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10:08 AM ET Demaryius Thomas had the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, which is linked to repeated blows to the head, according to an announcement Tuesday by doctors from Boston University who had been studying the former NFL star’s brain. Thomas was found dead in his Roswell, Georgia, home this
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2:09 PM ET Hank Goldberg, who worked at ESPN as an NFL reporter and handicapping expert for two decades, died Monday on his 82nd birthday, his family confirmed. Goldberg had been in treatment for chronic kidney disease in recent years. Known as Hammering Hank, Goldberg was .500 or better in 15 of 17 NFL seasons
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8:02 PM ET ESPN News Services AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys for multiple women suing Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct are seeking the documents from the NFL’s investigation into the former Houston Texans quarterback. According to the motion filed Friday by the women’s attorneys, Tony Buzbee and Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey, the legal team seeks any
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12:50 PM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, according to medical examiners on Friday. A spokesman for the Maryland Department of Heath said Ferguson’s death on June 21 was ruled an accident. He was 26. Ferguson died after police responded to
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4:50 PM ET The NFL on Tuesday announced David Highhill as vice president, general manager of sports betting, the league’s first position solely focused on overseeing its business in the legal sports betting industry. Highhill, who has been with the NFL for 10 years, moves over from the corporate strategy group, where he led the
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5:47 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is “progressing well” as she deals with her health, per a statement shared by the Pegula family, and she is currently “resting and rehabilitating.” The family initially confirmed that Pegula was receiving medical treatment on June 14 due to “unexpected
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6:02 PM ET Deshaun Watson‘s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has finished after three days, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano on Thursday. Watson’s hearing began Tuesday morning and ended Thursday evening. Watson has been accused in civil lawsuits by 25 women of actions ranging
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11:36 AM ET Associated Press The NFL is teaming up with Ice Cube. The league announced Thursday that it is partnering with Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O’Shea Jackson, who is known as Ice Cube. “We feel like if you tackle the huge wealth gap between
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6:32 PM ET Deshaun Watson‘s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has ended for the day and will continue Thursday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Watson has been accused by 25 women of actions ranging from sexual assault to inappropriate behavior during massage
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12:30 PM ET Quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t completely rule out the possibility of a reconciliation with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday in the event that the NFL suspends his replacement, Deshaun Watson, for the entire 2022 season. Mayfield, however, added that the Browns would have to be the ones to start that process, and that
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7:04 PM ET Deshaun Watson‘s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has concluded for the day, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported Tuesday. The hearing is scheduled to resume Wednesday and may continue even longer than that, a source told Graziano. Watson has been accused by 25 women
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3:02 PM ET Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is signing a three-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money that places him among the NFL’s five highest-paid WRs, sources told ESPN. Agents Buddy Baker and Tony Bonagura of Exclusive Sports Group finalized the deal Tuesday with Washington senior vice president of football
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1:59 PM ET Associated Press Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe, 76, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been hospitalized with circulation issues in his
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