American Football

In his return to football, Deshaun Watson is trying a new move – regret

After a 19-month absence from football, Deshaun Watson started the NFL preseason on Friday night. Before the game, the Cleveland Browns quarterback did something else that almost seemed like a long time ago: He apologized for the first time after more than two dozen women said he sexually assaulted or molested them during massages. As …

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Other Black Former NFL Players Who Can Pay for Concussions

Dozens of retired black NFL players will now receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay in the league’s billion-dollar concussion settlement, reversing previous rulings over cognitive tests that used racial measures to determine whether players had dementia. The decision, contained in a status report filed by the settlement administrator in court Thursday, comes …

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The Packers’ shareholder meeting is a window into NFL finances.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A certain type of Packers fan needs to step outside Lambeau Field at sunrise, months before the team’s season begins. But Tom Rozum is no ordinary fan: He’s a Packers shareholder who was preparing to attend the team’s annual shareholder meeting last month, a ritual unique to the NFL’s only public …

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Keyshawn Johnson wants NFL to remember his ‘forgotten quarterback’

Keyshawn Johnson’s history lesson began with a question. In 2020, Bob Glauber, a reporter for Newsday, wanted to write a book about Kenny Washington and Woody Strode, whose signings by the Los Angeles Rams in 1946 broke the effective ban on black players in the NFL. Glauber figured he’d ask Johnson, who was an obvious …

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The NFL will appeal Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension

The NFL appealed the six-game suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on Wednesday, according to a league spokesman. The league appealed the fine handed down Monday by a third-party disciplinary officer after hearing allegations that Watson engaged in sexual coercion and lewd behavior toward two dozen women hired for massages. Following the process set …

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The Dolphins lose the pick and the owner is suspended for encroachment

The NFL suspended Miami Dolphins owner Steven M. Ross and stripped of two draft picks after an investigator found the team violated the league’s anti-cheating policy and attempted to cheat quarterback Tom Brady and former head coach Sean Payton in Miami. Meanwhile, the investigator, former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, found no evidence that Ross …

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Deshaun Watson’s suspension will test the NFL’s support for women

Six games off. This is a suspension. He is. That was the decision of retired federal judge Sue L. Robinson on Monday after he discussed the arguments for and against punishing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Robinson, the arbitrator who oversaw Watson’s hearing, decided against the NFL’s recommendation that Watson receive at least a one-year …

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Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary decision is expected on Monday

After the NFL’s 15-month investigation into sexual harassment claims against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, a decision on how or whether Watson will be subject to the league’s personal conduct policy is expected Monday. all. Robinson, a retired federal judge appointed jointly by the NFL and the NFL Players Association to oversee player discipline, notified …

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Daniel Snyder answers questions from Congress about harassment claims

Washington Chiefs owner Daniel Snyder testified Thursday morning before a congressional committee investigating widespread allegations of misconduct by his team, including claims from former employees who directly accused him of misconduct. Snyder made the voluntary deposition via video conference from Israel, where his attorney said he was celebrating the first anniversary of his mother’s death. …

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Deshaun Watson’s accusers are dropping their claims against the Texans

The Houston Texans have reached a settlement with 30 women who accused NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexually harassing them during massage appointments, according to Toni Busby, a spokeswoman for the women’s attorney. One of Watson’s accusers filed a lawsuit last month against the Texans, Watson’s former employer, alleging the organization “turned a blind eye” …

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