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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.

Marcellus Wiley joins lawsuit against NFL over prescription drugs

TV personality Marcellus Wiley and Knicks player J.R.

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Former Chargers linebacker Marcellus Wiley, who said he experienced partial kidney failure as a result of medication he took after being misdiagnosed with a groin injury during his NFL career, has joined  a lawsuit against the league alleging a culture that put profits ahead of players’ health.

Wiley, a prominent ESPN personality who had been outspoken about the lawsuit when it was initially...

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Report: Marino pulls out of concussion lawsuit against the NFL

Former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino made big news late yesterday when word surfaced that he and 14 other former players sued the NFL for not properly warning players about the dangers of concussions. 

Only Marino didn't really sue. Or at least, if he did sue, he has since changed his mind. 

Per a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marino has decided to withdraw...

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Dan Marino sues NFL over concussions

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Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is the latest former NFL player to sue the league over concussions.

While attorneys from the league and players who have already sued over concussions continue to gain approval for a proposed $765 million settlement, Marino joined 14 other players last week in filing the latest suit against the NFL, according to the Los Angeles Times.


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Tim Tebow still wants to play

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Tim Tebow back to the NFL?

Most likely not, but that won't stop the former Heisman Trophy winner and former Broncos and Jets quarterback from keeping alive his dream of getting back into the league.

Tebow, hired as a college football analyst at ESPN and the SEC Network, would scuttle those plans if an NFL team came calling. And that’s exactly what Tebow, who last year tried out for the...

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Vikings get 2018 Super Bowl

From left, Doug Baker of Ecolab, Marilyn Carlson

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Atlanta – New Orleans appeared to be a prohibitive favorite to score its 11th Super Bowl, but NFL owners pulled the upset today and awarded the 2018 game to Minneapolis, which will host the game in its soon-to-be-constructed stadium.

The decision came on the fourth and final ballot.

The Minneapolis multimedia presentation featured video of Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, Vikings running...

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John Mara not a fan of expanded playoffs

Giants owner John Mara speaks to the media

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Atlanta - Giants president and co-owner John Mara is not a fan of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. But he understands he's in the minority on that one, and admits playoff expansion might happen as soon as the 2015 season.

"I've always been against it," he said at the league's annual May owners meetings. "I just like it the way it is right now. I think we’re diluting it too...

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No vote today on expanded NFL playoffs

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Atlanta - NFL owners held a brief discussion this morning about expanding the playoffs by two teams, but a vote is not expected to be taken today. 

"It's dead," a league source said when asked about whether a vote would be taken today. 

The owners heard a presentation about the pros and cons of expanding the playoffs, and there could be further discussion later this afternoon....

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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. 

"You guys can...

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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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