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Majority Of Americans Disagree With Trump On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

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Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.

N.F.L. Won’t Force Players To Stand For National Anthem

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Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

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A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Pence Leaves Colts Game Over Anthem Protest In Obviously Pre-Planned Stunt

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Vice-President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early in what was obviously a cynical pre-planned publicity stunt.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Position On N.F.L. Protests

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Most Americans don’t support President Trump’s statements about the protests by N.F.L. players, but it’s just another example of him using hateful rhetoric to pander to his base.

President Trump Attacks American Citizens For Exercising Their First Amendment Rights

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In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.

Aaron Hernandez Suffered From ‘Severe’ Case Of C.T.E. At Time Of Death, Report Says

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Former N.F.L. player, and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez suffered from a severe case of C.T.E. at the time of his death according to a post-mortem brain study.

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

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Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.

Amazon To Stream Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

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Another step toward making it easier to cut the cord.

Tom Brady Abandons ‘Deflategate’ Appeals, Will Serve Suspension Beginning In September

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New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has abandoned his option to appeal the ‘Deflategate’ ruling to the Supreme Court and will serve his four game suspension beginning in September.

Tom Brady, N.F.L.P.A. Lose Petition For Full Second Circuit Review

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Tom Brady and the N.F.L. Player’s Association suffered another legal setback in their appeal of the ‘Deflategate’ suspension.

Bubba Smith Is Latest Former N.F.L. Player Diagnosed To Have Had C.T.E.

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Bubba Smith, the former N.F.L. star who went on to have a successful career as an actor, is the latest former pro football player to be diagnosed as having a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions: Bubba Smith, the All-Pro defensive end in the N.F.L. who went on to a second career as a […]

Twitter To Live Stream All Ten Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

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All of next season’s Thursday Night N.F.L. games will be streamed live for free via Twitter.

Doctors: N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Suffered From C.T.E. Due To Concussions

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Another late football great has been diagnosed with a brain disease directly connected to the game they played.

Frank Gifford, C.T.E., And The N.F.L.’s Continuing Concussion Problem

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The news that the late football legend Frank Gifford suffered from the same chronic brain disease that has been diagnosed in many N.F.L. players in recent years, and the upcoming release of a new film on the issue, seems certain to increase pressure to protect players at all levels of football.

Federal Judge Overturns Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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A massive defeat in Court for the National Football League.

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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Not surprisingly, Tom Brady’s appeal of his Deflategate suspension was not successful.

Federal Judge Upholds Revocation Of Redskins Trademarks

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A Federal Judge has uphold a Patent Office ruling revoking the Redskins Trademarks on the ground that they are “disparaging” toward Native Americans.

Patriots Will Not Appeal N.F.L.’s DeflateGate Sanctions

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In a move that surprised many, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced this afternoon that the team would not appeal the sanctions imposed against it over the scandal that has come to be known as “DeflateGate”: Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been confrontational while warring with theN.F.L. […]

Tom Brady Appeals Suspension, Roger Goodell Says He’ll Hear The Appeal

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As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady formally appealed the four game suspension imposed by the National Football League over the so-called “DeflateGate” scandal, and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would personally hear the appeal rather than handing it off to an outside arbitrator: Tom Brady formally appealed his four-game suspension on Thursday […]

Tom Brady Suspended Four Games, Patriots Fined, In DeflateGate Scandal

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It didn’t take the N.F.L. long to lower the hammer on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Pentagon Paid N.F.L. For Tributes To Troops

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The tributes to the troops you see during N.F.L. games were most likely bought and paid for with your tax dollars.

N.F.L. Reports That Patriots Personnel Probably Intentionally Deflated Balls

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A report prepared for the N.F.L. regarding the so-called ‘DeflateGate’ scandal doesn’t have very good news for the Patriots or their star quarterback.

N.F.L. To Give Up Its Tax Exempt Status

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The N.F.L.’s league office is giving up its tax exempt status, but that means far less than the headline implies.

N.F.L. Reinstates Adrian Peterson

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With five months to go before the start of the NFL season, Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated after sitting out most of last year due to charges of child abuse, but it’s unclear where he’ll actually be playing in September: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday, […]

Super Bowl Sets Another Television Viewership Record

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Once again, the Super Bowl broke viewership records to become the most watched television broadcast in history: Super Bowl XLIX surged to break multiple records on Sunday night, raking in 114.4 million viewers to become the most-watched telecast in U.S. history. Overnight ratings, based on metered markets, however, suggest that a new record was set […]

The New England Patriots And The Case Of The Deflated Balls

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A new Patriots cheating scandal, or much ado about nothing?

F.C.C. Rejects Petition To Declare ‘Redskins’ An Obscene Word

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Not surprisingly, the F.C.C. has rejected a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.

Arbitrator Upholds Adrian Peterson Suspension

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Unlike Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson has lost his bid to have his suspension overturned.

Ray Rice Wins Appeal Of Indefinite N.F.L. Suspension, Now Immediately Eligible To Play

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In a slap to the face of the N.F.L. and Commissioner Roger Goodell, an arbitrator has overturned the indefinite suspension that was imposed on former Ravens Running Back Ray Rice back in September.

NFL Players Association Wants Adrian Peterson Reinstated Immediately

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Just days after entering a plea to reduced offenses related to the felony child abuse charges that were made against him earlier this season, charges which led to his indefinite suspension from the NFL, the NFL Player’s union says that Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson should be reinstated immediately: The NFL Players Association sent […]

British Government Backs N.F.L. Franchise In London, But It Doesn’t Make Sense

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The N.F.L. and the British Government are both behind the idea of a franchise in London, but the idea doesn’t really make sense for the league, or the game.

Ray Rice Could Be Back In The N.F.L. Before The Season Is Over

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CBS Sports reports that it is possible that Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens Running Back who was released by the team and indefinitely suspended by the N.F.L. after additional details of the February incident where he severely beat his now wife in an elevator, could be back in uniform before the end of the […]

Common Sense On The N.F.L.’s Tax Exempt Status

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The idea that the N.F.L. “doesn’t pay taxes” is largely false.

Despite Abuse Scandals, The NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

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A new poll indicates that NFL fans plan to keep watching despite the recent domestic abuse scandals.

Fifty Senators Call On N.F.L. To Change Redskins Name

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Once again, Washington politicians are pontificating about the Washington Redskins.

Aaron Hernandez Indicted For Two More Murders

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Former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez, who is already facing charges of murder in the death of his friend Odin Lloyd, has been charged in two non-related murders that occurred two years earlier: BOSTON — The former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was in custody on one murder charge, has […]

Three NFL Cities May Be Impacted By NFL Blackout Rule This Weekend

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One of the dumbest rules in sports may mean that people in three cities can’t see their teams play this weekend.

FCC To Look At Repealing Sports Broadcast Rules

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The FCC is looking at re-examination of its sports broadcast rules. The NFL and other sports leagues should do the same thing.

The N.F.L. Referees Lockout May Be Close To Ending

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The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that the N.F.L. and the union representing officials appear to be close to a deal: The N.F.L. and the referees’ union were closing in on an agreement to end the lockout, which has turned the first three weeks of the season into a controversy-filled mess, according to a […]