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Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- With almost four months until the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, the St. Louis Rams have already been dealt a blow to their offense as wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

The team has confirmed the suspension, and Bailey will be eligible to return to the field after the Rams' game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 5.

"I see all the negative comments! Everyone makes mistakes, I guarantee I will bounce back. My promise to my fans & #RamsNation," Bailey tweeted on Monday.

Despite the suspension, Bailey can still participate in the team's offseason program, including preseason practices and games.

After serving a limited role in his rookie year this past season, Bailey was expected to see an increased role in the team's offense in 2014.

As a rookie, Bailey caught 17 passes for 226 yards in 2013.

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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.

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Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh RoundJoe 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...

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

2014 NFL Draft First Round SelectionsJonathan 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. ...

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to Rams

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to RamsAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is headed back to the St. Louis Rams after failing his physical with the Raiders on Wednesday, his agents confirmed.   Saffold will now sign a five-year deal with the ...

ESPN: Rams Will Release Cortland Finnegan

ESPN: Rams Will Release Cortland FinneganDavid Welker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Saint Louis Rams will release former Pro Bowl corner back Cortland Finnegan, according to ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner. The 30-year-old Finnegan took to Twitter Wednesday to post what appeared to be a goodbye: "St....

Rams Hire Gregg Williams As Defensive Coordinator

Rams Hire Gregg Williams As Defensive CoordinatorNFL via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Rams hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday. He will replace Tim Walton, who was fired after just one season at the helm. The 55-year-old Williams previously served in the same ...

Rams Fire Defensive Coordinator Tim Walton

Rams Fire Defensive Coordinator Tim Walton NFL Shield(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Rams fired defensive coordinator Tim Walton on Wednesday after one season.  “I would like to thank Tim for his hard work and contributions to our defense,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said in a s...

Seahawks Finally Clinch Top Spot in NFC

Seahawks Finally Clinch Top Spot in NFCJay Drowns/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The third time really is the charm. On their third attempt to clinch the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks did so in convincing fashion, beating St. Louis 27-9 on Sunday. The victory clinched both a division crown and h...

Jake Long Has Torn ACL, MCL

Jake Long Has Torn ACL, MCLNFL via Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee that will require surgery, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday. Long was injured on the Rams' third offensive play in their ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/13Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Cincinnati Bengals 42 (10-5) - Minnesota Vikings 14 (4-10-1) Denver Broncos 37 (12-3) - Houston Texans 13 (2-13) Tennessee Titans 20 (6-9) - Jacksonville Jaguars 16 (4-11) Indianapolis Colts 23 (10-5) - Kansas City...

Clemens Confident in Offensive Line against 49ers

Clemens Confident in Offensive Line against 49ersScott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kellen Clemens and the St. Louis Rams (5-6) will travel to Candlestick Park on Sunday to take on the San Francisco 49ers (7-4). St. Louis is 2-3 on the road this season and Clemens knows that the 49ers defense will...

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/24/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/24/13Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Baltimore Ravens 19 (5-6) - New York Jets 3 (5-6) Jacksonville Jaguars 13 (2-9) - Houston Texans 6 (2-9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 (3-8) - Detroit Lions 21 (6-5) Pittsburgh Steelers 27 (5-6) - Cleveland Browns 11 (4-...

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/10/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/10/13Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: New York Giants 24 (3-6) - Oakland Raiders 20 (3-6) Seattle Seahawks 33 (9-1) - Atlanta Falcons 10 (2-7) Baltimore Ravens 20 (4-5) Cincinnati Bengals 17 (6-4) - Overtime Detroit Lions 21 (6-3) - Chicago Bears 19 (5...

Rams Pound Colts, 38-3

Rams Pound Colts, 38-3Scott Boehm/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The St. Louis Rams (4-6) put on a defensive effort in their 38-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on Sunday and can thank Tavon Austin for single handedly for their offensive production. Austin had a 98-ya...

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/13Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Tennessee Titans 28 (4-4) - St. Louis Rams 21 (3-6) Kansas City Chiefs 23 (9-0) - Buffalo Bills 13 (3-6) Carolina Panthers 34 (5-3) - Atlanta Falcons 10 (2-6) Dallas Cowboys 27 (5-4) - Minnesota Vikings 23 (1-7) Ne...

Titans Top Rams, 28-21

Titans Top Rams, 28-21Scott Boehm/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- The Tennessee Titans got the best of their former head coach Jeff Fisher on Sunday with a 28-21 win. Titans running back Chris Johnson rushed into the end zone from 19 yards back for his second rushing touch...

Jeff Fisher Prepares for Titans

Jeff Fisher Prepares for TitansDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- Jeff Fisher will coach against the team he spent 16 seasons with when the St. Louis Rams (3-5) host the Tennessee Titans (3-4) on Sunday. Fisher's final season in Tennessee was in 2010 and he looks at it...

Seahawks Receiver Sidney Rice Out for Season with Torn ACL

Seahawks Receiver Sidney Rice Out for Season with Torn ACLDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --  Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice will miss the remainder of the season after he tore his ACL during Monday night's win over the St. Louis Rams. Before the injury, Rice had 15 receptions for 231 yards a...

Dolphins Place WR Brandon Gibson On IR

Dolphins Place WR Brandon Gibson On IRTom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(DAVIE, Fla.) -- The Miami Dolphins placed wide receiver Brandon Gibson on the injured reserve Tuesday with a left knee injury. He will miss the remainder of the season.The 26-year-old Gibson, in his first season ...
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