Latest NFL football News

Football lifer John Milligan to coach high school in Upton

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

UPTON, Mass. (AP) — John Milligan has seen it all when it comes to football. From winning four consecutive Big Ten championships as a University of Michigan player in the 1980s, to chewing out current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after bad throws as a graduate assistant - Milligan's been...

Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

Apr. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill is maintaining his innocence after prosecutors declined to charge him in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old. Hill said in a statement released Thursday that his "son's health and happiness" is his "number one...

Attorneys for Patriots owner set to challenge sex video

Apr. 25, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile attorneys normally don't handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that's only part of what he needs them to do. Their main job is to make sure the public never sees videos that police say show...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night's opening...

DA declines to charge Chiefs' Hill in domestic violence case

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that "we believe a crime has occurred, however,...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not just...

Adderley cousins connect across decades over life, football

Apr. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

More than a surname binds Nasir and Herb Adderley, distant-but-oh-so-close cousins from Philadelphia who are separated in age by six decades but tethered tight by love, creed and football. The post-millennial and soon-to-be octogenarian make up one of the best stories of the 2019 NFL draft . Nasir, a free safety...

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Coverage will offer different perspectives on NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

George Grande had no idea what ESPN was about to create when he anchored the first telecast of the NFL draft in 1980. "We didn't know who or how many people would be watching," Grande said. "For us it gave us a link to the NFL, it helped our coverage of college football and we had fun doing it." ESPN's coverage...