The Latest: Mortensen, Joe Browne, James Brown honored

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local): --- 6:50 p.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker began the induction ceremony Saturday night for the class of 2016 by noting the winners of several awards. ESPN's Chris Mortensen won the McCann Award from the Pro Football Writers of America for long and distinguished contribution...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen says his cancerous tumor is shrinking

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is on hiatus from the network to undergo treatment for throat cancer, but he still broke the news of Peyton Manning’s retirement early Sunday morning. Mortensen appeared on ESPN’s NFL Insiders Monday afternoon following Manning’s retirement press conference to discuss Manning’s retirement, and he also provided a positive update on his battle with...
Via Awful Announcing
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN (finally) adds clarification to original Deflategate report

It took more than a year, but ESPN is taking responsibility for some of its role in the Deflategate mess. public editor Jim Brady on Wednesday published a story with the headline “On Deflategate, ESPN Air-Balls On Transparency,” a critical self-review of the company’s coverage of the ongoing saga surrounding the New England Patriots and accusations the club knowingly...
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen diagnosed with throat cancer

ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen has been diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer and will take a leave of absence for treatment, the network announced on Friday. Mortensen announced the diagnosis in a statement released through ESPN. “More than a week ago, I was diagnosed with a Stage IV throat cancer,” Mortensen said in the statement. “My focus shifted significantly to gathering...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Titans' Marcus Mariota out for the season with knee injury

Marcus Mariota’s rookie season has come to an end after he suffered an injury in Tennessee Titans’ loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Mariota was taken out of Sunday’s game after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury. At the time, coach Mike Mularkey said he didn’t believe it was a serious injury, but Mariota underwent further testing on Monday. After the...
Via Gamedayr
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The saga of Chris Mortensen vs. the Patriots takes another interesting turn

It just seems that every time we hear something new about the soap opera that is Deflategate, the news just gets worse for the NFL and those who report on it. Last week, ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen went on an Arizona radio station to say New England Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize about the way they called him out on the shoddy reporting over the number...
Via Awful Announcing
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen had awesome quote about bad Patriots reporting in 2008

I’m not usually one to take something a person did or said eight years ago and throw it in his or her face, but this is just too good to pass up. Early Thursday morning, ESPN apologized to the New England Patriots after its employees made multiple references to a report about the Patriots cheating by filming the St. Louis Rams’ walkthrough before the Super Bowl in 2002. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mortensen on false Deflategate report: Still figuring Twitter out

By Steve DelVecchio Less than a week after he bailed out of an interview with WEEI in Boston at the last second, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined “The Dan Le Batard Show” on Monday to address his false report about Deflategate. Back in January, Mortensen reported that 11 of the 12 footballs the New England Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game were found to be two pounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston getting test done on throwing shoulder

By Vincent Frank This probably isn’t a good sign for former Heisman winner and likely top-five pick Jameis Winston. Scheduled to attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, the former Florida State quarterback has delayed making any public appearances because of continued medical tests. There wasn’t a whole lot of information out regarding what these tests...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How long will Dennis Allen last in Oakland?

Fresh off a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, there is talk around the league that Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen might very well be out of a job in the not-so-distant future. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen indicated on air earlier Monday that there has been whispers about Allen’s job and that he knows “a lot of people around the league are talking about it.” ...
Via Sportsnaut
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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