The NFL Players Association formally placed an appeal on Tuesday night of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the league based on numerous factors – including the assertion that the commissioner’s office knew Rice struck his wife.
Normally, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell presides over the appeal process but in this situation he is deemed as one of the principles that put Rice in his current football predicament.
The Indianapolis Colts coughed up a 20-6 second half lead and lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-27, on Monday Night Football last night.
Thanks to a Trent Richardson fumble and
missed pass interference call Andrew Luck interception, the Eagles seized control of the game.
In the game’s closing moments, Eagles kicker Cody Parkey came on to boot the game-winning 36-yard field goal.
The Minnesota Vikings announced on Monday that Adrian Peterson will return to practice and is likely to play on Sunday against New Orleans.
Shortly before a relatively awkward press conference featuring Vikings GM Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer, Peterson issued a statement apologizing in regards to his conduct (which is interesting considering his smiling mugshot resembles a headshot for Madden).
J.J. Watt is now in the business of catching touchdown passes.
Watt caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during Houston’s meeting against the Oakland Raiders after starting the play lined up as a tight end.
The Washington Redskins mortgaged their franchise in the 2012 NFL Draft to grab highly touted quarterback Robert Griffin III.
However, after another injury suffered by RGIII on Sunday, it appears that gamble will not pay long-term dividends.
Tonight marks the regular season debut of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite a promise reportedly given to the team in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will reportedly not attend tonight’s Chicago/San Francisco Sunday night tilt.