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[November 21, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn
died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in
Irving, Texas. He was 43.
Glenn was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly
after midnight, the Dallas County medical examiner's office said.
The Irving Police Department confirmed to ESPN that an accident
occurred at 12:18 a.m. local time Monday. According to police, the
car left its travel lane and crashed into a concrete barrier that
divides the express lanes from the local lanes. The driver was
ejected from the car and a passenger suffered minor injuries, police
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' bid to derail a proposed contract
extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has hit a roadblock,
according to a published report.
The NFL compensation committee basically told Jones to back down in
his ongoing threat to sue the NFL if league owners approve Goodell's
extension, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert was suspended
without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing
Gilbert will miss the Sunday night game with the Green Bay Packers
and cannot return until Pittsburgh's Week 16 game against the
"We are disappointed that Marcus Gilbert has been suspended without
four games for using performance-enhancing substances. He will not
appeal the NFL's decision," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert
said in a statement.
The Denver Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and named
quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as his replacement, head coach
Vance Joseph announced.
Joseph informed McCoy on Monday morning that he was being relieved
of his duties after the Broncos lost their sixth straight game on
Sunday, falling to 3-7 with a 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates a touchdown
pass with guard David DeCastro (66) and offensive tackle Marcus
Gilbert (77) against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half
at Heinz Field. Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture
Supplied by Action Images
President Donald Trump is calling on the NFL to suspend Oakland
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for sitting during "The
Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's game in Mexico City but
standing for the Mexican national anthem.
Trump, who has repeatedly criticized NFL players who do not stand
for the national anthem, took to Twitter early Monday morning to
criticize Lynch for his protest before the game against the New
England Patriots, who went on to win 33-8.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been ruled out
this week after his injured throwing shoulder was re-evaluated by
doctors on Monday.
Head coach Dirk Koetter told reporters that Winston is not ready to
return for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Winston will
be re-evaluated next week, Koetter said.
The New Orleans Saints lost defensive end Alex Okafor to a
season-ending torn Achilles suffered in Sunday's victory over the
Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports.
Okafor, 26, injured his left leg in the fourth quarter of the 34-31
overtime win and was helped off the field by trainers and medical
personnel before being taken to the locker room.
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