By Berry Tramel firstname.lastname@example.orgNORMAN — Baker Mayfield is talking smack to Sam Ehlinger, and it does a heart good to hear Sooner-Longhorn swagger.
Brian Bosworth and Jeff Leiding.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Berry Tramel email@example.comNORMAN — Baker Mayfield is talking smack to Sam Ehlinger, and it does a heart good to hear Sooner-Longhorn swagger.
By Ryan SharpWith training camps and team activities full-go in the NFL, we figured it was time to take stock of all the local players on NFL rosters.This is by no means an exhaustive list, but simply a look at all the players and coaches the Associated Press had photos of from this summer.Check back every now and again as we'll update this blog as new photos come in.—————————-SOONERS IN THE NFLKyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals, QB[pagebreak]Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens, WR[pagebreak]Ben Powers, Baltimore Ravens, OL[pagebreak]Cody Ford, Buffalo Bills, OL[pagebreak]Jordan Phillips, Buffalo Bills, DL[pagebreak]Gerald McCoy, Carolina Panthers, DL[pagebreak]Rodney Anderson, Cincinatti Bengals, RB[pagebreak]Jordan Evans, Cincinatti Bengals, LB[pagebreak]Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals, RB[pagebreak]Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns, QB[pagebreak]Austin Seibert, Cleveland Browns, K[pagebreak]Jordan Smallwood, Detroit Lions, WR[pagebreak]Curtis Bolton, Green Bay Packers, LB[pagebreak]Aaron Colvin, Houston Texans, CB[pagebreak]Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars, WR[pagebreak]Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins, WR[pagebreak]Dru Samia, Minnesota Vikings, OL[pagebreak]Geneo Grissom, New Orleans Saints, DE[pagebreak]Sterling Shepard, New York Giants, WR[pagebreak]Devante Bond, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB[pagebreak]Corey Nelson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB[pagebreak]Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins, RB[pagebreak]Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins, RB[pagebreak]COWBOYS IN THE NFLJustice Hill, Baltimore Ravens, RB[pagebreak]Brad Lundblade, Cincinatti Bengals, OL[pagebreak]Lenzy Pipkins, Cleveland Browns, DB[pagebreak]Blake Jarwin, Dallas Cowboys, TE[pagebreak]Justin Phillips, Dallas Cowboys, LB[pagebreak]Chris Lacy, Detroit Lions, WR[pagebreak]Larry Williams, Green Bay Packers, OL[pagebreak]Taylor Cornelius, Green Bay Packers, QB[pagebreak]Tyron Johnson, Houston Texans, WR[pagebreak]Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh Steelers, QB[pagebreak]James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers, WR[pagebreak]Jordan Brailford, Washington Redskins, LB[pagebreak]LOCALS IN THE NFLZac Taylor, Cincinatti Bengals (Norman), Coach[pagebreak]Justice Hansen, Cleveland Browns (Edmond Santa Fe), QB[pagebreak]Trinity Benson, Denver Broncos (East Central University), WR[pagebreak]Jace Sternberger, Green Bay Packers (Kingfisher), TE[pagebreak]Keon Hatcher, Oakland Raiders (Owasso), WR[pagebreak]Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders (Tulsa McLain), RB[pagebreak]Press Taylor, Philadelphia Eagles (Norman), Quarterbacks coach[pagebreak]George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (Norman), TE[pagebreak]Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (Tulsa Washington), WR[pagebreak]David Moore, Seattle Seahawks (East Central University), WR[pagebreak]Cameron Batson, Tennessee Titans (Millwood), WRRead more on NewsOK.com
NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team.Read more on NewsOK.com
By The Associated PressTom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate to that level of success in the National Football League, which celebrates its 100th season this year.
"It's going to be a long time, another 100 years, before somebody wins himself six titles," suggested Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback for Vince Lombardi's great Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s.
Adderley, who turns 80 next month, won five championships in Green Bay, including the first two Super Bowls, plus another with Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys in 1971, as did Hall of Fame lineman Forrest Gregg, who died last month at age 85.
Their Green Bay teammate, offensive lineman Fuzzy Thurston, who died in 2014, won all six of his titles with Lombardi and the Packers just as Brady has won each of his half dozen rings in New England with coach Bill Belichick.
Adderley, who just celebrated his 22-year-old cousin Nasir Adderley's selection in the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers, won his six rings in a 12-year span.
