stadiums In The NFL

From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.

11/25/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Limit Workers Comp For Professional Athletes

The National Football League and other professional leagues favor legislation by Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea to close what they see as a loophole that athletes with tenuous connections to the state to file for what’s known as cumulative injuries that occur after years of playing.

07/10/2013

Former 49er linebacker Terry Tatulo (CBS)

Former 49er Ends Up Homeless After Career-Ending Concussions

Terry Tautolo, a nine-year NFL linebacker who was a member of the San Francisco 49ers during the beginning of their dynasty, has been lived in a tunnel under the freeway much of the time since he retired.

11/14/2012

NFL referee Ed Hochuli at Cowboys Stadium on September 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Referees Return; Lockout Effects To Linger

The sigh of relief will not erase three weeks of controversial calls, John Madden told the KCBS morning crew.

09/27/2012

Alex Smith

Alex Smith Threatened With NFL Fine For Wearing SF Giants Hat

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith, who has worn a San Francisco Giants cap to post-game press conferences in recent years, could be slapped with a $15,000 fine by the NFL if he does it again, according to the Bay Area News Group.

09/20/2012

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