Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury sparks concern over the NFL's concussion policies
Tagovailoa sustained a major hit in a Sep. 25 game that the team called a back injury, though there is controversy about that. Now, he's being treated for a possible concussion after a Thursday game.npr.org
By the numbers, Bengals and Rams look like a perfect match
The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams look evenly matched. Joe Burrow of the Bengals was the second-highest-rated passer in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2021 season. Cooper Kupp of the Rams caught an unbelievable 145 passes (the second most in NFL history) for 1,947 yards. The Rams’ defense was ranked 17th among the NFL’s 32 teams for yards allowed per game with 344.9. That may be a problem for the Bengals, because the Rams have Aaron Donald.washingtonpost.com
Lawmakers pressure NFL to release report on Washington's football team as former employees speak to Congress
One of the former employees who spoke before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform also came forward with a new allegation that she was sexually harassed by team owner Dan Snyder himself, which Snyder denied.cbsnews.com
Indian Country Responds to the New Washington Commanders Name
On Wednesday, Washington’s National Football League (NFL) Team announced its new team name as the Commanders. The announcement was made exclusively on the Today Show, after weeks of speculation. The announcement was met with varying responses from leaders across Indian Country.news.yahoo.com
For first time ever, Valentine’s Day will be the day after the Super Bowl. How will this affect your plans?
Many have clamored for years to have the Monday after the Super Bowl be a national holiday so people can recover from parties attended to watch the big game. This might not have been what they had in mind.
How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
NFL player from Roanoke drafted before Tom Brady talks about his career
ROANOKE, Va. – 198 players were selected before legendary quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. Taylor starred at the University of Virginia before the San Diego Chargers selected him with the 184th pick that year. “I saw ‘Taylor’ on the TV, and they called me about 30 minutes later.”Taylor and Brady were both selected in the sixth round, but Brady was drafted with the 199th pick. “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”In addition to Taylor, fellow Roanoke native John St. Clair was selected before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. St. Clair, who went to the St. Louis Rams with pick number 94, played at William Fleming High School and was teammates with Taylor at Virginia.
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot
The National Football League said it will reconsider its donations but did not commit to suspending them. “We are re-evaluating our political giving policies through the Gridiron PAC,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP in a statement Wednesday. Others, like MLB, have postponed political giving to both political parties altogether. The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee has donated $669,375 to Senate and House candidates since the 2016 election cycle, with 52.4% of that money going to Republican candidates, according to The Center for Responsive Politics. Since the 2016 election cycle, MLB has made contributions to two senators and nine representatives who were among those opposing certification of Biden's victory.
Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020
The NBA painted “Black Lives Matter” on the courts inside their Orlando, Florida, “bubble" and social justice messages were emblazoned on the backs of jerseys. Paul met with NBA players, and they decided awareness wasn’t enough anymore. “Black Lives Matter” also was featured prominently on the league’s courts. Wallace, the only full-time Black driver at the NASCAR national level, first began speaking out against racial injustice in America in the spring. His car featured a “Black Lives Matter” paint scheme.
Supreme Court allows antitrust suit against NFL to proceed
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday an antitrust challenge can go forward to the way the National Football League sells the rights to telecasts of pro football games. The league's 32 teams pool the rights to telecast their games, negotiating packages with the major networks as well as the DirecTV satellite service. A lower court ruled that the NFL's contract with DirecTV may limit competition in violation of federal law. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that in rejecting the NFL's appeal at this early stage of the lawsuit, the high court was not necessarily endorsing the claims. If the defendants do not prevail at summary judgment or at trial, they may raise those legal arguments again” in a new appeal to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh wrote.
Washington NFL team dropping Redskins name after 87 years
ASHBURN, Va. The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. Protests against the name predate Snyder buying the team in 1999, and, until now, he had shown no willingness to consider a change. FedEx also paid $205 million for the long-term naming rights to the team's stadium in Landover, Maryland. The lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, and dropping the name keeps open various possibilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington for the team's new stadium and headquarters. Marshall, who renamed the Boston Braves the Redskins in 1933 and moved it to D.C. four years later, was a segregationist and the last NFL owner to integrate their team.
Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)NEW YORK NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. Without black players, there would be no National Football League.
The Latest: Australians draw parallels to inequality in U.S.
