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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

Is Peyton Manning Interested In Buying The Tennessee Titans?!

The legendary QB is possibly planning big moves off the field

The sports world will mourn when Peyton Manning finally decides to hang up his cleats…

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Travel Elite: African American Tourism CMO Has BIG Plans for Dallas

Noelle LeVeaux proves just how career driven she is

Sophisticated. Poised. Respected.
What do these words signify? They are just a few words to describe…

By Kimberly Wilson

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

Despite early-season incidents, record numbers of women are still watching NFL games.

Despite issues of domestic violence and child abuse, female viewership of NFL games strong.

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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

A list of the leading shows at the championship games

Be honest. Some of us only tune in to Super Bowl Sunday just for the…

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NFL Player Andre Johnson Buys More Than $16,000 Worth of Toys for Local Kids

Johnson provides early Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids

Houston Texans player Andre Johnson buys more than $16,000 worth of toys for local kids…

By Courtney Connley

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Sports and the City: Football 101 for Women

Just in time for Monday Night Football, we catch up with sports industry leader Adena Andrews

Adena Andrews’ communication skills have afforded her opportunities with Turner Sports/NBA, and she’s spreading knowledge…

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NFL Player Ray Rice Wins Reinstatement Appeal

The three-time Pro Bowler can play for any team he wants

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won reinstatement and now can play for…

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10 Interesting Things We’ve Learned From Janay Rice’s ESPN Interview

In her own words, we relive those moments in Atlantic City

In a sit-down chat with ESPN’s Jemele Hill, Janay Rice relives being knocked out by…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Seahawks Players Criticizes NFL Over Marshawn Lynch Fine

Football stars Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin expresses displeasure with NFL

Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin criticizes the NFL for fining running back Marshawn…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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Joel Corry Sits Down with The Shadow League for Sports Recap

The talk featured hot topics such as Peterson's suspension

Former NFL agent Joel Corry sat down with The Shadow League for TSL’s Sports Talk…

By Cristie Leondis

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Spanking: Acceptable Discipline or Child Abuse?

New poll shows 52% of families believe any physical punishment it’s abuse

Families seem divided almost down the middle on the issue of whether spanking is an…

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Former Super Bowl Champion Carl Banks Shares Memorable Moments as an NFL Player

The former Giants' linebacker reflects on his career

On Oct. 30, former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks spoke with The Shadow League’s…

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Toyota To Return To The NFL Super Bowl

The Japanese automaker will be on-hand for Super Sunday 2015

The Japanese automaker, Toyota, has announced its Super Bowl Sunday plans for 2015.

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay For Rest of The Season

Latest ruling by Commissioner following Peterson’s child abuse charges

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the…

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First Openly Gay Player, Michael Sam, Covers GQ Magazine

Co-Defensive Player of the Year nabs spot on 'Men of the Year 2014' list

The former St. Louis Ram defensive back, Michael Sam, has been named as a ‘Men…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Devon Still's daughter, Leah, honored at Bengals game

Devon Still’s Daughter, Leah, Honored During Bengals vs Browns Game

She's battling stage 4 pediatric cancer

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Devon Still’s daughter, Leah, was honored at the recent Bengals game.…

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NFL comissioner, Roger Goodell testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal

Roger Goodell Testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal Case

Ray Rice expected to testify today

NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, testifies at suspended football player, Ray Rice’s appeal hearing

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Dashon Goldson: Running the Route with Entrepreneurship

'I think it’s important to be passionate about your pursuits'

Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Dashon Goldson, is, by day, an NFL safety, while off the field,…

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 for Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones

San Fransisco 49ers player reprimanded for sporting non-sponsored gear

Colin Kaepernick wore bright pink Beats by Dre Headphones despite the NFL’s deal with Bose…

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FCC Repeals NFL Broadcast Blackout Rule

FCC Eliminates NFL Blackout Rule

Rule has been in effect since the '70s

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed the blackout rule for the NFL. It’s been…

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Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE

The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Photoshopped CoverGirl Ad Calls Out Domestic Violence in the NFL

CoverGirl pressured to end NFL sponsorship

A photoshopped image of CoverGirl’s NFL ad campaign has put the brand in hot water…

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NFL Catches Flak for Lack of Black Women on Domestic Violence Advisory Board

The Black Woman's Roundtable and Rev. Jesse Jackson call the league out on diversity

