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Judy Battista, Albert Breer, Jeff Darlington, and Michael Silver have about 50 years of collective experience covering the National Football League for publications including th...(full article)

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands. Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, ...(full article)

Denver Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker, suspended prior to the season opener for testing positive for amphetamines, won tentative reinstatement following the NFL Players Associa...(full article)

Interest in the NFL’s tax exemption seems to be spiking again.  Fred Barbash of the Washington Post did a piece titled –  Why Congress will never take back the NFL’s tax br...(full article)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is under pressure to resign for his handling of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back who knocked out his then-fiancee in a casino eleva...(full article)

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