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Patrick Peterson Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

May 16, 2019 12:53 PM

Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 season for a violation of the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.

Peterson has dropped his appeal and will serve the suspension.

Peterson is an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

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Dion Jordan Faces 10-Game Ban For Using Adderall

May 15, 2019 8:15 AM

Dion Jordan is facing a 10-game ban from the NFL for taking Adderall, a violation of the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

The free-agent defensive end has been suspended three times in the past, including for an entire season. He had a therapeutic use exemption to use the drug in the past, but it expired. His past suspensions were for violations of the substance abuse (twice) and PED policies.

"I made a mistake," Jordan said. "I feel like the person that I am, I'm ready to move forward, I've been ready to move forward, with this specific issue. I've been working really hard with myself outside of football, and I can see the progress as a young man, as Dion Jordan, I can see it.

"My whole lifestyle -- it's been a 180-degree change. I f---ed up, man. I can't fix this s---. It is what it is. But I know what I can't do and what not to do compared to the mistakes I've made in the past."

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Tyreek Hill's Attorney Issues Letter Denying Child Abuse Allegations

May 3, 2019 9:05 AM

Tyreek Hill's attorney issued a detailed letter denying child abuse allegations. The letter also alleges that Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, abused their three-year-old son.

In the recording, Espinal says, "He kept saying, 'Daddy punches me,' which you do when he starts crying. What do you do? You make him open up his arms, and you punch him in the chest."

Attorney N. Trey Pettlon addresses that accusation, writing there have been times when Hill has tapped his son on the chest and told him to "man up, buddy" or "don't cry, my man" while denying grabbing his son's arms as part of physical discipline.

"He [Hill] categorically denies he has ever 'punched' his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline," Pettlon wrote.

Hill is willing to meet with NFL investigators, Pettlon said, and will cooperate with the investigation "to the extent that he can under the law."

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NFL May Put Tyreek Hill On Exempt List This Week

Apr 29, 2019 8:29 AM

The NFL could place Tyreek Hill on the commissioner's exempt list as soon as this week, according to a report.

The league and the players' union have reviewed the audio of Hill and his fiancee discussing injuries to their child.

It's rare for the NFL to use the exempt list during the offseason, but Hill may present a different case.

The designation is a way to keep a player off the field while the league reviews a charge or allegation and reaches a conclusion on discipline, and the league usually waits until the legal system concludes its process.

Hill has been suspended from all team-related activities in the wake of the audio that surfaced Thursday in which he discusses abusing his son.

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Audio Emerges Of Tyreek Hill, Fiancee Discussing Alleged Child Abuse

Apr 25, 2019 7:30 PM

KCTV has obtained an audio recording of Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal discussing his treatment of their three-year-old son.

“Daddy did it,” Espinal could be heard saying, paraphrasing the boy. “He is terrified of you.”

Hill responded, according to the recording: “You need to be terrified of me, too, b----.”

Espinal speaks of how Hill allegedly abuses their son.

"And you open up his arms and you punch him in the chest."

The Johnson County DA has obtained a copy of the audio.

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Tyreek Hill Won't Face Charges For Child Abuse Allegations

Apr 24, 2019 5:22 PM

Tyreek Hill and his fiance will not face charges for an alleged battery of a child.

According to police reports, officers in Overland Park, Kansas, were called to Hill's home on March 14 to investigate an alleged battery.

District Attorney Stephen M. Howe said that although he believes that a crime occurred, there is not evidence in the case of who committed the crime.

While at Oklahoma State, Hill was convicted of domestic assault for an incident in which he was accused of punching and choking his girlfriend. 

Hill could face discipline from the NFL.

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Robert Kraft's Attorneys Allege Illegal Search By Officers

Apr 4, 2019 8:15 AM

Robert Kraft's attorneys contend officers violated the U.S. and state constitutions and used tactics normally reserved for serious crimes rather than low-level offenses.

Kraft's attorneys allege police misrepresented evidence to obtain a search warrant that allowed them to secretly install video cameras at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Police say those cameras recorded Kraft twice paying for sexual acts with spa employees.

The attorneys want all evidence collected against Kraft thrown out. 

The case could be dismissed if they are successful. Kraft has pled not guilty but he issued an apology last month.

Kraft was charged in February with paying for sex acts at the spa twice in January.

