National Football League (NFL)

11:48pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Sports

Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 8:17 am

Fans tailgate outside Candlestick Park in 2012.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener at Candlestick Park.

He reportedly fell from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around the outside of the San Francisco area stadium.

Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated.

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6:17am

Fri September 6, 2013

Manning's Record Night Routs Ravens

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That was certainly an impressive way to open the NFL season wasn't it? Sending an NFL record 7 touchdowns through the air, Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat the defending champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27. Manning was 27-of-42 for 462 yards for the night.
Source: Denverpost
Did Manning exact revenge against the Ravens for the city of Denver? Not completely. There was no tomorrow when the Ravens rallied to beat the Broncos 38-35 in double overtime during a frigid January playoff game in Denver. There are essentially 15 more tomorrows in this 16-game NFL season.

11:28am

Thu August 29, 2013
Sports

NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 12:45 pm

Junior Seau sustained many concussions during his career and was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he killed himself in May 2012.
Otto Greule Jr. Getty Images

The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.

Details of the agreement, which would settle concussion-related lawsuits by former players and still needs a judge's OK, were released by the league early Thursday afternoon.

According to that statement:

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4:49pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Sports

ESPN Says It Backs Reporting As It Pulls Out Of NFL Series

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 5:12 pm

  • Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis Discusses ESPN's Decision On 'All Things Considered'

ESPN President John Skipper released a statement Friday defending the network's journalistic integrity after it pulled out of an investigation of the NFL.

ESPN had been a partner with PBS's Frontline on a forthcoming series about concussions in the National Football League. A trailer for the two-part investigation says Frontline "investigates what the NFL knew and when they knew it" regarding the lasting effects of head injuries.

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8:16am

Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Moving On, And Up: Brian Banks, 27, Plays As NFL Rookie

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 8:23 am

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks made his NFL debut in a preseason game Thursday night, more than 10 years after he was sent to prison for a crime of which he was later exonerated.
John Bazemore AP

"You're up next."

Those three words are what any athlete longs to hear. For linebacker Brian Banks, it took more than 10 years for that sentence to be addressed to him by an NFL coach. When he heard it in a preseason game Thursday night, Banks got a taste of the life he once dreamed of — before he became a convicted felon and lost his chance to go to college, and was finally exonerated.

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