Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
There are reports that NFL scouts will be paying close attention to run blocking at the college Senior Bowl this weekend. “It’s interesting how that flip-flopped,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Paul Tagliabue, appointed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals of players suspended in the bounty investigation, has overturned their suspensions.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams exhorted his players to injure key San Francisco 49ers players during January’s divisional playoff at Candlestick Park in a speech recorded by a documentary filmmaker, according to Yahoo Sports.
The NFL is investigating the New Orleans Saints bounty system that allegedly paid players for hits that knocked an opponent out of a game.
The latest Pro Bowl should once and for all prove the need to kill it off. And while you’re at it, put a fork in the NHL All-Star Game too.
Players are banned from using electronic devices before, during and after regular season and NFL playoff games. But for the Pro Bowl this weekend, the league is setting up computers on the sidelines and encouraging players to tweet.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fumbled a snap late in regulation in Monday night’s game, leading to a 23-20 overtime loss to Kansas City. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew the mistake was inexcusable.