Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the first three games of the season, which is bad enough for the Bengals. Burfict was suspended by the NFL for games against the Jets, Steelers and Broncos for his history of illegal hits. The final straw was hitting Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown in the head during the playoffs.
ESPN’s Michelle Steele is on the scene at New England Patriots training camp, where the team begins to hone its craft of cheating and slicing into rules to gain advantages over law-abiding franchises. The @Patriots fans are ready. Is it possible Roger Goodell had Harambe assassinated, perhaps as an intimidation tactic to keep the Cincinnati Bengals from complaining about the Pittsburgh Steelers too much?