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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Tennessee State v Eastern Illinois: preview and prediction

It’s homecoming at Eastern Illinois and this year the Panthers will play host to the Tigers of Tennessee State University. Its been a tough year in Charleston, as Eastern Illinois currently sits at 1-6, and they are coming off a 28-17 loss against no.17 UT Martin in which they had the lead going into the fourth quarter. Tennessee State is looking to extend their winning streak to three coming off victories against Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech. For the 1-6 Panthers at this point in the season, there have been…

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Tennessee State v SEMO Preview

The Tennessee State University Tigers embark on Ohio Valley Conference this Saturday when they head to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to take on Southeast Missouri State. The Tigers will face a Redhawks team that is fresh off a 59-28 shellacking from Missouri. This latest beatdown was actually a better showing from SEMO against their in-state SEC foe, for over the last four meetings with Missouri SEMO averaged 1.5 ppg. The Red Hawks have not faved much better in their two previous contests this season, losing 47-21 to Southern Illinois in their…

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Southwestern Athletic Conference announces scenarios to determine football championship hosting

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced hosting scenarios for the upcoming Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar. If Arkansas-Pine Bluff wins its final regular season game versus Texas Southern, and Alabama A&M loses its final regular season game versus Mississippi Valley State, UAPB will host the championship game. If Alabama A&M wins its final regular season game versus Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff loses its final regular season game versus Texas Southern, AAMU will host the championship game. If…

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Deshaun Watson wins court battle to reveal names of accusers

From Charles Robinson of yahoo sports  HOUSTON — In a decision that is expected to impact nearly all 22 of the civil lawsuit cases against Deshaun Watson, a judge ruled that the Houston Texans quarterback has the legal right to know the name of one of the Jane Doe plaintiffs who is accusing him of sexual assault. U.S. District Court Judge Dedra Davis ruled in favor of Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin during an emergency hearing Friday requesting that a Jane Doe plaintiff must re-file her civil suit against the quarterback…

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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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