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Andy Reid Hasn't Begun Planning As If Tyreek Hill Won't Be On Chiefs

Mar 27, 2019 7:33 AM

Andy Reid has not spoken with Tyreek Hill since learning of an alleged battery and child abuse.

“I have not, no,” Reid said at NFL’s annual owners’ meetings on Tuesday. “Our counsel’s told us not to do that. I have not been in contact with him.

“I really don’t even have a further statement from what we put out. Really nothing’s happened there. There’s no news on that.”

Reid told reporters Tuesday that he hasn’t thought about planning for the season as if Hill’s not going to be there. Hill has been one of the NFL's most productive playmakers.

“I haven’t even gone there,” Reid said. “I’m just letting it take its course.”

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Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty Two Days After Issuing Public Apology

Mar 26, 2019 4:22 PM

Robert Kraft entered a not guilty plea on two misdemeanour counts of first-degree solicitation and has asked for a jury trial.

The plea comes days after Kraft apologized in his first public comment since being charged for allegedly receiving sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, on Jan. 19 and 20.

"I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement on March 23. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."

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Robert Kraft Offered Plea Deal In Prostitution Case

Mar 19, 2019 6:05 PM

Robert Kraft and 24 other men have been offered a plea deal to drop charges for soliciting prostitution. 

Kraft and the other men would have to review the evidence and admit they would have been proved guilty at trial.

A letter sent to Roger Goodell that was signed by 19 survivors of sexual abuse and 60 organizations that fight sexual exploitation urged him to ban Kraft from the NFL if he is found guilty of soliciting sex.

Kraft pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation. His court date is set for March 28.

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Tyreek Hill Under Investigation For Allegedly Breaking Son's Arm
Tyreek Hill is under investigation for a battery incident in which a juvenile is listed as the victim.

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Kareem Hunt Suspended Eight Games By NFL
Kareem Hunt will not appeal the suspension.

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David Irving Will Quit NFL, Criticizes League's Hypocrisy On Marijuana
David Irving is on his third suspension by the NFL.

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Randy Gregory Suspended Indefinitely By NFL
Randy Gregory returned to play in 14 games in 2018 and finished second on the Cowboys with six sacks and 28 quarterback pressures.

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Patriots Had Security With Josh Gordon At All Times
Sources believe that Josh Gordon somehow eluded New England's security team during their bye week.

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Martavis Bryant Suspended Indefinitely By NFL
The Raiders traded a third round pick to the Steelers for Martavis Bryant.

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Kareem Hunt Working With NFL On Treatment, Counseling Program
The NFL's investigation of Kareem Hunt is ongoing.

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Chiefs Decide To Release Kareem Hunt
The Chiefs decision to release Kareem Hunt came after a video surfaced earlier Friday that showed him shoving and kicking a woman last February.

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Leonard Fournette Loses Appeal, Will Sit Out Against Colts
Leonard Fournette lost the appeal of his one-game suspension and will miss Sunday's game against the Colts, according to a source.

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Washington Claims Reuben Foster Off Waivers
Washington was the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster.

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Leonard Fournette Receives One-Game Suspension For Fight
The league said Leonard Fournette violated its unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules.

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Chad Kelly Arrested On Criminal Trespass Charge
Chad Kelly is the backup quarterback for the Broncos.

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Raiders Release Martavis Bryant
Martavis Bryant was facing another suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

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Daryl Worley Facing Four-Game Suspension
Raiders cornerback Daryl Worley is facing a four-game suspension following his arrest earlier this offseason, according to a source.

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Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games For Domestic Violence Incident
Jimmy Smith is the top cornerback on the Ravens.

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Trevone Boykin Suspended Following Domestic Violence Investigation
The NFL has suspended quarterback Trevone Boykin for the first game of the 2018 season, according to a source.

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Jaguars Suspend Dante Fowler, Jalen Ramsey For Rules Violation
Dante Fowler and Jalen Ramsey have each been suspended for a week for what the Jaguars have called "conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars football player."

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NFL Suspends Dante Fowler Jr. One Game
Dante Fowler has had several off-field issues.

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Julian Edelman Won't Sue NFL Over Suspension
Julian Edelman will accept his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

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Steve Keim Charged With DUI On July 4th
Steve Keim has been GM since 2013.

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