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Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of ban

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NEW YORK (AP) Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.

Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge of the decision. Those people spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

The union asked Goodell to remove himself from that role because it said he lacked impartiality and that Goodell would be called as a witness. NFL lawyers, however, have recommended to Goodell that he should not recuse himself.

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Montreal of CFL signs openly gay DE Sam

MONTREAL (AP) Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada.

Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league.

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Cowboys, CB Scandrick agree to extension

IRVING, Texas (AP) Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys.

The eighth-year veteran signed a one-year contract extension Friday, adding $9.5 million to what's now a five-year deal worth $20 million through 2019.

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Hernandez low on cash due to lawyer fees

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said.

Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40 million contract with the New England Patriots.

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Jets DL Richardson fires back at critics

NEW YORK (AP) Family comes first for Sheldon Richardson - especially over voluntary football practices.

The New York Jets defensive lineman was irritated by fans critical of him skipping organized team activities earlier this week, telling them they need to relax and focus on themselves instead.

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Rice domestic violence charges dismissed

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.

Judge Michael Donio signed the order after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.

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NFL suspends Bills DT Dareus for opener

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo's season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The NFL announced the one-game suspension on Thursday, meaning the two-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the Bills home game against Indianapolis on Sept. 13.

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Ex-players: NFL teams pushed painkillers

BALTIMORE (AP) Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

The lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL. That complaint was filed in May, 2014 and dismissed in December by Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California. Alsup wrote that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association was the appropriate forum to resolve such claims. That decision is being appealed.

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Broncos DE Smith under investigation

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."

Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. TMZ first reported the investigation.

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Appeals court backs retirees settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected arguments by several retirees - including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini - that the class-action settlement on behalf of around 25,000 players was unfair.

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