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Suspended NFL LB Rolando McClain Arrested

Suspended NFL linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested on misdemeanor drug and firearm charges after a police stop in Hartselle. Police Lt. Justin Barley says an officer pulled over McClain about 1 p.m. Friday because his car’s window tint was too dark. While in the process of issuing that violation, the officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana and…

Ben Roethlisberger’s NFL Career May Be Over

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t sure he’ll be back in 2017. Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is going to take some time to evaluate whether he wants to keep playing. The two-time Super Bowl winner will turn 35 in March and has missed time in each of…

NFL agrees to end minimum ticket price policy in settlement

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The NFL has agreed to end a policy that prohibited the resale of tickets at below face value. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced a legal settlement between the league and several states that was prompted by his office’s investigation into NFL ticketing pricing. The former policy prohibited sellers from listing tickets on…

Official taken from field on cart during Vikings-Bears game

CHICAGO (AP) – Head linesman Ed Walker has been taken from the field on a cart after he slipped on the Soldier Field grass during Monday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. Walker was injured running down the Vikings’ sideline as the Bears punted. His legs bucked, and he was tended to for several minutes by medical personnel…

Twitter numbers help boost overall NFL’s Thursday night viewing

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL’s first prime-time game broadcast on Twitter reached an audience of 2.1 million on the social media site Thursday night. An average audience of 243,000 watching the Jets beat the Bills on Twitter viewed an average of 22 minutes of game action. Across all digital NFL platforms, there was an average of 314,000 users, with…

Footbridge to be Named After NFL Hall of Famer, Ken Stabler?

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) – Officials have discussed naming a new pedestrian bridge in coastal Alabama after recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ken Stabler. Al.com reports that a $1.5 million bridge is currently being built in Foley above Alabama State Route 59, the state’s busiest beach-bound highway. Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell says he got the idea to…

NFL: Raiders vs Texans in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes. A league statement says tickets went on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday and were gone in under a half-hour. Mexico is one of the few countries outside of the U.S. with…

NFL’s new game-day concussion protocol

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure. Under the new policy jointly announced Monday, the NFL and NFLPA “will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft…

NFL to test computer chips in footballs in preseason

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL will test computer chips in footballs this preseason to determine how well the balls perform, particularly in the kicking game. Data collected from the chips also could help with officiating in the future, including goal-line and short-yardage plays. As part of the league’s Next Gen Stats program, the competition committee will review results for…

Three Florida-based NFL Teams Uniting to Support OneOrlando Fund

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The three Florida-based NFL teams are combining to give $400,000 to the OneOrlando Fund to support the victims’ families and survivors of the deadly night club shooting in Orlando. The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars are uniting to help those affected by the June 12 shooting. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer started the OneOrlando…