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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase

Bills rookie QB apologizes for racially insensitive comment

Jun. 4, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase “elite white people” in a text conversation from more than a year ago, and posted on social media early Thursday. The former Georgia starter posted his apology on his Twitter account, in which he...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden claps during a combined  NFL football training camp with the Rams, in Napa, Calif. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 NFL clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs are allowed to return to team facilities starting Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday

Jun. 4, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that coaching staffs may...

FILE - This is a Nov. 24, 2019, file photo showing Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores answering questions after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Dolphins coach Brian Flores is mourning the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend and former Indiana University football player who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

'Another tragedy' -- Dolphins coach knew shooting victim

Jun. 4, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' roiling emotions of late regarding social injustice were compounded with the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest. Beaty, 38, was a business owner in Indianapolis, a former Indiana...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) laughs during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Beckham, who skipped Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired from the Giants, has been a “model guy” during the team's virtual program. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

OBJ a "model guy" during Browns' virtual offseason program

Jun. 3, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver's been as close as possible. Beckham, who skipped almost all of Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired in a trade from the New York...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio speaks after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver. Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren’t problems in the NFL. “After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning, I realize what I said regarding racism and discrimination in the NFL was wrong,” Fangio said in an apology posted on the team’s Twitter account Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, Fle)

Broncos coach apologizes after suggesting NFL free of racism

Jun. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren’t problems in the NFL. “After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning, I realize what I said regarding racism and discrimination in the...

Chargers re-sign defensive lineman Damion Square

Jun. 3, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Damion Square has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, the franchise said Wednesday. Square will be going into his eighth season in the league and seventh with the Chargers. He has appeared in every game the past three seasons, including 15 starts. The...

A demonstrator wears a face mask and latex gloves while waving a placard along Lincoln Avenue during a protest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Denver over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

Jun. 3, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation. Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, left, jokes with middle linebacker Kwon Alexander during a combined NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

Jun. 2, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, Washington and the Los...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. Conner stressed he's not concerned about his future as he enters the final year of his contract. The team declined to offer him an extension following three seasons in which he has struggled to stay healthy.

Steelers RB Conner focusing on present, not uncertain future

Jun. 2, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity. While the shutdown forced the Pittsburgh Steelers running back to cancel a couple of planned vacations, it also gave him time — a lot of time — to filter out the...

Court rules that Chiefs don't owe $1M in back taxes

Jun. 2, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has found that the Kansas City Chiefs don't owe $1 million in back taxes on the decade-old Arrowhead Stadium renovation after all. The Kansas City Star reports that the court found Tuesday that the state's Administrative Hearing Commission erred last...