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Oakland just fired GM Reggie McKenzie, and Allen and Raiders Coach Jon Gruden go way back together, but several media figures claim a reunion of the two is unlikely to happen.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is taking his share of the blame for Sundays last-second loss to the Miami Dolphins.In his weekly appearance on WEEIs Mut & Callahan show, Brady accepted responsibility for a series just before halftime where he took a sack, which prevented the team from attempting a field goal in a game they ultimately lost by just one point.It was just a bad play, Brady told WEEIs Mut & Callahan on Monday morning. We called a timeout on first down, we ran a couple plays. It was third down and I thought, OK, lets not throw an interception. I had a couple other things go through my mind. I just took it for granted.You cant give away three points like that, he added. Just a very bad play by me. That should be the foremost thing that Im thinking. Unfortunately, it wasnt. Theres no excuse. Just the reality is I cant let those things happen. Its definitely my fault.Brady also addressed the final play of the game, a desperation play that included multiple laterals and wound up with the Dolphins scoring an unlikely game-winning touchdown.They made a good play, he said of the Dolphins. It was just great execution. Everyone has those plays in their offense. Its obviously a statistical anomaly when they work. It just happened to work. Its a tough way to lose, but we all contributed in one form or another.But Brady said he doesnt think there will be a hangover effect from the game.Weve had a lot of tough losses every year. Weve lost pretty important games. Whats the difference between losing by 14, losing by 50, or losing by one They all count the same. Our whole seasons ahead of us, so lets go make the most of it.When asked about another play where he appeared to favor his injured knee, Brady said his knee brace just dug into his knee the wrong way.Theres no concern. I have it braced up. Ive been dealing with a little injury. It must have twisted the wrong way. No concern.The Patriots travel to Pittsburgh next week to take on the Steelers in their final road game of the regular season.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Cathy Lanier, former D.C. police chief and current head of security for the NFL, has responded to criticism against the leagues handling of players accused of abuse in an exclusive interview with News4.The NFL named Lanier its Senior Vice President of Security in 2016 following Robert Muellers investigation into the leagues mishandling of the Ray Rice case. Rice was seen punching out his then-fiance in an elevator in a video obtained by TMZ. Kareem Hunt Admits He Misled Chiefs About Hotel Assault There was extensive reforms that we put in place post Robert Muellers report from Ray Rice and that is detailed investigative protocol that we follow, Lanier said.Fast forward to today another video released by TMZ shows Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. Skins Claim Rights to Player Accused of Domestic Violence Hunt was released from the team Nov. 30 after the video surfaced.No charges have been filed against him. Redskins Claim of Foster Felt Like Slap in the Face: Ex Hunt said in an interview with ESPN on Dec. 2 that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it.Lanier says the reason the NFL has not yet interviewed Hunt is because investigators must first talk to the victim, who she says has refused to talk to them.So you want to speak to the victim. You want to speak to all your witnesses. You want to gather all the physical evidence before you go and speak to the alleged perpetrator in that case. The reason you do that is so that you go in with the best opportunity to gain the truth, Lanier said.We knew that theres video that we had to get our hands on to get the real story, Lanier said.The NFL made multiple attempts to obtain the video of Hunt, but the hotel said corporate policy only allowed footage to be given to law enforcement. The NFL then contacted Cleveland police, but the department said Saturday it did not pursue the video because it was not a felony-level case.Muellers 2015 report on the Ray Rice incident noted the league would likely face such situations because of its lack of subpoena powers.Some sportswriters and critics have said the NFL should adopt TMZs tactics for obtaining the video.If they provide it to a member of the press, they have First Amendment protections, so they can protect the anonymity of that person. We cant do that, nor do we want to get in the business of paying people to steal from their employer, Lanier said.Days before Hunt was released from the Chiefs,the San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster following a domestic violence arrest.The Redskins claimed rights to Foster two days after his release, saying he must go through the full legal process and potential discipline from the NFL before playing.Lanier said Foster is on the NFL Commissioners Exempt List, meaning a team can still sign the player, but the player is not allowed to be on the field or in the stadium for games.Fosters ex-girlfriend said it felt like a slap in the face for the Redskins to claim the player despite her charge that he abused her.Despite the recent high-profile cases, Lanier claims the leagues anti-domestic violence education is showing positive results.Right now, were on pace this year to have the lowest number of incidents involving players that were arrested that weve had since weve been keeping records going back to 2000, Lanier said.She said all NFL personnel must go through education and training for issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault prevention and child abuse.Photo Credit: NBC Washington
