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[September 12, 2014]  Sept 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Sixteen female senators on Thursday sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.

The letter is a response to Goodell and the NFL suspending former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice indefinitely because of a domestic violence incident. The Ravens terminated Rice's $35 million contract on Monday.

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One person who understands what walking in Ray Rice's shoes is like these days, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, said he plans to reach out to the former Baltimore Ravens running back.

Vick was arrested on federal dog-fighting charges 2007 and suspended from the league. He was out of the NFL -- mostly while in a Kansas prison -- for two years.

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Tim Tebow has another job. Not in the NFL as a quarterback but as a contributor to "Good Morning America."

ABC announced that it was adding the former Heisman Trophy winner to the show as part of its new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that focuses on uplifting stories of people. Tebow will be in studio and also on location throughout the country.

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After initially stashing him on the practice squad in order to deal with his 4-year-old daughter's battle with cancer, the Cincinnati Bengals activated Devon Still, where he was working with the second-team defense.

Still was candid in training camp, saying he couldn't give 100 percent to football and even considered giving up the game. But head coach Marvin Lewis said he is confident Still is ready to contribute.

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Linebacker John Abraham of the Arizona Cardinals, who sustained another in a series of concussions Monday night against the San Diego Chargers, has left the team, perhaps for good.

One report said Abraham, 36, has been suffering from severe memory loss for more than a year because of concussions he has sustained over course of his 15-year career.

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The San Diego Chargers signed interior offensive lineman Doug Legursky.

Legursky is a six-year veteran having played five seasons with Pittsburgh and one with Buffalo. He has started 28 games and has played center and both guard positions. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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