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Judge rules there is sufficient evidence for Kellen Winslow II to stand trial

A preliminary hearing regarding rape and kidnapping charges against former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II wrapped up in San Diego Thursday with a judge ruling there is sufficient evidence for the case to move forward to trial. USA Today reports Judge Harry M. Elias threw out two burglary charges, but ruled that Winslow will [more]

Brandon Browner charged with attempted murder after July 8 arrest

The La Verne Police Department announced on Tuesday that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed four charges, including attempted murder, against former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner after he was arrested on July 8. Browner is accused of breaking into entering the home of a woman that he previously had a relationship with, [more]

Is Gronkowski still available in trade?

The easy answer is yes, because almost every player in the NFL is available in trade at any time, if the price is right. The real question, then, isn’t whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is available in trade, but whether the Patriots are still motivated to explore moving him. According to a new report, [more]

Tyler Gaffney returns to baseball after four years chasing NFL dream

Baseball always was Tyler Gaffney’s first love, and after four seasons spent chasing a football dream, the former running back has returned to the diamond. “I was all-in for football, [but] over the years, I missed baseball,” Gaffney said, via James Crabtree-Hannigan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I had a couple of injuries, and they all [more]

Report: Arrest warrant issued for Jabar Gaffney vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car

In June, former NFL cornerback Lito Sheppard accused former NFL wide receiver Jabar Gaffney of doing $14,000 of damage to his car by slashing the tires and pouring a contaminant in the gas tank while Sheppard was dining at a restaurant. Gaffney denied Sheppard’s claim, which was made after watching surveillance video of the parking [more]

Playoff odds have Patriots the heaviest favorites, Cardinals the longest long shots

The New England Patriots are heading into the 2018 season in a familiar place: Overwhelming favorites to make the playoffs. Playoff betting odds are available for every team, and the Patriots are incredible -1500 favorites to make the playoffs. In other words, you’d have to bet $1,500 just to make a $100 profit on New [more]

Adrian Clayborn was a “consistent force” during offseason workouts

Tweaked quad notwithstanding, Adrian Clayborn had an impressive spring in New England. Via Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the first-year Patriots pass rusher became a “consistent force off the edge” during OTAs and minicamp, “typically getting the jump on any tackles who were trying to keep him at bay.” The non-contact (eye roll) nature [more]

Fifteen draft picks remain unsigned, including seven of top 10

With Calvin Ridley signing his four-year deal with the Falcons, 15 drafted players remain unsigned. Eleven of those are first-round choices, including the top four overall picks. In fact, only three of the top-10 picks have signed. The 49ers, Browns and Giants all have two players left to get under contract. 49ers OT Mike McGlinchey [more]

NFL used Third of July afternoon to dump a lot of suspension news

The Friday afternoon news dump is one of the oldest pages in the politics and public relations playbook: There’s a long-held belief that on weekends, people don’t consume much news, so if you want to put bad news out, you put it out on Friday afternoon, when few people are paying attention. But even better [more]

Report: Julian Edelman’s appeal focused only on paperwork

So much for the “unrecognized substance” defense. The P.R. red herring never actually became part of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman‘s appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the PED policy, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Instead, Edelman’s defense focused only on paperwork. And his defense failed. The notion that the substance for [more]

Rob Gronkowski feels “super ready”

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in his only offseason work with the team at their mandatory minicamp in June and he said at that time that working out on his own was “the best thing for me” to get ready for the 2018 season. It appears the approach worked. Gronkowski told former Patriot [more]

Edelman’s suspension was upheld by a truly independent arbitrator

Many fans and media members are conditioned to respond to news of the failed appeal of a player suspension by shrugging and saying, “What do you expect? The union allowed the Commissioner to be judge, jury, and executioner.” But when it comes to positive tests under the PED policy (and positive tests under the substance-abuse [more]

Julian Edelman to miss AFC title game rematch, Matt Patricia reunion

When Matt Patricia was the defensive coordinator of the Patriots, he saw a lot of wide receiver Julian Edelman. Patricia, who became the head coach in Detroit this offseason, won’t be seeing any of Edelman when the Patriots pay his new team a visit in September. With the NFL upholding Edelman’s four-game suspension on Tuesday, [more]

Charges dropped in bomb threat case on Gillette Stadium

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against an Attleboro man over bomb threats made against Gillette Stadium due to doubts he sent the message in question. According to David Linton of the Sun Chronicle, the case against 26-year old Ryan Ringuette was dismissed on Friday. Ringuette was arrested last August while being engaged in a domestic dispute [more]

Julian Edelman loses appeal, will serve four-game suspension

An arbitrator denied Julian Edelman‘s appeal Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That means the Patriots receiver will serve a four-game suspension to start the season. Edelman was found to have violated the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. His positive test reportedly was “triggered by a substance that wasn’t immediately recognizable.” Edelman, who can participate in [more]

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