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AP Source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick

A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity … Continue reading AP Source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — First, critics panned Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine‘s throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off the busy brown shirt and the snark turned to outrage over his exposed nipples. The bare-chested moment Sunday had some feminists and Janet … Continue reading Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

With wait over, Bengals hire Zac Taylor as coach

CINCINNATI (AP) — After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility. Taylor’s already been in town enough to know the … Continue reading With wait over, Bengals hire Zac Taylor as coach

President Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (AP) — President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump also said during an interview broadcast Sunday that he and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have set aside their differences over players … Continue reading President Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield has become the NFL’s unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield’s trying not to take oversights personally. “They just have … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

NEW YORK | Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

NEW YORK — Start them right away? Ease ’em in? Have them sit a whole season? When it comes to developing young quarterbacks in the NFL, it all depends on who you talk to. Some teams think it’s best to throw rookie QBs into the fire to learn on the job. Others prefer to gradually … Continue reading NEW YORK | Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

PITTSBURGH | Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37

PITTSBURGH  — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh. Hill responded by shuffling a few steps clear of Mahomes’ … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37

The Latest: Lynch seated during national anthem

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on a cooler for the national anthem, while Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall went inside the tunnel. Lynch rode a stationary bike just before the anthem before taking a … Continue reading The Latest: Lynch seated during national anthem