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Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Auburn University Football Player

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Auburn University Football Player

Originally posted 12/15/2014 07:50AM

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment complex where two former football players and a third man were slain in 2012.

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Oregon's Marcus Mariota Wins the Heisman Trophy

Oregon's Marcus Mariota Wins the Heisman Trophy

Originally posted 12/14/2014 12:10PM

The quarterback set a record by being named on 95.16 percent of ballots

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Adrian Peterson's Appeal to Return to Vikings Is Denied

NFL Upholds Adrian Peterson's Suspension Until April 2015

Originally posted 12/13/2014 11:25AM

Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was upheld until next spring.

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Devon Still: Fan Support Through Daughter's Cancer Fight 'Gives Me a Positive Outlook'

Devon Still Thanks Supporters as 4-Year-Old Daughter Leah Fights Cancer

Originally posted 11/07/2014 07:40PM

A day after taking his daughter, Leah, to her first football game, Bengals defense tackle Devon Still is thanking fans who have been supporting him and his 4-year-old as she battles neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. In an interview with PEOPLE on Friday, he shared this message:

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Washington Redskins Suing Native Americans Offended by Team's Name

Washington Redskins Suing Native Americans Offended by Team's Name

Originally posted 11/03/2014 11:15AM

A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.

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7 Students Charged in Wake of New Jersey High School Football Hazing Allegations

7 Students Charged in Wake of New Jersey High School Football Hazing Allegations

Originally posted 10/11/2014 01:50PM

Seven students were charged with sex crimes in connection with a series of assaults amid an investigation into hazing by a high school football team, which already led to the cancellation of the rest of the season, authorities said.

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High School Cancels Football Season After Sexual Hazing Allegations

New Jersey High School Cancels Football Season After Sexual Hazing Allegations

Originally posted 10/10/2014 09:40AM

Horrific allegations of sexual hazing in the locker room have one high school in New Jersey facing a season without football.

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Three High School Football Players Die in One Week

Three High School Football Players Die in One Week

Originally posted 10/03/2014 06:55PM

Several hundred people assembled on a crowded football field in Elwood New York on Thursday evening, greeting each other with handshakes and hugs. Many of them wore football jerseys and team colors of Shoreham-Wading River High School.

But this was not a joyous crowd gathering to cheer on their favorite team. They were there to celebrate the short life of Tom Cutinella, a 16-year-old student who had died on the same field just 24 hours earlier.

The sudden death wasn't the first one on the gridiron this week. Two other students died while playing high school football in the past seven days, raising questions about the sport's safety and prompting schools across America to take special precautions to keep their players safe.

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Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Killed in Car Crash

Rob Bironas, Ex-Titans Kicker & Terry Bradshaw's Son-in-Law, Killed in Car Crash

Originally posted 09/21/2014 03:40PM

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

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Another NFL Player Has Been Arrested for Domestic Violence

Another NFL Player Has Been Arrested for Domestic Violence

Originally posted 09/18/2014 07:00AM

The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

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