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Raiders & Chargers Have a Plan to Share Stadium in Los Angeles

Raiders & Chargers Have a Plan to Share Stadium in Los Angeles NFL(SAN DIEGO) -- The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers announced on Thursday that they have collaborated on building a stadium in Carson, California that they both would share if they relocate and move to California. The stadium is privately financed and costs $1.7 billion and in a joint statement both teams said they have been working for many years in their home markets to find a solution. "We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises," the teams said in the joint statement. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has appointed a nine member advisory group to come up with a recommendation for a stadium site. "It's now abundantly clear that while we have been working here in San Diego to create a plan for a new stadium, the Chargers have for some time been making their own plans for moving to Los Angeles," Faulconer said in a statement Thursday night. "This would amount to abandoning generations of loyal Chargers fans. Despite this news, we are going to continue our efforts to develop a viable stadium solution." The Rams are also interested in relocating their franchise to Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Adrian Peterson ‘Uneasy’ About Returning to the Vikings

Adrian Peterson ‘Uneasy’ About Returning to the Vikings Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- There has been recent talk about whether or not the Minnesota Vikings will be willing to bring back suspended running back Adrian Peterson. As it turns out, Peterson himself is "uneasy" about returning to the only NFL team he's only played for. Peterson missed all but one game this past season after he was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child. He pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless assault back in November. "It's hard to say (what my future will be)," Peterson said in an interview with ESPN. "I love Minnesota. There are people that have had my back, and supported me." "Last year, with the things that took place, [I] had a lot of fans that supported me through everything. For the fans, I would definitely love to come back, but then again, it's a business. When it comes down to business, you can't get caught up in the loyalty to fans or to a team or anything like that. You know how it is in the NFL," he continued. "I learned a lot through this process. I'm still uneasy, to be honest with you. I'm still uneasy about a lot of things that took place within the organization," Peterson added. "Of course those guys ultimately supported me, and I'm grateful for that. But ultimately, with me being able to be on the inside and see how cards were dealt, how things were worded, this, that and the other, it's about protecting your brand, your organization, what you have built." "In the scheme of things, not one person counts over that. I get that," he concluded. Peterson has 10,190 rushing yards in eight NFL seasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mike Pettine: ‘We’re Proud of’ Johnny Manziel

Mike Pettine: ‘We’re Proud of’ Johnny Manziel Elsa/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is proud of quarterback Johnny Manziel checking himself into rehab. Petttine spoke with reporters at the NFL combine on Wednesday and said that before they drafted 'Johnny Football' that they were aware of the player they were getting. "We had the same information everyone else in the league had," Pettine said. "It's easy to look back now and say, 'What did you miss?' You can interpret something a little bit differently now and it turns out to be a deeper-rooted thing than you thought." Pettine said he visited with Manziel and credited him for not letting things get any worse. "I just wanted to go visit him and see how he's doing, let him know that we're proud of him for the decision he made to go in," Pettine said. "Obviously he has our full support. ...He stepped up and said, 'I need help.'" "He's in a much better place now than before he went in," Pettine continued. "He's very determined to come out of it in a much better way." Pettine said he was not told what exactly happened to Manziel, but was happy he got the help that was available. "As we were getting into discussions on each player at the end of the year and the best path moving forward, he decided to put himself in," Pettine said. "I'm sure something occurred. I personally don't know what that exact point was." The Browns still must address their quarterback situation, if Manziel doesn't become the starter next season.  Brian Hoyer remains a free agent, but both sides are reportedly not even close to a deal. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ESPN: Patriots Attendant Attempted to Put Unapproved Football in AFC Championship Game

ESPN: Patriots Attendant Attempted to Put Unapproved Football in AFC Championship Game Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots have won Super Bowl XLIX, but the "Deflate-gate" non-troversy plods along. According to "Outside the Lines," 48-year-old Jim McNally, a Patriots locker room assistant, attempted to insert a non-approved kicking ball into the AFC Championship game. The referee assigned to the game, Walt Anderson, followed standard procedure by marking footballs during pre-game inspection.  McNally attempted to hand a non-marked football to alternate official Greg Yettle on the sideline during the game.   Yettle found the practice to be odd, as locker room attendants do not have ball handling responsibilities during the game.  Yettle then informed Mike Kensil, the NFL vice president of football operations, who was residing at the stadium in the press box. The NFL is currently investigating the incident. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Colts Will Attempt To Void RB Richardson’s Contract

