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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Daily News owner wanted 'Washington' banned, but paper sacks 'Redskins'

    Just nine months after media and real estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman praised the name of the Washington Redskins football team, his New York Daily News has sacked it from their pages, calling the word a "slur."

  • Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. Hours of digital video of his opponent was instantly available to be seen with the swipe of a screen while he walked across...

  • Washington Post strikes 'Redskins' from editorials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page. The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many...

  • Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They're valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among...



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