The NFL is in hot water for its lack of black women sitting on its…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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#WhyIStayed: Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Ray Rice Scandal

Twin hashtags go viral and spark a necessary discussion

Ray Rice’s abuse outted via video sparked creation of twin trending hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.…

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Carolina Panthers' Deangelo Willams Dyes Hair Pink

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Pays Homage to Mother, Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness

Running back wears pink hair and toe-nail polish

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink and painted his toenails to honor his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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St. Louis Rams Cuts Michael Sam From Roster

First openly gay NFL player falls short of setting a league milestone

The St. Louis Rams have cut Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NFL Establishes Stricter Domestic Violence Penalties

First offense warrants a six-game unpaid ban and lifetime ban for a 2nd offense

NFL has established six-game unpaid ban for first-time violators of league’s domestic violence policy and…

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Vince Young Gets Hired by His Alma Mater

Former NFL player returns to the University of Texas at Austin as an employee

Vince Young returns to the University of Texas at Austin to work for the Division…

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Ray Rice and Stephen A. Smith: The Manifestation of the Hypocrisy of Sports

Sports have become a Roman Gladius that wields power and cuts deep

The Shadow League’s Yussuf Khan discusses the problem with the mindset of how domestic violence…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington D.C. Residents Want Redskins Name to Stay

Poll Finds 65% of NFL fans who reside in D.C. area, reject name change

A Vox Populi poll found that 65% of NFL fans who reside in the D.C.…

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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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NFL ON FOX & FOX NFL SUNDAY Reporter: Pam Oliver

Erin Andrews Replaces Pam Oliver as NFL’s Top Sideline Reporter

Former sideline reporter will stay on with Fox Sports in a variety of roles

Erin Andrews has replaced 20-year veteran sideline reporter, Pam Oliver, for the upcoming NFL season

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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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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next?

Is it open city for paraphernalia and sales?

Can trademarks ruling protect Redskins merchandise from counterfeiters?

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

Name deemed 'disparaging to Native Americans'

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration.

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

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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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Former Players Sue NFL, Claim Painkillers Led to Addictions

Jim McMahon and J.D. Hill among former players filing suit against the league

The suit claims that NFL teams were well aware that they were violating drug laws.

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Jacksnville Jaguar draftee, Marqise Lee, may collect on insurance policy

Marqise Lee to Receive Insurance Payout Due to Low Draft Position

Loss of Value policy will pay off for the rookie

Loss of Value policy helps rookie player earn a high payout

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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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Top 2014 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL Draft kicked off this week. Check out the top 5 draft picks.

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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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NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson beats Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning as best-selling NFL player

Top NFL players for licensed product sales topped $1 billion

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NFL Invests in Teaching and Educating Athletes on Entrepreneurship

NFL program looks to create more business owners

In an effort to encourage entrepreneurship and teach sound business decision making to current and…

By Alan Hughes

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NFL Running Back Retires at Age 26

"I feel like I've done it all," player writes on the Huffington Post

Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at 26.

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Shannon Sharpe is out at CBS.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’

CBS hires future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez

Do you agree with the move?

By Darren Sands

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NFL All Pro Mobilizes Online Support for Missouri’s Michael Sam

Campaign launched to counter backlash against first openly gay NFL prospect

The campaign was launched Tuesday by NFL All Pro linebacker and 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out, and Twitter Reacts

Mizzou players laud family atmosphere on social media

Twitter was abuzz with the news yesterday, and much of the reaction was overwhelmingly positive

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NFL Sued by Former Player for Concussions

Should concussions be a part of the game?

If you watched the Super Bowl this past weekend, if you weren’t too bored by…

By Sasha King

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NFL, CBS Partner to Broadcast Thursday Night Games

Package to feature 14 Thursday contests

Package to feature 14 Thursday night contests.

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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia

Although a number of retired pro-football players are gay no active player is out of the closet

Do you think a gay player would be accepted?

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

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5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl

Have you scored your room yet?

With the big game just weeks away, Roomer has provided 5 tips for scoring a…

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Terrelle Pryor suffered a knee injury and concussion that derailed the promise of his 2013 season -- but now he's without an agent.

Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley

Pryor pushed back against agent's inflammatory remarks

Raiders QB’s offseason just got a little more complicated

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl

Tour will come to Newark Symphony Hall

For Mr. O’Neal, the business of funny has been quite lucrative

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The Detroit Lions have hired head coach Jim Caldwell.