Report: Colts Will Attempt To Void RB Richardson’s Contract Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, In.) -- The Indianapolis Colts are entering the first stages of what appears to be a messy divorce. After trading for Trent Richardson four weeks into the 2013 season, the Colts will attempt to void the final year of the running back's contract, reports Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. Richardson is due $3.184 million next season. As Holder points out, language in Richardson's contract allows the team to release the player and avoid paying him in the case of "failure to report, incarceration" and — as is the case here — "suspension by the team." Richardson was suspended by the team in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs after he missed a team walkthrough to deal with a "serious family emergency." It would later be revealed that the family emergency was in fact related to Richardson's girlfriend's pregnancy. His girlfriend appeared to enter premature labor after just 28 weeks, putting both her and the unborn child's life at risk. The Colts traded a 2014 first-round pick to acquire Richardson from the Cleveland Browns. In 29 games with Indianapolis, the former third overall pick has run for only 977 yards and six touchdowns.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Reports: Mariota and Winston to Throw at NFL Combine

Reports: Mariota and Winston to Throw at NFL Combine NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- With the NFL's annual "Underwear Olympics" approaching this weekend, the two most high profile quarterback prospects will participate in passing drills. Oregon's Marcus Mariota informed teams that he will throw at the NFL combine, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.  Florida State's Jameis Winston will also toss passes at Lucas Oil Stadium, according to NFL Network's Ian Rappaport. A shoulder injury had caused Mariota's hesitation to throw at the combine. After being informed that it would not cause further damage, the Oregon Ducks quarterback decided to participate. Last season, Teddy Bridgewater decided to skip the combine passing drills and only throw at his pro day. Bridgewater was considered a top 10 prospect before his pro day, but was drafted No. 32 by the Minnesota Vikings. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jets Decline Option On Chris Johnson

Jets Decline Option On Chris Johnson Leon Halip/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets will part ways with running back Chris Johnson after one underwhelming season. The team declined a second year option worth $500,000. A decision was required on Monday. Last season Johnson was signed by former general manager John Idzik to a two-year, $8 million deal in the expectation that he would create an aggressive running attack. The running back formerly known as "CJ2K" ran for a career low 663 yards on 155 carries.  Johnson had hoped to revive his career with New York after being released by the Titans after the 2013 season.  Initially he was to provide a speed compliment to Chris Ivory, but by the end of season he saw his carries eclipsed by the Ivory and Bilal Powell. Johnson, 30 was one of seven running backs in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season. In 2009 he ran for 2,006 yards.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jim Harbaugh: 49ers Left Me

Jim Harbaugh: 49ers Left Me Ralph Freso/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh told "The TK Show," a San Jose Mercury News podcast on Friday that he wanted to return as the 49ers head coach, but it was their choice to move on. Harbaugh led the 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance during his time in San Francisco. "I was told I wouldn't be the coach anymore," Harbaugh said. "And then ... you can call it 'mutual,' I mean, I wasn't going to put the 49ers in the position to have a coach that they didn't want anymore." "But that's the truth of it," Harbaugh continued.  "I didn't leave the 49ers. I felt like the 49er hierarchy left me." Harbaugh was 49-22-1 in four seasons and he admitted in the podcast that others inside the organization began treating him differently. "I wasn't reading anything that was on the Internet, I was really focused on doing my job, but definitely walk down the halls and people look away or they look at you and you know something's going on," Harbaugh said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Peyton Manning Tells Broncos He’s Prepared To Play In 2015

Report: Peyton Manning Tells Broncos He’s Prepared To Play In 2015 Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Peyton Manning tells the Broncos he is ready to return to the team next season. According to ESPN NFL Insider, Chris Mortensen, Manning is close to being ready to announce his return. “I would be surprised if we don’t have some type of word next week some time,” Mortensen said. “That’s when I would expect that we would have word, officially, that Peyton is going to play football.” Mortensen also said, “Manning has got his heart, his mind, his spirit and his body ready to play in 2015.” If Manning passes a physical, it seems like he's likely to be the Broncos' quarterback next season.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ex-Seahawk Says Marshawn Lynch Weighing Retirement

Ex-Seahawk Says Marshawn Lynch Weighing Retirement Leon Halip/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Former Seattle Seahawks fullback, Michael Robinson spoke to Marshawn Lynch about possible retirement, and he confirmed that Lynch isn't sure if he will continue to play next season. "My bet would be that he plays next year in Seattle," Robinson said Thursday during a 710 ESPN Seattle radio interview. "I don't think Marshawn knows yet. I don't know what the timeline is. It's probably going to be a feel thing, and we'll just see like everybody else." After speaking with Lynch, Robinson also said Lynch is contemplating retirement due to the fact of eight years of being in the NFL, and the beating Lynch has taken on his body because of his physical style of running the football. Lynch held out of the beginning of training camp last year for eight days, before Lynch and the Seahawks agreed to changes in his contract. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ray Rice Apologizes to Ravens Fans

