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Le’Veon Bell to cops: “I didn’t know you get could a DUI for being high”

The Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount saga just keeps getting better. The two Pittsburgh Steelers running back were arrested Wednesday for marijuana possession. Neither has yet to be formally charged, although it suspected Bell could also be facing a DUI depending on the results of a blood test. Now, an excerpt of the conversation that took place between the police and Bell has...
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Lions’ Nick Fairley blames demotion on eating habits

(Credit: CBS) Detroit Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley played with the second-string defense last week, and will do so again this week. This isn’t just about getting a message across – Fairley is legitimately not playing well and is out of shape. Fairley is up to 315 pounds from 305, and has reportedly been dragging during practice. Fairley pulled no punches on what the problem...
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Colts GM: Richardson must “answer the bell”

[Credit AP]The clock is ticking on Trent Richardson in Indianapolis. It’s been a little more than two weeks since Richardson promised a new and improved version of himself for the 2014 season, and so far this preseason, the former No. 3 overall pick has done little to quell the fears of Colts fans, or the team’s front office. Now, with two weeks left before the regular season...
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Doug Marrone mad after second straight day of practice brawls

AP Photo We’ve heard and seen some spats come about during training camp this offseason, but Bills head coach Doug Marrone is less than please with his team and their brawling ways.  He said on Wednesday after fights broke out that he didn’t was to see that anymore, but after today, it’s clear his team did not get the message. Another fight broke out during practice Thursday...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker career is likely over

Devonte Holloman will retire from the NFL at just 23 years old (James D. Smith/ AP Photo) According to Around the League writer Kevin Patra, Jason Garrett announced this morning that the Dallas Cowboys will lose a player to a career ending injury. Devonte Holloman will retire from the NFL at just 23 years old. DeVonte Holloman was expected to be a key piece on the Cowboys defense...
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Marshawn Lynch Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Marshawn Lynch isn’t one to willingly step in front of a camera. That is unless it’s for a good cause. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO
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Le’Veon Bell flies to Philadelphia on his own after arrest

(Credit: Pittsburgh Courier) Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were both arrested for marijuana possession yesterday on their way to board the team charter to Philadelphia for their game against the Eagles Thursday. Bell will also likely be charged with DUI. However, Bell has apparently paid his own way to fly to the game, where he will most likely...
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Bill Polian says Josh Gordon doesn’t belong on football field

AP Image Roger Goodell and the NFL have still not decided what they’re going to do with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.  Gordon faces a suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, although Gordon pleades innocence saying the failed drugs test was due to breathing in second-hand marijuana smoke. Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian...
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Erin Andrews wants Jay-Z to perform at Super Bowl

AP Photo/Barry Brecheisen The NFL has started trying to find an artist to perform at Super Bowl XLIX, and if Erin Andrews had it her way, Jay-Z would be up on stage…UH! “Jay Z I think would be a good act to actually watch,” Andrews said in an interview with CELEBUZZ. “I think that would be a really good time actually!” Now that the NFL is asking its performers to pay...
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You gotta sweat it to get it

If you’re looking to buy a Gatorade from Peyton Manning, you better be a sweaty mess.  The ‘Sheriff’ has absolutely not problem refusing the sale if you’re not.  After all, you gotta sweat it to get it.  Check out these hilarious new Gatorade commercials featuring Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.  Go long. Sports-Kings Down and Distance Assistant Site Manager...
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Steelers Bell and Blount busted with marijuana

AP Photos In just a blink of an eye, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves without their top two running backs.  Both Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested today during a traffic stop. Detective Brian Kohlhepp of the Ross Police Department told Pro Football Talk that a motorcycle officer smelled marijuana smoke coming from the car and pulled it over.  Sure enough...
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LeGarrette Blount, Le’Veon Bell arrested for possession of marijuana

LeGarrette Blount and his new teammate Le’Veon Bell were arrested and will be charged with possession of marijuana. According to the Associated Press, Blount and Bell were pulled over around 1:30 p.m. in Bell’s Camaro. Story continued on Pull Up Your Pats.
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Seahawks Keeping Three Quarterbacks

