MIAMI (AP) A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident. Pierre-Paul attorney John Lukacs said Judge Marcia Cooke issued her ruling Thursday after a hearing on ESPN's motion to dismiss. The case is set for an August 2017 trial. Pierre-Paul was hospitalized in Miami after the Fourth of July accident, which caused serious injury to his right hand. The lawsuit claims ESPN and a network reporter violated his privacy and Florida medical confidentiality laws by posting the records on social media. The network argued that the records merely bolstered a news
Tom Coughlin’s resignation from the New York Giants was an awkward affair. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the out-of-work Coughlin joins two other prominent newcomers to the influential committee. Along with John Elway and Bruce Arians, former NYG HC Tom Coughlin also has been added to NFL's competition committee, per source.
The New England Patriots already have cut ties with four veterans this preseason. After the events of Friday night, it would not be surprising if Terrance Knighton soon became the fifth. Knighton, a 30-year-old defensive tackle, did not play a single snap in the Patriots’ third game of the preseason — an ominous sign for a player who already had been pushed toward the fringes of the 53-man roster. Instead, head coach Bill Belchick filled his interior D-line the likes of Malcom Brown, Markus Kuhn, Anthony Johnson, Woodrow Hamilton and surprise starter Vincent Valentine during New England’s 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. “We played the younger guys (Friday night),” Belichick told reporters