New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute. But police in Jupiter, Florida, say Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping center massage parlor. Police have not released details about the charges, filed as part of a six-month investigation of spas. Kraft, a 77-year-old billionaire, could face trouble with the National Football League. The NFL says it’s aware of the case and is monitoring.
Does Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson really want out of Seattle and to play instead for the New York Giants? That was the juicy rumor passed along Wednesday morning by FS1 talk show host Colin Cowherd.
It remains unclear if the NFL admitted wrongdoing or how much money Reid, Kaepernick or others may have received. Considering the lost salary both players claimed and legal costs, the settlement could have climbed into the tens of millions of dollars.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said in January he was excited for the Alliance and wants to see it succeed.
You know that Seahawks fans, regardless of their reverence for the man, can’t be pleased with Kam Chancellor’s contract. He hasn’t played since the middle of the 2017 season, won’t likely take the field again, yet he collected $6.8 million last season and nabbed another $5.2 million in guaranteed money for 2019.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. Flacco became expendable with the emergence of rookie Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. The Broncos are moving on from Case Keenum in their long quest to find a worthy successor to Peyton Manning.
Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out and won the Heisman Trophy in his only year as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, declared for the NFL draft last month and picked the NFL over baseball this week. Few athletes have positioned themselves to have such dynamic options. And in this age of youth sports specialization, it may become rarer still.
Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver has asked the Steelers for a trade. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because any trade involving Brown cannot be completed until after the new league starts in March. Brown appeared to make his decision official in a social media post released on Instagram on Tuesday in which wrote it was “time to move on”
The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt’s second NFL season wasn’t him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the floor.
Following their own investigation, the Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him pushing and kicking a woman.
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.
The new Alliance of American Football will kick off this weekend without kickoffs. There will be plenty of other differences between the latest football spring league and the NFL, including a SkyJudge who can instantly correct “obvious and egregious” officiating errors, like the one that marred the NFC Championship Game.
The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do in a short timeframe thanks to their run to the Super Bowl. Head coach Sean McVay must replace quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor. The NFC champions must make several tough decisions about the future of free agents including Ndamukong Suh, Dante Fowler and Lamarcus Joyner.
Zac Taylor convinced the Bengals that he’s ready to be their head coach at a young age with little NFL coaching experience. Now he has to face another question: Can the 35-year-old coach take the Bengals to a place that his predecessors failed to reach? In the last 28 years, the Bengals have managed only seven winning seasons and no playoff victory.
Arthur Smith has worked for several head coaches, including four with the Tennessee Titans. He knows as well as anyone just how much turnover quarterback Marcus Mariota has dealt with in the NFL. Mariota will be working with his fourth offensive coordinator and fifth play-caller in his fifth NFL season. So Tennessee’s offense is staying the same to keep Mariota and his teammates from having to learn new terminology for plays and protections.
Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city as fans clad in team garb packed sidewalks in the mild weather and stood on tiptoe for a glimpse of quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the team. Officials say Tuesday’s parade drew more than 1 million people.
In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went to Patriots receiver Julian Edelman. Where’s the love for the defense?
The Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl ring in 18 seasons on Sunday, extending a brilliant run that started in 2001 with head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as the team’s starting quarterback. To be this good for this long in a league with a salary cap is a remarkable accomplishment, one that certainly warrants the use of the word “dynasty.” It’s also appropriate to call the Belichick/Brady era one of the best sports dynasties of all time, regardless of league
After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility. Taylor’s already been in town enough to know the history.
Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL’s all-time greatest coaching icons.
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