Quote of the Day

"Pro football and the men who run it have much to think about this morning beyond grief. They have to think about where their game is headed."
-- Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges, following the suicide death of former NFLer Junior Seau. (BOSTON HERALD, 5/3)
Thursday May 3, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 166 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Big Uneasy

    Vilma had the harshest punishment, being suspended for a full year without pay

    Four Saints defensive players "who the league said were ringleaders of the bounties in their heyday during the 2009 playoffs" yesterday were given suspensions as part of the investigation into the team's bounty program, according to a front-page piece by James Varney of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma “was suspended for a year without pay,” while DE Will Smith “received a four-game suspension without pay.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “also hit two former Saints players” -- Packers DT Anthony Hargrove got an eight-game suspension, while Browns LB Scott Fujita recieved a three-game ban. The moves “bring to a close the punishment ... meted out in response" to the NFL's inves ...

  • Going Over The Edge?

    Junior Seau’s suicide, combined with the Saints' penalties, raises questions about NFL's culture.

  • Handled With Care

    Twitterverse reacts to ESPN’s handling of Seau’s death.

  • Meet The New Boss

    Influential Stanford AD Bob Bowlsby to take over as Big 12 Commissioner.

  • Magic Mountain

    With McCourt out, GBM partners turn focus to Dodgers' business.

  • Screen Raiders

    Texas Tech’s Kirby Hocutt outlines plans for third-tier sports programming, distribution.

  • Horse Power

    Ram Truck returns as the Kentucky Derby's exclusive automotive sponsor.

  • Holding Pattern

    State government is reportedly holding up the USC-L.A. Coliseum deal.

  • Found Out About Yu

    Rangers sports MLB's best local ratings gains in April.

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