Sports

Update: Where NFL Scandals Stand with 2015 Season on Tap

EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer Without the games to distract from the issues, fans had more time to ponder the NFL’s discipline policies, its commissioner and its overall credibility during an uncomfortable offseason. Yes, the draft, the scouting combine and training camp were all designed Read More

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Sports

Ray Rice, Ravens Reach Settlement

Jamison Hensley, ESPN   BALTIMORE (ESPN.com)—The Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice reached a settlement before his grievance hearing began Thursday. The Ravens confirmed the agreement Friday. “The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice,” team president Dick Cass said in a Read More

Op-Ed

NFL Keeps Fumbling

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular. With all the accusation about domestic violence and child abuse consuming the NFL, I wonder why the public wants Read More

Op-Ed

NFL Still Dropping the Ball

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday. Now that Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is Read More

Sports

Black Women’s Group Criticizes NFL

JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading black women’s group is calling the NFL’s decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence “unacceptable.” The Black Women’s Roundtable, made up of female leaders who represent black women and girls, Read More

Entertainment

CBS: Rihanna Out of NFL Telecast

David Bauder, ASSOCIATED PRESS   NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Read More

Sports

Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice’s Deal

  BALTIMORE (ESPN) — The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract on Monday, hours after TMZ Sports released a video showing him punching his then-fiancée in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February. The team had no other comment in its statement announcing Rice’s release. Rice’s Read More