Former NFL Commish vacates ‘bounty-gate’ bans

Citing “contamination” by the coaches and others in the New Orleans’ Saints organization, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the suspensions of the four Saints and former Saints who had been issued bans by current commissioner Roger Goodell. Continue reading

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Was Colorado coach Jon Embree’s firing racially motivated?

Colorado Buffaloes’ head coach Jon Embree was fired Sunday, only two years into a five-year deal he signed back in December of 2010. Speculation has run rampant that Embree was fired so abruptly because of his skin color. Continue reading

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Cut by Eagles, Jason Babin now a Jaguar

It doesn’t get any simpler than that headline. One day after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Babin has been claimed off waivers by the 2-9 Jacksonville Jaguars.

Babin has been having a miserable season after registering a career-high 18 sacks last year. Babin has only been able to register 5.5 sacks after 11 games with the Eagles this season. He had almost twice as many sacks by this time last year. Continue reading

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Another win, another Falcons’ player arrested

It’s obvious the Atlanta Falcons don’t deal well with success. Last week running back Michael Turner was arrested for DUI following Atlanta’s win over the Denver Broncos, this week defensive end John Abraham joins him in the ink blotter.

Abraham was arrested Monday on two counts of obstruction and was confined to the Fulton County Jail. His bail was set at $7,000. Continue reading

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Prototype, smototype: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson can play

Five NFL teams have given the keys to their offenses to a rookie quarterback. Now while all five of these rookies have some things in common there is one thing about Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson that stands out more than the others: his height.

Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill are both 6-4, Brandon Weeden is 6-3. Rookie sensation Robert Griffin III is 6-2 which is usually the minimal height scouts and football experts expect a quarterback to be in order to be successful in the NFL but Wilson is only 5-11. Continue reading

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Falcons RB Michael Turner arrested for DUI after win

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is having his worst season statistically since joining the Falcons back in 2008. Early Tuesday morning, Turner added to his on-field struggles with an off-the-field incident.

Only hours after the Falcons Monday night defeat of the Denver Broncos, Turner would be arrested for driving under the influence and speeding on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. He was pulled over for driving 97 mph in a 65-mph zone.

Turner failed a sobriety after being pulled over by a Gwinnett County officer and was confined to the Gwinnett County metro jail until he was able to make bail.

Turner not only has to face DUI charges, he may also face a suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his actions. Hope the celebration was worth it because his pockets will definitely be a little lighter once this situation is concluded.

Roosevelt Hall is a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He is also an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He can be contacted at Sportmentalist@Yahoo.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.

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RG3 impresses in NFL debut

Robert Griffin III didn’t take long to make a splash in the NFL. Of the record five rookie quarterbacks who started for their teams during Week 1, Griffin was the only one who was able to deliver a win for his team.

Griffin had the best day ever for a rookie quarterback starting in his first ever NFL game. He led the Washington Redskins to a 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints by completing 19 of his 26 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Continue reading

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A tribute to Reggie Miller

Shooting guard Reggie Miller was a force for the Indiana Pacers for 18 seasons. During that time he filled up highlight reels with his clutch shooting, his most notable moments coming against the New York Knicks.

Miller was a scoring machine who could get hot at almost any moment during a game but he always seemed to save his best for the game’s final minutes. Continue reading

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Burfict ending: Vontaze Burfict makes Bengals 53-man roster

The Cincinnati Bengals took a chance on troubled rookie free agent linebacker Vontaze Burfict and it paid off for them. Burfict has played well for them this offseason and on top of that he has been a model citizen so far.

This is especially surprising when you look at Burfict’s history of off-the-field incidents during his college days at Arizona State. A lot of high profile NFL players have found themselves on the wrong side of the law this offseason but Burfict has managed to keep himself out of the ink blotter so far. Continue reading

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Seahawks cut ties with Terrell Owens

It seems that Terrell Owens will once again join his fellow reality show star and ex-teammate Chad Johnson in the unemployment line. The Seattle Seahawks announced on Sunday that they would be releasing the 38-year-old receiver.

I don’t think many people would be surprised that these two receivers failed to stick with a team but the circumstances behind both players’ ousters interesting. Continue reading

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