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Background checks on draftees in the NFL take on increased importance

...much for the character of the players it selects this year as for their talent. The Ravens had one 2014 draft pick, running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, arrested and charged with public intoxication and destruction of property two weeks after he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-25/background-checks-draftees-nf
With the eighth pick, the Atlanta Falcons are in a quandary in the NFL Draft

...some talented offensive players such as Georgia's running back Todd Gurley, West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon III could all be available at the eighth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-25/eighth-pick-atlanta-falcons-are-q
Cowboys' Greg Hardy suspended 10 games by NFL

...time, and many retired players do not have much left," said plaintiff Kevin Turner, a former Patriots and Eagles running back who has Lou Gehrig's disease.The settlement approval ends a nearly four-year legal fight.A trial could have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-22/cowboys-greg-hardy-suspended-
Tim Tebow back in the NFL after signing with Philadelphia Eagles

...VIKINGS: A person with knowledge of Adrian Peterson's off-season workouts tells The Associated Press the star running back has decided not to attend Minnesota's spring strength and conditioning program.CARDINALS: Safety Adrian Wilson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-20/tim-tebow-back-nfl-after-signing-
Yellow Jackets have fun, avoid major injuries in spring football game

...sessions to work closely with his new top three receivers ? Summers, Ricky Jeune and Antonio Messick ? and his new running backs."For guys that haven't gotten many game reps or any game reps, this spring was for me to just get comfortable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-17/yellow-jackets-have-fun-a
NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL," the league said.Peterson's agent has said the star running back wants to play elsewhere next season. But the Vikings say they have no plans to trade him."We look forward to Adrian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-16/nfl-reinstates-adrian-peterso
Overtime

...a two-day student conduct hearing last year.MeetingEx-Steeler to be featured speakerFormer Pittsburgh Steeler running back Jerome Bettis will be the featured speaker at Friends of Scouting on May 4 at Richmond on Greene.Bettis is one of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/gru/2015-04-16/overtime
Overtime

...McElwain said Jackson's situation was "being handled accordingly due to the severity of his actions."? Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott won the AAU Sullivan Award on Sunday as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete who also demonstrates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-19/overtime
DirecTV ends ad campaign with Rob Lowe

...body of losing Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. It read: "I'm incredibly stupid Rob Lowe, I have the best running back in the NFL but I passed the ball from the 1, and I have cable."Angeline Close, an associate professor at the Stan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/directv-ends-ad-campaign-r
Former Alabama, Georgia player Jonathan Taylor enters not guilty plea

...Goodell, regarding reinstatement of the Minnesota Vikings running back from the personal conduct policy suspension that was...Hernandez's fiancee. PATRIOT SUSPENDED: New England running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended for the first game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-07/former-alabama-georgia-pl