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Glauber has been Newsday's national football columnist since 1992. He was Newsday's football writer covering the Jets and Giants, as well as the NFL, from 1989-91.

Before coming to Newsday, Glauber covered the Giants from 1985-88 for Gannett Weschester-Rockland Newspapers. He was The Sporting News' national football columnist from 1993-96.

Glauber earned the Newsday Publisher's Award for Sports in February 2006, and was the winner of the 2003 Barney Kremenko Sports Journalism Award, presented by the Nassau County Sports Commission for insightful reporting and commentary on professional sports. He has has won first-place awards in the Pro Football Writers Association contests in columns, features, enterprise features and enterprise news. His four-part series on Life After Football in 1997 won first place in the New York State Associated Press Sports Editors competition. His report on the controversial use of new helmets in the NFL won first place in the PFWA's 2001 writing competition. Glauber was on the team of Newsday writers that won a first-place award from the Associated Press Sports Editors for a 1995 series on concussions.

Glauber is a regular contributor on ESPN2’s "First Take" morning show, and is the NFL insider for Sporting News Radio.

Glauber is a 1977 graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY and a 1973 graduate of White Plains High School in Westchester.

Report: Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick waits for the

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault, according to a TMZ report that quoted law enforcement sources in Miami. TMZ reports that alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier in April.

No details of the alleged incident were reported, and the website indicated that the investigation is in its “beginning stages.”

The...

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Drake name drops Johnny Manziel on new song 'Draft Day'

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake

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“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.

Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...

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DeSean Jackson adds more speed to an already speedy lineup

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles

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DeSean Jackson's three-year, $24-million contract with Washington now gives new coach Jay Gruden and third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III a major new weapon on offense, adding more speed to an already fast lineup. 

Good thing the Giants have been loading up on defensive backs in free agency. They're gonna need every single one of them to contend with a Washington lineup that adds...

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PAT from 43 an 'interesting concept' for Tom Coughlin

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin likes his extra points like just about everything else in his life: Old-fashioned.

That’s why the Giants coach voiced concern about proposed changes to the rules that would move the line of scrimmage on PATs to the 25. That rule was tabled at the NFL owners' meetings this week, but Coughlin spoke against the idea at the NFC coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday morning.

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Giants took unique approach with Dominique Rodgers-Cromarite

Denver Broncos' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie answers questions during Super

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Teams will often woo a free agent by telling him how great he is, how impressed they are by his skills, and what wonderful talent he has. When it came to landing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants did just the opposite.

"We have a young man who really wants to be coached,” Tom Coughlin said of the team’s pitch to Rodgers-Cromartie which included a presentation...

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What can David Wilson give the Giants this season?

David Wilson looks on from the bench during

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin is expecting David Wilson to be on the field for the Giants in 2014. He’s just not sure how much the third-year running back will be able to handle coming off neck surgery.

"I’m planning that he’s there,” Coughlin said at the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the NFL owners' meetings on Wednesday morning. “Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent...

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Coughlin says John Jerry was 'authentic'

Miami Dolphins offensive guard John Jerry looks up

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason for the Giants and it may not have much of an impact when they get back on the field, but the addition of offensive lineman John Jerry has certainly drawn the most reaction here at the NFL’s annual meetings.

That’s because Jerry was one of three players named in the Wells Report which detailed the culture of bullying and harassment...

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NFLers, former NFLers react to Ralph Wilson's death on Twitter

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a

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The NFL suffered a big loss Tuesday when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, died. The founder of the Bills was a key player in merging the AFL and NFL.

Current and former NFL players took to Twitter to show their remorse.

Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ralph C. Wilson who passed today. ..#GreatOwner #Fatherfigure #AFLVSNFL...

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Bill Belichick, rules changes and a bake sale!

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- We all know how much Bill Belichick loves using cameras on the football field. Now he’s imploring the NFL to add more of them. And he has figured out a way to pay for them, too!

Belichick is behind a proposal at this week's NFL Annual Meetings that would place cameras on all six boundary lines on the field: the two sidelines, the two goal lines, and the two end lines. One...

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Dunks worth two in hoops, loss of yards in NFL

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham spikes the ball

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ORLANDO, Fla. — If you want to see a slam dunk, from now on you’ll have to stick to watching basketball.

Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, told the "Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday that dunking on the crossbar after a touchdown will now draw a penalty.

In recent years, the cross-bar shaking dunks of players such as Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzlaez and even Jason Pierre-Paul...

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