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach served as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens last year

Mr. Caldwell is the second African American hire made by an NFL team this offseason

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Colin Kaepernick will seek to dismantle the Packers in a game that, it turns out, will be broadcast nationally after all.

Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout

Feel free to put the NFC Wild Card game back on your schedule

Deadlines work

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup

Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks shares his leadership skills

Running a business and running an NFL team are very similar. Pete Carroll of the…

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Report: Houston Texans Have Interviewed Lovie Smith

Smith, 55, was fired after the Chicago Bears went 10-6

Reports say up to three teams are expected to call Smith about their head coaching…

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Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Over the course of fifteen years, Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has brought together amazing performances and special guests

If in New York City area, would you consider attending?

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Josh Gordon, picked by the Browns in the 2012 Supplemental Draft has emerged as one of the league's top receivers.

Flash Forward: Browns WR Gordon Picks Marketing Agency

After overcoming off-field distractions, Gordon's brand primed to take leap

Josh Gordon and NCLUSIVE Sports is the duo

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Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor

Trial was set to begin

Vince Young is a free agent

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Beats by Dre’s ‘Hear What You Want’ Campaign Features Colin Kaepernick

Endorsements continue for likable QB

The endorsements are still coming in for Colin Kaepernick

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Cam Newton -- and ESPN -- scored a big victory Monday night: 15.78 million watch him take down the Patriots, 24-20.

With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

Monday night’s matchup pitted two Under Armour athletes against each other

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Justice Cunningham pictured at the NFL Combine earlier this year. He was recently promoted to the Colts roster.

‘Mr. Irrevelant’ 2013 Promoted to Colts Roster From Practice Squad

It may be time to find a new nickname for Justice Cunningham

The last pick in the 2013 NFL Draft just found a new home — on…

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Jadeveon Clowney signs with Brett Favre's old agent, Bus Cook.

Jadeveon Clowney Leaning Toward Signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Future first round picked linked to Roc Nation brand

Clowney has struggled this year, and has been hampered by injury — with just two…

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Former NFL WR awaits sentencing in a Texas detention facility for alleged drug trafficking. He could face life in prison.

SI Investigates Mysterious Case of Sam Hurd

Hurd was one of the league's most promising talents

Hurd could be sentenced to life in prison

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adidas released a photo of the special-edition cleat Robert Griffin III will wear Thursday night.

Robert Griffin III Honors Military With Special Edition Cleats

Limited edition box to benefit foundation

adidas will sell RGIII box to benefit charity

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McDonald’s Picks Victor Cruz to Pitch ‘Mighty Wings’

Cruz is one of three NFL stars featured in new campaign

Cruz is McDonald’s’ man.

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NFL Kickoff 2013 Was the Most-Watched Opening Weekend Ever

Packers-49ers was most-watched Sunday week 1 game in history

Week 1 is the most-watched in history.

By Darren Sands

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49ers Sign Exclusive Social Media Fantasy Football Deal with Yahoo

What do you think of this deal?

Bob Stohrer, Yahoo’s senior vice president of brand creative, said Yahoo wanted to be part…

By Michael Smith

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NFL to Ban Handbags at Games

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after they’ve been properly inspected at a gate designated for this purpose.

Do you think this is a good rule?

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Top 5 Things MLB Can Learn From the NFL

A look at the numbers show there's growth potential for Major League Baseball

In 2011, the NFL made $3.3 billion in national ad support while the MLB only…

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Reports Claim Current NFL Player Plans to Reveal He’s Gay

NFL gay rights discussion loud as ever.

Who could it be?

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NFL Players Find Second (Career) Wind with Music Boot Camp

Clive Davis offers new life beyond the field for athletes

Clive Davis’ Business of Music bootcamps gives former athletes chance at new profession and way…

By Sasha King

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

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Michael Vick Signs up for Dog Training Classes

Vick turns a new leaf with his pets.

Has he fully changed?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Freddie Mitchell, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Mitchell has continued his downward spiral after his playing days

Freddie Mitchell has pled guilty.

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Why the NFL’s Rooney Rule is a Sham

Even though more than 65% of NFL players are Black, currently only three head coaches and five general managers are African American.

Owners of the 32 NFL franchises have essentially disregarded the Rooney Rule – the decade-old…

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Former Super Bowl Champ Dorsey Levens Sheds Light on Concussions in Doc

Having played one of the most dangerous positions, former NFL star sheds light on concussion problem with 'Bell Rung'

Dorsey Levens is executive producer of the documentary ‘Bell Rung’.