The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFLs best record.In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet. Teen Arrested in Killing of Maryland Realtor at Model Home Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense and the NFC North-leading Bears beat the NFC West champion Rams 15-6 on Sunday night.Our play on defense all I can say is wow, coach Matt Nagy said.The Rams 11-2 missed a chance to secure a first-round playoff bye and fell into a tie with New Orleans for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.Goff threw a career-high four interceptions and was sacked three times, with Goldman getting to him for a tiebreaking safety early in the third quarter.Bradley Sowell became the first Bears offensive lineman in 11 years with a touchdown reception when he caught a 2-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter. And after four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North, Chicago continued to close in on its first division title and playoff appearance since 2010.For them to go out and do it against a team that had only one loss all year long ... is so powerful for our guys now because it helps us grow, Nagy said. It helps us grow with confidence. It helps us grow togetherness. When you teach that and you talk about it over and over and over as a culture, as a building, everyone together as a family and then they do it, it lights a fire. It puts us in a great position. We do talk about one game at a time. Theyre gonna enjoy tonight and then were gonna get right back in it and get ready for next week.Coming off a shaky outing against Detroit, Goff was 20 of 44 for 180 yards with a 19.1 rating. NFL rushing leader Todd Gurley ran for a season-low 28 yards on 11 carries, and the Rams three-game win streak came to an end.The Rams only other loss was at New Orleans. But against the Monsters of the Midway, they managed just 214 yards.Really, consistently over and over I continue to put our players in bad spots, Los Angeles coach Sean McVay said. Certainly a humbling night, but its one you get a chance to look at yourself critically, find a way to get better and move forward accordingly and thats exactly what were going to do and thats all I know how to do. And I have to be better for our football team. This loss is on me. I didnt do a nearly good enough job for us today. I trust we will respond the right way.The Bears 9-4 bounced back from a wild overtime loss at the New York Giants and won for the sixth time in seven games.Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks had sacks. Roquan Smith, Prince Amukamara, Eddie Jackson and Kyle Fuller had interceptions, helping Chicago come away with the win despite a shaky effort from Trubisky.All 11 guys collectively going against the offense, it was going to be a big challenge for us, Mack said. We stepped up to the challenge.The Bears needed it with Trubisky struggling about as badly as Goff.After missing the previous two games because of a right shoulder injury, he was 16 of 30 for 110 yards and three interceptions.Its hard to be down when you get such a big win like that, Trubisky said. Youve just got to put your own selfish thoughts about how you played aside. ... Im just very proud of the way the team had my back.PULLING AHEADGoldman broke a 6-6 tie in the opening minute of the third quarter when he sacked Goff for Chicagos first safety this season.The Bears then used a trick play they call Santas Sleigh to make it 15-6, when Sowell hauled in a 2-yarder from Trubisky on a play-action with defensive end Hicks. That made him the first Bears offensive lineman with a TD reception since John St. Clair against Kansas City on Sept. 16, 2017.We needed a play so they gave it to the play-maker, Sowell said.The Rams had a big opportunity late in the third when John Johnson III returned an interception 35 yards to the Chicago 27. But Fuller picked off a wobbly pass from Goff intended for Josh Reynolds on the next play.Los Angeles Greg Zuerlein missed a 40-yard field goal off the right upright in the opening minutes of the fourth after making a 50-yarder earlier in the game.INJURIESRams: CB Dominique Hatfield was taken from the field on a cart with an ankle injury in the third quarter. He was hurt on the kickoff following Sowells TD. ... C John Sullivan was evaluated for a concussion after being shaken up blocking on a run by Gurley late in the first quarter. But he returned in the second half.Bears: CB Bryce Callahan left the game with a foot injury late in the first half.UP NEXTRams: Host Philadelphia on Dec. 16.Bears: Host Green Bay on Dec. 16.Photo Credit: David Banks/AP
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If all goes as expected, you may be able to bet on sports games from your cell phone or even your seat inside Capital One Arena early next year.A U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year opened the door for states to legalize sports betting in casinos and online. The D.C. Council has now given preliminary approval to a law that will legalize online sports betting. DC Debates Legalizing Hedgehogs as Pets Jack Evans is leading the effort to make the District one of the first places in the region to offer online betting and start pulling in millions in estimated revenue.The ultimate goal is to make some money, Evans said. And to allow our residents to participate. Gruden: My Job Is in Jeopardy Every Week Revenue estimates range from $20 million to $500 million, the Councilmember said.The majority of D.C. Council and Mayor Bowser have expressed support for allowing online gaming, and Tuesdays vote passed 10-2. Teacher Fired for Refusing to Call Trans Student He Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso voted against the bill Kenyan McDuffie was absent.The mayors office released a statement saying, The Mayor supports Councilmember Evans efforts to make sports betting a viable revenue source for our growing needs. Sports betting can help us fund critical programs, create jobs for District residents, and allow visitors and commuters to further participate in our economy.But theres still debate over details, including how the money would be spent. Evans suggested funding early childhood education and the arts.It remains to be decided whether the DC Lottery or outside vendors would serve as operators.Either way, adults in the District could bet on professional or college sports right from their phones as soon as February2019.The final vote is scheduled for Dec. 20.Some Virginia lawmakers recently announced theyre drafting legislation that would legalize sports betting. Maryland also considered a bill over the summer, but it didnt pass, NBC News reported.Photo Credit: News4
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The Hogan Administration quietly secured a little-known National Park site near National Harbor as a possible future Redskins home.
The Redskins were blown out 40-16 by the Giants as Washington loses its fourth straight game.
Josh Johnson made his first appearance in an NFL regular season game since 2013.
With a 2-0 win over the Portand Timbers in the MLS Cup, Atlanta United won its first league championship in just its second season in existence
Kyler Murray became the second Oklahoma quarterback in a row to win the Heisman Trophy by narrowly edging out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
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