NFL Players React to Obama’s Opinions on Football

NEW ORLEANS — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama’s opinion about the dangers of football — and hesitation about having a child play. The hard-hitting 2011 Defensive Player of the Year also says that no matter how violent the sport, his 4-year-old son will be allowed to take it up […]

Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene and Aeneas Williams Among Finalists for NFL Hall

ST. LOUIS – This year’s finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame have been announced and include a handful of former St. Louis Rams. Larry Allen, Jonathon Ogden, Warren Sapp, and Michael Strahan will be considered along with eight other modern-era players, a coach, two contributors, and two senior candidates. The group includes former […]

Fans To Join Beyonce Onstage at Super Bowl

NEW YORK  — All the single ladies — and fellas — will have a chance to join Beyonce onstage at the upcoming Super Bowl. Pepsi announced Friday that 100 fans will hit the stage when the Grammy-winning diva performs on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. A contest that kicks off Saturday […]

NFL Adds New Post-Career Training Programs

NEW YORK — NFL players can attend training sessions on culinary management, restaurant franchising, social entrepreneurship and sports communications this offseason. The league is adding four programs to its offerings to prepare players for their post-football careers. With the longer offseason under the current collective bargaining agreement, there are now 10 such workshops. Kansas City […]

RGIII: Unlike Any QB Ever Seen

WASHINGTON – “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody in the history of football with the combined skills and talents that RGIII has. He’s the total package!” Those were the words legendary Howard University Sports Information Director Ed Hill Jr. used to describe the impact of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. In fact, […]

Regular Refs Back to Work After Agreement

NEW YORK – The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn’t have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two days of marathon negotiations – and mounting frustration across the league and among its fans – the NFL and the officials’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year […]

Pro Football Hall of Fame & NFL Legend Barry Sanders Announce Traveling Exhibition ‘Gridiron Glory’

CANTON -The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hit the road to commemorate its 50 th Anniversary, announcing today the largest traveling exhibition in its history – Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – that will capture the essence of the Hall of Fame experience. Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, […]

Who will be the NFL’s Next Best Black Quarterback?

OPINION – Last year was simply the year when the Black quarterback took over the football world. From Cam Newtown’s record-breaking rookie season to Robert Griffin III’s winning the Heisman,  never have two African-American signal callers shared the limelight as America’s darlings. With Griffin set to enter the professional ranks as the NFL recovers from […]