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Terrell Owens Selling Used Clothes for Child Support Payments

Terrell Owens mandated to complete community service for back child support.

After years in the lime light, T.O. has been forced to humble himself after being…

By Amber McKynzie

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Ray Lewis Tries to Stop Former Girlfriend from Getting More Child Support

The Baltimore Ravens linebacker claims what his child's mother currently receives is enough

A judge must decide if the mother of NFL linebacker Ray Lewis’ child deserves more…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Top 5 NFL Performances in Week 8

Did you have any of these players on your fantasy team?

Did you have any of these players on your fantasy team?

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Lawrence Taylor Now a Registered Sex Offender

Former N.Y. Giant says sex was consensual

Former N.Y. Giant says sex was consensual

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Top 5 NFL Player Performances From Week 7

Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz and a few others lead the way

Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz and a few others lead the way

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Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton at a Monday press conference.

Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line

The line, inspired by Newton's personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early next year

The line, inspired by Newton’s personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early…

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Former NFL star receiver Andre Rison talks about his financial difficulties in the film Broke.

Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

By Darren Sands

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Warren Sapp Catches a Break in Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

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Bettors Feel the Pinch With NFL Refs’ Botched Call

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

5 Black NFL Players That Have Gone Broke

Bad business decisions, drugs and just plain foolishness have lopped off zeros from these athletes' bank accounts

According to Sports Illustrated, 78% of NFL players are bankrupt or in financial distress just…

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Terrell Owens Made $28 a Hour in Short Time With Seahawks

Owens earned $4,300 in short time with team

Owens earned $4,300 in short time with team

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

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Four Saints’ Players Bounty Suspensions Reversed

Did the NFL do their homework or not?

Did the NFL do their homework or not?

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Michael Strahan to Be Named Kelly Ripa’s New Co-Host

Former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

The former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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The League Scores Big with Social Media During 2012 NBA Finals

As adoring fans await Game 5, see how the NBA stacks up on its social media platforms

In May, 63% of live TV viewers multi-task with their smartphone, posting content online while…

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Charles Barkley  From the onset of his career Barkley was surrounded by greatness. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, he joined a team that includes legends Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Holding his own, Sir Charles averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his rookie season. A year later, he was the team’s leading rebounder and second scorer before eventually becoming the Sixers’ franchise player until he was traded in 1992 to the Phoenix Suns, where he continued to dominate as a rebounder and team leader. By time he retired in 2000, Barkley became the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. However, the Dream Team gold medalist was never able to win a title to compliment his accolades.

NBA Decoded: Does Social Media Make Athletes Worse Role Models?

Was Charles Barkley right? How social media has made today's athletes flaws as a role model more apparent

When Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model he had no idea that…

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DARREN MCFADDEN 

A former Arkansas Razorback and SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, McFadden was drafted to become a running back for the Oakland Raiders in 2008. He had a six-year contract worth $60 million, with $26 million guaranteed. The tenth of twelve children, McFadden has overcome a lot of controversy off the field, but, nonetheless, has continued to persevere.

10 Black NFL Rookies Who Cashed in Big on Draft Day

From college athlete to multi-millionaire, a NFL rookie's life can change overnight when drafted and hit with a hefty paycheck

From college athlete to multi-millionaire, a NFL rookie’s life can change overnight after being signed…

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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Is the NFL Draft Set up to Publicly Assault Potential Players?

Questioning whether the treatment of professional athletes coming into the League crosses the line

As fans gear up for the 2012 NFL draft, potential rookies have to prepare for…

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For better or for worse, reality TV has become a booming business, generating huge ratings and ad dollars. Among one of the more popular television franchises is the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which features model Cynthia Bailey, singer Kandi Burruss, attorney Phaedra Parks, among other Atlanta socialites. Rolling Out reportedly got access to the annual salaries of the cast mates and their male counterparts and most would be surprised as too how much a reality star can make. Here’s a rundown of each RHOA star’s speculated earning power per season.

DECODED: How Much Do the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (and their Husbands) Make?

Pulling in massive ratings and ad dollars, the reality stars cash in on their 15 minutes of fame

The season salaries for the Real Housewives of Atlanta and their partners recently leaked, revealing…

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Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…

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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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In 1992, the average cost per 30 seconds for a Super Bowl ad was $850,000, and now that number has more than quadrupled. With an average increase of $100,000 per year, the NFL has stated that 2012’s average cost per 30 seconds of airtime for America’s largest annual sporting event is $3.5 million.

