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Starkey: Patriots’ legacy forever stained

By Joe Starkey
You know what we didn’t hear in Robert Kraft’s statement the other day? The same thing we didn’t see in the 19,318-word report the New England Patriots released a week earlier: a clear declaration of innocence. Kraft, the Patriots’ longtime ...

NFL notebook: Lawsuit filed over teams’ use of painkillers

Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of former players filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field ...

Timetable for teams in L.A. could be moved up

By The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles might be in the NFL’s future sooner than anyone thought. The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area by the 2016 ...

NFL notebook: Goodell wants to hear directly from Brady regarding appeal

By Tribune-Review
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not had time to study ...

Starkey: NFL’s extra-point ‘debate’ a farce

By Joe Starkey
All this commotion over extra points. What’s next, a scandal over deflated footballs? The NFL’s 32 owners opened their annual meetings Tuesday in San Francisco. ...

NFL notebook: Land deal closes for planned stadium near Los Angeles

By Tribune-Review
The Chargers and Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue. The transaction ...

NFLPA threatens to sue Goodell over Deflategate

By The Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. Laying the grounds for dismissing the penalty ...

NFL notebook : Goodell decides to hear Brady suspension appeal

By The Associated Press
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league’s punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC Championship game. The NFL Players Association ...

NFL notebook: Noted labor lawyer to aid with Brady appeal

By Tribune-Review
Noted labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler will aid in the players’ union planned appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension. The Patriots quarterback was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season for his role in the ...

Starkey: Beware the Patriots

By Joe Starkey
A New England Patriots-related item from a New York tabloid caught my eye the other day — and no, it wasn’t the epic Daily News ...

Investigator lashes back at Brady’s agent

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom ...

Painting honors Western Pennsylvania’s Hall of Fame quarterbacks

By Mark Kaboly
There are 23 modern-era quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Six are from Western Pennsylvania: Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Dan Marino, ...

NFL notebook: Lions signs former Steelers WR Moore

By Tribune-Review
Former Saints and Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore landed a new job with the Lions on Tuesday. The veteran Moore and the Lions reached agreement on a one-year contract. Moore spent last season with the Steelers after eight years with ...

NFL suspends Patriots QB Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

Staff and Wire Reports
NEW YORK — The NFL won’t have arguably its biggest star on the field when the New England Patriots kick off the season Sept. 10 ...

NFL notebook: Patriots cut Arrington, sign TE Davis

By Tribune-Review
• Cornerback Kyle Arrington was released by the Patriots. Arrington, 28, spent the last five seasons in New England, playing in two Super Bowls. An undrafted free agent out of Hofstra who didn’t stick with two other teams, he moved ...

Bengals sign Jeannette product Pryor after tryout

Wire Reports
The Bengals signed Jeannette graduate Terrelle Pryor at the end of their rookie minicamp on Sunday, giving him a chance to compete for the job of backing up quarterback Andy Dalton. Pryor attended the camp on a tryout basis. He ...