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  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Black women's group criticizes NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading black women's group is calling the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable, made up of female leaders who represent black women and girls, said it appreciated the...

  • Pelosi: 49ers should not have let McDonald play

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Wednesday that the San Francisco 49ers should not have allowed defensive end Ray McDonald to play in Sunday's game because of pending domestic violence charges.

  • Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

    Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent...

  • Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...

  • Senate bill takes aim at Redskins

    Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Tuesday that she will introduce a bill to strip the NFL's tax-exempt status over its failure to force the team to change its name, which many Native Americans find offensive.

  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players'...

  • Violence is inherent in the sport of football

    We want players to act like civilized men off the field, but maybe we should also figure out a way to civilize the sport itself.

  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is...

  • Top House Democrat wants answers from NFL about Rice

    John Conyers tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that lawmakers are "particularly concerned" about the league's handling of the former Raven's domestic violence case.

  • Maryland Dem Gov. candidate: 'My favorite is actually Ray Rice'

    Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, now running for governor, showered NFL bad boy Ray Rice with praise -- and even partied with the Super Bowl winner -- in moves that could haunt him now that Rice has been fired by the Baltimore Ravens for punching his wife.

  • New Jersey prosecutor who let Ray Rice off the hook is throwing the book at a young mother of two

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain approved an application for admitting Rice into New Jersey's Pre-Trial Intervention program that allowed the NFL star to avoid jail time.

  • White House on Ray Rice: Violence must be 'combated'

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest would not specifically endorse the Ravens' personnel move but said that President Obama would continue to use the powers of his office to condemn violence against women.

  • Ray Rice video shows what Debbie Wasserman Schultz was trivializing

    Last Wednesday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., accused Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker of giving women "the back of his hand."

  • Sen. Blumenthal: Ravens' Ray Rice should face tougher penalty

    "The video released today emphasizes how egregiously weak and wrong the initial penalty against Ray Rice was ... and it constitutes new, powerful evidence that requires the commissioner to reconsider and reach a stronger punishment," said the Connecticut Democrat.



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