Home » Posts tagged with » NFL (Page 7)

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(MIAMI) — While many are welcoming newly drafted St. Louis Ram Michael Sam into the NFL, Miami Dolphins cornerback Don Jones is being punished by the team for his negative tweets following Sam getting drafted.

After Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible.” He later deleted the tweets.

Sam, who is the NFL’s first openly gay player, was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round.

For his actions, the team has fined Jones an undisclosed amount of money and have excused him from the team until he finishes educational training.

Jones later apologized for his comments.

“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment.”

“I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team that I wish him all the best in his NFL career,” he continued.

Jones is entering his second season with the Dolphins, and made 10 tackles last season during his rookie year.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Jets Draft QB Tajh Boyd

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The New York Jets selected former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd with the 213th overall pick on Saturday.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s son, Seth, is a freshman wide receiver on Clemson and gave the Jets and…

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, being chosen in the seventh round (249th overall) by the St. Louis Rams. Sam announced his sexuality back in February and said his announceme…

Eagles Trade Running Back Bryce Brown to the Bills

Eagles Trade Running Back Bryce Brown to the Bills

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Bills continue to wheel and deal during the NFL Draft as they’ve most recently made a trade to acquire running back Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles.
In order to get Brown, the Bills will send a conditi…

Greg Jennings Happy to have Teddy Bridgewater on the Vikings

Greg Jennings Happy to have Teddy Bridgewater on the Vikings

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — With the issues the Minnesota Vikings issues at quarterback in recent years, wide receiver Greg Jennings is thrilled the team has drafted former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The Vikings traded back i…

Browns’ Gordon Could Be Suspended for Season

Browns’ Gordon Could Be Suspended for Season

Jason Miller/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — One day after fans were in jubilation over the drafting of quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Browns may be down their top receiver this coming season. Sources tell ESPN that Josh Gordon is facing a season-l…

Bills Trade Wide Reciever Stevie Johnson to the 49ers

Bills Trade Wide Reciever Stevie Johnson to the 49ers

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a move that could prove to be beneficial to both sides, the Buffalo Bills have traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015.
Johnson had spent his ent…

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Draft Round 1:
1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
4. …

Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium

Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) — With the Buffalo Bills ownership in flux, commissioner Roger Goodell thinks that the team needs a new stadium as well.
Despite undergoing $130 million in renovations during the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium is one of the…

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a new four-year contract extension on Wednesday worth $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed.
“The goal has always been to stay in Seattle and contin…

Bills’ DL Marcell Dareus Arrested on Drug Charges

Bills’ DL Marcell Dareus Arrested on Drug Charges

NFL Shield (NFL)(HEFLIN, Ala.) — Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was arrested in Alabama on Monday night on drug charges, the county sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday.
A jailer for Cleburne County in Heflin, who wanted to…

Eagles Sign Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva

Eagles Sign Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After serving his country for the past four years, former United States Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva will get a chance to play in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles have signed him to a rookie free agent contract…

Jaguars Moving Forward without WR Justin Blackmon

Jaguars Moving Forward without WR Justin Blackmon

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell isn’t expecting much from suspended wide receiver Justin Blackmon in 2014.
Blackmon is serving an indefinite suspension after violating the league’s s…

49ers Exercise Option on Aldon Smith

49ers Exercise Option on Aldon Smith

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The San Francisco 49ers have decided to hold on to embattled linebacker Aldon Smith a little longer. San Francisco exercised the 2015 option on Smith’s contract, worth a reported $9.75 million.
The 49ers had until m…

Giants Pick Up Option on CB Prince Amukamara

Giants Pick Up Option on CB Prince Amukamara

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Giants picked up their 2015 option on cornerback Prince Amukamara Thursday. The 24-year-old Amukamara, was originally drafted by the Giants with the 19th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The rules of the …

Browns Giving Vince Young a Tryout

Browns Giving Vince Young a Tryout

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — Vince Young will be in Browns camp on Tuesday for a tryout at minicamp this week.
Young has not played in the last two seasons, but general manager Ray Farmer wants to see what Young can do with the opportunity…

Seahawks Reward Safety Earl Thomas with 4-Year Extension

Seahawks Reward Safety Earl Thomas with 4-Year Extension

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — 2014 has been quite the year for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Not only did he win the Super Bowl earlier this year, now he’s agreed to a record-breaking deal with the club.
The Seahawks have signed Thoma…

Raiders’ Veterans Looking to Fight for Respect in 2014

Raiders’ Veterans Looking to Fight for Respect in 2014

David Lee/Thinkstock(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders are looking to turn around a 4-12 record from last season.
The Raiders brought in 12 free agents this offseason and made a trade for quarterback Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans.
Two-time …

Jets’ WR Eric Decker Looking Forward to 2014 Season

Jets’ WR Eric Decker Looking Forward to 2014 Season

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is enjoying the big city. The Jets signed Decker this offseason and are hoping his experience playing with quarterback Peyton Manning rubs off on a lot of the younger players…

Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin Confident in Offense Without DeSean Jackson

Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin Confident in Offense Without DeSean Jackson

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite the stunning departure of wide receiver DeSean Jackson from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin doesn’t think the team’s offense will skip a beat without the …

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.