Posts Tagged Football

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photo and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players as they joined in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men’s judgment.

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Steelers sign punter Brad Wing to 1-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with punter Brad Wing.

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NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, catches a football as starting quarterback Tom Brady, right, stands by during a walkthrough at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.

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Grigson goes silent on NFL investigation into Patriots

Indianapolis Colts general nanager Ryan Grigson declines to answer a question about deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game during a press conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Colts lost to the Patriots in last Sunday's AFC Championship. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson is putting the ball squarely in the NFL’s court.

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Texans promote Brian Gaine, Jon Carr

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have promoted Brian Gaine to director of player personnel and Jon Carr to director of college scouting, the team said Friday.

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