Ray Rice Apologizes to Ravens Fans Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice issued an apology to fans in a letter issued to The Baltimore Sun on Friday. Rice was suspended by the NFL after punching his then-fiancée in an elevator and is trying to find his way back onto an NFL team this season.  "The last seven years that my family and I have spent in Baltimore have by far been the best of our lives," Rice said in the letter. "From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the love and support you've shown my family and I throughout my football career. We'll always be grateful for the love we've received from all of our fans and supporters, and for winning a Super Bowl." "To all the kids who looked up to me, I'm truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it's helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare," the letter continued. "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people's lives by raising awareness of this issue." The Sun reported that Rice plans on moving to New York while he waits for the NFL team to come calling. Rice has played in six NFL seasons, all with the Ravens. During that time he's rushed for 6,180 yards and 37 touchdowns while also catching 369 balls for 3,034 yards and six touchdowns. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bucs Cut Ties with QB McCown

Bucs Cut Ties with QB McCown Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images (TAMPA BAY, Fl.) -- One year after signing Josh McCown, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tossed the quarterback off the port bow. The team announced Wednesday that they released McCown the year after they agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract. McCown started 11 games for Tampa Bay, completing 56.3% of his passes for 2,206 yards and 11 touchdowns while committing 18 turnovers.  The Buccaneers had hoped that McCown would show a similar flair to that of his 2013 season with the Chicago Bears, when found success throwing to the towering Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. In Tampa, McCown couldn't find a similar rhythm with Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans. Currently, Mike Glennon is the only quarterback on Bucs' roster who has regular season experience. According to Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds, the team may be willing to trade Glennon for a fourth round pick. Tampa Bay possesses the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, and a report from ESPN's Pat Yasinskas suggests the team will take Florida State's Jameis Winston. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Wes Welker Considering Retirement

Report: Wes Welker Considering Retirement Hyoung Chang/Denver Post (DENVER, Co.) -- After twelve years of professional football, Wes Welker is considering walking away from the game. The Denver Broncos wide receiver is undecided about his future after a season in which he suffered his latest concussion and saw a significant decline in his on-field production, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo. Welker was suspended two games after a positive drug test revealed amphetamines in his system.  In the preseason, Welker suffered his third known concussion and his role was reduced after free agent signee Emmanuel Sanders flourished with the Broncos.  Last season Welker caught 49 passes for 465 yards and two touchdowns across 14 games. Through his career with the Dolphins, Patriots and Broncos, Welker has totaled 890 catches for 9,922 yards and 50 touchdowns. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Richard Sherman Opts Against Elbow Surgery

Richard Sherman Opts Against Elbow Surgery Steve Dykes/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The provocative and talented cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks has opted against undergoing elbow surgery. Richard Sherman suffered an elbow injury against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game: he awkwardly bent his arm between Packers running back James Starks and Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor. Sherman played the rest of the of the game, but it was believed the injury would require Tommy John surgery. He also played with a brace during the Seahawks 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Sherman confirmed the decisicion to skip the operation to the Associated Press on Tuesday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films, Passes Away

Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films, Passes Away NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- Ed Sabol, the founder of NFL Films, passed away at 98 years old. Sabol died in his home Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to the NFL. NFL Films was created by Sabol in 1962 originally under the name Blair Motion Pictures, named for his daughter Blair. Sabol won the rights to film the 1962 NFL championship game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. Then NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle was so impressed by Sabol's film that he asked the owners to buy the motion picture company. After initial hesitation, the owners agreed to buy the company after rebranding it NFL Films. Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. In his speech he said, "I dreamt a dream, the impossible dream. I dreamt the impossible dream and I'm living it right this minute." Football fans were introduced to John Facenda, often referred to as "The Voice of God," through Sabol's work. NFL Films provided an innovative look at pro football, through unique narration, an underscore and alternate camera angles.  Sabol and his son Steve, who later became president of NFL films in 1985, created many of the popular programs such as Football Follies, Hard Knocks and The Lost Treasures. Steve Sabol passed away in 2012 from brain cancer at the age of 69. Ed Sabol is survived by his wife of 74 years, Audrey, his daughter, Blair, and grandson, Casey. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Domestic Violence Charges Against Panthers’ DE Greg Hardy Dismissed

