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Seahawks OC Says He'd Call The Super Bowl's Final Play All Over Again

Because the NFL no longer goes away in the offseason, the Super Bowl feels like forever ago. But, nearly seven months on, the last meaningful play still sticks firmly in the craw of the Seahawks, who by all rights ought to be two-time reigning champs. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who called the play that some… » 8/20/15 9:14am 8/20/15 9:14am

The NFL Would Like To Have A Little Talk With You About Sex

Does the NFL give its players sex advice? Of course it does! This is a league that tells its players how to tuck in their uniforms, has an approximately 600-word definition of what a catch is, and has its employees sign an “integrity of the game” honor code. So why not give its players The Talk? » 8/05/15 5:39pm 8/05/15 5:39pm

The NFL's Uniform Policies Are Even More Tight-Assed Than You Thought

Everyone has always known that the NFL’s uniform policy was incredibly strict—this is made clear every time a player is fined for wearing the wrong color or length of socks—but thanks to the documents dumped in the NFLPA’s lawsuit against the NFL, we now know that the policy is in fact a monument to useless,… » 8/05/15 10:54am 8/05/15 10:54am

The Full Story Of Tom Brady's Destroyed Cell Phone

The biggest revelation from Roger Goodell’s decision upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was that Brady’s cell phone was destroyed shortly before meeting with Ted Wells and his investigators, even though he knew Wells wanted access to the contents of his text messages. Here is how Wells described his request to… » 8/05/15 9:30am 8/05/15 9:30am

Highlights Of Tom Brady's Personal Emails, Revealed In NFLPA Lawsuit

Part of the prodigious information dump related to Tuesday’s NFLPA lawsuit against the NFL is a mammoth collection of Tom Brady’s emails, each carefully tagged by an expert as possibly relevant to the Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for allegedly manipulating footballs. The relevations therein turn up very… » 8/05/15 9:00am 8/05/15 9:00am

Here Are The Emails That Helped Start Ballghazi  

Like all great soap operas, it’s easy to lose track of where all the drama began. Here, thanks to the massive amount of paper filed by the NFL player’s union in federal court, is a piece of Ballghazi’s birth, first pointed out by the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin. It’s Jan. 17, 2015, and Indianapolis Colts equipment… » 8/05/15 2:00am 8/05/15 2:00am

Here's The "Integrity Of The Game" Honor Code The NFL Says Brady Broke

For the first time—as far as we can tell—the NFL’s secret honor oath has become public, as part of the NFLPA’s lawsuit over Tom Brady’s suspension. It’s this “Integrity Of The Game Certification” upon which the NFL has hinged its four-game ban on the Patriots quarterback, and yet the text of this honor code was never… » 8/04/15 11:35pm 8/04/15 11:35pm

Here Is The Transcript From Tom Brady's Appeal Hearing [UPDATED]

The NFLPA has filed their suit against the NFL over Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in New York federal court today, after their gambit to have the suit heard in Minnesota was rejected. Judge Richard Berman declined to allow the parties to confidentially submit supporting materials under seal, and as a result we have… » 8/04/15 6:25pm 8/04/15 6:25pm

Chris Mortensen Unsatisfyingly Explains His Erroneous PSI Report

The first report that something fishy had occurred with the footballs during the AFC Championship game came from Bob Kravitz, a reporter for Indianapolis’s WTHR. But it was Chris Mortensen’s report the next day that 11 of the 12 footballs were under inflated by two pounds that turned what had been a “huh, this is… » 8/03/15 11:09pm 8/03/15 11:09pm

D.A.: Aaron Hernandez And Tipster Had "Sexually Explicit Relationship"

Yes, there’s still legal wrangling over Aaron Hernandez’s guilty conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. This particular spat is about a tipster who anonymously called one of Hernandez’s defense lawyers multiple times, claiming one of the jurors might have been “untruthful.” For example, she said the juror “had been… » 8/03/15 5:23pm 8/03/15 5:23pm

Tom Brady And The NFLPA Sue The NFL In Federal Court Over Suspension

Following through on what they promised after Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four game suspension for his part in the deflation of footballs prior to the AFC Championship game against the Colts, Brady and the NFL Players Association filed suit against the NFL in federal court, seeking to vacate the suspension. » 7/29/15 8:00pm 7/29/15 8:00pm

Report: NFL Would've Halved Suspension If Tom Brady Admitted Guilt

The only thing we know about Ballghazi with any degree of certainty is what will happen next: Roger Goodell’s decision will be challenged in court. The NFLPA has announced its intention to sue—with Tom Brady’s backing—likely in a Minnesota federal court, where Judge David Doty has a history of pro-player rulings. The… » 7/29/15 10:20am 7/29/15 10:20am