The video, obtained by TMZ, was a "cleaned-up, whittled down and
condensed version of the events" that occurred in an Atlantic City
casino elevator, Rice's legal team will reportedly claim.
Rice was suspended indefinitely and the Ravens released him after
video of him punching and knocking out Janay Palmer became public on
Sept. 8. The incident occurred in February. The couple later
The NFL initially suspended Rice for just two games, which drew
widespread criticism for being too lenient. Commissioner Roger
Goodell changed the terms of the ban after the video went public.
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Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died in a single-car
crash on Saturday night.
Bironas, 36, lost control of his SUV while traveling at a high rate
of speed in Nashville, Tennessee and went off the road, hitting
several trees before turning upside down around 11 p.m. CT,
according to reports. He was transported to Vanderbilt University
Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. There was
no evidence of drugs or alcohol.
Bironas, who was married to Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Hall of
Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, was released by the Titans in March
following nine seasons with the team.
Bironas scored 1,032 points during his nine-year career with the
Titans, second in team history behind Al Del Greco. He ranks fourth
in NFL history with an 85.7 percent rate on field-goal attempts and
holds the franchise record with 11 game-winning kicks, including a
60-yarder in 2006.
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still in denial
about his season likely being over and his future in the NFL in
doubt because of child abuse charges, ESPN reported.
Even if Peterson reaches a plea deal with prosecutors in Texas, the
league's discipline will probably prevent him from playing for the
rest of the year, according to the report.
Peterson tweeted Friday that he passed a lie detector test, which
sources said proves that the star running back "really doesn't get
The Vikings reportedly do not see Peterson being part of their
future after attempting to activate him last Monday before placing
him on the commissioner's exempt list two days later.
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Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen's job status is "tenuous at
best," according to ESPN.
The Raiders are 0-3 following a 16-9 loss to the New England
Patriots on Sunday. Allen is 8-27 in his third season as the Raiders
ESPN reported that Allen could be replaced soon on an interim basis
by offensive line coach/assistant head coach Tony Sparano.
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The Denver Broncos announced that there are no plans for the team's
Owner Pat Bowlen resigned control of the team to focus on battling
Alzheimer's Disease in July. There has been speculation that the
team would be sold.
The team addressed those rumors in a statement.
"Owner Pat Bowlen has indicated a strong desire to keep specifics of
his estate planning private, and the Denver Broncos intend to honor
his wishes," the statement read. "While Mr. Bowlen's long-term hope
is for one of his children to run the team, any speculation on the
transition of his ownership to one of them is premature. No
timetable has been set for that process by the organization or the
National Football League. There are no plans for the sale of the
Denver Broncos, and the Pat Bowlen Trust will continue to implement
the provisions set forth by Mr. Bowlen to keep the team in the
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Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall likely suffered a
season-ending Achilles injury in Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
With the Eagles leading 24-20, Hall was helped off the field and
taken to the locker room on a motorized cart. The non-contact injury
was reported as a leg injury, but the Redskins announced Hall has a
torn Achilles. He will be re-evaluated Monday but is likely headed
for injured reserve.
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San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, who had started in
place of injured Ryan Mathews (knee), was carted off with a sprained
ankle three minutes and 23 seconds into the first quarter of
Sunday's game at Buffalo and did not return. His ankle fracture
could be a season-ending "rupture," according to reports. (Editing
by Gene Cherry)
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