Domestic Violence Charges Against Panthers’ DE Greg Hardy Dismissed iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Domestic violence charges against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy have been dismissed after his accuser did not make herself available to help with the case. Hardy's appeal was set to begin on Monday, but his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder, was a no-show for the hearing. "Without her testimony, in this particular instance, the State could not proceed," the district attorney's office said. Hardy played just one game for the Panthers in 2014 after he was placed on the inactive roster. He was then placed on the commissioner's exempt list before Week 3 until his case was resolved. Despite appearing in just one game last season, the Panthers still paid Hardy $13.1 million after the team used the franchise tag on him during the 2013 offseason. ESPN.com reports that the Panthers will not pursue Hardy as he is now set to hit the free agent market. Had he been found guilty, Hardy would have been subject to a minimum six-week suspension by the NFL under the league's new code of conduct policy. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Reggie Bush Accused Of Spiking Women’s Drinks

Report: Reggie Bush Accused Of Spiking Women’s Drinks Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images (NEW ORLEANS, La.) -- Amid Darren Sharper's legal proceedings for rape accusations a former teammate has been accused of spiking drinks. Sharper's former New Orleans teammate Reggie Bush has been implicated by a co-defendant for dropping ecstasy in women's drinks in a Las Vegas nightclub several years ago. Brandon Liccardi, who is also being charged with multiple counts of rape, says he witnessed Bush, now a member of the Detroit Lions, drug multiple women, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. According to the indictment Liccardi stated: “OK, um, I was in Vegas about three years ago and um, Reggie Bush put Molly in Champagne. He was handing out 'Molly' on the dance floor to girls. Handing it out. Like giving it to them,” Licciardi said. “And how do you know that?” asked James O’Hern, an investigator for the DA’s Office. “[Because] I saw it with my own eyes,” Licciardi responded. Sharper and his co-defendants face charges across multiple states, including Arizona and California. Bush denies the allegations. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Former Bully Richie Incognito Close to Deal with Bills

Former Bully Richie Incognito Close to Deal with Bills Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is close to a deal with the Rex Ryan led Buffalo Bills, ESPN reports. Incognito was involved in a bullying scandal along with former teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, who harassed Johnathan Martin during the 2013 season.  Martin was then traded to San Francisco. Incognito will visit with the Dolphins Saturday and take a physical, according to the report. Following the bullying investigation, Incognito was suspended the final eight games of the 2013 season. After being cleared to play all football activities, Incognito met with the Broncos and Buccaneers last year, but did not get signed. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Patriots’ LeGarrett Blount Explains Marshawn Lynch Shirt

Patriots’ LeGarrett Blount Explains Marshawn Lynch Shirt David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW ENGLAND) -- During the New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade in Boston, running back LeGarrette Blount was seen holding up a t-shirt mocking Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch. Pictures went viral of Blount holding up a shirt that read "B***h Mode" with the No. 24.   Blount took to Twitter to explain his actions. "About this shirt...Just so ppl know, I have 100% respect for @MoneyLynch and how he plays the game. There's a reason he's called #BeastMode," he wrote. In the Patriots win over the Seahawks, Blount carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Browns Facing Sanctions for Illegal Texting

Report: Browns Facing Sanctions for Illegal Texting Scott Boehm/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- The black cloud looming over the Cleveland Browns is turning into an outright thunderstorm. As the Browns offseason continues to spiral into the abyss, general manager Ray Farmer could face a possible suspension and the organization a loss of a draft pick and a steep fine as a result of texts being sent to the sidelines mid-game during the 2014 season, according to ESPN.com. First reported by Cleveland.com, the Browns, specifically Farmer, was reported to have texted with former quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggins, who sat in the press pox and additionally sent messages to former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan down on the sideline. Sending communications via text during a game is illegal under NFL rules. It is believed that Farmer was not sending information regarding strategy but commenting about the use of quarterbacks and play calling. Shanahan resigned and Loggins was fired. According to ESPN reports, Shanahan felt that the front office was interfering with the team decisions on-field and the text messages were another form of influencing coaching decisions. This offseason has not been productive for the Browns as wide receiver Josh Gordon faces at least a one-year ban, quarterback Johnny Manziel enters rehab, the teams two top offensive minds need to be replaced and according to CBS' Jason La Canfora, starting tight end Jordan Cameron, who is a free agent, has said he is "not interested" in re-signing with the team. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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