NFL notebook: Report: Brent banned from sidelines
By Wire Reports
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, 8:58 p.m.
Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent won't be allowed on the team's sideline for the remainder of the season, league sources told ESPN.
Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the one-car crash that killed a teammate, was on the sideline for the Cowboys' game against the Steelers on Sunday, something the team and league officials said was inappropriate, the sources said.
Also, State District Judge Fred Tinsley ordered Brent to wear an electronic monitor pending his trial and lowered Brent's bond from $500,000 to $100,000 for the Dec. 8 crash that killed friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown.
Belcher texted he ‘would shoot' girlfriend
Late Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher sent a text message to a secret girlfriend saying he “would shoot” longtime girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, less than two months before the Dec. 1 murder-suicide, according to a police report obtained by The Kansas City Star.
In the text message, Belcher said he “would shoot” 22-year-old Perkins “if she didn't leave him alone.”
The secret girlfriend, according to the police report, thought he was joking.
The Star reported Jackson County prosecutors closed the case Friday, officially ruling it a murder-suicide.
Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Connecticut
Giants receiver Victor Cruz visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.
Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in Newtown. Several elementary school-age children played touch football in the front yard of his family's home Tuesday. Many wore Giants jerseys or Newtown football or wrestling shirts as they laughed, smiled and hugged.
About 45 minutes later, Cruz left the home in an SUV.
Bills extend Urbik
The Bills signed starting right guard Kraig Urbik to a four-year contract extension worth $13.3 million.
The Bills claimed Urbik off waivers in September 2010 after he was released by the Steelers. He has 26 starts at guard and center in 34 games with Buffalo.
Chargers put 3 on IR
The Chargers placed running back Ryan Mathews, wide receiver Malcom Floyd and tackle Reggie Wells on season-ending injured reserve.
All three were injured in a 31-7 loss to Carolina on Sunday that eliminated the Bolts from playoff contention.
Mathews broke his left collarbone, Floyd sustained an ankle injury and Wells, a former standout at South Park and Clarion, had ankle and toe injuries.
Browns name ex-Cowboys executive new president
The Browns named Alec Scheiner as their new president.
Scheiner, 39, will join Cleveland after eight years with the Cowboys. He was senior vice president and general counsel with Dallas the past five years.
Around the league
The Bears have placed running back Michael Bush (rib) on season-ending injured reserve and signed Kahlil Bell to take his place. ... Knee injuries landed Browns linebacker James-Michael Johnson and defensive back T.J. Ward on injured reserve.
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