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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks on as his players run drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 13, 2019 - 1:34 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams says he and his coaching staff don't instruct players to use dirty tactics against opponents, as Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. accuses. Williams said Friday he has never told any players to take cheap...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 photo shows part of an alleyway mural in downtown Laramie, Wyo., that honors the Black 14. The Black 14 were black athletes dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team in 1969 for seeking to protest racism by wearing black armbands in a game against Brigham Young University. The university plans to dedicate a plaque honoring the group at War Memorial Stadium on Friday. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
September 13, 2019 - 10:22 am
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to the Laramie campus to commemorate the anniversary as the school takes another step toward reconciliation...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson (53) plays against the Detroit Lions during an NFL preseason football game in Detroit. The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson for six games as a result of an alleged altercation with his girlfriend at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dodson was suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, a day after the player reached an agreement with prosecutors to defer a domestic violence charge of disorderly conduct-disruptive behavior-fighting. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
September 13, 2019 - 10:10 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson for six games as a result of an alleged altercation with his girlfriend at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dodson was suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy Thursday, a day after the...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field following the Panthers 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 13, 2019 - 9:22 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming. The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with...
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
September 12, 2019 - 8:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Buccaneers-Panthers game has been delayed by weather midway through the first quarter. Thunderstorms moved into the area just before kickoff Thursday night after the temperature hovered in the mid-90s during the day. The game was scoreless when play was stopped. Rain fell...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 12, 2019 - 6:59 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is sick and sidelined — likely for several weeks. New York Jets coach Adam Gase announced Thursday the second-year quarterback has mononucleosis and will miss at least the team's game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Trevor Siemian will start in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Cleveland. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 12, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s going back to New York seeking revenge. Not on the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns' upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured in...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 12, 2019 - 5:11 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is sick and sidelined — likely for several weeks. New York Jets coach Adam Gase announced Thursday the second-year quarterback has mononucleosis and will miss at least the team's game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Trevor Siemian will start in...
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Matthew McConaughey salutes the crowd during ESPN's College GameDay broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Fox has gotten into the pregame show game with Urban Meyer highlighting a lineup filled with big names. How has the "Big Noon Kick Off" done in the early going as it tries to challenge ESPN's "College GameDay?" On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, veteran...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Cleveland. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 12, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. accused former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured in a preseason game two years ago. Beckham, who was with the New York Giants in 2017, said he's been told by current Cleveland players that Williams instructed them to hurt him...
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