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Police Blotter

7/20/15: Titans WR Justin Hunter is arrested for felonious assault. 7/12/15: Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is arrested for battery with intent to cause injury. 7/4/15: Packers TE Andrew Quarless is arrested for firing his gun twice in public. 7/1/15: Texans DL Brandon Ivory is arrested for first-degree burglary. 6/3/15: Broncos administrative employee John…

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Nick Saban claims he wasn’t making excuses with NFL draft comments

When Alabama coach Nick Saban complained that the NFL distracted his players by telling them which round they were projected to be drafted in just before their college football playoff game against Ohio State, it sounded like an excuse for losing that game. But Saban says that’s not the case. “It wasn’t an excuse at…

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Plaxico Burress blasts Nick Saban as a liar

After Alabama coach Nick Saban complained that some of his players look ahead to the NFL draft instead of focusing on finishing their college careers, one of Saban’s former players lashed out. Plaxico Burress, who played for Saban at Michigan State, says that Saban is a liar who puts his own interests ahead of the…

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No plea deal yet for Plaxico Burress

Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress returned to the headlines this week, thanks to comparisons between his 2008 gun mishap and former (and likely future) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s 2015 fireworks mishap. Burress also returned to court this week, and it turns out that his latest legal entanglement is far from over. In May, TMZ…

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Jason Pierre-Paul has burns, but his fingers remain intact

When the initial reports of Jason Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury came out, there were few details beyond the term “severely injured.” But while he has plenty of doctors visits in his future, it appears he may have escaped the worst of the damage. According to  Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, some of the flesh on…

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Plaxico Burress avoids jail on tax evasion charges

Steve Martin’s “I forgot” defense apparently works. Former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress won’t be going to prison for failing to pay income taxes. Via TMZ, Burress avoided incarceration by simply paying the money he allegedly didn’t pay to the State of New Jersey in 2013. Burress claimed he made a “simple mistake,” not by forgetting…

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Plaxico Burress indicted in New Jersey for failing to pay taxes

Former Steelers, Giants and Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress did time after he shot himself in the leg in 2008 and he’s back in some legal trouble this year. Burress has been indicted in New Jersey on one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer and one count of willful failure to pay…

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Ten years ago Tuesday, the Giants added a key piece for a Super Bowl run

When a team adds a player in free agency, the hope is the player helps the club win a Super Bowl. Judged by that standard, the addition of Plaxico Burress 10 years ago Tuesday worked out quite OK for the Giants. In his first three seasons with the Giants, Burress hauled in 209 passes for…

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Ben Roethlisberger: Justin Bieber wasn’t a distraction

The appearance of Justin Bieber at the Steelers’ bible study on Saturday night before the team faced the Jets created a buzz on social media and led to some easy jokes when the Steelers lost to the Jets the next day. Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw told TMZ that he didn’t think Bieber jinxed the…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots CB Darrelle Revis is reminiscent of Randy Moss in the way he sometimes seems to take it easy in practice. Among the improvements at Ralph Wilson Stadium are more entrance points and wider walkways to reduce the time it takes to get into the stadium. The Dolphins like the potential of G Dallas Thomas.…

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Davis: Bucs drafted Barron specifically because of Graham

We’ve managed to get our mitts on a portion of the testimony generated during the Jimmy Graham franchise-tag grievance hearing. And I’ve managed to actually devote some time to reading the many pages, which turned out to be far more difficult than actually getting a partial transcript. Testifying as an expert in support of Graham’s…

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Dave Gettleman: Watching Kelvin Benjamin reminded me of a young Plaxico Burress

The Panthers made wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin their first-round pick earlier this month and General Manager Dave Gettleman said Wednesday that Benjamin was more appealing to them than some other receiving prospects because of his size. Gettleman also said the team wasn’t turned off by negative reports about Benjamin’s character. Wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl…

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Martavis Bryant could start for Steelers right away

At Clemson, Martavis Bryant spent his 2013 season as the “other” receiver in an offense that featured Sammy Watkins in the No. 1 spot. He could spend 2014 playing a similar role across from Antonio Brown. The Steelers didn’t select Bryant until the fourth round, but the mixture of his talent, size and the state…

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Several receivers have had a big first year with new team

When it comes to veteran receivers changing teams, the ability of the player to make a big impact in his first year with a new team depends on a lot of factors.  From scheme to quarterback to the presence of other weapons, many variables will influence whether the player does better or worse with his…

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Eric Decker pays Jeff Cumberland $25,000 for No. 87 jersey

Eric Decker has worn the No. 87 jersey since his NFL career began when the Broncos selected him with the 87th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Eighty-seven is important to him. So important, in fact, that when Decker signed with the Jets he quickly approached teammate Jeff Cumberland about giving up the No.…

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