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New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown calls a play during a Sept. 3 NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers. He hasn't started a regular season game since 2011. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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San Francisco 49ers fans celebrate a touchdown with running back Carlos Hyde on Monday in Santa Clara, Calif. Tony Avelar/AP hide caption

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Pro Leagues Embrace A Big-Payout Evolution In Fantasy Sports

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The New England Patriots fans perform a card stunt commemorating their Super Bowl win before their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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The public share to pay for construction of a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium is reportedly $498 million. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Spending Public Money On Sports Stadiums Is Bad Business

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Chris Kluwe (left) congratulates Blair Walsh after Walsh kicked a 56-yard field goal during a game against the Houston Texans in 2012. Kluwe says friendships in the NFL can be fleeting, but also close. Patric Schneider/AP hide caption

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The Locker Room: A Melting Pot, Where Football's The Focal Point

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after a game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., in January. A judge erased Brady's four-game suspension for "deflategate" last week. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Deford: When It Comes To The Courtroom, Bet On The Players

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Kicker Chandler Catanzaro of the Arizona Cardinals kicks an extra point against the Kansas City Chiefs during a pre-season NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Aug. 15 in Glendale, Ariz. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is There An Extra Point In Football, And Do We Need It?

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Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg presents a more pleasant sketch of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brad. An earlier sketch of Brady by Rosenberg caused a sensation on Twitter and beyond. New York Daily News/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday. The NFL Players Union has sued to get a judge to void Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Deford: When 'Deflategate' Dust Settles, Put Goodell Out To Pasture

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