NFL notebook: Ex-Steeler Clark says Goodell being hypocrtical with Irsay case
• Redskins safety and former Steeler Ryan Clark criticized commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday on ESPN, saying the fact that he has yet to punish Colts owner Jim Irsay “shows the hypocrisy of the NFL.” Irsay was arrested March 16 for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle at the time.Asked about the situation this week, Goodell said, “until we have more information or more facts, we will let it play out,” an explanation that irked Clark, who cited the case of former Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger , who was suspended despite not being charged with a crime in April 2010. “So when has having enough information been what Roger Goodell waits for to make these decisions?” Clark said.
• Police arrested Darnell Lafayette, 23, on Tuesday and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Falcons wide receiver Roddy White's half-brother, Tyrone Moore Jr., 21, on Saturday in Charleston, S.C..
• 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. Smith could face up to four years and four months in prison. Sentencing is July 25.
• Colts linebacker Robert Mathis apologized to teammates Wednesday for the four-game suspension he received from the NFL for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Last week, he explained in a statement that the substance, Clomid, was found in a fertility medication he was using. His wife is now pregnant.
• Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh , who is in the final year of his contract, said Wednesday he could have played for a different team when he entered the league. The Lions took him with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. “I could have gone elsewhere when I was drafted. I had that decision in my hands,” Suh said.
• The Bills officially went for sale Wednesday behind a transaction team that includes Morgan Stanley financial advisers and Proskauer Rose legal experts. The Bills last were valued by Forbes to be worth $870 million. The price tag is expected to approach $1 billion
• Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said they probably will ask the legislature for more tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl. The governor said the state has made no commitments for tax breaks to the NFL apart from a sales tax exemption for Super Bowl tickets that remains on the books from when Minnesota hosted it in 1992.
• Criminal charges were dropped against Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton over a December 2013 altercation at a Dallas-area bar.
• Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he's “getting close” as he recovers from back surgery in December, ESPN reported. “We're just going to be smart during the OTAs and have a little bit of a pitch count,” Romo said.
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