Dolphins lose 2023 first-round draft pick, fines owner Stephen Ross $1.5 m over tampering with Sean Payton and Tom Brady

From ESPN: The NFL has stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks, including their 2023 first-round selection, and suspended owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million after an investigation into alleged violations of league policies related to the integrity of the game. In addition to the first-round pick, the Dolphins also will forfeit their 2024 third-round selection. Ross, meanwhile, is suspended through Oct. 17, during which time he isn’t permitted to be at the Dolphins’ facility or represent the team at any team event. He also can’t attend any league…

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Baker Mayfield to be traded to Carolina Panthers

From Charles Robinson of Yahoo!Sports Baker Mayfield will soon no longer be a Cleveland Brown. Mayfield is being traded to the Carolina Panthers for a fifth-round draft pick that can improve with play markers, league sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. The Panthers later confirmed the trade on Twitter. This ends a contentious rift between Mayfield and the Browns following their pursuit of Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason. Mayfield now becomes Carolina’s presumed replacement for Sam Darnold. The move officially solidifies Cleveland’s quarterback depth chart with Watson and backup…

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USFL: Birmingham beats New Orleans 31-17 to advance to title game

For the first time this season the Birmingham Stallions left the friendly confines of the Magic City as they headed to Canton, Ohio to take on the New Orleans Breakers in the second of two USFL postseason playoff matchup. It turned out to be a productive business trip for the Stallions as they defeated the Breakers 31-17. Your browser does not support iframes. After a missed 52-yard field goal attempt by the Stallions, the Breakers would capitalize by going on a 9-play, 58 yard drive that ended with a one-yard…

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Former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber passes away at age 38

Sad news out of Frisco, Texas. From Fox Sports: Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment by police in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported and the team later confirmed in a statement. He was 38. “Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time,” a Frisco police spokesperson told the Star-Telegram, noting the cause of Barber’s death is unknown. Barber played seven seasons in the NFL (2005-11), including his first six with the Cowboys. He earned…

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Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins killed in car accident

From Fox Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed in an auto accident Saturday in Florida. He was 24. Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, told ESPN about the quarterback’s death, and the Steelers released a statement extending their condolences. “I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a…

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The media wants you forget about Chad Wheeler

Do you remember Chad Wheeler? It seems that the sports and mainstream media do not want you to as they have had very little to say about him. Allow me to refresh your memory: Chad Wheeler is a former reserve lineman for the Seattle Seahawks who nearly beat his girlfriend to death in late January. You probably did not hear about it but Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault, a felony; domestic violence unlawful imprisonment, a felony; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. You also may not have heard…

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Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

From Joseph Zucker of B/R: Urban Meyer is returning to the coaching ranks, but it won’t be at the college level.  On Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced they hired Meyer. It will be the 56-year-old’s first time as an NFL head coach: Meyer most recently coached at Ohio State, compiling an 83-9 record in seven years at the school. The Buckeyes were national champions in 2014 and claimed the Big Ten title on three occasions under his watch. Meyer announced ahead of the 2019 Rose Bowl he was stepping down, with Ryan…

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Texas State football player shot and killed, two charged with murder

The young life of sophomore Texas State football player Khambrali Winters was tragically and needlessly cut short last week. According to KXAN out of San Marcos, TX two individuals Enalisa Briana Blackman, 20, and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, also aged 20, along with Winters were planning to purchase marijuana at the Lodge Ridge Apartments in San Marcos. According to police, Winters was shot in the chest during the deal and died at the scene. Officers responding to the scene discovered Winters’ boys and attempted to save his life, but unfortunately their…

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Patriots v Chiefs postponed amid positive COVID-19 tests

from nfl.com’s Michael Baca: Sunday’s Week 4 game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs has been postponed in wake of multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the league announced Saturday. “The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams,” the league announced in a statement. “In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments.…

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Redskins to retire name and logo

From John Keim of ESPN : The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they will be retiring their nickname and logo after completing a thorough review that began on July 3. “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review,” the team said in a statement. “Dan Snyder and Coach [Ron] Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100…

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