September 28, 2012 It was clear Thursday night that the return of the league's officials after their labor dispute restored order.
September 27, 2012 NFL fans' nightmare is over. The league and its referees have reached a tentative agreement on a new, eight-year contract. So replacement refs — who have been blamed for botching calls and giving at least one team a victory it didn't deserve — have been sent to the showers.
September 26, 2012 Frustration over the NFL's not-ready-for-primetime replacement referees has inspired web designer Erik Johnson to present Google's search page as if it were run by replacement engineers and coders. The result looks a lot like the standard Google page, but it doesn't do exactly what you'd expect.
September 25, 2012 Replacement refs blew it big time last night, most observers agree, when they gave Seattle a touchdown that sent Green Bay to defeat. That's only added to the outrage over what's been going on with the regular refs on the sidelines because of a contract dispute.
September 24, 2012 The league issued $55,000 in fines as part of rule that prohibits abuse of game officials, the NFL said.
September 21, 2012 Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.
September 6, 2012 To Cleveland fans, his decision to move to the team to Baltimore in 1996 was one of the darkest days in the city's sports history. But to Baltimore fans, he was the man who brought the city a Super Bowl.
May 4, 2012 Research could determine whether he suffered from brain disease. At least two other former players who also committed suicide recently had that problem and it's thought that injuries suffered during their careers caused the diseases.
May 3, 2012 The former NFL star reportedly shot himself in the chest Wednesday in California. While he did not leave a note, the medical examiner's report confirms what had been suspected.
May 3, 2012 The death of the former San Diego linebacker means eight members of the team that went to the Super Bowl in 1994 have now died — all before age 45.
May 2, 2012 He was a star linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, and also played with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Reports from California say he may have shot himself.
May 2, 2012 Linebacker Jonathan Vilma got the stiffest penalty. He will miss the entire 2012 season. The other suspensions range from three to eight games.
March 21, 2012 New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been "suspended for one season without pay for his involvement in the team's bounty program," NFL.com reports. Gregg Williams, the assistant who ran the program, has been suspended indefinitely.