"There are just so many guys that deserved just one Super Bowl title and then I end up with six, which was half of my career," Adderley said.
Thurston won his six titles over a 10-year span, Gregg over a 15-year career and Brady has won his six rings over a 19-year career.Read more on NewsOK.com
Following an offseason of incessant Deflategate coverage, a handful of additional player arrests and a collection of big names like DeMarco Murray, LeSean McCoy, and Frank Gore changing teams, the 2015 NFL season is finally upon us.
As a result, so too is another fantasy season—which will either end in bragging rights or complete and utter disappointment. But for owners that had some of the guys comprising Week 1’s highest-scoring lineup, chances are their fantasy seasons got out to a solid start. Thursday’s season opener is well represented by some of the league’s stars, but some interesting names also made the cut.
If you started the perfect fantasy lineup to start the 2015 season, this is what it looked like.
QB: Tom Brady, Patriots
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 27.62
Was anyone really surprised that Tom Brady came out and led fantasy quarterbacks in Week 1 after having his four-game suspension rescinded? The four-time Super Bowl winner had the opportunity to stick it to Roger Goodell with a solid performance, and he delivered in front of his home fans.
The results against the Steelers were four TD passes, 288 yards through the air and yet another W. Owners who drafted Brady in the late rounds before finding out he’d play in Week 1 have to be feeling pretty good about themselves.
RB1: Matt Forte, Bears
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 22.60
At 29 years old, Matt Forte may actually be considered “over the hill” by running back standards. He averaged just 3.9 yards per carry last season—his lowest mark since 2009—so there were some warning signs that the dynamic back might be on the decline.
Instead of feeding that bleak narrative, Forte was the catalyst for Chicago’s offense with 141 rushing yards (on 5.9 yards per carry) and one touchdown. He would have had a second TD if not for a superhuman chase-down tackle by Clay Matthews. The Bears still lost the game, but Forte’s fantasy owners should be encouraged by his Week 1 performance.
RB2: Chris Ivory, Jets
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 22.00
Much of the chatter surrounding the Jets leading up to the 2015 season involved the quarterback situation—more specifically, Geno Smith having his jaw broken by a teammate’s punch.
Meanwhile, the under-the-radar offensive constant has been Chris Ivory. He entered the season as the go-to running back, and from a fantasy perspective, Ivory was an ideal value pick in the fourth of fifth round. He earned his keep in Week 1 by rushing 20 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. New York leaned heavily on the running game, as Ivory and Bilal Powell combined for 32 carries, while Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the ball just 24 times.
WR1: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 23.80
If fantasy owners crossed DeAndre Hopkins off their draft boards, chances are Houston’s sketchy QB situation was the reason why. But even though Brian Hoyer couldn’t manage to get through one start without being replaced by Ryan Mallett, Hopkins was remarkably efficient.
The 23-year-old out of Clemson caught nine passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback questions aside, Hopkins certainly seems to be the real deal.
WR2: Antonio Brown, Steelers
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 27.62
Last year’s leader in receiving yards picked up right where he left off in Thursday’s season-opener against the Pats. Brown caught nine passes for 133 yards (second only to Keenan Allen among wideouts for the week) and a touchdown.
His play somehow managed to overshadow his quirky hairdo, which is no small feat.
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 27.40
The unquestioned No. 1 fantasy TE continued to earn his keep in the NFL season opener on Thursday.
Gronk spiked his way to three touchdowns on five receptions. He fell short of 100 yards with 94 of them, but the trio of scores ensured yet another dominant fantasy week for the man-child out of the University of Arizona.
Flex: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Buccaneers
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 23.00
Cue fantasy owners everywhere scouring the waiver wire to pick up relative unknown Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The tight end out of the University of Washington finished 2014 with just 21 catches for 221 yards in nine games played. In Week 1 of 2015, he caught five of rookie Jameis Winston’s throws for 110 yards and two TDs.
It’s extremely rare for a tight end to act as the ideal flex, but Yahoo’s top 14 players at the position outscored their projections by an average of 5.9 points. Only Greg Olsen, Larry Donnell, and Owen Daniels failed to live up to their predicted outputs, so this may prove to be a big year for tight ends.
