• NFL player who negotiated his own contract without an agent had it completely backfire
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    NFL player who negotiated his own contract without an agent had it completely backfire

    Last offseason, NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung decided to enter free agency without an agent to avoid paying a fee on his contract. Okung signed a five-year deal worth about $10.6 million per year with the Denver Broncos. After that, the Broncos had the decision to pick up the remaining four years of his contract which had about $20.5 million guaranteed.

  • Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6
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    Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6

    At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party. Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on March 6 in Miami-Dade County. The case brought by Ricquan James and Niya Pickett claims that the Pounceys  and their security team beat the plaintiffs and subjected them to homophobic slurs. Among other things, the lawsuit specifically contends that Steelers center Maurice Pouncey (pictured) punched James in the face and said that James “was ruining his party by acting gay.” At the 2013 edition of their

  • Dolphins awarded best possible compensatory draft pick. Here’s their impressive haul
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    Dolphins awarded best possible compensatory draft pick. Here’s their impressive haul

    The Dolphins’ 2016 free agent strategy has paid off. Instead of matching lucrative offers for Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller and Rishard Matthews, Mike Tannenbaum allowed them to walk. Tannebaum’s gamble: that the league would award them a treasure trove of compensatory picks in 2017. Well, it’s 2017, and the NFL didn’t disappoint. The Dolphins were granted three comp picks for this April’s draft — one in the third round, and two in the fifth. But there’s more good news. The third-rounder was the best comp pick the league gives out: 97th overall. That was presumably for Vernon, who had an excellent first season for the Giants after signing a five-year, $85 million deal with New York. The Dolphins