One of the 24 women who sued Watson for sexual misconduct claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday that the N.F.L. team enabled their star quarterback’s alleged behavior.
The N.F.L.’s commissioner defended the league’s investigation into harassment claims against the Washington Commanders, but offered no support of the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, who did not appear.
Siragusa won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2000 season and worked as a broadcaster after his playing career.
In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.
New revelations about Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with women he hired for massages, have drawn only silence from the Browns but have left some of the team’s fans in anguish.
Watson met at least 66 women for massages over a 17-month period, far more than previously known. He had help from the Houston Texans, including nondisclosure agreements, in making appointments.
Former employees described an N.F.L. franchise bedeviled by executive departures, poor financial management, unpaid electric bills and a raft of firings, payouts and N.D.A.s.
Paul Salata made a point of celebrating the last player selected in the draft. His family carried on the tradition by honoring the 262nd pick on Saturday.
The Jets scooped Ahmad Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson II, three of their eight top targets in the N.F.L. draft, while the Giants bolstered both lines with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.
It was a big night for linemen, receivers, and the state of Georgia, but a very quiet one for quarterbacks. In surprising moves, A.J. Brown was traded to the Eagles and the Jets and Giants drafted prudently.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took Travon Walker, a defensive end from Georgia, at No. 1 overall. Here’s a full list of the results as they happen.
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Known as the Mad Bomber for his powerful arm, he led the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl and was among pro football’s top passers in the late 1960s and early ’70s.
The N.F.L. franchise sent 102 pages of documents rebutting claims made by a former employee that the team failed to properly report ticket revenue and withheld refunds from fans.
Critics have savaged the deal, which would use $850 million in state and local funds. But many in the city say keeping the Bills in Buffalo is good for civic pride.
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In a 20-page letter sent to the F.T.C., a congressional committee passed along allegations from a former employee who said the team withheld ticket revenue from fans and the league.
A Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State and backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Haskins died on Saturday after being struck on a Florida highway.
I’m not proud of myself, but nothing can keep me from this game.
He was an All-Pro right tackle in the 1970s. But in retirement he was diagnosed with dementia, which he linked to repeated hits to the head.
Steve Wilks and Ray Horton added claims that the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans discriminated in their hiring practices, echoing Flores’s allegations that the league showed bias against Black coaches.
Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”
Why would Trump urge the former football star to run for the Senate in Georgia? There are a few reasons, all of them part of a callous racial calculus.
Arians left a previous retirement to coach Tampa Bay in 2019 and won a title after the 2020 season. Todd Bowles, the defensive coordinator and a former Jets head coach, will succeed him.
Each team will get an overtime possession in playoff games.
At its annual meeting, the league announced plans to increase diverse hiring practices, as John Mara, the Giants’ co-owner, called Flores’s claims of discrimination “false.”
Introduced by his new team, the Cleveland Browns, the former Houston Texans quarterback vowed to keep fighting the 22 civil lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
A grand jury in Houston recently declined to charge Watson with crimes related to accusations of sexual misconduct. A panel in a different county is now considering one last charge.
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Cleveland guaranteed Deshaun Watson $230 million over five years. The cost to their reputation as he fights accusations of sexual misconduct will be harder to calculate.
Mr. Clayton, who was known as the Professor, combined substantive reporting and a crisp delivery during his on-air appearances.
The former quarterback of the Houston Texans missed last season as he faced a criminal investigation and lawsuits involving sexual misconduct. A grand jury last week declined to charge him.
Their multiyear deals will make the duo, who have called games together for 20 N.F.L. seasons, among the highest-paid sports broadcasters.
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson all made decisions that shifted plans around the league and reinforced the value of having a franchise quarterback.
The winning quarterback of seven Super Bowls, Brady said on social media that he would play again next season, after he had announced his retirement in February.
Mr. Grier joined the league as a field judge in 1981 and was elevated to referee, or crew chief, seven years later, becoming a mentor to other Black officials.
Watson was deposed in two civil lawsuits at the same time a grand jury heard evidence to consider criminal charges against the Texans quarterback accused last year by two dozen women of lewd behavior.
The N.F.L. cornerback, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of negligent driving and criminal trespass, was fined but avoided jail time after being credited for time served.
Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, winning one, but had taken issue with being left out of personnel decisions.
Women who filed sexual misconduct complaints against Watson, the Houston Texans quarterback, last year have been subpoenaed to give testimony on Friday in Houston, their lawyer said.
The quarterback, a four-time N.F.L. most valuable player, had been locked in a conflict with the team over his influence in personnel decisions.
The league said that Ridley, a receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, bet on games in November 2021 while he was on leave from the team to address a mental health issue.
Even as agents and players questioned the inequities and value of the event, N.F.L. decision makers and, for the first time, fans, gathered again in Indianapolis.
A judge approved a race-neutral plan which will force the administrator of the N.F.L. concussions settlement to rescore dementia tests taken by several thousand Black former players who had submitted claims.
The league and the players’ union announced they would lift policies that had governed testing, masking and social distancing since March 2020.
The league will not administer the test, which has been criticized for racial bias, to draft prospects at this year’s scouting combine. Instead, teams are deploying other assessments of football acumen.