November 4, 2013 Veteran guard Richie Incognito is alleged to have left intimidating messages and texts on the phone of second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week. The NFL and the Dolphins have transcripts of some of the messages.
August 9, 2013 It was just a preseason game, but for Brian Banks, playing for an NFL team Thursday offered a taste of the life he once dreamed of — before he became a convicted felon and lost his chance to go to college, and was finally exonerated.
June 27, 2013 NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with first-degree murder and weapons crimes Wednesday, will not be released on bail, the Fall River Superior Court has ruled. Hernandez, 23, was released by the New England Patriots within hours of his arrest yesterday.
June 24, 2013 Massachusetts got young men to sign up for health insurance by enlisting the Boston Red Sox. Now HHS is angling to repeat that success by getting NFL and NBA stars to help promote federal health insurance exchanges. And if that doesn't work, they might recruit Mom.
June 12, 2013 Tim Tebow, the much-maligned signal-caller, finally will have a chance to learn behind one of the league's best quarterbacks, future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. And Tebow offers the Patriots the prospect of using a style of offense that is gaining popularity in the NFL.
June 11, 2013 He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs two seasons ago, then sat on the bench last year with the New York Jets. Now he's set to back up superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Might that be just the right job for Tebow?
June 4, 2013 As a defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams in the '60s, Jones was one of the "fearsome foursome." He's also credited with coining the word "sack" for what's done to a quarterback when he's tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Jones is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
March 19, 2013 The owners have not voted, however, on prohibiting crown hits by ball carriers outside the tackle box.
February 7, 2013 A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
February 7, 2013 The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach. Last year, the league vacated the punishments of four players involved in "bountygate."
February 1, 2013 Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva Noë will be watching.
February 1, 2013 In the early days of the NFL, the average lineman weighed 190 pounds. Now they average 300 pounds. A look at the physics behind a tackle shows that bigger and faster players means harder slams to the turf and more severe injuries.