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NFL Legend John Madden Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

Hall Of Fame NFL coach John Madden underwent successful open heart surgery and is “expected to fully recover,” says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Madden, 79, was released from a San Francisco hospital Wednesday after a procedure to repair blockages in his heart.

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Goodell spoke with Madden … and says, “He sounds great, but is frustrated about being on injured reserve for the time being.” “He is anxious to return to action soon doing the important work he does for our game. He’s a tremendous fountain of ideas and we can’t wait to get him back. We are all pleased to know that John’s procedure was successful and wish him a speedy recovery.” h/t tmz

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Madden was the colorful coach of the Oakland Raiders and currently serves on NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel and the Coaches Subcommittee to the Competition Committee.

Dude With The Best Seats Ever Ejected From NFL Game Over This Tweet

A cautionary tale! Watch what you tweet, especially if you’re if you’ve got killer seats and you want to stick around to watch the game..

During Thursday’s NFL season opener between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Pats fan, Mike Tetreault @TheOfficialTATE, tweeted that he was going to run onto the field, if he received 10,000 retweets. That’s when security showed up and ejected him from the game.

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10,000 retweets and I’ll run on the field! #Pats- #Steelers Continue reading

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Deflategate Judge Free Coffee For Life

There’s benefits to exonerating the number one quarterback in America, and in this case, it’s free coffee for life.

The owner of a New England Dunkin’ Donuts must be a huge Tom Brady fan, because he’s offering Judge Richard Berman, the man who vindicated the Patriots’ QB, free coffee for life.

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Berman, of course, is the judge who ruled Wednesday morning in a scalding opinion that the NFL was wrong to suspend Tom Brady for four games. So yeah, he’s a popular guy in the Greater Boston area. After a little investigative reporting, we’ve concluded that the donut shop in question is located at 1124 Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine. That’s less than an hour away from Roger Goodell’s summer home on the coast. His coffee undoubtedly costs extra. h/t si

A judge saves the entire season for the New England Patriots and all he gets is a lousy cup of coffee? Where’s the free donuts?

Janay Rice: Who am I to put my hands on somebody?

Janay Rice is talking for the first time about her husband, Ray Rice, clocking her in an elevator.

ESPN agreed to hold the interview until after the U.S. District judge issued their ruling on her husband’s future with the NFL.

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In the interview, Janay says she doesn’t remember what she and Ray were fighting about in Atlantic City back in February, but says she does remember Ray got physical first. Continue reading

RIHANNA CUT From NFL Opener Over Ray Rice Scandal

CBS pulled the plug on Rihanna after she was booked to open tonight’s “Thursday Night Football,” between the Steelers and Ray Rice‘s ex-team, The Ravens.

The Umbrella singer was herself the victim of a beating at the hands of Chris Brown and the NFL did not want to draw any comparisons in the midst of the Rice scandal.

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Though CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said, “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone coverage,” we all know what this is really about. Continue reading

Ray Rice WIFE Janay RELEASES STATEMENT

Janay Rice, wife and punching bag of disgraced NFL player, Ray Rice, released a statement on her Instagram account.

The comments come one day after her husband was basically banished from the NFL, if not life itself.

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“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. “THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

 
Today, Ray was officially removed from NFL video game, Madden 15, and the Ravens are offering refunds for his jerseys.