Seferian-Jenkins looked truly silly high-stepping into the endzone with his team down by five scores, but maybe the youngster was just fired up because he’s starting on his own fantasy team. Who knows?
D/ST: Carolina Panthers
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 21.00
As was the case last season, playing against the Jaguars is sure to make defenses look elite. Jacksonville’s offensive line once again did a poor job protecting Blake Bortles in the pocket, as Carolina’s D sacked the second-year QB five times.
Add two interceptions (one brought back for a touchdown) to the ledger and the Panthers defense led the way for D/ST fantasy units in Week 1. Carolina could be poised for more solid performances before a tough four-game stretch starting in Week 6 (after the Panthers’ bye week).
K: Brandon McManus, Broncos
Fantasy Points (Yahoo Sports Leagues): 18.00
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense struggled mightily in a ghastly 19-13 squeak-by win over Baltimore on Sunday. Luckily for Denver, kicker Brandon McManus had a perfect afternoon.
The 24-year-old cashed in his only extra point and all four of his field goal attempts (including a 57-yarder). McManus was just 9-of-13 on field goals last season, missing both of his tries from 50+ yards. If Manning isn’t able to get Denver into the endzone with as much consistency this season, McManus will need to tack on as many points as possible with his leg.
Here’s the final recap of the perfect fantasy lineup from Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season:
Tom Brady: 27.62Matt Forte: 22.60Chris Ivory: 22.00DeAndre Hopkins: 23.80Antonio Brown: 27.62Rob Gronkowski: 27.40Austin Seferian-Jenkins: 23.00Panthers D/ST: 21.00Brandon McManus: 18.00
Final Score: 213.04 points
With football action officially back, the NFL would love nothing more than to sweep all the off-field issues of its players under the rug and lure the focus of fans back to the gridiron. And frankly, after an offseason full of mind-numbing Deflategate coverage, so would we.
However, if there was one thing Deflategate accomplished, it was drawing the media’s attention away from the all the real legal troubles NFL players ran into. And boy, was there a lot of that.
In 2015 alone, there have been 31 NFL players arrested, including six instances of domestic violence, five DUIs, three guns/weapons charges, and one shocking case of animal abuse, which featured former Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo killing his ex-girlfriend’s five-pound dog out of “self-defense.” Atlanta released Shembo once the story broke, but now that he’s taken a plea deal, the Falcons are considering bringing him back. Keep in mind that when Shembo was a student at Notre Dame, he also allegedly sexually assaulted a student at nearby St. Mary’s College who killed herself two weeks after the incident.
So, forgive us if we think that crime in the NFL hasn’t quite gotten the coverage it’s deserved this year.
According to the USA Today database used to create our interactive NFL Arrests topic, 132 NFL players have been arrested multiple times since 2000. Aldon Smith became the latest player to add to his criminal record in late August, when he was arrested on his third DUI charge.
While some of these are more serious than others, it’s still difficult to comprehend why these millionaires would compromise their lucrative careers by breaking the law multiple times. Then again, while the NFL is worried about how inflated its balls are, many of these players go unpunished by the league for their transgressions.
We’ll go through each player in alphabetical order, which means we’re starting with one of the most accomplished defensive ends of this century.
Note: Not every arrest listed in this article led to a conviction.
#27. Jared Allen
Classifications: DUI (2)
Description 1: Accused of second drunken-driving incident in five months. Also charged with speeding.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding, accused of drunk driving in Overland Park, Kansas.
Allen served a two-game suspension for these arrests, which both occurred in 2006.
#26. Jonathan Babineaux
Classifications: Drugs, Animal Abuse
Description 1: Pulled over for a traffic violation in Gwinnett County, Ga., accused of marijuana possession.
Description 2: Accused of killing girlfriend’s pit bull in Georgia (later acquitted on grounds of self-defense).
#25. Khalif Barnes
Classifications: Reckless Driving, DUI
Description 1: Police say he drove through a yard and crashed his Mercedes into a tree, then fled the scene. Charged with violating DUI probation.
Description 2: After being pulled over, he accused police officer of racism and called Jacksonville a hick town. Accused of drunken driving, he later apologized, pleaded no contest and received six months probation, 50 hours community service, $650 fines and costs.
#24. Ahmad Bradshaw
Classifications: Drugs, Probation Violation
Description 1: Pulled over in Preble County, Ohio, for traffic violation, accused of marijuana possession.
