National Football League (NFL)

1:24am

Wed November 13, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Why Has Football Become So Brutish?

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 9:08 am

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (left) and tackle Jonathan Martin stand on the field during practice in Davie, Fla. Martin left the NFL after he faced harassment from Incognito that his lawyer said went "beyond locker-room hazing."
Lynne Sladky AP

Not surprisingly, in the explosive revelations about the Miami Dolphins team turmoil, most attention has been paid to the fact that, in the midst of a locker room predominately composed of African-American players, a white, Richie Incognito, slurred a black teammate, Jonathan Martin, with the ugliest racial epithet –– and was actually publicly supported by some blacks on the team. Incognito's sadistic employment of the word has not only sickened but also astounded most of us.

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1:34pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Sports

Police Arrest Six People For Trashing Ex-NFL Player's Home

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway in front of his home in Stephentown, N.Y., which teens trashed earlier this month.
Michael Hill AP

Police in Stephentown, N.Y., arrested six people in connection with the vandalism that occurred during a party at the vacation home of former NFL player Brian Holloway.

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1:44am

Wed September 25, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Head Games: NFL Should Share Records About Concussions

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 11:15 am

9:20am

Sun September 22, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

NFL Veteran Recounts The Bruises And Breaks Of Life In The League.

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Being a professional football player can be a brutal life. Nate Jackson spent six years in the NFL, mostly as a receiver with the Denver Broncos, and while he wasn't a star — or even a starter — he did carve out life in the rarefied air of professional sports, and he got just as banged up as any big-name player. But he learned to play through the pain.

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7:41am

Fri September 20, 2013
Sports

Teens Trash Ex-NFL Player's Home And Parents Are Mad At Him?

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 11:14 am

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway in front of his home in Stephentown, N.Y., which teens trashed earlier this month.
Michael Hill AP

This story deserves discussion, so please have at it in the comments thread:

Over the Labor Day weekend, police say, more than 300 teenagers broke into the vacation home of former NFL player Brian Holloway near Albany, N.Y.

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