Notable suspensions under NFL’s personal conduct policy
(AP Photo/Justin Rex, FIle) (Justin Rex)Some notable player suspensions under the NFL’s personal conduct policy:2022 — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended six games (accusations of sexual harassment and assault while playing for the Houston Texans). 2020 — Wide receiver Antonio Brown suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy). Jones was suspended six games in 2008 and for one season in 2007 (multiple violations of personal conduct policy). 2014 — Defensive lineman Aldon Smith suspended nine games (violations of personal conduct policy and substance abuse policy). 2007 — Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry Jones suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).wftv.com
NFL teams could lose draft pick for interview violations
NFL COVID-19 Season Football FILE - The NFL logo is shown on the field during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File) (Rick Osentoski)The NFL has issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick and face significant fines if club representatives conduct themselves unprofessionally in interviews with draft prospects. This is the first time the NFL has threatened specific accountability measures if draft prospects are asked about any of these subjects. Over the past several years, there have been occasional reports of inappropriate questions being asked of draft prospects. Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson, who played 16 seasons between 2004-20, compared the interview process to an interrogation.wftv.com
Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report
Then-Athletic Director Joe Alleva's recommendation to former LSU President F. King Alexander is detailed in a newly released report into how the university handled sexual misconduct complaints. AdEarlier in the day, LSU released a law firm's 148-page review of how the university has handled sexual misconduct complaints. The report offers a scathing view of the resources and attention LSU has dedicated to complaints of sexual misconduct and violence against women campus-wide. Schneider found that LSU leadership “responded in a lackluster fashion” when officials who handled Title IX compliance requested more resources. Victims are “understandably reluctant to participate in the Title IX process because they fear community backlash,” Schneider said.
Washington releases Adrian Peterson, turns to young backs
Washington released veteran running back Adrian Peterson on Friday, a stunning move by first-year coach Ron Rivera in the name of getting younger. Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the practice facility, then delivered the news the team was moving on from the 35-year-old star. Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington, rushing for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns in the fourth stop of a career that will likely earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, after Guice's release following a domestic violence arrest, he, Peterson and longtime third-down back Chris Thompson are all gone, and the backfield has a decidedly young look. This is a very talented, gifted young man that did a lot of different things, Rivera said Thursday.
Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest
The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriffs Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. The Loudoun County Sheriffs Department said the incidents were reported to the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland where the victim lives. Guice, 23, turned himself in and was released on $10,000 bond, according to the Sheriff's Department. Washington selected Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft out of LSU.