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Added August 26th, 2015 by Ian
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Hall of Famer told NFL rookies to find fall guy in case of legal trouble

ESPN recently uncovered a video from the NFL archives in which a Hall of Fame player can be seen telling a group of rookies to find themselves a fall guy in case they happen to get into trouble with the police. The statement was made by former wide receiver Cris Carter when he spoke to the NFL Rookie Symposium in 2014. When Carter made the comment, former defensive tackle Warren Sapp was also on stage with him. Sapp was arrested just this summer for domestic violence for an incident which involved his girlfriend.

Carter told several rookies that they should have a friend who would be willing to take the rap if they ever got into any legal trouble. He was quoted as saying, “Because all you guys aren’t going to do the right stuff. I need to teach to you how to get around all of this stuff too. If you have a crew, one of them fools needs to know that they’re going to jail. I know a lot of you aren’t going to drink and I know a lot of you aren’t going to use drugs but still get yourself a fall guy.”

 
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Added July 27th, 2015 by Ian
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C.J. Wilson plans future return to NFL after two fingers blown off

It’s hard to play American football with just eight fingers, but that’s what C.J. Wilson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plans on doing once his recent hand injury has healed. The cornerback recently lost two of his fingers in a fireworks accident on the American Fourth of July holiday. Wilson realizes he won’t be ready to play when the upcoming 2015 season kicks off, but he plans on returning to the NFL at a later date.

Wilson just released a press statement which said he’ll be taking some time off from his football career in the immediate future while he recovers. The statement was released through his agents and it said, “On behalf of C.J. Wilson, he has decided to step away from the NFL at this time to focus on his immediate needs in recovery which are the foundation of his long-term health. When CJ is fully healed and able to return to the game, he will then continue his career at that time.”

 
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Added July 21st, 2015 by Ian
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Washington Redskins lose trademark appeal

The NFL’s Washington Redskins are still facing a lot of roadblocks concerning the club’s name. There are many people who believe the moniker is disparaging to Native Americans and the franchise is under a lot of pressure to change it. The team took a hit in court last year when a judge ruled that the team’s patent and trademark will no longer be protected. The court documents said the organization could still use the Redskins name, but some of the former legal protections would be lost. The franchise then sued to have the ruling overturned by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, but it had no luck as the ruling was recently upheld.

 
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Added June 29th, 2015 by Ian
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NFL looking for temporary stadium in Los Angeles

There will definitely be no NFL team in the immediate Los Angeles area in the 2015 football season, but it looks like that could change next year. The league has recently begun to look at suitable venues to house a club in Southern California as a temporary home for a temporary home for a Los Angeles-based side. A couple of the grounds being considered are the Rose Bowl and Los Angeles Coliseum.

In the meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are hoping to join forces on a new open-air $1.7 billion stadium which both teams will play out of as their new home. This ground would be situated in the area of Carson, which already houses the StubHub Center, the home of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

 
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Added April 6th, 2015 by Ian
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NFL to hire first fulltime female official

 
Added January 5th, 2015 by Ian
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10 new records set in Oregon vs FSU Rose Bowl game

 
Added December 29th, 2014 by Ian

Twitter’s top 2014 sporting moments

 
Added December 16th, 2014 by Ian

North America’s top 20 sports cities in 2014

 

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