Report: Jameis Winston Won't Attend The NFL Draft

Join NFL Prospect Anthony Boone In The Film Room

Anthony Boone started at quarterback for two years at Duke, and now he's getting ready for the NFL Draft. Anthony's here to break down film and answer your questions. This is your chance to get technical. » 3/11/15 3:15pm 3/11/15 3:15pm

Scout On Jameis Winston: "How Could You Let That Guy In The Building?"

Winston or Mariota? "This is the most important pick, potentially, in the history of the franchise," Buccaneers GM Jason Licht told The MMQB. Of course, only one of those guys comes with his own baggage train. » 2/23/15 10:36am 2/23/15 10:36am

Report: Jameis Winston Is Going Pro

After initially saying that his son was going to wait until after the national championship game to decide whether he was going pro, Jameis Winston's father has now told the media that Jameis will be entering the upcoming NFL Draft. » 1/07/15 10:07am 1/07/15 10:07am

Washington linebacker/safety/tailback Shaq Thompson will declare for the NFL draft. He will undoubtedly have more success in that sport than he did in his baseball career. A Red Sox draft pick, Thompson went an incredible 0-for-39 with 37 strikeouts in a Gulf Coast League stint. » 1/05/15 12:21pm 1/05/15 12:21pm

Why Do NBA Teams Tank So Damn Much? 

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering texting hours, petsitter porn, cyberattacks, and more. » 12/23/14 4:00pm 12/23/14 4:00pm

Report: Tom Brady Coulda Been A Jet

From the Daily News' Gary Myers comes an alternate history worthy of Harry Turtledove: A source who was in New York's draft room in 2000 claims one scout aggressively urged Bill Parcells to select Tom Brady with the Jets' sixth-round draft pick. » 10/16/14 4:16pm 10/16/14 4:16pm

Chicago Will Host The 2015 NFL Draft

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Report: Jerry Jones Was Physically Barred From Drafting Johnny Manziel

It appears that Jerry Jones is still operating the Dallas Cowboys by following the "Drunk Uncle" school of management. Which is to say, his own children still need to physically prevent him from making franchise-altering decisions on the fly. » 8/18/14 4:43pm 8/18/14 4:43pm

FSU Paid For Jameis Winston's Insurance Policy On His Draft Stock

Florida State QB Jameis Winston is eligible for the NFL draft after this season, and barring catastrophe, will go very high and will make a lot of money. But what if something catastrophic does happen? There's insurance for that, and it emerged yesterday that Winston won't be footing the bill alone—FSU is paying about… » 8/05/14 12:40pm 8/05/14 12:40pm

The NFL Is Doing Its Best To Protect Its Free Minor League

The NFL has confirmed that it will drastically change its system for giving feedback to potential draft prospects, in an effort to limit the number of underclassmen entering the draft. It's being framed as in the kids' best interest, but it seems to me the schools and the NFL are the ones coming out ahead. » 7/18/14 12:59pm 7/18/14 12:59pm

NFL Draft Says Bye Bye New York, Hello L.A. Or Chicago

We try really hard here to avoid being part of the NFL hype machine, but there is nothing else going on right now. So bear with us on this post. » 7/17/14 9:45pm 7/17/14 9:45pm

Every FCC Viewer Complaint About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

In May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL. Seconds later, he became the first openly gay man to kiss his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL. A handful of Americans complained about the latter; you get the sense they were just as upset about the former. » 6/18/14 5:42pm 6/18/14 5:42pm

Browns Coach: Johnny Manziel Texted Me, Asking To Be Drafted

Browns QB coach Dowell Loggains appeared on ESPN Radio Arkansas yesterday, and revealed that Johnny Manziel was the top quarterback on Cleveland's draft board, and that the Browns had tried to make trades with Tennessee at No. 11 and Dallas at No. 16 to move up and grab him. But Loggains also shed some light on his… » 5/16/14 11:34am 5/16/14 11:34am

Has Pete Carroll Been Tipping Draft Picks On Twitter?

On Thursday, before the draft started, Pete Carroll fired off a series of tweets with the hashtag "SeahawksDraftClues." Included within the tweets were videos from relatively famous comedy bits or movies, with the idea being that followers could find a clue to a Seattle draft pick somewhere within the clip. It's like … » 5/12/14 10:15pm 5/12/14 10:15pm

A Thunderstorm Nearly Prevented The Michael Sam Kiss From Airing

Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL will be long remembered as an iconic moment in sports history. Thanks to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, we now know that the moment very nearly never made it to air. » 5/12/14 3:51pm 5/12/14 3:51pm

The Best Moment: Michael Sam Weeps After Getting Drafted

The kiss with his boyfriend was one thing, but that was only a small twist on a scene we've watched a hundred times before: Player gets drafted, exults with loved ones. The moment that best sums up the Michael Sam saga, however, came just a little before, while Sam was on the phone with the Rams. » 5/11/14 10:10am 5/11/14 10:10am

Ugly America Responds To Michael Sam Kissing A Man On ESPN

Michael Sam had to wait until the final eight picks to get drafted and when the Rams finally called, it was an emotional moment. ESPN cameras were there and filmed him crying and hugging and kissing another man, presumably his boyfriend. It was moving and powerful, and the ignorant hated it. » 5/10/14 8:05pm 5/10/14 8:05pm

Michael Sam Selected By St. Louis Rams With 249th Overall Pick

With just eight picks remaining in the 2014 draft, the St. Louis Rams selected SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam. It took nearly the whole damned draft for Sam to get selected—consider in the last six years no SEC Defensive Player of the Year had been selected later than 17th overall before him—but Sam… » 5/10/14 7:01pm 5/10/14 7:01pm

Gay Sports Bar Hosts Michael Sam Draft Party

The seventh and final round of the 2014 NFL Draft is underway and Michael Sam has not been drafted yet, but patrons at Gym Sportsbar in West Hollywood are holding out hope. » 5/10/14 5:57pm 5/10/14 5:57pm