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Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady, lifts his 'Deflategate' suspension

latimes.com — A federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the "Deflategate" controversy. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
Sep 03, 2015

Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady, lifts his 'Deflategate' suspension lat.ms/1EDufVg

Sep 03, 2015

Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady, lifts his 'Deflategate' suspension - LA Times latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Sep 03, 2015

Goodell to appeal Deflategate ruling: who will cave first, NFL or Kim Davis in Kentucky??? lat.ms/1EDufVg

Gloves in NFL have gained popularity but use is largely unregulated

bostonherald.com — Odell Beckham Jr. was a rookie when he leaped, a superstar when he landed.The New York Giants receiver made one of the signature plays of the 2014 NFL season with his 43-yard touchdown catch against Dallas, jumping and bending his body Matrix-style, then somehow securing the football with just three fingers.

Tyrann Mathieu isn't letting down the Arizona Cardinals

baltimoresun.com — Undersized and overburdened, that was Tyrann Mathieu. Not only was he widely seen as too small to play safety in the NFL, but he was weighed down by his off-the-field baggage from college. He had been kicked off the Louisiana State team after multiple positive tests for marijuana, shown the door less than a year after he was a Heisman Trophy finalist as a sophomore.

Tyrann Mathieu isn't letting down the Arizona Cardinals

latimes.com — Undersized and overburdened, that was Tyrann Mathieu. Not only was he widely seen as too small to play safety in the NFL, but he was weighed down by his off-the-field baggage from college. He had been kicked off the Louisiana State team after multiple positive tests for marijuana, shown the door less than a year after he was a Heisman Trophy finalist as a sophomore.

Gloves in NFL have gained popularity but use is largely unregulated

chicagotribune.com — Odell Beckham Jr. was a rookie when he leaped, a superstar when he landed. The New York Giants receiver made one of the signature plays of the 2014 NFL season with his 43-yard touchdown catch against Dallas, jumping and bending his body Matrix-style, then somehow securing the football with just three fingers.

Gloves in NFL have gained popularity but use is largely unregulated

latimes.com — Odell Beckham Jr. was a rookie when he leaped, a superstar when he landed. The New York Giants receiver made one of the signature plays of the 2014 NFL season with his 43-yard touchdown catch against Dallas, jumping and bending his body Matrix-style, then somehow securing the football with just three fingers.
Aug 30, 2015

There's no doubt that receivers gloves are the latest performance enhancer, @Latimesfarmer weighs in latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

Aug 30, 2015

@LATimesfarmer with a good read on very overlooked NFL topic -- how WR gloves have changed game. Check it out. latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

The rookie is a veteran: Aspiring Ram Daniel Rodriguez is battle tested

latimes.com — It was impulsive. It was foolhardy. It made no football sense. Yet Jeff Fisher couldn't help but smile. The St. Louis Rams coach didn't slam his headset to the ground when rookie Daniel Rodriguez fielded that kickoff nine yards deep in the end zone and, instead of taking the obvious touchback, decided to run it out.

Arizona's Carson Palmer is back, better and has eye on going deep

chicagotribune.com — For Carson Palmer, retracing old footsteps could lead to a place he's never been. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback, who is set to begin his 13th NFL season and is still looking for his first playoff victory, is coming off a familiar injury.

Arizona's Carson Palmer is back, better and has eye on going deep

latimes.com — For Carson Palmer, retracing old footsteps could lead to a place he's never been. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback, who is set to begin his 13th NFL season and is still looking for his first playoff victory, is coming off a familiar injury.

For some NFL teams, free agency is a fast way to change fortunes

latimes.com — The NFL is a passing league, but Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills don't seem to take a pass on anyone. Character issues? Checkered past? Questionable decisions? Apparently, those aren't a problem for a franchise that has gone 15 years without making the playoffs, the NFL's longest active streak.
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Sep 04, 2015

@janesports @ByTimGraham Area man cruelly puts air quotes around 'professional'; Graham crushed

Sep 04, 2015

@janesports @ByTimGraham Area man joins teeming masses at last, despises Graham

Sep 04, 2015

@MattBarkley Matt, what number will you be wearing in Arizona?

Sep 04, 2015

Have an NFL question? Oddball one? Email me @ Sam.Farmer@latimes.com. I'll answer as many as I can in print. Example: latimes.com/la-sp-ask-farm…

Sep 04, 2015

Conference call: Q: What are your thoughts on Tom Brady re-joining the team? Bill Belichick: He never left.

Sep 04, 2015

Three fans injured by sheared bolt that fell from opening roof of Lucas Oil Stadium. Man, woman hospitalized. Non-life-threatening injuries.


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