As Chrysler took the title of the most expensive Super Bowl commercial to air in the history of the event last year with its two-minute spot, audiences everywhere are left to wonder if any brand will ever supersede the car company’s “Imported From Detroit” ad. While some brands have been said to spend $4 million for a half-minute spot this year, only time will tell.

As the New York Giants win of Super Bowl XLVI concluded just hours ago, and fans going crazy over a new crop of memorable spots from Doritos, Chevy, and Pepsi commercials, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the most expensive ads to air over the past decade during February’s main event. —Amber McKynzie

12 Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercials of the 21st Century

Taking a look back at the most costly Super Bowl spots of each year of the new millenium

In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl commercials are a major draw. Here are…

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Super Bowl Decoded: The Financial Impact of the Big Game

It's not just the commercials that bring in big money on Super Bowl Sunday

More than just a game, Super Bowl Sunday is big business as brands dish out…

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

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Former NFL Player Finds Success in Franchising & Television

From the gridiron to the grill, Frank Rice tackles the restaurant business and Hollywood

After a career-ending injury, NFL star Frank Rice found success through family franchising and appearing…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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Mo & Kita Help Women ‘Define Your Pretty’

More than reality stars, Monique Jackson and Kita Williams are entrepreneurs focused on female empowerment

Define Your Pretty is the latest venture from businesswomen Monique Jackson and Kita Williams. In…

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Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds

Overcoming abuse and abandonment, the inspiring NFL star tackles life head on

Before he was an NFL star Jimmy Graham was an orphan abandoned by his mother…

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NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart

The pending NBA lockout teaches players that even a millionaire has to save for a rainy day

The NFL lockout is over but the NBA lockout is still looming. Indiana Pacers guard…

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Homophobia in Sports: The Other Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Will the world of sports ever accept an openly gay player in the locker room?

The world of sports is all about masculinity and competition, so being gay doesn’t coincide…

By Andreas Hale

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Your Brand and Your Life Are Not the Same Thing!

Casey Anthony’s life has been spared. So why is everyone talking about her brand?

The media circus surrounding the Casey Anthony case—which involves the murder of her daughter Caylee…

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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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10 Athletes Who Successfully Rebounded From Controversy

As Super Bowl champ Plaxico Burress begins his road to redemption, here are a few notable figures that have already resurrected their brands

Convicted NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Plaxico Burress is on the road to…

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Prepping Players for Life after the NFL

Despite the lockout, Troy Vincent looks to prepare players for life after retirement

Despite the lockout, former NFL defensive end Troy Vincent looks to prepare football players for…

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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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Tweets For Sale: Getting Paid in 140 Characters or Less

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

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Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris Next Play Means Big Business

The former Pittsburgh Steeler's new venture marks his foray into sporting goods

Harris' 1996 Black Enterprise cover
As the featured running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the…

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Williams Sisters Skip Fed Cup; Oudin To Lead US

The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup.
Serena and Venus Williams will not play…

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) fumbles the ball while being tackled by New…

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Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover (3) reacts after kicking a field goal against the New…

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New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) walks off the field after the Jets’ 30-17…

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Vikings And Saints Tied 14-14 At Halftime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson to…

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) is tackled by New York Jets safety Kerry…

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Edwards’ 80-yard TD Catch Gives Jets 7-3 Lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Sanchez connected with Braylon Edwards on an 80-yard touchdown pass, giving…

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Manning, Colts Rally Past Jets, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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Manning, Colts Drop Jets 30-17, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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Sanchez’s 2 TD Throws Give Jets 17-13 Lead At Half

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Mark Sanchez more than matched Peyton Manning, throwing two touchdown passes…

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New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) catches a touchdown pass in the second…

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** CORRECTS TO KEVIN O’CONNELL NOT MARK SANCHEZ ** New York Jets quarterback Kevin O’Connell…

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game against…

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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game…

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Raiders Say Evaluation Of Cable Is ‘ongoing’

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are denying a report by ESPN that they…

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Vikings Vs. Saints A Tasty Dish In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.
Brett Favre,…

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Raiders Hire Assistant With Cable Still In Limbo

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally made a coaching decision, bringing Mike Waufle…

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