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount reported today that it looks as if Seattle will carry three quarterbacks going into the season with Tarvaris Jackson being named the backup. Pryor’s athleticism and potential seem too good to pass on, and with Jackson only under contract for this year, the team is willing to spend a valuable roster spot to keep him under their tutelage. READ...
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Latest screening shows no evidence of cancer for Jim Kelly

After months of radiation and chemotherapy, former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is reportedly free of cancer again (Credit: Twitter) On March 14, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced that during a follow-up test it was revealed that his jaw cancer had returned. Kelly underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments and inspired the phrase, Kelly Strong. With constant...
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St. Louis Rams waive injured RB Isaiah Pead

Former second round draft pick Isaiah Pead has been waived by the Rams and will head to IR if he is not claimed by another team (Credit: USATSI) After being drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft but the St. Louis Rams, it appears as though running back Isaiah Pead’s career with the Rams may be over. Today, the Rams waived the injured running back who could be heading...
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Ndamukong Suh says Nick Fairley can be better than him

After being demoted from his starting job on Monday, Nick Fairley still has the confidence of his fellow Pro Bowl teammate Ndamukong Suh (Credit: USATSI) After showing up to training camp overweight, the Detroit Lions demoted defensive tackle Nick Fairley from his starting position. Fairley, who showed up to camp at 308 pounds, weighed 315 pounds on Monday when the Lions demoted...
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WATCH: Western Michigan helps fan in wheelchair score TD

Last Thursday, the Western Michigan Broncos helped one of their fans score the most important touchdown of the season. John Mulhearn, who’s father Sean played linebacker for the Broncos in the 1980′s, is bound to a wheelchair. Hoping to help him score his first touchdown, the Broncos’ offense and defense took to the field to help him. Quarterback Zach Terrell handed the ball...
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Bobby Bowden’s Reddit AMA was absolutely hilarious

Former National Champion head coach Bobby Bowden took to Reddit to participate in an ask me anything thread (Credit: Rico Clements/UPI) From time to time, celebrities, politicians and athletes take to Reddit to participate in one of their famous ask me anything (AMA) threads. Yesterday, former Florida State, West Virginia and Samford head coach Bobby Bowden participating in a Reddit...
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Is Bruce Carters starting job in jeopardy

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Bruce Carter is now in a serious battle to keep his position with the starting linebackers. At the beginning of training camp Carter looked to be the only linebacker who was not in danger of losing his starting spot. When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Carter, it was hoped that they got a sure fire starter who would take his place next to Sean...
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WATCH: Connor Shaw throws Hail Mary TD as time expires

Monday night’s preseason game between the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns was quite exciting for a meaningless game. While Johnny Manziel only made headlines for flipping the bird to the ‘Skins’ bench, a guy no one seems to be talking about played the best at quarterback for Cleveland. Connor Shaw was the most consistent out of Manziel, himself, and Brian Hoyer ...
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Gronkowski participates in 11-on-11 drills

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WATCH: Panthers backup punter Jordan Gay booms one eight yards

The NFL preseason is for coaches to evaluate talent, trim the roster, and work the kinks out on offense, defense, and special teams. Some say it’s too long or unnecessary, but there is no other way to evaluate players who are on the roster bubble in game situations. That being said, mistakes are aplenty throughout the four weeks of preseason, and as usual, kickers are the butt...
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Fan dies during first game at 49ers new stadium

According to the San Francisco 49ers, a fan died during yesterday’s preseason game after suffering a heart attack during the 3rd quarter (Credit: AP Photo) On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers held their first game at the new Levi’s Stadium. The preseason game against the Denver Broncos ended in a 34-0 loss for the 49ers. During the third quarter of the game, a fan in attendance...
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Arizona State unveils sick new copper themed alternative jerseys

Today, Arizona State University announced new alternative copper jerseys for the 2014 season. According to the university, the copper jerseys were created to celebrate the state’s long history of being the top-copper producing state in America. The jerseys, which features copper and anthracite was created by Nike and will be a jersey option throughout the 2014 season. The helmet...
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Former Giants David Wilson to pursue an Olympics career

Former NY Giants running back David Wilson says he wants to try his hand at making the 2016 Rio Triple Jump Olympics team (Credit: Newsday – David Pokress) Earlier this month, following another injury to his neck, former New York Giants running back David Wilson was advised to never play another down of football. Heeding this advice, Wilson promptly retired from the NFL. During...
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