One day, the various adventures of Mauricio Ortega will become the greatest sports documentary ever. When Brady’s jersey was recovered, so too was a helmet that apparently was worn by Denver Von Miller in Super Bowl 50 and Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey. On Tuesday evening the Associated Press published a long story on Ortega, and unveiled perhaps the most jaw-dropping snippet of this insane ordeal: Ortega, at this year’s Super Bowl, asked a surprised Kurt Warner to sign his own game-worn Super Bowl jersey.
The Baltimore Ravens had a real tough decision to make with its starting tight end Dennis Pitta. The two sides eventually agreed on a restructured contract that would lower Pitta's cap figure for 2017 and keep him on the team for now. This could also mean the end for tight end Ben Watson, but as it stands, he is still on the roster as well.
This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. It's one of many changes in the works this spring across Oregon prompted by the nation's long-running uproar over Native American sports mascots. School districts in the state with tribal mascots must do away with them by July 1 or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds.