Norman appealing fine for bow and arrow celebration

  • Night net null null null null Redskins cornerback Josh Norman plans to appeal the huge fine levied against him for celebrating with an imaginary bow and arrow on Sunday.Norman intercepted Browns quarterback Cody Kessler 夜网论坛in the fourth quarter of Washington's 31-20 victory over Cleveland, which prompted him to make the motion. The Redskins were hit with a 15-yard penalty, and Norman received a $10,000 fine. Week 5 picks: Against the spread | Straight up "I have my speech on it and we'll see what happens," Norman said of the appeal, via ESPN.com. "I hope and pray they eliminate the $10,000 fine. That was too much. At the same time we'll see how it goes and whatever the outcome is, I respect it and I respect the league and what they're trying to do. "It's hard but it's fair. It's one of those things when you're the hunted you have to continue to rise above it all."Norman said he was warned about shooting the imaginary bow and arrow before, but he thought since the officiating crew was different he wouldn't get in trouble."I don't get it," he said. "I might ha[......]

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    For Patriots, no Gronk, big problem as AFC chase hits home stretch

  • Night net Tom Brady threw deep to Rob Gronkowski twice within the Patriots’ first three possessions Sunday at the Meadowlands. Both throws missed by just a little, balls that a fully-healthy Gronkowski likely would have caught, and possibly could have taken a long way.Soon after, he was being walked back to the locker room. He didn’t play another snap. The Patriots still won. But it was the Jets they beat, and they barely did that, and they were losing until the final two minutes, and were held to one touchdown until then, and that was because Brady made something out of a fumbled shotgun snap. MORE: Tom Brady joins Peyton Manning as Night net's all-time winningest QBsThe Jets, of course, were miserable. The rest of the AFC is likely grinning from ear to ear. Not that anyone celebrates injuries, but the glitch in the Patriots’ program is Gronk’s availability and health. Gronk is the Super Bowl wild card. Ride the Patriots if you like. Only a fool would discount them, as usual. But they’re potential world-beaters with Gronkowski being Gronkowski. Without that, they’re not.With him, they might have ground the Jets into a fine powder and dispersed them into the north Jersey winds. If Brady and Gronk had clicked on that first deep ball, six minutes into the game, down the middle, behind the defense, that game might have looked completely different.Things might never have come down to reviewing whether Quincy Enumwa’[......]

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    Von Miller wears fuzzy pregame cleats vs. Patriots

  • Night net Von Miller's cleats have become a weekly must-see attraction for Night net fans.Before Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Broncos linebacker sported synthetic fur cleats that look like something you might pull out of your dryer's lint trap.  It's going to be a cold one! I'll be ready.. Reppin for my hat buddies @teamcoco @jno24 @adidasfballusA photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:25pm PSTMORE: Tom Brady talks like he's intimidated by Von Miller, Broncos defenseEarlier this season, Miller wore spiked cleats before playing the Oakland Raiders.  Pre Game Cleats @adidasfballus 👣👣👣👣👣A photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:14pm PDTLast Sunday, he wore these rooster-inspired cleats before facing the Tennessee Titans. "Roosters are Dope" 🐓 @adidasfballusA photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Dec 10, 2016 at 8:39pm PSTMiller's furry cleats pay homage to a sketch from Conan's Clueless Gamer, where Miller became "hat buddies" with Conan and Josh Norman and learned Conan was a Patriots fan.If anything — the cleats should at least keep Miller's feet warm during pregame warm-ups.A close up pic of @Millerlite40 pre game cleats pic.twitter.com/xd夜网论坛o2qkLTav— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) December 18, 2016. @adidas made these bad boy for @Millerlite40 ... he told me they even have fur on the inside. pic.twitter.com/2UkjbH8VbZ— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December[......]

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    Lil Wayne may name his next child after his new favorite Packers player

  • Night net Lil Wayne has been a huge "Cheesehead" since his teenage years, but it appears his Packers fandom reached new heights after a Green Bay victory over the Bears.The 34-year-old rapper was locked in Sunday, tweeting out his support to the Packers as he watched the NFC North matchup. But one player got Weezy a little bit more excited than usual — running back and wide receiver extraordinaire Ty Montgomery. PLAYOFF PICTURE: NFC North door wide open for PackersI may very well name my next kid or album TY Montgomery!! Girl or boy!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016There were only more exclamation points from there.  TY MONTGOMERY!!!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016GO PACK F'n GO!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016Aaron f'n Rodgers!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 18, 2016MORE: Packers-Bears box score | Full Sunday scoreboardLil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. in New Orleans, said last year on ESPN's "First Take" that he became a Packers fan at 14 after his father attended Super Bowl XXXI and witnessed the Packers' victory over the Patriots. Dad brought home all kinds of Packers souvenirs, and Wayne was on the Packers train for life. (Sorry, Saints fans.) He even recorded "Green and Yellow" in respon夜网论坛se to Wiz Khalifa's hit song "Black and Yellow" ahead of Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and Steelers. But nothing would quite measure up to[......]

