Posts Tagged Professional football

Ex-Cowboy Spillman charged with sexual assault in Texas

This Oct. 5, 2014, file photo shows then-Dallas Cowboys defensive back C.J. Spillman (37)  on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Arlington, Texas. Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel. Tarrant County jail records show Spillman surrendered early Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and was freed on $15,000 bond. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

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Redskins name hinders DC’s efforts for stadium site lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won’t grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins’ former stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team’s name.

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California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

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Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an “illegal purpose.”

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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

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