NFL Exec: Drafting Jameis Winston Will Be "A Horrible Mistake" 

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel surveyed 19 scouts on the NFL prospects of the draft’s top quarterbacks, and they like Marcus Mariota’s chances to succeed a little better than they like Jameis Winston’s. They peg Winston as being about as likely to wash out as to become a competent NFL quarterback, and a… » 4/24/15 3:53pm Today 3:53pm

The NFL's Concussion Settlement Is Approved

The NFL’s concussion settlement was approved today by a federal judge. The decision is important because U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has held it up before, once because the amount in the fund had been capped (the cap has since been removed) and another time due to limits on money for medical monitoring, the New… » 4/22/15 9:07pm Wednesday 9:07pm

Jameis Winston's Publix Story Is Garbage 

As part of the Please Forgive Jameis Winston Before He Goes No. 1 press tour, the former Seminoles quarterback recently sat down with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for a segment on ESPN. During the sit-down chat, Winston decided to ask Harbaugh for advice—and gave a very curious account of the day he stole crab legs… » 4/22/15 5:59pm Wednesday 5:59pm

Carson City Council Bypasses Public Vote, Approves $1.7 Billion Stadium

The City Council in Carson, California voted 3-0 tonight to approve a planned $1.7 billion stadium that would house both the Raiders and Chargers, according to the AP. Council members decided to bypass a public vote on the stadium project, following the shitty example of the City Council in nearby Inglewood, who want… » 4/22/15 12:37am Wednesday 12:37am

Could Football Just Shut The Hell Up For Like Two Seconds?

Tonight on the NFL Network, the 2015 NFL schedule will be revealed during a two-hour—two goddamn hour—NFL Schedule Release Extravaganza. The fact that a completely uninteresting announcement that boils down to “Here is when the teams you already knew were playing each other are going to play each other!” is being… » 4/21/15 5:11pm Tuesday 5:11pm

The 49ers Want To Turn Youth Soccer Fields Into Parking Lots

The San Francisco 49ers have their shiny new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but they want more. (NFL teams are never satisfied and will run over your grandmother with a steamroller if it means just one more square foot of space in their stadium.) The 49ers are offering $15 million for 10 acres of nearby land currently… » 4/21/15 1:52pm Tuesday 1:52pm

Warren Sapp To Cops: "I Put The $600 On The Table, Everybody Got Naked"

Arizona police arrested former Bucs defensive lineman and now-fired NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp at a hotel in February after the Super Bowl, charging him with soliciting a prostitute and assault. This week, TMZ acquired videos of Sapp and the two women involved in the incident, with each side telling their… » 4/21/15 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm

Why The Hell Is Chip Kelly Signing Tim Tebow? Some Working Theories

As you may have heard, the Philadelphia Eagles are signing former college veerback and ideal Nicholas Sparks film protagonist Tim Tebow to a contract today. Up until this offseason, Eagles coach Chip Kelly was rather adept at giving fans the impression that he had some kind of grand master plan for the franchise.… » 4/20/15 11:03am Monday 11:03am

Jameis Winston Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegation

Erica Kinsman, who accuses Jameis Winston of raping her in 2012, has followed up her Title IX lawsuit against FSU with a lawsuit against Winston himself—reportedly accusing the Heisman-winning quarterback of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of… » 4/16/15 5:04pm 4/16/15 5:04pm

Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie… » 4/15/15 5:50pm 4/15/15 5:50pm

Leave Janay Rice Out of Her Husband's Bullshit Redemption Story

Last September, when the unavoidably shocking video finally surfaced of Ray Rice knocking out then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator, it brought a swift end to his career with the Baltimore Ravens, and, one hoped, his time in the national spotlight altogether. Strangely enough,… » 4/15/15 12:18pm 4/15/15 12:18pm

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

After more than 35 hours of deliberation, jurors convicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. The jury found that Hernandez acted “with extreme atrocity or cruelty.” Pending an appeal, Hernandez faces a mandatory sentence of life without the… » 4/15/15 10:22am 4/15/15 10:22am

Rex Ryan Makes It Damned Clear He Doesn't Miss The Jets

Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas has a cover story on the Bills’ successful wooing of Rex Ryan, and it’s your standard new-coach-new-team love story—The Bills knew immediately they had found their guy! Ryan’s personality is going to turn this locker room around!—but the real gold is anytime Ryan discusses… » 4/15/15 9:06am 4/15/15 9:06am