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Domestic Violence At Forefront Of NFL In 2014

The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy’s body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out over days and weeks in a steady, stomach-churning stream.

12/23/2014

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Peterson, NFL Players Union Sue League Over Suspension

The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.

12/15/2014

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Peterson To NFL Exec: ‘How Much More You All Want’

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he’d already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out.

12/15/2014

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NFL Owners Approve New Personal Conduct Policy

NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.

12/10/2014

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Hearings Over, Peterson Waits For Decision On Appeal

The hearings are done, and now we wait for the NFL to make a decision on Adrian Peterson’s appeal. Peterson wants his season-ending suspension overturned.

12/05/2014

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NFL Executive Troy Vincent Speaks During Second Day Of Peterson Appeal Trial

Late Thursday afternoon Adrian Peterson’s appeal before an NFL hearing officer wrapped up. This was the second day of the hearing. While Peterson made a statement at the hearing on Tuesday, he didn’t appear in person Thursday but reportedly listened in via conference call.

12/04/2014

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Report: Zimmer Thinks Peterson Will Return To Vikings

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer thinks Adrian Peterson might return to the team after he’s reinstated into the NFL next spring, according to a report from ESPN.com.

11/23/2014

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NFL Will Hear Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Dec. 2

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Minnesota Vikings star running back.

11/21/2014

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Vikings Fans, Former Players React To AP Suspension

Adrian Peterson will not be returning to football anytime soon, after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Vikings running back without pay. In a letter to Peterson, Goodell said his reinstatement would be contingent on him completing a treatment and counseling program.

11/18/2014

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NFLPA And NFL Disagree On Peterson’s Immediate Future

The National Football League and NFL Players Association may be preparing to battle over Adrian Peterson’s immediate future. The league has declined to reinstate the star running back from the commissioner’s exempt list until the league has reviewed the case. The union, however, believes Peterson should be removed from the list now that his legal matter has been resolved.

11/10/2014

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2nd Child Protection Petition Filed Against Adrian Peterson

More legal problems may be in store for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Prosecutors in Hennepin County have filed a second child protection petition. It comes days after Peterson pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his 4-year-old son by hitting him with a switch.

11/09/2014

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Body Of Missing Wis. Fisherman Recovered

The body of a fisherman missing for more than two weeks has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Crawford County.

10/27/2014

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TTYM: Goodell Is Goofed, Harden Can’t Dance And New Lingerie Leaguers?

Here are five amusing events moments in sports this week.

09/19/2014

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NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence On Adrian Peterson

When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.

09/19/2014

Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled after recovering a fumble by tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Five Things: Steelers Vs. Ravens Thursday Night Roundup

For just the second time in the past 11 regular-season games between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the outcome was decided by more than a field goal, as the Ravens crushed the Steelers 26-6 last night at home.

09/12/2014

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Twitter Reacts To Ravens Releasing Ray Rice

Here is how players, sports pros and regular folks reacted to Ray Rice’s suspension on Twitter.

09/08/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rice Regrets, The World Forgets

No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.

08/01/2014

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5 Places I’d Like To See The NFL Draft

The NFL just announced that the NFL Draft will not be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year. Here is my list of places that I’d like to see the NFL Draft.

07/18/2014

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Keidel: Pro Football Meets Johnny Football

All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.

05/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (L-R) Kathaleen O'Connor and Eric Mabe from Middletown, New York show support for the New York Giants during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.

Top 5 Goofiest NFL Draft Moments

Will anything weird happen at the NFL Draft? Probably. But until then, here are our five favorite goofy NFL Draft moments.

05/07/2014

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Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

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.

02/21/2014

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Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

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.

02/07/2014

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Super Bowl Ref, Blaine-Native Jerry Seeman Dies

Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77. Seeman died Sunday at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported the death of Seeman, who was an NFL game official from 1975 to 1990, including 12 seasons as a lead referee. Seeman moved to the league office in 1991 and served 10 years as the supervisor of officials until his retirement. “Jerry modernized and improved NFL officiating during his 10 seasons leading the department,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement distributed by the league. “He was very proud of being a football official, and he always made the NFL proud through his skill, integrity, and professionalism.”

11/25/2013

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