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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

The NFL Partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline

They also strike a partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The NFL, due to recent bad news on the way they have handled domestic violence…

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Arizone Cardinals Deactive Jonathan Dwyer Due To Aggravated Assault Charges

Arizona Cardinal’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Running back charged for 2 incidents that took place in July involving his girlfriend and a child

The Arizona Cardinals have placed running back, Jonathan Dwyer, on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list…

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Adrian Peterson Nike Endorsement Deal Suspended

Adrian Peterson’s Nike Endorsement Suspended

Sporting giant takes actions while the running back's legal issues raises concerns

Nike has suspended their endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson due to the Minnesota Vikings’ running…

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Senator Cory Booker introduces domestic violence bill

Cory Booker Introduces Bill Aimed at Sports Leagues

Legislation focuses on help to support victims of domestic violence

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a domestic violence bills that would strip away…

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Minnesota Vikings Deactivate Adrian Peterson

Running back accused of child abuse has been placed on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list

Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson and placed him on the exempt/commissioner’s Permission list until…

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Minnesota Vikings May Trade Adrian Peterson

Team says they will not be releasing the player from his contract, at least not yet

Based on child abuse charges against Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings have stated they won’t…

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Ray Rice Appeals His Suspension from the NFL

Ray Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension

The player has until Tuesday to file an official appeal

Suspended former Baltimore Ravens football player, Ray Rice, plans to appeal his indefinite suspension from…

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

NFL Wants Artists to ‘Pay-To-Play’ to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

The league is trying create a new revenue stream

The NFL plans to charge artists to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

NFL Considers Tougher Penalties for Domestic Violence

Uproar of 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice has sparked concerns

After the Ray Rice 2-game suspension on his domestic violence case, the NFL received backlash…

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Malcolm Jenkins: Charting the Course Between Work, Entrepreneurship and Charitable Efforts

'I know what it means to invest in others and how that investment can be life changing'

I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m…

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NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014

2015 NFL Draft: Chicago or Los Angeles Top Contenders Instead of NYC

Popularly held in the Big Apple since 1965, schedule conflicts change history

Because of scheduling conflicts with Radio City Music Hall, the 2015 draft will be held…

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Dr. Barry Jordan Talks Merging His Love of Sports and Medicine to Practice Neurology

Interests in traumatic brain injury came through involvement with boxing and football

Dr. Barry Jordan, chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission discusses career…

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The FXFL Debuts this fall

The Fall Experimental Football League to Debut in October

New league hopes to be a developmental one for NFL

The FXFL will field teams are in the New York and Boston areas, Austin, Texas,…

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Jadeveon Clowney Signs Rookie Contract

Jadeveon Clowney Signs Contract with Houston Texans

Becomes the first of this year's top three picks to sign

Clowney gets $22.272 million guaranteed, including a $14.518 million signing bonus.

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For Super Bowl 50, NFL Switching from Roman Numerals

Reverts back to standard numbers for 2015

The NFL is celebrating the 50th Super Bowl

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Michael Sam Documentary is Now Postponed

Show is postponed after conversations with the St. Louis Rams

After discussing with Michael Sam’s NFL team, the St. Louis Rams, the network has decided…

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Michael Sam Has a TV show on the OWN network

Michael Sam Gets His OWN TV Show

'I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.'

St. Louis Rams draft pick, Michael Sam, gets a show on the OWN network

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NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014

A Record 45.7 Million Watched the 2014 NFL Draft

The number of Tweets pertaining to the draft sets records as well

Records numbers were set for TV viewing and Tweets concerning the 2014 NFL Draft

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Michale Sam's Jersey is number 2 among NFL rookies

Michael Sam’s Jersey Is #2 Among Drafted Rookies

St. Louis Rams players outsells the number one draft pick

Being selected as the number 249th draft pick, yet, selling so many jerseys that he…

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Michael Sam, Visa Commercial

First Openly Gay NFL Athlete, Michael Sam, Stars In New Visa Commercial

Newly drafted defensive player signs endorsement before being drafted

Recent NFL draft pick Michael Sam is starring in a Visa commercial, his first endorsement…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The NFL Draft

The '10 Fact' series takes a turn towards the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, which takes place in New York City, gives a long list of…

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Buffalo Bills Could Have New Owners by July

Team officials are trying to keep the NFL team in New York

The Buffalo Bills should have new owners by mid-summer

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NFL Team Offers Fans $100,000 if You Guess Their Full Schedule

Are you feeling lucky?

$100,000 is yours if you can correctly guess the entire 2014-2015 St. Louis Rams NFL…

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Super Bowl XLVIII May be too Cold for Performance

Officials may be concerned with cold weather conditions for halftime show.

Do you like the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl?

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

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NFL Partners with Harvard for $100 Million Study on Players

The NFL is taking a hard stance on player health and safety by commissioning new studies on the effects of the game

The beleaguered sport is searching for solutions to player health and has partnered with Harvard…

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Notorious B.I.G. once rhymed, "There’s rules to this stuff. I wrote me a manual."  Though it applied to a different type of game, Christopher Wallace was on to something. Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is over, many players will need a guide to  keep them out of the gossip blogs, tabloids, and bankruptcy courts. We’ve seen so many athletes come into the NFL broke and leave in the same way. It’s a cycle we must stop. So, before these athletes get caught up, perhaps they should read The Five Draft Commandments. (What!) ---Christian Law


Left, 2012 NFL First-round draft pick Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

New Money: The Five (NFL) Draft Commandments

Rookies should heed these rules of finance and life to avoid pitfalls

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, here are some rules of money (and life) that…

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For last night's Super Bowl XLVI, millions gathered to watch with excitement --- and for some, disappointment --- as the New York Giants took home the victory. Each team combined skill, strategy, and deliberate action to capture the NFL's top win, a career-defining moment for both sides to reflect on what was done well and what could be improved for next season.


All of these elements exist in today's competitive business world, with everyday professionals applying brain and brawn to achieve career wins. Female professionals can take major cues from the men on the field --- and in the C-suite. 


Jocelyn Giangrande, career coach and author of What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success (SASHE, L.L.C; $18.95), offers four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to step out of the cheerleader sidelines and into championship gains.

Four Lessons Women of Power Can Learn from the Super Bowl

Develop a healthy competitive attitude to become a top player in the game

Four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to make professional career wins of…

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

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Dhani Jones: A Man For All Seasons

NFL linebacker ventures into mens' fashion, philanthropy and TV

NFL linebacker ventures into mens’ fashion, philanthropy and TV

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