• Can Marcus Mariota be trusted in fantasy vs. the Denver Broncos?
    NBC Sports

    Can Marcus Mariota be trusted in fantasy vs. the Denver Broncos?

    Marcus Mariota is a top-four quarterback in fantasy this season but has a terrible matchup against the Denver Broncos defense on Sunday. Should fantasy owners stick with the Titans star QB or go with another alternative?

  • Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and the Patriots' Great Prank War of 2006
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    Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and the Patriots' Great Prank War of 2006

    Matt Cassel (16) learned the hard way: don’t mess with Tom Brady. In 2006, I was with the Providence Journal and in my first year covering the New England Patriots. Turns out, they were the tires off Cassel’s car, and Tom Brady had paid someone to remove the tires, put Cassel’s car on blocks, and move three of the tires (notice I didn’t say four) in front of the Cassel’s locker.

  • NFL player’s house vandalized with ‘Go back to Africa,’ ‘KKK’ and a swastika written on walls
    Washington Post

    NFL player’s house vandalized with ‘Go back to Africa,’ ‘KKK’ and a swastika written on walls

    Nikita Whitlock called for an end to “oppression, violence, racism, hatred” the day after vandals scrawled racist messages on the walls of his Bergen County, N.J., apartment during a break-in. Whitlock, a 25-year-old running back for the New York Giants, found “KKK,” “Go back to Africa,” “f—— n—–” and a swastika were left behind in his basement apartment while he, his wife and two young children were out Tuesday evening. “It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” Whitlock, who lives in Moonachie, told CBS New York. The first thing Whitlock, a second-year player out of Wake Forest, noticed was the swastika, which he has since covered to shield his 6-year-old son.