Description 2: Undisclosed probation violation stemming from undisclosed incident when he was a juvenile.
Bradshaw is the only player in this article not currently on a 53-man roster, but he is expected to be signed by a team once he fully recovers from a broken fibula and serves a one-game suspension related to his marijuana arrest.
#23. Kenny Britt
Classifications: License/Traffic Violation (3), Theft, Drugs, DUI, Reckless Driving
Description 1: Charged with drunken driving after trying to pass through security gate at Fort Campbell Army post in Kentucky.
Description 2: Turned himself in on two outstanding warrants that say he provided inaccurate information on driver’s license applications.
Description 3: Accused of resisting arrest in New Jersey after police suspected him of trying to hide a marijuana cigar.
Description 4: Accused of eluding police with car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., speeding and obstruction.
Description 5: Accused of theft by deception after allegedly not paying two bail bonds companies in New Jersey on behalf of his friend.
Description 6: Pulled over in Nashville for windows in Camaro tinted too dark, then cited for misdemeanor driving without a valid license.
Description 7: Pulled over in Glen Ridge., N.J., and had three outstanding traffic warrants.
#22. Marcell Dareus
Classifications: Reckless Driving, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of crashing his Jaguar into a tree, drag racing and reckless endangerment in upstate New York.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding in Alabama, accused of felony drug possession.
#21. Elvis Dumervil
Classifications: Assault/Battery (2), Guns/Weapons
Description 1: Accused of aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami after allegedly lifting his shirt to show a gun to a motorist.
Description 2: Cited for assault, disturbing the peace after alleged altercation with parking lot attendant at Invesco Field after he forgot his credentials.
#20. Nick Fairley
Classifications: DUI, Drugs
Description 1: Arrested on DUI charge and eluding police in Mobile, Ala., after being pulled over for going 100 mph.
Description 2: Pulled over in Mobile, Ala., charged with marijuana possession after police found marijuna cigarettes. Charge dropped after he passed drug test.
#19. Everson Griffen
Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol
Description 1: Pulled over near USC campus, subdued by Taser after allegedly assaulting officer during traffic stop.
Description 2: Accused of being drunk in public in Hollywood, Calif.
These arrests were two days apart from each other in late January 2011 in Los Angeles.
#18. Vincent Jackson
Classifications: DUI (2), License violation
Description 1: Pulled over for playing loud music, cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.
Description 2: Pulled over for speeding and weaving, failed sobriety tests in San Diego, accused of drunken driving in 2008 GMC Sierra.
Description 3: Pulled over in San Diego, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .13.
#17. Sebastian Janikowski
Classifications: Assault/Battery, Alcohol, DUI, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of misdemeanor assault, vandalism and public drunkenness after fight at supper club in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Description 2: Pulled over in Oakland, accused of drunk driving. Blood-alcohol measured at .20.
Description 3: Accused of possession of a controlled substance, the designer drug GHB, after police approached his car and found suspicious substance. Acquitted by jury.
#16. Adam Jones
Classifications: Assault/Battery (3), Guns/Weapons (2), Drugs (2), Alcohol (2), Disorderly Conduct
Description 1: Accused of assault and vandalism after being asked to leave club in Nashville.
Description 2: Accused of throwing a punch at an officer and marijuana possession in Fayetteville, Ga. He had been in his parked Bentley.
Description 3: Accused of smoking marijuana after he emerged from Corvette reeking of marijuana. Officers were serving a warrant on his home in Georgia.
Description 4: Accused of being drunk, shouting profanities and arguing with a woman outside club in Tennessee.
Description 5: Accused of spitting in a woman’s face at Nashville nightclub.
Description 6: Surrended in Las Vegas, charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man.
Description 7: Accused of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at bar in Cincinnati.
Description 8: Accused of punching a woman outside a Cincinnati bar on June 5, 2013. It is his eighth run-in with the law since 2005.
Description 9: He was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and was cited for disorderly conduct. The driver was charged with drunk driving.
#15. Marshawn Lynch
Classifications: DUI, Guns/Weapons, Drugs, Reckless Driving
Description 1: Pulled over in Oakland, Calif., and taken to Santa Rita Jail on DUI charge.
