NFL, NFLPA working on a resolution to the anthem issue

The NFL and its Players’ Association released a joint statement Thursday night, hours after word leaked that the Dolphins have included a Proper Anthem Conduct section in their nine-page player disciplinary document. The statement said the sides have had recent discussions and are working on a resolution.

The news we’ve known about for a long time became official yesterday, with FOX and the WWE agreeing to a five-year deal for the broadcast network to air SmackDown Live. The WWE also announced Tuesday that they signed a five-year deal with USA Network to remain the home of Monday Night Raw.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, FOX is paying WWE $205 millon per year, meaning the overall deal is for $1.025 billion. USA Network will fork over $265 million per year for Monday Night Raw after paying $150 millon per year for both shows. To put this in perspective, NBC pays $200 million a year to air the NHL.

Say what you want about Vince McMahon and his family, but when Man Utd Cheap Jerseys it comes to business, it’s not hyperbole to call them geniuses. The wrestling business ebbs and flows, experiences high points and low points, but one thing remains: The McMahons printing money.

Coach Gase is one of the guys, one of the boys, and you want to fight hard for your boys. Back in New England, it’s almost like you’ve got a principal, the principal’s office and s–t like that, Amendola said.

Amendola wasn’t ripping Belichick, whom he also called the greatest coach of all time. But he was saying that as a veteran player, he now appreciates having a coach who treats him more like an equal.

It’s been great, Amendola said of spending the offseason in Miami. It’s worked out amazing. All the guys are cool. The team is cool, my group is cool. The coaches are awesome. Coach Gase is one of the guys. He’s our leader, he’s our head coach, but he’s also our boy. So it’s cool. It’s refreshing to have that kind of relationship with a coach, something I haven’t had in a long time. I facetimed coach Gase yesterday just to bulls–t with him, just to talk to him. I was talking to his NBA Cheap Jerseys kids. I have a relationship with him that’s real unique, something I haven’t had in a while.

Chris McCain pleads not guilty on battery charges

Colts defensive end Chris McCain has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor battery.

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that McCain entered that plea during an arraignment this week. McCain is accused of spitting on and grabbing the neck of a Manchester United Cheap Jerseys woman on January 7 and Holder reports the court ordered McCain to stay at least 100 yards away from his accuser.

McCain, who denied the charges when they were made and denies even knowing his accuser, is scheduled for another hearing on August 21.

For the last play, I ask Rivers to choose between a deep completion to Tyrell Williams from earlier in the Eagles game or his red zone interception to safety Darian Thompson in Week 5 against the Giants.

Oh, yeah. I threw it right to him, Rivers says. Let’s do that one.

Via Deadspin.com, Cousins took to Instagram to explain that he has a tower filled with 720 stones, and that he’ll remove one per month.

If I live to be 90, there’s 1 for every month left, Cousins wrote. I’ll take 1 out as each month passes. Great reminder for me to live a life of meaning and impact!

The gesture comes as Cousins closes in on the one-month countdown to his 30th NBA Cheap Jerseys birthday. When the milestone arrives on August 19, he’ll likely be preoccupied with football considerations when the number flips to three and zero.

Although it’s morbid on one hand, there’s an aspirational quality to it. He wants to make the kind of impact in his life that will cause him to be remembered when he’s gone. His new team surely hopes that will happen, in one very specific and trophy-shaped way.

On January 9, Paul and Patrice Guenther were in Oakland for Gruden’s introductory press conference. No team takes better care of its alumni than the Raiders, and that press conference had 10 Hall of Famers on-hand. It bordered on electrifying.