Jim Irsay won't address arrest

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announces that Colts

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Atlanta - Speaking publicly for the first time since being arrested in Carmel, Ind. on March 17 and charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance, Colts owner Jim Irsay declined to discuss specifics of his situation. Instead, Irsay said he would speak to his fellow owners on Tuesday in an effort to secure a second Super Bowl bid for the city of Indianapolis. 

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Michael Sam to participate in documentary

Missouri's Michael Sam (52) runs onto the field

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The day after Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam said he wanted to concentrate solely on football, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it will produce a documentary series about Sam’s journey as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Sam said on Tuesday, after being introduced to reporters at an afternoon press conference, that he now wanted to focus on making the...

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2014 NFL draft: Upon further review

Sifting through the 72-hour whirlwind that is generally referred to as the NFL draft, and here are some final takeaways:

-- The happiest quarterback in this draft should be Teddy Bridgewater, who goes to the Vikings at No. 32 and joins a team that is only a year removed from the playoffs. There’s still the nucleus of a decent defense, there’s an elite running back in Adrian Peterson and, best...

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NFL Draft 2014: Day 3 names to watch

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to

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There's just one day left in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a look (in no particular order) at some players to keep an eye on as Saturday rolls along:

Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: D-II product has prototypical size to go with good speed and hands, but teams could be worried about the  level of competition he faced.

Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: Has the size and speed for the position,...

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NFL Draft 2014: Day 2 names to watch

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With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):

Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.

Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.

Kony Ealy,...

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Newsday's mock drafts vs. how the first round played out

Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks

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It's always tough to project how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out. This year was no different.

Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber and Newsday.com NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis submitted their final mock drafts before the first round began Thursday night. Here's how their picks compared to how the first round actually went.





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C.J. Mosley: I've heard I may be picked between 8-17

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Most players don't know when or where they'll be drafted. C.J. Mosley, however, seems to have it narrowed down.

The Alabama linebacker told Newsday on Wednesday that he thinks he'll go somewhere in the top half of the first round -- and maybe even one of the first 10 players off the board on Thursday night.

"I heard top 10, I talked to my agent, I heard eight through 17," Mosley said...

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Cody Latimer discusses his recent rise up draft boards

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer pulls in a

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Cody Latimer wasn't considered a hot prospect as the pre-NFL Draft evaluation period began. Now he's one of 30 players invited to Radio City Music Hall -- an honor usually reserved for first- or second-round picks.

If you ask Latimer, though, he's been there all along. It was just a matter of when everyone caught onto his skillset.

"They were just checking out my film -- physicality,...

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Odell Beckham Jr. chose football over football

Louisiana State wide receiver Odell Beckham answers a

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Odell Beckham Jr. once was a very good football player. He’s still a very good football player – albeit a different kind of football.

The LSU wide receiver is projected as the third-best wideout in this year’s draft class and a possible top-10 overall pick (and has been linked to both the Jets and the Giants). But as a child, he played a lot of soccer -- and was good at it. So much so that...

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Johnny Manziel is ready to go

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel laughs during an NFL

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Johnny Football is ready.

The day before he’ll find out where he’ll be drafted, former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel said he can’t wait to start his NFL career. And start making believers out of people who doubt that he’ll make it big at the next level.

Too short? Too unscripted? Too reckless? Manziel is eager to address all the skeptics about his game.

“I don’t think...

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