• Hernandez family to get copies of suicide notes
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    AFP

    Hernandez family to get copies of suicide notes

    The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut.

  • NFL mock draft 7.0: First-round outlook comes into focus
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    USA Today

    NFL mock draft 7.0: First-round outlook comes into focus

    NFL draft week has finally arrived. Round 1 of the league's annual "player selection meeting" begins Thursday night in Philadelphia. Rounds 2 and 3 follow on Friday, and the event wraps up Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7. But that still leaves us time for one more first-round prognostication, which will be freshened through the week as news dictates. So here's mock draft 7.0 for 2017: 1. Cleveland Browns — Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M: A lot of conjecture in recent weeks, from the Browns' rumored consideration of a quarterback at No. 1 to questions about Garrett's work ethic. We're not buying it. No reason for the league's worst team to pass on this year's best available player, and one who

  • Steelers get big addition, as receiver Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated
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    Shutdown Corner3 hours ago

    Steelers get big addition, as receiver Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated

    Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated by the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest addition this week happened a couple days before the NFL draft kicks off. The Steelers announced receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.