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Trent Brown Accused Of Multiple Acts Of Domestic Violence

Oct 16, 2019 11:03 AM

Trent Brown has been accused of multiple acts of domestic violence against his girlfriend as part of a lawsuit.

Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders from the New England Patriots this past offseason on a four-year, $66 million deal.

According to the lawsuit, the two began dating in March 2017 and had a child together in January 2019. According to the woman, the couple had a "non-marital partnership agreement."

The woman accused Brown of slapping, punching and choking her on multiple occasions beginning in 2018. She said she has been "bruised, bloodied and battered" from the attacks and lived in fear of Brown.

Brown could be subject to NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

Saints' P.J. Williams Suspended For Two Games

Oct 16, 2019 9:17 AM

New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended for the next two weeks for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

Williams was initially charged with driving while intoxicated in January. However, the case was resolved in August when he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

The 26-year-old has played more than 80% of the Saints' snaps this year.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Suspension

Michael Bennett Suspended One Game By Patriots

Oct 15, 2019 5:27 PM

Michael Bennett has received a one-game suspension from the New England Patriots for conduct detrimental to the team.

Bennett and Bret Bielema engaged in an argument last Friday.

Bennett played in just 11 of 50 snaps in last Thursday's game. Bennett's playing time has dipped after playing 39 snaps in Week 1.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Suspension

Derek Carr: Vontaze Burfict's Ban Isn't Fair

Oct 2, 2019 4:42 PM

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr offered an impassioned defense of suspended middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict in London on Wednesday, and coach Jon Gruden told reporters he is "not happy ... at all" with the NFL's decision to sideline Burfict for the remainder of the season.

Carr said Burfict is "one of the most misunderstood people in the NFL" and had become one of his favorite teammates in their short time together.

"I don't think he was trying to hurt that man; the man was going down," Carr said of Burfict's helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday, which triggered the suspension a day later


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Remainder Of 2019

Sep 30, 2019 10:40 AM

Vontaze Burfict has been banned for the remainder of the season for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jack Doyle of the Indianapolis Colts.

Burfict was initially flagged for hitting Doyle in the head across the middle. But after the officials conferred, Burfict was thrown out.

Burfict has received 13 suspensions and fines in seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before signing with the Raiders as a free agent this offseason.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

Antonio Brown To File Up To Nine Grievances, Appeals

Sep 29, 2019 10:59 AM

Antonio Brown will file nine grievances and appeals simultaneously as he looks to recoup as much as the $61 million he believes he is still owed to him.

The grievances and appeals involve the following issues and sums of money:

• Fine appeals with the Oakland Raiders: $215,000

• Salary guarantees with Oakland: $29 million

• Signing bonus with Raiders: $1 million

• Oakland's unpaid Week 1 salary: $860,000

• New England Patriots' salary guarantee: $1 million

• Patriots signing bonus: $9 million

• Patriots' unpaid Week 3 salary: $64,000

• Patriots' option year in 2020: $20 million

Brown could also file an appeal if he is suspended by the NFL. Brown has been accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct by two different women

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Tags: New England Patriots, Legal, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Antonio Brown Calls Out Robert Kraft, Ben Roethlisberger

Sep 22, 2019 11:34 AM

Antonio Brown called out Robert Kraft and Ben Roethlisberger for their alleged sexual transgressions following his release by the New England Patriots.

Kraft was chawed with solicitation for allegedly receiving a sex act at a massage parlor.

Roethlisberger was suspended four games by the NFL for multiple sexual assault accusations.

A source told Adam Schefter that "Kraft [is] never writing that check, no matter what the ruling is now."


Tags: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Legal, Suspension

Patriots 'Looking Into Some Things' On Antonio Brown

Sep 20, 2019 3:31 PM

Bill Belichick stopped his news conference short after fielding several questions on the topic of Antonio Brown's off-the-field issues.

"I know there are questions about Antonio. We take all the situations with our team very seriously," Belichick said at the end of an opening statement that began with his thoughts on Sunday's opponent, the New York Jets. "There are some things that we're looking into, but I'm not going to have any comment on any of the off-the-field situations or questions on that. Anything on football, I'm happy to answer."

Belichick was then asked how he balances off-field issues with Brown.

"When we work on football, we work on football," Belichick said.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Antonio Brown Declined To Sign $2M Settlement With Britney Taylor

Sep 15, 2019 11:51 AM

Antonio Brown declined to sign a settlement with Britney Taylor worth just over $2 million.

Brown had a deadline last Sunday night to sign the settlement before Taylor's attorneys sought to file their civil lawsuit of sexual assault allegations against him.

Brown's decision not to sign the settlement came around the same time that he agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots.

The NFL will meet with Taylor this coming week.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Legal, Suspension

NFL Won't Place Antonio Brown On Exempt List

Sep 13, 2019 1:56 PM

The NFL will not place Antonio Brown on the commissioner's exempt list at this time.

Brown has a pending civil lawsuit against him from an alleged sexual assault. There is no criminal investigation pending against Brown.

Brown's accuser will meet with the NFL next week.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Legal, Suspension

NFL Could Place Antonio Brown On Commissioner's Exempt List

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Antonio Brown Sued For Sexual Assault By Former Trainer

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Odell Beckham Jr. Plans To Keep Wearing $190k Watch In Games

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Antonio Brown Issues 'Emotional Apology' During Team Meeting

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Raiders To Suspend Antonio Brown

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NFL Says Kareem Hunt Can't Be With Browns During Suspension

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Taylor Lewan Loses Appeal, Will Serve Four-Game PED Suspension

RealGM Staff Report

Patrick Chung To Be Arraigned On Cocaine Possession Charge

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Brandon Copeland Suspended Four Games By NFL For PED Violation

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Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Charged For Incident In Vegas
Ezekiel Elliott allegedly knocked a security guard to the ground at a music festival.

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Josh Gordon Reinstated By NFL
Josh Gordon can rejoin the Patriots on Sunday.


Golden Tate Has Four-Game Suspension For Fertility Drug Upheld
Golden Tate signed with the Giants this offseason.

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Antonio Callaway Suspended Four Games For Substance Abuse
Antonio Callaway had 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season.

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Josh Gordon Applies For Reinstatement To NFL
Josh Gordon signed his restricted free-agent tender in April with the Patriots.

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Morris Claiborne Suspended Four Games
The NFL has suspended Morris Claiborne for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.


Seahawks DL Jarran Reed Suspended Six Games
Jarran Reed was suspended six games for a violation of the personal conduct policy for an incident from early 2017.

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NFL Won't Suspend Tyreek Hill For Child Abuse Allegations
Tyreek Hill will rejoin the Chiefs at the start of training camp.

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Vikings RB Roc Thomas Suspended For Three Games
Roc Thomas will be suspended for the first three games of the 2019 season without pay for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

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Martavis Bryant Has Applied For Reinstatement
The league suspended the wide receiver indefinitely in December for Bryant's repeated violations of the league's drug policy.

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Tyreek Hill To Meet With NFL Officials On Wednesday
Tyreek Hill has been banned from the Chiefs' training facility while he remains under investigation for child abuse.

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