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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Football

Rob Ryan says he ‘respects the game,’ won’t use bounties

Even though his dad, Buddy Ryan, allegedly used bounties for his players as a coach with the Bears and Eagles in the 1980’s, Rob Ryan says he doesn’t want any part of bounty systems that made the New Orleans Saints the most-discussed NFL team this offseason. “We always teach properly,” the Cowboys defensive coordinator said,…Read More

Kicker Long Ding hopes to become first NFL player from China

When he first started playing football five years ago, kicker Long Ding in his wildest dreams probably never guessed he’d have a chance to make an NFL team. But here he is: An undrafted invitee to Jaguars rookie minicamp. Ding, 24, came to the United States in 2007 as part of the International Federation of…Read More

Kurt Warner thought the Packers, not Saints, were hitting him high in 2009

One of the alarming details from the Saints bounty program that got Jonathan Vilma into trouble involves Kurt Warner. The NFL says their investigation revealed that Vilma, who has been suspended for the entire 2012 season, pledged $10,000 to any teammate who knocked Warner out during a 2009 playoff game between the Cardinals and the…Read More

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