There have been more taunting penalties in football in four weeks than all of last season – RollingStone.com

There have been more taunting penalties in football in four weeks than all of last season – RollingStone.com

When justifying the implementation of more stringent unsportsmanlike conduct penalties this season, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claimed “we all have standards.” In his defense, he never specified whose standards those might be. Yet judging by the playground justice he’s doled out this season, that metric seems to be about as stringent as other similar gospel, […]

Being Reminded of Racism Is Destroying Pro Football for Whites – Mother Jones

Being Reminded of Racism Is Destroying Pro Football for Whites – Mother Jones

National Review’s Jim Geraghty passes along the news from SI’s Richard Deitsch that ratings for NFL football are down this season. Deitsch suggests several possible explanations: a crazy election season sucking away attention; a smaller group of star quarterbacks (no Peyton Manning or Tom Brady); bad Monday night games; a slowdown in fantasy football; fatigue […]

American football player Bruce Miller sacked after arrest – BBC News

American football player Bruce Miller sacked after arrest – BBC News

Image copyright AP Image caption Bruce Miller was allegedly involved in an altercation over a hotel room American football team the San Francisco 49ers has sacked fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report. Mr Miller, 29, was detained in connection with an alleged attack on a 70-year-old man […]