Description 2: Police in Culver City, Calif., said they checked car without tags and smelled marijuana, then found gun in trunk, plus marijuana cigarettes. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor gun charge, 80 hours community service, three years probation. No drug charge. NFL suspended him three games.
Description 3: Accused of hitting woman with his Porsche SUV in Buffalo and driving away. Woman required seven stiches for cut, plus hip bruise. Pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care to pedestrian, license revoked, $150 fine and surcharge.
#14. Brandon Marshall
Classifications: Domestic Violence (2), DUI, Disorderly Conduct
Description 1: Accused of disorderly conduct in Atlanta after fight with fiance.
Description 2: Accused of hitting his girlfriend on March 4, 2008, misdemeanor battery.
Description 3: Pulled over for driving erratically in Denver, charged with drunk driving. Blood-alcohol registered at .116.
Description 4: Charged with false imprisonment in dispute with girlfriend, accused of hitting her car window and blocking her taxi.
Since these arrests, the latest of which occurred in 2009, Marshall has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
#13. Rey Maualuga
Classifications: Assault/Battery, DUI
Description 1: Charged with misdemeanor assault after bar employee said Maualuga hit him in the face.
Description 2: Charged with drunk driving in Covington, Ky., after police said he struck two parked vehicles and parking meter. Blood-alcohol .16.
#12. Rolando McClain
Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Traffic violation, Assault/Battery, Guns/Weapons
Description 1: Accused of resisting arrest at park in Decatur, Ala., after police responded to report of disturbance
Description 2: Pulled over for window-tint violation in Alabama, accused of giving false name to police.
Description 3: Accused of discharging a gun within city limits of Decatur, Ala., and putting a gun next to a man’s head in fight.
#11. Von Miller
Classifications: License violation, Failure to Appear
Description 1: Pulled over for speeding in Arapahoe County, Colo., accused of driving with a suspended license. Second traffic issue in six weeks.
Description 2: Arrested near Denver on warrant for failure to appear in court on previous traffic charges, including careless driving and driving without a license.
#10. William Moore
Classifications: Domestic Violence, Traffic/License Violation
Description 1: Accused of grabbing woman by shoulder in dispute, charged with simple battery.
Description 2: Accused of speeding, driving with a suspended license and failure to appear in court for a previous ticket.
#9. Adrian Peterson
Classifications: Resisting Arrest, Child Abuse
Description 1: Arrested in downtown Houston on charge of resisting arrest at nightclub after he “assumed an aggressive stance.”
Description 2: Grand jury indicted him on felony charge of injury to a child. Accused of injuring his 4-year-old son with a tree branch while disciplining him.
#8. Matt Prater
Classifications: DUI (2)
Description 1: Accused of drunk driving after allegedly backing his Chevy Trailblazer into parked car and fleeing the scene.
Description 2: Accused of drunken driving in Orlando, Fla., refusing breath test.
#7. Joseph Randle
Classifications: Drugs, Theft
Description 1: Accused of marijuana possession in Wichita, Kan., after report of domestic disturbance at hotel. No signs of injury, police said.
Description 2: Accused of shoplifting at store in Frisco, Texas, after allegedly being caught in the act on video.
#6. Jerome Simpson
Classifications: Drugs (2), DUI
Description 1: Pulled over and suspected of marijuana possession, open container and violating terms of his driver’s license.
Description 2: Accused of drunk driving after police responded to a report of a stalled vehicle. He failed sobriety tests.
Description 3: Accused of marijuana trafficking after 2.5 pounds of it were delivered to his home the previous September.
#5. Aldon Smith
Classifications: DUI (3), Disorderly Conduct, Guns/Weapons, Drugs
Description 1: Accused of hitting a parked vehicle with his vehicle, being under the influence of alcohol and vandalism in Santa Clara, Calif.
Description 2: Accused of making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles airport after being selected for secondary screening.
Description 3: Case stems from house party in June 2012, in which Smith was stabbed. Three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.
Description 4: Accused of drunk driving and marijuana possession after crashing his pickup truck in San Jose, Calif.
Description 5: Accused of drunken driving in Miami Beach.
Smith was released by the 49ers in August for his multiple brushes with the law but was signed by Oakland on Sept. 11. A pending suspension from the league is expected.
#4. Aqib Talib
Classifications: Guns/Weapons, Assault/Battery
Description 1: Police near Dallas issued warrant accusing him of firing gun near head of sister’s boyfriend.
