Results matching “ray rice”

Reports: Former Ravens fullback Lorenzo Taliaferro dies at 28

Former Baltimore Ravens fullback Lorenzo Taliaferro died Wednesday night at the age of 28, according to John Harvey III of the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Via Bruce Cunningham of WBFF-TV, the York County (Va.) police confirmed the passing of Taliaferro with a family member saying he had a heart attack. Taliaferro was a fourth-round pick of [more]

14 first-year eligible players among modern-era nominees for Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 130 modern-era nominees for the Class of 2021. Fourteen first-year eligible players are among the group. Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Jared Allen, Justin Tuck, Charles Tillman and Charles Woodson headline the newcomers to the list. The nominees consist of 65 offensive players, 49 defensive players and 16 [more]

J.K. Dobbins wearing No. 27 for Ravens to honor his father

When Ray Rice entered the NFL, it was as the 55th overall pick in the draft by the Ravens. Rice went on to wear No. 27 in Baltimore and the running back drafted by Baltimore with the 55th overall pick will be wearing the same number. J.K. Dobbins isn’t doing it because of the success [more]

MLB Commissioner under siege over handling of Astros scandal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has become, at times, the highest-paid pin cushion in sports, providing face and voice to unpopular decisions made by the billionaires behind the curtain. Sometimes, most notably in connection with the Ray Rice scandal in 2014, the criticism morphs into a full-blown siege. Currently, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred currently can relate. [more]

Kareem Hunt told police officer he’d fail drug test in last week’s traffic stop

Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for speeding after being pulled over by police in Rocky River, Ohio last week, but he avoided a citation for marijuana possession. Hunt also avoided any trouble related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but it appears things could have gone that way. TMZ obtained [more]

Troy Polamalu, Patrick Willis among first-time Hall of Fame nominees

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced plans for an expanded class of inductees in 2020 by approving a proposal to put together a group of 15 candidates for selection in addition to the annual group of modern era nominees. That new group will be made up of 10 seniors candidates, three contributors and two [more]

Bills cut Christian Wade, get down to 53 players

The headline move of the Bills’ cut to 53 players was the release of running back LeSean McCoy, but they made several other moves over the course of the day. One of them involved one of the feel-good stories of the preseason. Running back Christian Wade joined the Bills after giving up rugby for a [more]

PFT’s 2019 AFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as AFC teams make them this weekend, as they have to get to their 53-man roster limit by Saturday at 4 p.m. Check back throughout the weekend, as we’ll update throughout.] Buffalo Traded center Russell Bodine to the Patriots for a 2020 sixth-round pick. Released running back LeSean [more]

Ray Lewis becomes latest NFL connection to Dancing with the Stars

A long-running dancing show with a history of participation by current and former NFL players will have another one. Hall if Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will participate as a contestant in the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Lewis joins the likes of Jerry Rice, Hines Ward, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Keyshawn Johnson, Doug [more]

NFL won’t revisit LeSean McCoy bar fight

Three years ago, prosecutors decided not to charge Bills running back LeSean McCoy in connection with a bar fight involving an off-duty police officer. The NFL determined in the aftermath of that decision not to take action against McCoy. Now, in the aftermath of McCoy paying $55,000 to Ronald Butler for injuries the off-duty police [more]

NFL gradually has softened its hard-line approach to player discipline

A wise man has said, “Once is an accident, twice is a trend. Four, five, or six times is a clear indication of a strategic shift in overall policy.” (I may have added the last part.) It has become more and more clear and obvious over the past year or so that the NFL, reeling [more]

Tyrone Crawford enters diversion program to resolve arrest for bar incident

Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford has resolved criminal charges arising from an incident that occurred in March. He’ll now await punishment from 345 Park Avenue. Via ESPN, Crawford has agreed to enter a diversion program as the settlement of the allegations made against him in connection with a bar fight in Panama City, Florida. Crawford [more]

Ignore predictions regarding a potential Tyreek Hill suspension

Two days ago at this time, Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was meeting for the first time with the NFL regarding multiple potential violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. Now, multiple reports and/or predictions are indicating that Hill will be suspended four games, at most. That’s a risky proposition. Unless a reporter’s source is Commissioner Roger [more]

NFL has no comment on Tyreek Hill situation

Coincidentally or not, a Kansas prosecutor announced one day before the first day of the NFL draft that: (1) he believes a crime was committed against the three-year-old son of Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill; and (2) the prosecutor believes that the evidence does not conclusively reveal who committed the crime. And so the case is [more]

Aggravating factors raise the stakes for Tyreek Hill, dramatically

The news that Tyreek Hill faces allegations of battery against his child is both shocking and concerning, especially if the child ended up with a broken arm caused by Hill. The circumstances could result in a very significant punishment for the player, in addition to whatever sanctions the criminal justice system may impose. In 2014, [more]