Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86 (Yahoo Sports)
Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, who spent more than four decades with the franchise and helped build its only Super Bowl team, died early Sunday. Steadman had been dealing with Alzheimer's disease in recent years. ''I had the privilege of knowing Jack my entire life, and he taught me much about both business and life,'' Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said.
GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun (Yahoo Sports)
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said. Miami Beach Police say a witness reported that Quarless was riding in a black Porsche with three other people around 5 a.m. Saturday when they pulled up to a car full of women. It said the conversation eventually escalated and the witness told authorities he heard the women yelling for Quarless and his friend to leave them alone.
Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68 (Yahoo Sports)
Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots. On Thursday, the man who spent 43 years in the Lions' organization as a player, broadcaster and scout died in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak after battling cancer. Lions spokesman Matt Barnhart said the team confirmed Sanders' death through family members.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games (Yahoo Sports)
Antonio Gates' squeaky-clean image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers' star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and exhibition games. One of the NFL's top tight ends for more than a decade, Gates has had a Hall of Fame-caliber career after joining the Chargers as an undrafted rookie in 2003 following a college basketball career.
Texans release rookie Ivory after burglary charges (Yahoo Sports)
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.
Jets' Richardson suspended 1st 4 games of season (Yahoo Sports)
New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season on Thursday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active roster on Monday, Oct. 5 after the team's Oct. 4 game against the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins. ''I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans,'' Richardson said in a statement.
Packers pass rusher Datone Jones suspended for season opener (Yahoo Sports)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers defensive end Datone Jones has been suspended for the first game this season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Cowboys LB Rolando McClain suspended 1st 4 games of season (Yahoo Sports)
Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy's 10-game ban. The league said in a statement Thursday that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas' Week 5 game against New England. The suspension is likely to cost McClain more than his base salary because of bonuses tied to playing time in the one-year, $3 million contract he signed this offseason.
Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to turn the 2023 Super Bowl into a home game. The franchise submitted an application at the owner's meetings in May for the right to bid on the 2023 Super Bowl. It's the first time the Steelers - whose six Super Bowl victories are the most in the NFL - and city have sent in an application to host the title game.
Ex-NFL player pleads guilty in hit-and-run, gets probation (Yahoo Sports)
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.