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Redskins Make Mockery of NFL’s Domestic Violence Issue

On Sunday, former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was in a jail cell, accused of slapping his ex-girlfriend, his second domestic violence arrest in ten months.  48 hours later he was the newest member of the Washington Redskins. Of course it was the Redskins who eschewed all sense of morality and claimed him. The team with the racial slur of a nickna...

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Washington claims troubled LB Reuben Foster off waivers

That didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was made available on waivers, the Washington Redskins claimed him. They were the only team to place a claim. Shortly after Foster signed, the NFL placed him on the Commissioner's Exempt List while they review his case. Foster will be allowed to participate in team act...

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Week 12 Musings: That’s a Wrap, Green Bay

12 weeks down, 5 weeks to go in the regular. Like every year around this week, the playoff picture is starting to crystallize. Sure there will be surprises and Week 17 do or die games. But even when you marry math with momentum, some teams on the margin just look like playoff teams.  The Seahawks are certainly one example, as are the surging Colts, Luc...

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Yoga, Basketball and Limbo: Week 12’s Best NFL Celebrations

Try to go back and remember the sad days when the NFL didn't allow players to celebrate in the end zone. It's a scary thought, and to make sure fans fully appreciate the planning and execution that goes into these viral moments I put together an extra long list of the best celebrations in the NFL in week 12. Some celebrations took their inspiration from...

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49ers Cut Reuben Foster After Second Domestic Violence Arrest in 2018

When linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for back in February, the 49ers stood by their 2017 first-round draft pick. Foster's girlfriend Elissa Ennis had accused Foster of "hitting her 8-10 times" and puncturing her eardrum following a domestic dispute. Despite the highly disturbing charges, 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team would a...

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Alex Smith Will Be Missed in Innumerable Ways After Gruesome Injury

The NFL is the most brutal of sports. An NFL player who proclaims a clean bill of health only means his pain is manageable, his tendons sore not ruptured. As a player or a fan watching said player, you know devastation is always possible. Any snap could be the one that ends a season. Yet that knowledge does little to soften the emotional blow when a ...

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Report: Browns May Interview Condoleezza Rice for Head Coach Opening

The Browns have a compelling head coach opening and earlier this week GM John Dorsey indicated he would cast a very wide net to find a suitable replacement for Hue Jackson. "I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age," Dorsey told reporters. "It could be a woman, too. Do not look at me like that. I am seriou...

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A Lifelong Fan Relishes the New Look Chicago Bears

For the past few weeks I have been tossing and turning pondering an oh-so-tantalizing question: are the Bears actually good…and interesting? Is this real? As a diehard Bears fan for past 30 years, I have been fooled time and time again.  I was barely 7 for the ’85 season, and came of age watching a team that squandered their once-in-generation t...

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