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Albert Haynesworth's half brother dies in motorcycle crash

Lance McCoy, the 23-year-old half brother of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, was said to be speeding when his motorcycle collided with a car in Nashville.

October 08, 2010|Wire reports

The half brother of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was killed in a motorcycle crash in Nashville, police said.

Lance McCoy, 23, was speeding Thursday night when his motorcycle collided with a car pulling out of a parking lot, police said. The police's preliminary investigation found McCoy's excessive speed was the main cause of the crash.

The car's driver, Benjamin Smith, 27, of Nashville, told police he didn't see the motorcycle until impact.

Haynesworth is a former Tennessee Titan. His half brother was from Madison, which is about seven miles north of Nashville.

Haynesworth's agent said Friday that he had no comment. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth had left to spend time with his family in Nashville.

"Obviously, what he's going through right now is paramount," Shanahan told reporters. "We're giving him and his family all of our prayers and thoughts. I think that's the main concern right now."

League checks claims against Favre

The NFL is reviewing allegations involving Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who has been accused on an Internet website of sending racy messages and photos to a former sideline reporter while he played for the New York Jets in 2008.

"We are reviewing the matter," league spokesman Greg Aiello said when asked about reports that a person alleged to be Favre sent voice mails and lewd pictures to Jenn Sterger.

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St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Clifton Ryan returned to practice, the latest step in recovering from migraine headaches that kept him out of two games…. New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis says his strained left hamstring is feeling good and said he thinks he could "play right now," but is still listed as questionable for Monday night's game against Minnesota…. Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak said defensive end Mario Williams is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants because of a sore groin…. As expected, Kevin Kolb will replace the injured Michael Vick at quarterback when the Philadelphia Eagles visit San Francisco on Sunday. Vick didn't practice all week because of a rib cartilage injury and won't travel with the team…. Buffalo Bills backup linebacker Keith Ellison and backup safety Bryan Scott will sit out Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of knee injuries…. The Carolina Panthers will be without top receiver Steve Smith and starting safety Sherrod Martin against Chicago because of injuries. Smith hasn't practiced since spraining his left ankle in Sunday's loss to New Orleans and has been in a protective boot this week. Martin has been sidelined since sustaining a concussion against the Saints…. The Detroit Lions signed offensive guard Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension. Sims has started all four games for the winless Lions this season…. The NFL fined Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan $10,000 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's loss to Denver. Saints linebacker Marvin Mitchell was hit for $10,000 for a major facemask penalty against Carolina. Also fined on Friday: Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle on Redskins receiver Santana Moss, and Giants linebacker Jonathan Goff, $7,500 for helmet-to-helmet contact with Bears quarterback Todd Collins, and $5,000 for unnecessary roughness…. Former San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee has been arrested on a gun charge in the Florida Panhandle. Fort Walton Beach police say he was arrested Thursday night and charged with possession of a concealed firearm. He was released from jail Friday morning. The former Alabama star left the 49ers in August, saying he wanted to focus on ministry.

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