NCAA relaxes marijuana testing threshold, recommends lighter penalties for positive tests – ESPN

“Reconsidering the NCAA approach to cannabis testing and management is consistent with feedback from membership on how to better support and educate student-athletes in a society with rapidly evolving public health and cultural views regarding cannabis use,” NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Under the new proposal, an athlete will have to follow a school’s “management […]

Washington safety Deshazor Everett was driver in fatal crash, according to sheriff’s office

ASHBURN, Va. According to a report from the sheriff’s office, Everett’s 2010 Nissan GT-R left the right side of the roadway, struck several trees and rolled over. Everett is being treated for injuries that are considered serious but non-life-threatening. Sources told ESPN that two other Washington players — linebacker Jamin Davis and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste […]

How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to offset the losses of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette

TAMPA, Fla. Wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a torn ACL and is done for the season with no shot of returning for the postseason. Together, those three players had comprised 3,299 of the Bucs’ 5,634 yards from scrimmage this season and 27 of their 50 touchdowns. The ankle injury is no longer a concern after […]

Bad night for Jimmy Garoppolo a bad sign for San Francisco 49ers’ potential playoff run

Garoppolo wasn’t throwing often but when he did, it was usually turning into something positive as Garoppolo jumped to the NFL lead in yards per attempt. Garoppolo threw a pair of costly interceptions, missed wide-open fullback Kyle Juszczyk for what should have been a walk-in touchdown and nearly threw another pair of picks. The Niners […]

Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers off non-football injury list; team won’t rush return

What a resilient, tough-minded guy,” Rams coach Sean McVay said Thursday about Akers’ rehabilitation effort. A second-round pick from Florida State, Akers finished his rookie season as the Rams’ leading rusher with 625 yards, which included a 171-rushing yard performance in a Week 14 rout of the New England Patriots. As a second-year pro, Akers […]

Despite rocky seasons for Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and Jets’ Zach Wilson, 2022 offers a brighter future

They have experienced the hardships of rebuilding, as their respective teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets — are a combined 5-23. “It’s a good reminder for y’all because we do tend to celebrate the anomalies like the Herberts of the world,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said. Former head coach Urban Meyer created […]

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says he’s confident in Josh Gordon if Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce out Sunday

The veteran wide receiver has eight targets with four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in nine games since returning to the NFL after a one-season absence. “The confidence I have in him is because he’s done it before,” quarterback Patrick Mahomes said of Gordon, who missed last week’s game against the Los Angeles […]

NFLPA president JC Tretter says NFL nearly canceled 3 games that were rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Tretter, also Cleveland’s starting center, was asked Wednesday about criticism he received from Raiders players, notably by linebacker K.J. “I think the thing that people didn’t understand was I was fighting for the same thing for the Browns players as I was for the Raiders players, which was to get paid. The Browns played Monday’s […]