By Sean Lengell | 09/17/14 06:54 PM
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...
09/17/14 01:00 PM
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...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 12:35 PM
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.
09/16/14 07:15 PM
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...
09/16/14 03:47 PM
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...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/16/14 02:40 PM
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.
09/12/14 05:00 PM
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'...
By Linda Chavez | 09/12/14 04:32 PM
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.
09/12/14 07:45 AM
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...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/10/14 01:17 PM
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.
By Paul Bedard | 09/08/14 07:25 PM
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.
By Ashe Schow | 09/08/14 05:26 PM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 03:04 PM
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.
By Ashe Schow | 09/08/14 01:39 PM
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."
By Sean Lengell | 09/08/14 01:11 PM
"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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