Kansas City Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested on gun charge. It’s his second this offseason.
Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested Sunday night in Los Angeles on a gun charge for the second time in three months. Clark was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday after officers discovered an Uzi firearm in his vehicle, according to the L.A. Police Department. Three months earlier, on March 13, Clark and another man, Charles Smith, were arrested after officers observed and recovered two loaded firearms inside the vehicle during a traffic stop, according to California Highway Patrol records. On Sunday night, Clark was pulled over for a vehicle code violation at Grand Avenue a...
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West Chester’s Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to announce he’s gay
West Chester-born Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib came out as gay on Monday, becoming the first active player in NFL history to do so, according to OutSports.com. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest,” Nassib said in a video posted on his Instagram account. In accompanying text, he wrote, “Sadly, I have agonized over this moment for the last 15 years.” Now 28 years old, Nassib played football and basketball at Malvern Prep and went on from there to Penn State. Initially a walk-on with the Nittany Lions, he w...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Raiders’ Carl Nassib makes history, comes out as gay
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib used his Instagram account Monday to announce that he was gay, becoming the first NFL player to come out while still active in the league. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest,” Nassib said as he spoke from his home in Westchester, Penn. “I really have the best life. I’ve got the best family, friends, and job a guy could ask for. I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I’m really not doing this for the attention. I just think that representation and visibility ar...
The Mercury News
Chicago is special for Bears receiver Marquise Goodwin. It’s where a doctor helped his wife after years of loss — and where he’ll try to jumpstart his NFL career.
Marae Goodwin is going to be an athlete. Her parents are sure of it. She has the DNA, for one thing. Marquise Goodwin is an Olympic long jumper and seven-year NFL wide receiver who drew attention at Chicago Bears minicamp last week with his breakaway speed. Morgan (Snow) Goodwin was a nine-time first-team All-American hurdler and sprinter at Texas. She has the grooming. At 16 months old, Marae already is toddling around the track and football field while her dad trains. And then there’s the physical evidence. Sitting up at 4 months. Standing unassisted by 6 months. Walking at 8 months. For the...
Bears have called Soldier Field home since 1971 — but they have flirted with leaving the downtown stadium several times since
CHICAGO — While the Chicago Bears have called Soldier Field home since 1971, the team has discussed or proposed playing its games elsewhere throughout much of the last 50 years. Wrigley Field served as the original home venue for the team when it moved to Chicago in 1921 and remained there through 1970. The team won nearly 70% of its home games during that span. But the Bears were forced to find a new home after the American Football League merged with the National Football League and required stadiums to seat at least 50,000 fans. The team played its last game at Wrigley Field on Dec. 13, 197...
Pete Carroll says Aldon Smith is in Seattle but not yet ready to work out with Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks wrapped up their three-day minicamp Thursday afternoon under sunny skies and the customary splash of optimism for a successful 2021 season. That season will truly begin when the Seahawks open training camp at the VMAC on July 31. Until then, players have the next six weeks off. A year ago at this time, there was no minicamp for the Seahawks or any other NFL team due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And any optimism for Seattle was clouded by one big question — could the Seahawks re-sign Jadeveon Clowney to beef up the defensive line and the pass rush? The answer turned ou...
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Matt Calkins: As Tyler Lockett joins Seahawks players embracing Shane Waldron's offense, it's fun to think of possibilities
RENTON, Wash. — We'll start with the caveat: It's just minicamp. That's not even training camp, let alone the actual season. This is a time when a 2-14 team from a year ago feels like a Super Bowl contender; a time when everyone is in prime condition and ready for the year of their lives. So we don't really have any idea whether the Seahawks' new offensive coordinator, Shane Waldron, is going to lift the emergency brake that halted the team's offense at the end of last season. We don't know if the success he had moving the ball under Sean McVay with the Rams is going to translate to the Seahaw...
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NFL slaps 49ers’ Jordan Willis with six-game suspension
49ers defensive lineman Jordan Willis was suspended without pay by the NFL for the first six games of the season Thursday for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Willis, 26, will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. After the regular season begins, he’ll be eligible to return to the 49ers’ active roster on Oct. 25 following the team’s Week 7 game vs. the Indianapolis Colts. The 49ers acquired Willis and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick from the New York Jets last October for a 2022 sixth-round draft pick. Willis then played in...
The Mercury News
Jets are rolling the dice with their young corners, for now
The Jets didn’t add a veteran corner after the draft, a move that raised a few eyebrows, but Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas wanted to give the young cornerbacks all the reps during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Saleh felt this would give them the best opportunity to develop. Now the head coach is rolling with his young cornerbacks as the Jets gear up for training camp. “We’ve seen some good improvement. Joe and I were just talking about some of the rookies and the improvements that they’ve made,” Saleh said. “These are going to be really great moments for those guys because we are going to be abl...
New York Daily News
Greg Cote: Here’s what else has to go right (besides Tua) to keep Miami Dolphins’ momentum going
Been a long time coming, but the sense of a franchise and team trending upward is palpable. The Miami Dolphins are in the midst of a smartly calculated rebuild that will include eight first-round draft picks in the four year span of 2020-23. The Fins were 10-6 last season, the best team in the NFL to miss the playoffs. Brian Flores has been a prize catch as head coach. If the future isn’t quite now, it’s getting here at a gallop. Areas of concern remain, though, as the Dolphins completed their offseason work Thursday with the finish of a mandatory three-day minicamp. Fins won’t gather on a fie...