Suspect arrested in death of ex-OSU star Will Smith
Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday in what appeared to be a road rage incident that has shocked fans of the much-beloved athlete. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District. The former defensive end was 34 years old.
Johnny Manziel says he is living with Von Miller of Denver Broncos
Johnny Manziel has found a roommate who is on a quest to get the troubled quarterback back into the NFL. Manziel's comments were made in the West Hollywood area. Manziel briefly commandeered the TMZ camera before the videographer started asking him questions.
Bruce Arians Comments on Football Amid Criticism About Safety
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians isn't letting the heightened concern over the risks of playing football diminish his passion for the sport. Speaking Friday to a group of high school coaches at a clinic sponsored by the Cardinals, Arians discussed what coaches at the youth levels need to do to ensure football's continued survival, per Robby Baker of KPNX in Phoenix.
Tyrann Mathieu says he knew 'coward' charged with killing Will Smith
Tyrann Mathieu is a proud ambassador of New Orleans, but Will Smith's tragic death has caused the Arizona Cardinals defensive back to speak out about violence in his hometown and the man charged with killing the former Saints star.
Wendall Williams: The (Probably) Fastest Man in the NFL Draft
They say a lie can run around the world before the truth can put on its pants. Wendall Williams isn't quite that fast, but he just might be the truth. The University of the Cumberlands wide receiver's regional combine performance sent shock waves through the NFL-watching world. His unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.19 seconds, a too-good-to-be-true mark that sent #DraftTwitter into a frenzy, would be a scouting-combine record.
Judge rejects fans' lawsuit to restore New England Patriots' pick in wake of Deflategate scandal
A federal court judge has rejected attempts by New England Patriots fans to get the NFL to restore the team's draft pick lost in the aftermath of the Deflategate scandal. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor on Friday ruled against motions filed earlier this month by fans, writing, "After reviewing the complaint, it appears highly unlikely that plaintiffs will succeed on the merits of any of their claims."
Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy
An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner Roger Goodell to make wide-ranging decisions on discipline, as well as the NFL's use of paid leave and its use of the Commissioner Exempt List in disciplining players accused of being in violation of the personal conduct policy.
Ex-Browns safety Donte Whitner visiting Rams
Donte Whitner was worried that his late release from Cleveland would jam up his chances of landing a fair deal in free agency. But at least he's getting some interest. The 30-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler is visiting with the Rams this week, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Pro a Football Talk first reported the development. Whitner tweeted a photo of his boarding pass Sunday morning.