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR: Australians rally, draw parallels to inequality in U.S. Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. Protesters in South Korea condemn what they described as U.S. police brutality toward demonstrators. ___CANBERRA, Australia -- Thousands gathered in Australias capital on Friday to remind citizens that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyds death was not unique to the United States. ___NEW YORK -- Protesters stayed on the streets of New York City after curfew for another day Thursday, spurred by the death of George Floyd. ___WASHINGTON Protests in the nations capital over George Floyds death broke up before dark Thursday as a heavy rain began to fall.
Local students learn to love reading during Facetime with Washington Redskins player
Several National Football League players are teaching local students the importance of reading. Bonsack Elementary School in Roanoke County facetimed with members of the Washington Redskins. It's part of the Redskins Read program. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan talked to the fourth and fifth grade students at the school while wearing a red Santa hat. Students in Lynchburg also previously participated in the program.
Domino's is losing the pizza wars on Wall Street
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesANN ARBOR, Mich. - It wasn't that long ago that Domino's was the darling of the pizza industry. Papa John's has started to use the popular ex-NBA star Shaquiile O'Neal, who now serves on the company's board, as the face of its new ad campaign. But Pizza Hut has partnered with GrubHub while Papa John's has a deal with DoorDash. The competition is hurting Domino's stock -- and lifting its rivals. is up nearly 25% and Papa John's has soared more than 35%.
3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday
OliverCardall/Pixabay(CNN) - For many NFL teams, their hopes of making the playoffs have already been dashed. Going into the third NFL Sunday of the season, teams will look to capitalize on early momentum, correct miscues that have exposed weaknesses or start planning for the 2020 Draft. Relatively unknown backups are taking the fieldThe season started with a bombshell when Andrew Luck, the top pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, unexpectedly retired from football. The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. WATCH: Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 1 pm ET on FOXThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Pizza Hut is making a comeback
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Pizza Hut had struggled to compete against Domino's and Papa John's for the past few years. Pizza Hut also is launching an interactive game called "Hut Hut Win" that will give customers a chance to win NFL merchandise and free food. Pizza Hut is also stepping up its digital game with leading apps on Apple's iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. But even without any plant-based products on the horizon just yet, Pizza Hut is still enjoying a solid comeback. "The second quarter, globally, was one of the best for Pizza Hut in a long time.
NFL at 100: The time the MVP award went to a kicker
Its akin to a pinch hitter winning an MVP award in baseball, or a sixth man (first player off of the bench to replace a starter) in the NBA being named league MVP. During the season, Redskins kicker Mark Moseley went from nearly being traded to having a career year. But was it really worthy of being named MVP? However, MVP voters gave Moseley the nod in a close 35-33 vote over Fouts, thus establishing history as the only time a kicker who played solely on special teams was named league MVP. In 1954, kicker Lou Groza was named MVP, but he also doubled as an offensive lineman.
NFL at 100: Is this the biggest mystery in NFL history?
Its not gold or diamonds, but instead, it could be a prized and mysterious artifact from the early days of the National Football League. As the NFL enters its 100th season, the whereabouts of the Brunswick-Balke Collender Cup is a mystery few can answer. A clause was instituted saying if any team won the Cup three times, that team would assume ownership of the trophy. However, while the team that won the first title was rediscovered by the NFL, the trophy was not. On the other hand, the Brunswick-Balke Collender Cup might be the leagues biggest mystery in its 100 years.
Jay-Z's Roc Nation, NFL join forces for music and social justice
Roc Nation, an entertainment company, will advise on NFL performances, such as the Super Bowl. Roc Nation declined to comment on the partnership but is expected to address the media on Wednesday. "Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas -- instead, we unify them." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league and Roc Nation "share a vision of inspiring meaningful social change across our country," according to NFL.com. And that's pretty much how we operate at Roc Nation.
On this day: October 8
2011: Al Davis, the principal owner of the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders of the National Football League since 1972, dies at age 82 in Oakland, California, from an abnormal heart rhythm, congestive heart failure and a heart muscle disease. During his time as owner, the Raiders won three Super Bowl titles. Davis also coached the Raiders for three years and served as the team's general manager. He was also briefly the commissioner of the American Football League in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Hide Caption
On this day: September 6
2012: Art Modell, the businessman, entrepreneur and former National Football League team owner best known for moving the original Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, where they became known as the Ravens, dies at age 87 in Baltimore. Modell owned the Browns from 1961 to 1995, when he struck a deal with the NFL and the city of Cleveland that allowed him to move his team while relinquishing ownership of the Browns' name, colors, logos and history, paving the way for a new Cleveland Browns team that resumed play in 1999. He owned the Ravens through 2004. Hide Caption