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NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement
NEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna....

Trooper who arrested NFL's Sam Montgomery fired
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired, state officials said Friday....

Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other....

Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired....

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want....

Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line....

Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short....

Police: Steelers' Bell, Blount admitted buying pot

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they "pitched in" to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over - and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though he told the officer who pulled them over he felt OK to drive, police said in court papers....

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger....

Manziel fined $12,000 by for middle finger flip

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline....