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Dr. Jen Welter Joins Arizona Cardinals as First Female NFL Coach

While San Antonio Spurs coach Becky Hammon breaks the glass ceiling in the NBA, Dr. Jen Welter has joined the Arizona Cardinals as the first female coach in NFL history. According to NBC News, she’ll be coaching inside linebackers as an intern during the Cardinals’ training camp and preseason. » 7/28/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Yep, Ballers Will Be Every Dude's New Obsession

A nation of dudes wiped off their dried up Entourage spittle and tuned in to the premiere of HBO’s Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired Miami Dolphins player turned financial advisor. Broke athletes, with a side of tits, is what it is, and it’s likely to be every football… » 6/22/15 2:10pm 6/22/15 2:10pm

Leave Janay Rice Out of Her Husband's Bullshit Redemption Story

Last September, when the unavoidably shocking video finally surfaced of Ray Rice knocking out then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator, it brought a swift end to his career with the Baltimore Ravens, and, one hoped, his time in the national spotlight altogether. Strangely enough,… » 4/15/15 3:28pm 4/15/15 3:28pm

Ray Rice's Biggest Problem Isn't That He Knocked Out His Wife, But When

The 2015 Ray Rice Redemption Tour officially launched this week with similar, similarly glowing profiles of the ex-Baltimore Raven in Men’s Fitness and New York. Once best-known for being one of the top running backs in the National Football League, he’s now principally famous for having knocked his fiancée… » 4/07/15 3:34pm 4/07/15 3:34pm

Sex And Dead Children: Every FCC Viewer Complaint About The Super Bowl

As we do every year, we recently submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all the complaints it received from viewers upset by something aired at the Super Bowl. There were 34 of them, ranging from disgust toward the Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show, offense at commercials that featured sex or profanity, and… » 3/18/15 12:07pm 3/18/15 12:07pm

Ray Rice Apologizes for "Horrible Mistake" 

The New York Times reports that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, apologized on Friday. Rice, who punched his then-fiancée (now wife), Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator nearly a year ago, became the focus of the N.F.L.'s broader problem with domestic violence. On Friday Rice published a statement in The… » 2/14/15 12:15pm 2/14/15 12:15pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

Colts Linebacker Josh McNary Charged With Rape

Josh McNary, the Colts linebacker known for being a U.S. Army lieutenant before joining the NFL, has been charged with felony rape in Indianapolis, according to documents filed today in a Marion County court. Overall, McNary is charged with one felony count of rape, one felony count of criminal confinement, and one… » 1/15/15 8:54am 1/15/15 8:54am

Meet The Dunce Ex-Cop Who Fucked Up The NFL's Ray Rice Investigation

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Throughout the coverage of the NFL's handling of Ray Rice, talk of the league's investigatory arm has for the most part presumed a certain level of competence. The NFL employs a number of former law enforcement agents, and has billions of dollars besides—it's got to be capable of getting any information it so desires,… » 1/09/15 4:39pm 1/09/15 4:39pm