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NFL investigating laser pointed at Brady in AFC title game

Jan. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — NFL security is investigating whether a fan attempted to shine a laser into the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during their AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Local television stations posted footage Tuesday that showed a green light...

AP sources: NFL to consider expanding replay reviews

Jan. 22, 2019 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference. The people, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the NFL has...

'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

Jan. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it." WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including...

South Carolina adds John Scott Jr. as defensive line coach

Jan. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has hired former NFL assistant John Scott Jr. as its defensive line coach. The school announced the hire Tuesday after his one-year, $435,000 contract was approved by university trustees. Scott takes over for Lance Thompson, who was let go by the Gamecocks after three...

Build it and the Super Bowl will come

Jan. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EST

Build it and the Super Bowl will come. While that's not exactly how the sites of the NFL's championship extravaganza are determined, it sure doesn't hurt to have a brand new, billion-dollar facility in your city. Including the 2004 game in Houston, the league will have staged nine Super Bowls in metropolitan...

Column: Pats', Rams' titles not tarnished by bad officiating

Jan. 22, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ." Yes, the Patriots won in Kansas City thanks...

Former NFL player McFadden arrested in Texas on DWI charge

Jan. 22, 2019 11:21 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say former NFL player Darren McFadden has posted bond after he was arrested on a drunken-driving charge when he fell asleep in the drive-thru lane at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Dallas. Collin County court records show the 31-year-old was charged with driving while...

QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

Jan. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl. The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones. The North and South teams have...

NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency

Jan. 22, 2019 2:50 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency. The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind the past three years at Michigan. "I...

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 9:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard...