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March 28, 2014 |
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, attempted to flee the scene and then threatened a witness with brass knuckles after he was cornered, police told a Bay Area television station. Culliver was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, reckless driving with injury and weapons possession, San Jose police said. Culliver, 25, was driving a white Ford Mustang when police said he struck a bicyclist and attempted to flee the scene, NBC Bay Area reported.
January 27, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- There's a theory that the farther an offensive player is from the football at the line of scrimmage, the more demonstrative and flamboyant he tends to be. By that thinking, wide receivers tend to be more talkative than tight ends. Tight ends talk more trash than tackles, and so on. So it's not shocking that Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman began his career at Stanford as a receiver. He was a freshman All-American, in fact, and might have continued his career on that side of the ball but for a knee injury.
January 26, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks arrived Sunday night for a week of Super Bowl preparations, and the third-year cornerback was greeted by a six-deep crowd of dozens of reporters during a news conference at the team hotel. "I'm a little surprised by it," Sherman said of the massive reception. "But they told me to expect a little bit after last week. " Sherman, who played at Compton Dominguez High and Stanford, then laughed heartily. Sherman, of course, became one of the Super Bowl's main story lines after tipping away a potential game-winning pass against the San Francisco 49ers and then punctuating the play with his postgame comments about 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree . Sherman's comments and the emotional way he delivered them sparked an intense weeklong debate across all media platforms.
January 20, 2014 |
For more than three hours Sunday, millions of Americans joyfully cheered a football game whose players are paid to be angry and callous. But then, moments afterward, America was offended when one of those players spewed anger and callousness? The national vilifying of the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman for his taunting televised postgame remarks Sunday after the Seahawks' 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game cuts to the heart of sports hypocrisy.
January 13, 2014 |
DENVER--Denver's 24-17 divisional playoff victory over San Diego came with a hefty price. The Broncos lost starting left cornerback Chris Harris to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to multiple reports. Harris underwent an MRI on Monday and will not play Sunday in the AFC championship against New England, or in the Super Bowl, if the Broncos get that far. On Monday morning, Harris tweeted: "Thanks for the prayers , Gonna work extremely hard and come back a Monster next year . God is on my side.
January 10, 2014 |
Two NFL players violated league protocol on dealing with concussions in last weekend's wild-card playoff games, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press. The document was a letter sent by the chairmen of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee to all team doctors and trainers. In the letter, Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen say one player re-entered a game after suffering a possible concussion and another refused to leave the sideline. Although the letter doesn't identify the players, the AP said they were Green Bay tackle David Bakhtiari and New Orleans cornerback Keenan Lewis.