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NFL LONDON (AP) The NFL placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo struggled to answer questions about how the New York Giants might discipline the kicker for abusing his wife. In a letter to the 14-year veteran, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch said Brown was being placed on the league's ''exempt list'' while the league investigates whether...
Via Associated Press
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL puts Giants' Brown on exempt list pending abuse probe

LONDON (AP) The NFL has placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo failed to clarify whether the New York Giants would suspend or cut the kicker over new revelations over his abuse of his wife. In a letter to the 14-year veteran Friday, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch said Brown was being placed on the league's ''exempt list'' while the...
Via Associated Press
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: NFL could suspend 4 players over PED probe

The NFL has said the four linebackers being investigated for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs will be suspended, if they don't agree to be interviewed by the league in the next 10 days. NFL senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs Adolpho Birch sent a letter Monday to the NFL Players Association detailing the plan to suspend James Harrison of the Pittsburgh...
Via Associated Press
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: LeSean McCoy, PED Investigation, & Cowboys

LeSean McCoy LeSean McCoy‘s attorney, Dennis Cogan, said that he does not expect Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to bring charges against his client regarding a nightclub incident that took place back in February. “We have not received any official word from the AG’s office about this,” Cogan said, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “However, the standard...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL to interview players named in Al-Jazeera America report

Last December, a number of professional athletes were named in an Al-Jazeera American report that alleged the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Of those athletes named were a number of NFL players, and the league will now look further into the allegations. NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport reported that a memo written by NFL senior vice president of labor policy and government...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Romo’s lawsuit against the NFL heads to court next week

Tony Romo’s lawsuit against the NFL relating to the closure of a fantasy football conference will go to court next Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. Per PFT, Romo alleges the league improperly shut down the National Fantasy Football Convention, “over concerns that the event was being held on property owned by a casino.” Per a source with knowledge of the situation...
Via The Comeback
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL VP Adolpho Birch: Ray Rice Suspension ‘Sent A Message’ (Video)

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have caught some serious heat for suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games after he allegedly knocked his wife unconscious during an incident at an Atlantic City casino in February. On Monday morning, NFL senior vice president of labor police Adolpho Birch attempted to defend the league’s decision. ” … In terms...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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