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Aaron Hernandez had CTE and that's a huge problem for NFL

Only 27 when he committed suicide, researchers found advanced brain disease in former tight end.

        

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Ezekiel Elliott said he wasn't himself in Sunday's game vs. Broncos

The Dallas Cowboys running back was heavily criticized for his lack of effort in the loss to the Denver Broncos last week

        

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Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE, examiners conclude

Researchers at Boston University found Hernandez, whose April death was ruled a suicide, had Stage 3 CTE, with Stage 4 being the most severe.

        

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Ricky Williams arrested in Texas for outstanding traffic warrants

Former NFL running back and Heisman winner Ricky Williams arrested for warrants issued for speeding and failure to maintain insurance.

        

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Keyshawn Johnson accused of impregnating another woman while married

Keyshawn Johnson is reportedly facing a paternity test from a woman who claims he is the father of her 4-month-old child, and that woman is not the former NFL star’s wife.According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a 35-year-old woman is seeking $4,346 a month in child support after she says she became pregnant with Johnson’s son back in 2016. The woman has asked a judge to order a paternity test for Johnson.Complicating matters even further, Johnson is still legally married to...

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Packers linebacker Nick Perry to undergo hand surgery

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry will undergo surgery for hand injury, coach Mike McCarthy said.

        

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How Titans plan to stop Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in Week 3 NFL game

The Seahawks have allowed six sacks this season and Russell Wilson has had 10 passes defended, which both rank among the worst marks in the NFL.

        

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USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks

Our NFL experts offer their weekly prognostications, including Sunday night's showdown between the Raiders and Redskins.

        

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Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

There are a lot of reasons to be down on the NFL and plenty of people to tell you about them. That’s all and well good; the pessimism and outrage are well-earned. But if you plan on continuing to watch the sport, presumably that means you would like for it to improve or at least strive for better things. Even this season, when such a pall hangs over the league, there are positives to note. The newly relaxed rule regarding group celebrations has brought a bright spot to what has otherwise...

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NFL players ask league to support making November activism awareness month

Several current and former NFL players are looking for ways to call attention to issues of racial and social inequality, and they are asking the league to help them accomplish their goals. According to a 10-page memo obtained by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, a group of players asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in August to invest financial resources and time in their movement. One of the most prominent things the players are...

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Report: In memo to Roger Goodell, NFL players request support in activism effort

Four current and former NFL players sent memo to the league requesting support of social change efforts, as well as an activism awareness month.

        

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NFL players wrote Roger Goodell seeking support for political activism

Colin Kaepernick opened up a dialogue across the country — and especially throughout the NFL — when he first protested the national anthem to draw attention to societal issues. Though he is not on a roster, other players in the league are continuing his efforts and actively working with the league on the matter.Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported Wednesday night that a group of players are involved in a dialogue with Commissioner Roger Goodell about the matter of social activism....

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Only question about job status of Chiefs' Alex Smith is where he'll be playing in 2018

Veteran quarterback's stellar play is keeping Patrick Mahomes buried on bench, but probably only for this season.

        

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Andy Reid pushes back when asked about Travis Kelce's penalties for Chiefs

The coach said he has "taken care of" the issue after Kelce was penalized twice for his post-play conduct.

        

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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick among those who donated to J.J. Watt fund

J.J. Watt closed down his fund for Hurricane Harvey relief so he could focus on distribution, but he got some big name donors along the way.

        

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Vikings QB Sam Bradford hopeful on injury, but waiting to test knee

Bradford hopes to be in action on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

        

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NFL MVP tracker: Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith remains in lead

But Kansas City quarterback has new challenger from an AFC West foe.

        

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Jets' acting owner Christopher Johnson: 'We are definitely not tanking'

Acting owner Christopher Johnson provided a strong and direct response Wednesday to all the tanking talk.

        

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NFL assessing Mexico City stadium, facilities in aftermath of powerful earthquake

League investigating situation after Tuesday's earthquake given Patriots, Raiders scheduled to play in Mexico in November.

        

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NFL investigating on-field official over domestic violence allegations

Line judge Carl Johnson, a former vice president of officiating, is under NFL investigation over allegations of domestic violence.

        

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