Description 2: Accused of battery and resisting arrest after allegedly hitting a cab driver in Tampa in the neck and ear.
#3. Donte Whitner
Classifications: Disorderly Conduct, Harrassment
Description 1: Police said they used Taser to subdue him at Cleveland club, charged him aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Description 2: Accused of harrassment in a dispute at his residence involving girlfriend.
#2. Charles Woodson
Classifications: Alcohol, DUI
Description 1: Briefly jailed in downtown Oakland after allegedly refusing to leave a woman’s car around 4 a.m., accused of being drunk in public.
Description 2: Accused of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license in Ann Arbor, Mich. Blood-alcohol measured at .24.
#1. Michael Vick
Classifications: Animal Abuse, Trespassing
Description 1: Grand jury indicted him and three others as part of criminal dogfighting enterprise. Pleaded guilty, 23-month jail sentence. He served 19 months. NFL suspension until 2009.
Description 2: Accused of fishing in a private lake in Virginia. Charge dropped.
Football players aren't the only ones who disagree with how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handled the Tom Brady situation. Two polls released Thursday found that more Americans than not disapprove of Goodell's "Deflategate" decisions and think the NFL investigation was unfair.In the Emerson College poll, 41 percent of those surveyed disapprove of how Goodell has dealt with Deflategate. Just 22 percent approve. In May, Goodell issued a four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback after an independent investigation found that it was "more probable than not" that Brady was "generally aware" that footballs were being deflated before games. Brady appealed the suspension to Goodell, who upheld his own decision. Brady and the NFL Players Association then went to federal court, arguing that the league's internal appeals process lacked due process. Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman also critiqued Goodell's work, throwing out Brady's suspension because it was "premised on several significant legal deficiencies" and did not adhere to the league's collective bargaining agreement.Americans are more torn on whether Brady should actually miss some games. Forty-seven percent think he should be suspended, while 53 percent say he should not. As for whether the Patriots are cheaters or not, the public is just as divided: 48 percent think they are; 52 percent say otherwise. The Emerson poll also found that Donald Trump's supporters are more likely than supporters of any other presidential candidate to believe that the Patriots aren't cheaters and that Brady should not be suspended. Earlier this week, Brady confirmed that he has a Trump "Make America Great Again" hat and that the two are friends. A separate YouGov poll similarly found that Americans are more likely to think the NFL's Deflategate investigation was not fair and impartial. Forty-one percent say it was unfair, while 38 percent say it was. Twenty percent don't care.Majorities of the YouGov respondents still believe that the Patriots are cheaters (58 percent to 21 percent) and that Brady was aware of the ball deflation (54 percent to 13 percent) and should be suspended (55 percent to 26 percent). The rest don't care. Brady is set to play in New England's season opener on Thursday night.Emerson College surveyed 995 likely U.S. voters using automated calls to landlines from Sept. 5 to 8. YouGov surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults from Sept. 4 to 7, using a sample selected from its opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Jessica Simpson is crushing our souls this week with the news she has no plans to return to her reality roots. The tragic revelation came during an interview on Tuesday with "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie while discussing her insanely successful fashion brand. "No, no, no. That’s very rearview. I’m very open with fans or just in the media, but having a camera on me at all times — I mean, we all know I probably stick my foot in my mouth a little bit too much," the 35-year-old said when asked if she'd do another reality show. "Now that I’m a mom, I probably have to keep it together a little bit better.”Of course, Simpson's reality TV days seem like they were part of another life. Her old show "Newlyweds" with ex-husband Nick Lachey aired on MTV from 2003 until 2005 and captured important moments in pop culture history, including Simpson's repeated confusion involving items of food. She divorced Lachey the same year the show ended. These days she's married to former NFL player Eric Johnson, with whom she has two ridiculously adorable children. So if you can peel yourself off the floor from the despair of knowing Simpson's comedic genius will likely not return to TV, take solace in the fact that she's getting ready to return to music. "That's how I started; [singing has] always [been] one of my biggest passions in the world," she said during her appearance on "Today." "I love to use my voice."After dropping these bombshells, she showed up to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Jessica Simpson Collection in New York City on Wednesday, where she no doubt turned heads. Simpson stunned in an a bodysuit with a sheer, plunging neckline and high-waisted navy pants. Also on HuffPost: For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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