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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Aaron Hernandez reportedly involved in prison fight

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly involved in a prison fight on Tuesday. According to CNN, Hernandez did not throw any swings of his own. He apparently agreed to be the lookout for another Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmate who went to a fellow prisoner’s cell to start a fight. Hernandez and…Read More

Jay Feely concerned about player safety with new PAT rule

NFL free agent kicker Jay Feely criticized the NFL on Tuesday after owners voted to move extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line beginning in 2015. Feely, who appeared in four games for the Chicago Bears last season, feels that the rule change is hypocritical in that it dismisses the league’s emphasis on player safety….Read More

NFL moves extra-point attempts back to 15-yard line

NFL owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line. Teams will still have the option to try a two-point conversion, and the line of scrimmage for that will remain at the 2-yard line. In addition to moving back PATs, the rule change will…Read More

Robert Kraft accepts punishment, likely cut deal for Tom Brady suspension

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressed the media at the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco on Tuesday and revealed that he will not be appealing the punishment that has been levied against his team in the wake of Deflategate. Kraft reiterated that he does not believe the Patriots are guilty of any wrongdoing,…Read More

Science firm used in Wells report argued secondhand smoke doesn’t cause cancer

The scientific consulting firm that was hired by Ted Wells to assist in the Deflategate investigation once published a report arguing that secondhand smoke does not cause cancer. A New York Times article from 2010 criticized Exponent Inc. as having a reputation for “helping big corporations weather messy disputes.” That has included tobacco companies, as…Read More

Report: NFL asked Patriots to suspend Jim McNally, John Jastremski

The New England Patriots have maintained that they have done absolutely nothing wrong since the day Deflategate became a major story, which is why it seemed strange that they suspended two equipment managers. Was that an admission of guilt? Not exactly. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots suspended officials locker room attendant Jim McNally…Read More

Did Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft hug it out?

The NFL and the New England Patriots could be searching for a way to put the entire Deflategate scandal behind them. More specifically, Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft may have called a truce. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Kraft and Goodell both attended CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus’ 60th birthday party over the…Read More

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