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Falcons release veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker

...the rookie defensive end unexpectedly left training camp for personal reasons last week.On Friday, the Canadian Football League team announced that Sam had been given permission to return to home to Texas but would not divulge the reason for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-06-15/falcons-release-veteran-offen
Overtime

...be determined.? Michael Sam has left the Montreal Alouettes training camp for personal reasons.The Canadian Football League team said the rookie defensive end has been given special permission to return home to Texas. WNBAMcCoughtry-led...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-12/overtime
Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing

...gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes, of the Canadian Football League.General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue.Sam came out before last year's NFL Draft. He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-22/roger-goodell-will-not-recuse
NFL hires first fulltime female official

...Medal of Honor Bowl, and the league championship game in 2010 and '14.Thomas officiated two seasons in the United Football League, which is now out of business."If you look at Sarah's background and her journey to get here, this is not something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-08/nfl-hires-first-fulltime-fema
Falcons owner Arthur Blank says Patriots got off the tracks

...processed, Robert will be in a good place, I think the commissioner will be in a good place, I think their relationship will be a good one and they will continue to work for the benefit of the National Football League for a long time."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-14/falcons-owner-arthur-blank-sa
Ex-Panthers GM Marty Hurney wonders if Patriots have culture of cheating

...culture. Is there a culture of cheating at probably what most people look at as the best franchise in the National Football League?" SEAHAWKS: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas returned to limited duty in practice while cornerback Richard Sherman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-23/ex-panthers-gm-marty-hurney-w
Make the right call

...are much weightier matters on the world's plate today.But make no mistake: This is a big deal. The National Football League is big business; as footballs go, so go billions of dollars. Especially at Super Bowl time.Even more important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-23/make-right-call
NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...football people, we 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-23/nfl-teams-are-using-combine-j
David Norman

...game and season. After college, he played professional football for with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was actively involved in a number of civic and community activities. He was a 25-year member of the Omega...

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When it comes to competing for contracts, being gay is a growing asset for business owners

...that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.Federal agencies, organizations such as the National Football League and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are now trying to expand their vendor pools by explicitly encouraging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-02/when-it-comes-competing-co