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Missouri lineman, likely NFL pick Michael Sam announces he is gay

Missouri lineman, likely NFL pick Michael Sam announces he is gay

COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman and likely NFL draft pick Michael Sam announced he is gay Sunday in an interview with ESPN.

NFL won't help promote Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The National Football League has sacked a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposal to help promote implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Hernandez charged with murder, held without bail

Hernandez charged with murder, held without bail

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass., June 26 (UPI) -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez Wednesday was charged in Massachusetts with murder and ordered held without bail in the slaying of his friend Odin Lloyd.

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Baltimore Ravens to open season on road

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- The NFL announced Friday the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens would have to open the season on the road.

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NFL to probe scouts' asking if player gay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The NFL Players Association said it asked the league to investigate whether scouts at the recent scouting combine asked players about their sexual orientation.

NFL Chargers sticky stuff report probed

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers are under investigation for allegedly using an illegal sticky substance a week ago against the Denver Broncos, officials say.

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NFL pulls Saints fan side judge ... Boy, 9, has a hit with anti-sagging song ... Couple filmed having sex at Yankees game ... Vandals write 'bicth' on SUV ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

NFL pulls Saints fan side judge

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An NFL spokesman said a side judge has been pulled from an upcoming game due to his New Orleans Saints fandom becoming public.

NFL players 'bounty' suspension overturned

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- An appeals panel has overturned suspensions of four players but the NFL says it will make an "expedited" decision on its own discipline in the "bounty" scandal.

NFL players sue owners for collusion

MINNEAPOLIS, May 23 (UPI) -- National Football League players filed suit Wednesday in Minnesota, claiming owners colluded to institute a secret salary cap in 2010.
Dave Duerson's family sues NFL

Dave Duerson's family sues NFL

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The family of former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson filed suit against the NFL, alleging the league concealed information on on-field concussions.
NFL introduces concussion monitors

NFL introduces concussion monitors

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The NFL said Tuesday independent trainers will be assigned to all games to monitor for concussion symptoms among players.

NFL players balk at HGH testing

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The NFL Players Association said Wednesday it's still too soon to start screening players for human growth hormone under a new drug testing agreement.

NFL won't fine Lions, 49ers coaches

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz and San Francisco 49ers counterpart Jim Harbaugh won't be fined for their post-game altercation, the NFL said Monday.

More mediated NFL talks held

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- The NFL said Wednesday mediated labor negotiations had been held again at an undisclosed location and additional talks would take place soon.
NFL cuts rookie event because of lockout

NFL cuts rookie event because of lockout

CANTON, Ohio, May 24 (UPI) -- The NFL says it canceled next month's rookie symposium in Canton, Ohio, the first event on its calendar called off because of the league's lockout.

Reports: Players urge NFL draft boycott

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The NFL Players Association is urging top college prospects to boycott April's NFL draft in New York, multiple reports indicated Monday.
NFL fines Favre $50,000

NFL fines Favre $50,000

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre was fined $50,000 by the NFL Wednesday for not fully cooperating in the league's probe of the Jenn Sterger case.

Vikings-Giants game moved to Monday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A big snow storm in Minnesota caused the NFL to bump Sunday's scheduled game between the Vikings and New York Giants to Monday night.
NFL: Favre 'sexting' probe completed

NFL: Favre 'sexting' probe completed

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An NFL probe into "sexting" allegations against Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has been concluded, a league official confirmed Wednesday.

NFL rookie in sex-video investigation

BOSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The NFL is investigating a sexually explicit online video apparently showing New England Patriots rookie Brandon Spikes, league officials say.
NFL says Vick can play

NFL says Vick can play

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 (UPI) -- The NFL said Monday quarterback Michael Vick, under a bit of a cloud after a shooting outside his birthday celebration, can play this season.

NFL suspends Dolphins NT Ferguson

MIAMI, March 7 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins nose tackle Jason Ferguson has been suspended for the first eight games of the next NFL season, league officials say.
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