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'Deflategate' report hits Patriots, Tom Brady hard

...of football operations Troy Vincent is reviewing the report and will hand down the punishment.Former NFL executive Bill Polian, familiar with the league's crime-and-punishment procedures after spending 19 years on the powerful competition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-06/deflategate-report-hits-patri
Former linebacker Junior Seau is elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility

...Football Hall of Fame.The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.Five nominees were eliminated in the final vote: Tony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-31/former-linebacker-junior-seau
Background checks on draftees in the NFL take on increased importance

...essential."I think teams always have emphasized that in the draft process, they get good background info," says Bill Polian, who built the Bills, Panthers and Colts into Super Bowl teams and now is an analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM NFL Radio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-25/background-checks-draftees-nf
NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...were qualified to judge whether a person was psychologically prepared to play in the National Football League," said Bill Polian, the former NFL executive who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. "We left that to the psychologist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-23/nfl-teams-are-using-combine-j
Broncos buck the trend in hiring new coach

...interviews with the Falcons.There's no ambiguity about it, insisted former NFL executive and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian."Each hire, each situation is different. That's one part of the puzzle," Polian said. "The second part is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-20/broncos-buck-trend-hiring-new
NFL investigating Cleveland Browns for texts to sidelines

...Lynch, and guard Will Shields.The senior nominee is former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff.Special contributors are Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, the architects of Super Bowl teams as executives.Of the three coaches on the ballot, Dungy is in his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-09/nfl-investigating-cleveland-b
Entering NFL Draft early is fraught with risk

...for the season and your development as a player is going to be arrested," longtime NFL executive and ESPN analyst Bill Polian said. "Some won't even make the roster or a practice squad and then they won't have any college eligibility left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-04-28/entering-nfl-draft-early-frau
Checkered pasts are often a topic at NFL combine

...and fans to recognize ?what may be a hot media story may not be an issue to the teams," longtime NFL executive Bill Polian said. "When we found out what happened with Manti Te'o, it was no longer an issue."This year's biggest question...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-24/checkered-pasts-are-often-top
NCAA looks at agent issue, new sanctions

...president of football operations Ray Anderson, Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian, Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany and Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive.The NCAA said panel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2010-10-25/ncaa-looks-agent-issue-ne
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Dwight Freeney's career with Colts might be nearing end

...take in."Whatever happens next, there's no doubting what Freeney has meant to this franchise.Tony Dungy and Bill Polian took the 266-pound pass rusher with the 11th overall pick in the 2002 draft as the cornerstone for their defense, even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-12-28/dwight-freeneys-career-colts-