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    Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery

  • Night net null New Engla夜网论坛nd Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski's back injury was worse than originally thought, and he will undergo surgery Friday to repair a ruptured disk, according to multiple reports.While there is no exact timetable for his return, Gronkowski is expected to miss eight weeks, according to the Buffalo News, which was first to report the story. On that timeline, he would be out through the AFC Championship if the Pats advance that far. MORE: Gronk's Patriots days are numbered | Week 13 Power RankingsIn an injury-hampered season, Gronkowski has just 25 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns. He suffered the back injury and a punctured lung Nov. 13 on hit by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The Patriots will be forced to start Martellus Bennett, who also has been dealing with injuries this season. Bennett has 54 receptions for 540 yards and four touchdowns.[......]

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    Odell Beckham, Golden Tate honor Craig Sager

  • Night net null null null Two wide receivers in Sunday’s game between the Lions and夜网论坛 Giants game are honoring late NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager by wearing Sager-inspired cleats at MetLife Stadium.The Nikes that Giants' Odell Beckham wore will be auctioned off after the game, with proceeds benefiting the SagerStrong Foundation for cancer research and education. MORE: Craig Sager's colorful fashion sense "Time is simply how you live your life"- This was Craig Sager's motto . In his memory @obj will be wearing these #sagerstrong cleats. After the game we will be auctioning them off to benefit the @sagerstrong foundation for cancer research. #legendaryA photo posted by Kickasso like Picasso (@k_o.brand_kickasso) on Dec 18, 2016 at 8:12am PSTGolden Tate is also sporting special shoes for Sager at the Meadowlands.  In honor of Craig Sager I will be wearing these Sunday. #ripcraigsager🙏🏾🏀👔📺 @elcappyA photo posted by Golden Tate (@showtimetate) on Dec 16, 2016 at 9:58am PST[......]

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    STL TV station refers to Rams COO as professional liar

  • Night net null夜网论坛 null null St. Louis is clearly still bitter about losing the Rams.While airing a Monday press conference to discuss the firing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Fox affiliate KTVI gave Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff a new title. The station's graphics department inserted "professional liar" in the lower third graphic with Demoff's name.MORE: Seven coaches that could replace Jeff Fisher Wow, @FOX2now bringing the heat on Kevin Demoff.#Rams #STL #Night net pic.twitter.com/BAtNnubx8Z— Ron Clements (@Ron_Clements) December 13, 2016The station has a point. Demoff repeatedly told St. Louis fans over their final two years in the Gateway City, that the Rams were doing everything they could to keep the team in Missouri. Following January's move back to Los Angeles, Demoff himself inadvertently revealed the move had been in the works since 2013. Then there was Fisher's firing with three games remaining in his fifth straight losing season. Demoff praised Fisher two weeks ago, saying the coach's evaluation goes beyond wins and losses. He told reporters Monday the decision to fire Fisher was "solely a performance-related issue."[......]

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    Del Rio isn’t happy with Raiders punter's penalties

  • Night net null null null null The Raiders currently lead the Night net with 9.4 penalties per game, and coach Jack Del Rio knows the infractions need to be reduced as the team prepares for a postseason push. Del Rio also doesn't understand why any of his players — especially punter Marquette King — should get flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. After all, in his 11-year playing career as a linebacker, the Raiders coach told reporters Monday he never was flagged for an unsportsmanlike penalty. Now his punter has one in back-to-back games. "He cannot have another penalty,” Del Rio said, pointing to King's latest penalty in last Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs for heckling Tyreek Hill after his 78-yard punt return. "I want him to express himself. I feel that's when he's at his best, but 夜网论坛we can't have routine 15-yard penalties out of our punter."King was also flagged for dancing with a penalty flag two weeks ago. After both incidents, King has responded on Twitter; calling Bills cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman a "snitch," and burning Travis Kelce for his rea[......]

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    ESPN's Britt McHenry details how her life changed after ugly video went public

  • Night net Britt McHenry's life changed dramatically on April 16, 2015.The ESPN reporter came under fire that day after a video emerged showing her berating a tow company employee after McHenry's car was towed in Arlington, Va.  MORE: Magic Johnson's return to ESPN is another blow to Bill Simmons' egoSome of the criticism that followed was justified. McHenry insulted the place of employment, level of education and appearance of the employee, who was simply doing her job. Getting your car towed sucks, but it's no excuse for a personal attack. As is unfortunately the case with these kind of situations, some of the criticism devolved into sexism and threats. Those ugly elements had a profound effect on McHenry. In a first-person article as told to Marie Claire, McHenry reveals what it was like dealing with the backlash once the video became public."An avalanche of posts and tweets followed," McHenry wrote. "With each new post, I felt like my life was imploding all over again. Soon more than 30,000 new people had started following me on Twitter, tweeting threats and insults I can't repeat. I truly feared for my life. So much so that I eventually filed a police report for my protection."I was suspended from work for a week. I hibernated, not leaving my place other than to walk my dog. When I turned on the television, it seemed like people were talking about the video on every channel. Assumptions were made about me, m[......]

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