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NFL roundup: Giants' Nicks has surgery on broken foot

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New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had surgery on his broken right foot Friday.

Dr. Robert Anderson performed the operation in Charlotte, N.C., according to the New York Post, which reported that the surgery was successful.

Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice Thursday.

A screw was inserted into Nicks' foot to quicken the healing process. Team doctors said recovery would take about 12 weeks, which would eliminate him from participating in much of training camp.

Nicks' agent, Peter Schaffer, told the Post that more will be known next week about Nicks' return.

--Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is expected to receive about $15 million a year from the corporate naming rights of the team's new stadium.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that naming rights would command more than $400 million in team revenue over the course of the 30-year lease.

The team invested $477 million into the $975 million stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

--Former NFL wide receiver Bobby Sippio was arrested Friday for attempted murder.

Sippio, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, was charged with attempting to murder his girlfriend's brother, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Sippio, 27, and Santana Coats, 30, were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery and kidnapping.

Sippio and Coats punched and kicked 27-year-old Sergio Moore and pointed a gun at him at a rural pasture late Thursday, according to an Osceola (Fla.) County Sheriff's report.

Moore sustained a broken nose and cuts to his hand and face.

--Despite having a difficult time finding a team to profile for its popular summer reality series "Hard Knocks," HBO is expected to pick an NFL club June 1, the New York Post reported.

The program closely follows an NFL team during training camp and preseason in a documentary format. The program started in 2001 but did not film last year due to the lockout.

Several teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, have declined to be featured, according to USA Today.

A source told the Post that with NFL Films President Steve Sabol battling brain cancer, it has been difficult to convince teams to allow such close access.

"Without him going out to the teams twisting arms, it's been hard," the source said. "Nobody would say 'no' to Sabol."

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has said he would be interested, but HBO would likely be more interested in a bigger market team.
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