Friend: Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss"…

Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, had separated two weeks ago in the midst of a dispute over the care of their three-month-old daughter, Zoey, a friend of Belcher's has told Deadspin. They'd only very recently reconciled. In email messages sent to us, the friend described Belcher as a young man… » 12/02/12 11:06am 12/02/12 11:06am

Reports: Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher Killed His Girlfriend,…

Multiple reports have confirmed that fourth-year Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself at the Chiefs' practice facility this morning, allegedly after shooting and killing his girlfriend. According to CBS's Jason La Canfora, Belcher killed himself after speaking with the team's GM and head coach. See… » 12/01/12 12:47am 12/01/12 12:47am

In Yet Another Case Of Metrics Confusion, Hakeem Nicks Claims Stats Are…

Hakeem Nicks's production has fallen in recent games, partly due to a left knee injury. A reporter asked him whether he was concerned about the drop-off, and he answered in a way that briefly sent the sports analytics world into a fit of eye-rolling and furiously composing Nate-Silver-meme jokes: "Stats is for girls,"… » 11/10/12 1:55pm 11/10/12 1:55pm

Tampa Bay Rookie Doug Martin Just Put In One Of The Best Rushing…

His four touchdowns sets a Tampa Bay Bucs franchise record, his 250 yards made him tied for number ten on the all-time single game rushing yards list, his three touchdown runs for 45 yards or more-he went for 70, 63 and 45-made him the first ever to accomplish that feat in a game. And the runs were, as you might… » 11/04/12 7:58pm 11/04/12 7:58pm

Ref, On Hot Mic In Indianapolis: "God Damn It!"

Madness in Indy: Andrew Luck had the most single-game passing yards ever for a rookie with 433 (and two touchdowns to boot), refs were yelling church swears on open mics, and the Colts just wrapped it up on a day when two rookie quarterbacks combined for 723 yards through the air. The best part of that video, by far,… » 11/04/12 4:28pm 11/04/12 4:28pm

The Dallas Cowboys Sent Out A Mailer To Season-Ticket Holders…

Jerry Jones built the $1,300,000,000 Cowboys Stadium in 2009 expecting it to house champions, boost his team, and become the eighth wonder of the world. It is kind of the last one—largest domed stadium in the world, with the fourth largest HD video screen in the world hanging from the ceiling—but the the team that… » 10/28/12 6:25pm 10/28/12 6:25pm

The Jets, To The Patriots: "Hang On A Minute"

The Patriots' hurry-up offense is quick—too quick, according to the Jets. They point to a crucial moment in the Patriots win over the Broncos two weeks ago in which the Patriots had sped up their offense so much between snaps that the Broncos didn't have time to make substitutions. That's not fair: if the offensive… » 10/21/12 2:15pm 10/21/12 2:15pm