There were some cut-and-dried comments from Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson on Friday morning when the topic of receiver Josh Gordon came up. On Thursday, just days before his four-game suspension from the NFL was set to end and he could return to game play for the first time in almost two years as he’s been forced to the sidelines for repeated violations of the substance-abuse policy, the Browns and Gordon announced that Gordon was entering an in-patient rehab facility.
Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Things are always wonderful in the first days of a new a coach. He's either bringing in much needed discipline, or showing his players his friendly side -- whatever it is that his predecessor supposedly wasn't. Everyone is excited. Everyone is enthusiastic. Everyone has a new energy. Everything is always great at first. Until it isn't. And that almost always happens as soon as the losing starts. That's why this, right here and right now, is the first big test of new Giants coach Ben McAdoo. It's not a referendum on his ability, nor is it judgement on the Giants' decision to hire him. It also won't foreshadow his eventual
The Supreme Court is taking up a First Amendment clash over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices agreed Thursday to hear a dispute involving an Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but they did not act on a separate request to hear the higher-profile Redskins case at the same time. Still, a high court ruling in favor of the Slants could bolster the football team's legal fight. Both groups argue that it is unconstitutional for the government to reject trademark rights for offensive speech. The trademark dispute is one of eight new cases the Supreme Court added to