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Iowa official who played in NFL faces gun, alcohol charges

May. 22, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former NFL defensive lineman who is now a county supervisor in Iowa faces misdemeanor charges after police say he showed up drunk and armed with a pistol at a daytime board meeting. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports that police were called to the Winnebago County Courthouse...

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

May. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of the hands...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

May. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in...

Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope

May. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope. The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday to make room on the 90-man roster. Swoope had eight catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns in seven games last season with Indianapolis. He entered the...

NFL draft headed to Cleveland in 2021, Kansas City in 2023

May. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL's draft road show is headed to Cleveland and Kansas City. To celebrate the Browns' 75th anniversary, the 2021 draft will be held in Cleveland. Two years later, the home of the Chiefs gets its chance. In recent years, the league has taken the draft out of New York and to...

Titans agree to terms with top draft pick Jeffery Simmons

May. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their top draft pick Jeffery Simmons, the 19th selection overall out of Mississippi State. The Titans announced the deal Wednesday. Tennessee gambled on Simmons with the defensive tackle recovering after tearing his left...

Falcons lose DE Means for 2019 with Achilles tendon injury

May. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means will miss the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. Means was a part-time starter in 2018 and hurt in Monday's organized team activities (OTAs) practice, which was closed to reporters. The team announced the injury on...

Ex-pro football player held for murder trial in child death

May. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old former pro football player is headed to trial in state court on murder and 19 felony child abuse and neglect charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood that testimony from a...

Just JuJu; With Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead

May. 22, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully. Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between being appreciative for Antonio Brown's influence while also acknowledging things should be considerably calmer for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. The prolific but petulant Brown...

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

May. 22, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder. Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried. Rivera downplayed Newton sitting out of passing drills at organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday, saying it's a "really big...