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Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

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Game manager? Romo OK with that if Cowboys win

Game manager? Romo OK with that if Cowboys win

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo just had to get out of the way for the Dallas Cowboys to win for the first time this season.

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Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest

Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

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Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.

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Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record …

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NFL Injury Report

NEW YORK (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois (ankle),…

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Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string o…

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NFL INSIDER: Bucs vs. Falcons

Tampa Bay (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1)

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A look at key developments in NFL controversies

A look at key developments in NFL controversies

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

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Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.

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Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.

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Colts' Luck looking to make amends after mistake

Colts' Luck looking to make amends after mistake

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck is learning to become the fix-it man.

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To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave

To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

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NFL teams begin to remove players from active rosters

NFL teams begin to remove players from active rosters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved.

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Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee

Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Terry and Kim Pegula are one big step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills.

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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

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Atlanta Falcons host rapidly sinking Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons host rapidly sinking Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

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Pelosi: NFL Rice investigation sufficient for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that for now the NFL's investigation into its handling of the domestic violence case involving running back Ray Rice is an appropriate response.

September 17, 2014 11:46 am

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS | Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a …

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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

BALTIMORE | The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will r…

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Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.

September 16, 2014 8:14 pm

AL HAMNIK: E.C.'s Moore a good insurance policy for the Bulls

AL HAMNIK: E.C.'s Moore a good insurance policy for the Bulls

This is the perfect fit, like pizza in college, Italian loafers on the Magnificent Mile, Jose Abreu batting cleanup.

September 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Sponsors distance themselves from Peterson, Vikings

Sponsors distance themselves from Peterson, Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS | For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

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Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch

Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos finished last season as the top two teams in the league.

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Plenty of candidates as Big Ten's best on offense

Plenty of candidates as Big Ten's best on offense

So who's the best offensive player in the Big Ten?

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Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL

Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm

DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor said Tuesday that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.

September 16, 2014 2:49 pm

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskin…

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Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Northwestern's Fitzgerald says 'chill out'

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Northwestern's Fitzgerald says 'chill out'

Pat Fitzgerald's hand isn't hovering over the panic button just yet.

September 16, 2014 2:26 pm

Diving QBs playing off instinct instead of safety

Diving QBs playing off instinct instead of safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When his quarterback takes off running, Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt only worries if he picked up the first down and what play to call next. Kansas City coach Andy Reid wants the quarterback on the ground as s…

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Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got spec…

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Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.

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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.

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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.

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Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship

MINNETONKA, Minnesota (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

September 15, 2014 9:08 pm

Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain said Monday it's suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

September 15, 2014 8:37 pm

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.

September 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.

September 15, 2014 6:25 pm

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who h…

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Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he…

September 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.

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Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

NEW YORK (AP) — Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL.

September 15, 2014 2:41 pm

ICYMI: Adrian Peterson, Jets' TO top NFL topics

ICYMI: Adrian Peterson, Jets' TO top NFL topics

It is not the case that an NFL player is suspended or deactivated because of — or kept around despite — a pending criminal case each and every day. Just seems that way lately. And the futures of some players, most notably 2012 MVP Adrian Pete…

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Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.

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Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.

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Davis leads Rams over Buccaneers in 1st NFL start

Davis leads Rams over Buccaneers in 1st NFL start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Davis felt right at home making his first NFL start.

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