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NFL pledging $100 million more to address head injuries

NFL pledging $100 million more to address head injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it will spend an additional $100 million to develop new technology & support more medical research into the growing problem of head injuries.

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the ''Play Smart. Play Safe'' initiative in an open letter Wednesday.

He writes: ''When it comes to addressing head injuries in our game, I'm not satisfied, & neither are the owners of the NFL's 32 clubs. We can & will do better.''

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Players cleared by NFL in PEDs investigation

Players cleared by NFL in PEDs investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews & Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league investigation over whether they used performance-enhancing drugs hanging over their heads.

The NFL cleared all three players on Wednesday, saying there was ''no credible evidence'' the players were guilty of any of the claims made in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in January.

An NFL statement said ''the investigation involved witness interviews, a review of relevant records & other materials, electronic research, & laboratory analysis & review.''

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Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs – yet only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him & three other players with indefinite suspensions.

NFL Players Association attorney Heather McPhee sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday, accusing it of trying to ''bully & publicly shame'' Harrison without offering evidence beyond a brief mention in television interview last year that was recanted by the accuser.

''When it came down to it, (if) I received the suspension, the bigger outcome wasn't really worth it,'' Harrison said after the Steelers' 17-0 home exhibition loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night. ''I wouldn't be on the team, it would injure the team, it would injure my teammates & coaches, so it was easier to do the interview.''

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Bills' Dareus contrite, embarrassed after NFL suspension

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus acknowledged talk is cheap.

And this time the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle said he means it when discussing how he'll respond from being suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for a second consecutive year.

''I really don't have much to say. Words really don't mean anything now,'' Dareus said after practice Wednesday. ''It's all action. And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to come back & do the best I can.''

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NFL suspends Bills DT Dareus 4 games for positive drug test

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NFL threatens to suspend 4 players, over PED probe spat

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Dolphins' Jordan reinstated by NFL after sitting out 2015

Dolphins' Jordan reinstated by NFL after sitting out 2015

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis after sitting out last season for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Jordan on Friday, when the Dolphins held their first training camp practice.

Jordan may join the Dolphins & participate in meetings & conditioning work, the league said. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Jordan's clinical resources, he will be permitted to take part in all preseason activities, including practices & games.

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Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's curious & complicated career has taken a new turn.

He's getting yet another chance.

The talented yet troubled wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week & said he believes the 25-year-old can ''make the right choices'' going forward.

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Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's curious & complicated career has taken a new turn.

He's getting yet another chance.

The talented yet troubled wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week & said he believes the 25-year-old can ''make the right choices'' going forward.

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