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Officers responded to the Bogey Bar & Grill in Shawnee Hills, Ohio on Friday for reports of a drunk man ‘stumbling and knocking people over’. They removed former pro-football player Kirk Barton from the premises and got him a cab to take home. The former Ohio State offensive lineman, 33, slammed the taxi van door on one of the cop’s hands when he tried to help the driver determine Barton’s address. Another cop then had to tase Barton twice to subdue him so they could take him into custody. He faces a charge of felony assault.

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NFL star Michael Bennett surrendered to police Monday after being indicted by a Texas grand jury on the charge of injury to an elderly woman at the Super Bowl. After the New England Patriots’ historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, Bennett could not have been happier to see his brother, Martellus, win a Super Bowl, and wanted to join him on the field. Cops say Michael Bennett, 32, pushed a 66-year-old woman in a wheelchair out of the way to get to the field.

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been suspended indefinitely by the Bruins, apologized at a news conference Wednesday morning about the incident in China that had them stay behind on a team trip after they were accused of shoplifting. At the end of the news conference, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said that the players each admitted guilt and that charges had been withdrawn by Chinese authorities. They had paid $2,200 bail, surrendered their passports and agreed to travel restrictions. The bail was refunded. UCLA paid the expenses incurred by the players who were left behind when the rest of the team returned home, but said they may seek reimbursement

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was confronted by two protesters for his national anthem stance Tuesday while on his way into the NFL fall owners meetings in a Battery Park City hotel. The Cowboys owner said over a week ago that any Dallas player who does not stand for the anthem will not play but he had previously locked arms and taken a knee with his team, before the anthem was played & after President Donald Trump’s remarks.

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Hit em’ in the pocketbooks. I guess they realized that no sport is bigger than the patriotism of the Amercian people and the fall in viewership and profits helped too

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to all 32 teams making it clear he wants players to stand during the national anthem, saying that the protest controversy is “threatening to erode the unifying power of our game.” Team owners are scheduled to discuss the plan with Goodell at a meeting next week in New York.

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The Miami Dolphins are aware of an internet video that apparently shows offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting an unknown powdery substance while at work at some point in his NFL career.

The team is not commenting but league sources say there will be an investigation into the video and Foerster’s fate with the Dolphins will be decided as early as Monday.

“We were just made aware of the video and will have no comment at this time,” a team spokesman said Sunday night.

The video clearly shows Foerster’s face. A club source confirmed that is Foerster on the video.

Professional football quarterback Cam Newton came under fire on Wednesday after he appeared to dismiss a female reporter’s question based on her gender. During a Carolina Panther’s press conference at Bank of America Stadium, Newton was asked a routine question about offensive schemes by the Charlotte Observer’s Jourdan Rodrigue. Newton, in reply, appeared to condescend to the female reporter, saying: ‘It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.’ Newton then takes a pause before repeating ‘it’s funny.’


Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue said she felt ‘dismayed’ and ‘belittled’ following the exchange

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The ‘Arm in Arm’ decals they wore in training camp were rejected by the league for the regular season

The Dallas Cowboys asked the NFL if the team could wear decals honoring the fallen members of the Dallas Police Department and the NFL, unsurprisingly, said no.

When training camp opened in Oxnard, Calif., earlier this offseason, the Cowboys unveiled “Arm in Arm” helmet decals, designed to pay tribute to the men who lost their lives during the downtown Dallas shooting in July, while also symbolically representing the Cowboys support of the community.

Naturally, the NFL won’t let them wear the decals during the regular season.

“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams,” Jerry Jones said Wednesday. “We respect their decision.”
It’s pretty easy to get upset about the NFL over this. The league has a long history of appearing tone deaf when it comes to letting players and teams support various causes. Brandon Marshall, then with the Bears, was fined more than $10,000 for wearing green shoes to raise awareness for mental-health issues.

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams wanted to wear pink all season long to honor his mother, who died of breast cancer. The NFL told him no.

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SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 02: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seen on the field prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

As the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp, Owner Jerry Jones wants to make one thing very clear to his team before the 2017 NFL season begins.

If any of his players want to take a knee during the National Anthem, don’t expect to see them on the roster for much longer.

s the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp, Owner Jerry Jones wants to make one thing very clear to his team before the 2017 NFL season begins.

If any of his players want to take a knee during the National Anthem, don’t expect to see them on the roster for much longer.

FYI, Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones told his players “You will stand for the National Anthem, or your ass will be off this team.”
\\ast season, Jones told CBS Radio’s 105.3 The Fan, “I got to give a big pat on the back to our entire team, our coaching staff, our entire organization. We strongly, strongly support the flag in every way we support — and it’s almost ridiculous to be saying it — the people who for generations and generations have given it all up so that we can get out here and show off in front of millions of people on television.”

Free agent Quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines after he knelt during the National Anthem last season with the San Francisco 49ers.

We’ll see which Cowboys are standing and still want to be employed as they kick off the NFL’s pre-season taking on the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game on Thursday, August 3.

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The former UFC fighter Tim Hague has died following a knockout in a boxing fight. He was 34. Hague was taken to hospital on Friday after he was knocked out by Adam Braidwood during their fight in Edmonton but died on Sunday. “It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, said in a statement on Sunday. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We will miss him so greatly.” The Canadian fought in five UFC contests winning his debut before losing the other four. In total, he fought 34 mixed martial arts contests, and had a 21-13 record.

He was knocked out eight times, with four of those coming within the last two years. After the end of his UFC career in 2011 he said he was going to take time off after suffering a concussion. “I’m gonna take a little break away from MMA, let the brain heal from my concussion, and get the passion/fire back,” he wrote on Facebook.

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“People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain’t Floyd and I landed”

There are some mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who are convinced Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor possesses the skills to defeat undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a straight-up boxing match.