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  • Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

    Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40…

    The Associated Press
  • Mad Dash: J.J. Watt's bruised thigh will blow your mind

    We always hear that NFL players play through pain, but aside from the occasional bloody nose there aren't often effective visuals of the physical trauma they suffer on the field. That is until J.J. Watt took to Twitter to show the American public the gargantuan bruise that he sustained in the first…

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  • Ex-NFL star Sharper set to change plea in federal rape case

    (Reuters) - Disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape and attempted rape charges in three states, is set to change his not guilty plea in a federal rape case in New Orleans next week, court records show. Sharper, 39, has pleaded guilty or no contest to…

  • Jets' Richardson fires back at critics of him skipping OTAs

    Family comes first for Sheldon Richardson - especially over voluntary football practices. The New York Jets defensive lineman was irritated by fans critical of him skipping organized team activities earlier this week, telling them they need to relax and focus on themselves instead. ''I have a life…

    The Associated Press
  • Scandrick signs 1-year extension with Cowboys through 2019

    Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick, who showed up last week to talk to team executives and has been…

    The Associated Press
  • AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

    Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The union asked Goodell to remove himself from that role because it said he lacked impartiality and that Goodell would be called as a witness. NFL lawyers, however, have…

    The Associated Press
  • Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers

    Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

    Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as ''sexual in nature.'' Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against Smith…

    The Associated Press
  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

    Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. ''It's amazing how time flies,'' Bush said after a practice in which he was easy to spot given his bright orange shoes. Bush said joining the 49ers…

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  • New Jersey judge dismisses Ray Rice's domestic violence charges

    Rice avoided jail time after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program.

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  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players' union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several…

    The Associated Press
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    NFL players serving suspensions in 2015 (11 photos)

    The upcoming NFL season is more than three months away and there are already a number of big names ruled out because of league punishments. Here's a look at a few players who will sit out their teams' season openers and beyond.

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  • Raiders sign linebacker Neiron Ball

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick Neiron Ball.

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  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association's request that commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself as the arbitrator in Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate. The NFLPA made the request on Tuesday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that it was…

  • Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers signed third-round pick Ty Montgomery on Thursday.

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  • Mad Dash: Two Dozen Nebraska baseball players get stuck on elevator

    The University of Nebraska gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "squeeze play" on Wednesday. While in Minneapolis for the Big 10 baseball tournament, 24 members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers were trapped in an elevator together. Senior catcher Tanner Lubach captured the scene on his phone, and the…

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  • Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case on May 29 in New Orleans.

    The Associated Press