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Manziel seeks privacy, issues apology

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CLEVELAND (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

In his first public comments since he entered a treatment facility on Jan. 28, Manziel apologized to the Browns and their fans and acknowledged he has a long way to go to win back people's respect.

"I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down," Manziel said in the statement released Friday by the Browns. "I take full responsibility for my actions and it's my intention to work very hard to regain everyone's trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say."

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Winston's lawyer: Accuser's suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

David Cornwell said in written a statement Friday the lawsuit by former Florida State student Erica Kinsman was expected. He said her accusations have been rejected by police and Florida State. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, two weeks before the NFL draft where Winston could be the No. 1 pick.

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49ers FB Miller stays home after arrest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team's offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Friday he met about the offseason with Miller, who is "at home in Georgia taking care of business." The Santa Clara District Attorney's office is still reviewing the case and no court hearing has been scheduled.

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NFL reinstates Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

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Longtime Packers PR exec Remmel dies

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Lee Remmel, whose six-decade relationship with the Green Bay Packers spanned a sports writing career and a 30-plus year stint in the team's front office, has died. He was 90.

The team said Remmel died Thursday in Green Bay.

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Jags LB Posluszny gets 1-year extension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny has agreed to a one-year contract extension that restructures his salary.

Posluszny's new deal will pay him $15 million over three seasons. The ninth-year pro was slated to earn about $7.5 million in 2015 and 2016 - what had been the final two years of a six-year, $42 million contract he signed in 2011.

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Patriots to be honored at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will be honored at the White House.

The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX. It was New England's fourth NFL title since the 2001 season.

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Charger-Raider LA stadium plan advances

LOS ANGELES (AP) A proposed stadium that could become the home of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hit an early milestone Wednesday amid rising competition to bring football back to the Los Angeles market.

The Chargers and Raiders are planning a shared, $1.7 billion stadium in the city of Carson, on the edge of Los Angeles, if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.

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Hernandez guilty, gets life in prison

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez.

A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez guilty of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed - shot six times in a deserted industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home - for reasons that still remain unclear. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged his client witnessed the crime but insisted he did not do it.

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Ryan needles Brady, dismisses Amaro

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan couldn't resist offering Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a throwing tip.

And the ever-outspoken Buffalo Bills new coach had much stronger words for his former player, New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro on Wednesday.

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