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Lawrence Taylor seeks dismissal of rape indictment

12.07.10 at 1:49 pm ET
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Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor appeared in court in New York on Tuesday and watched as his lawyer asked a judge to have a rape indictment against him set aside because police did not have a warrant when they arrested him.

The onetime NFL MVP was arrested in May and charged with having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. He pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

Taylor’s lawyer also asked that statements Taylor made when he was arrested be suppressed. Court papers indicate Taylor admitted to sex acts with the girl but was told she was 19.

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Redskins suspend Albert Haynesworth for rest of season

12.07.10 at 1:36 pm ET
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The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have suspended controversial defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth without pay for the final four games of the season due to “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Coach Mike Shanahan said in a statement that Haynesworth “repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time.”

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Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs talks about possible retirement

12.07.10 at 12:28 pm ET
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Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs spoke on Monday to clear up conflicting reports about his possible retirement. Hobbs implied that he’s leaning toward quitting the game following his second neck surgery in a year, although he indicated he might change his mind, stating, “We hold all options available, but as of right now we’re just taking a break.”

“I have no regrets,” Hobbs told CSN Philadelphia. “I have nothing [else] to look forward to in this game. The money ‘€” whatever. I can make money somewhere else. The game itself ‘€” I can watch it now. I’ve enjoyed it as much watching it as I did playing it.

Added Hobbs: “Is it really worth it, the game itself? You’re financially OK. You have your health now. There’s so many things that you can look forward to at the age of 27.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Jenn Sterger’s manager threatens to go ‘public’ with Brett Favre info

12.07.10 at 7:48 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Sabres at Bruins, 7:30 p.m. (VERSUS)


‘™¦ On Monday, there were reports that the NFL is close to resolving its investigation into the Brett FavreJenn Sterger situation, and that the league was not likely to suspend the Vikings quarterback. Sterger’s manager did not take well to that news. Phil Reese told that Sterger has “provided extensive evidence that irrefutably proves there was harassment.” While Sterger has been mostly silent on the matter until now, Reese said that could change. Said Reese: “No matter what happens, Jenn has all legal remedies, including going public, if the NFL doesn’t clear her name.”

‘™¦ Could a couple of pro teams be on the move in the next two years? Speculation that the Chargers will move from San Diego to Los Angeles has intensified lately. In The Los Angeles Times, T.J. Simers explains why the Chargers are likely to relocate a couple of hours north for the 2012 season. Meanwhile, with the Hornets moving under NBA ownership, the team could be ripe for a move as well when it is re-sold. Ian Thomsen at looks at potential landing spots and suggests Chicago might become a two-team town.

‘™¦ Broncos coach Josh McDaniels was fired Monday, midway through his second season at the helm. In The Denver Post, Mark Kiszla writes that McDaniels is merely the scapegoat, and owner Pat Bowlen is the real problem.

‘™¦ Michael Wilbon, who is moving to ESPN full-time, has his farewell column in The Washington Post.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Dec. 7, 1986, in a 31-7 loss to the Bengals, Stanley Morgan had five catches to give him 67 on the year, a new Patriots single-season record. Whose mark did he break?

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Albert Haynesworth: ‘Haters’ on Redskins ‘making up lies’

12.07.10 at 6:21 am ET
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Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth fired back at critics Monday, one day after he was inactive for the team’s loss to the Giants.

“I believe there’s some kind of haters in the organization, that they don’t like me,” Haynesworth said in a radio interview on 106.7 The Fan. “I don’t know if it’s players, I don’t know if it’s coaches, I don’t know who it is. Obviously somebody who doesn’t like me, which is fine. But when you go out there and start making up lies, then, yeah, I’ve got something to say.”

Haynesworth said coaches told him he was inactive Sunday because he didn’t have a good practice on Thursday, was limited at Friday’s practice due to illness, and was late for a meeting. Comcast SportsNet reported an unnamed sources said Haynesworth appeared hung over on Friday after being out late Thursday.

“Yeah, I went out on Thursday but left early because I wasn’t feeling good and went home,” Haynesworth said. “And then they want to sit here and say I was hung over and drunk and something like that? … For these people to make up lies to try to make me look bad, it’s ridiculous.”

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Ravens players fined for hits vs. Steelers

12.07.10 at 6:16 am ET
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Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain was fined $40,000 and nose tackle Haloti Ngata fined $15,000 for their hits to the heads of Steelers players during Sunday night’s game. McClain’s helmet-to-helmet hit left Steelers tight end Heath Miller with a concussion, and Ngata broke Ben Roethlisberger‘s nose hen his hand raked the quarterback’ face. Roethlisberger underwent surgery Monday. Neither Raven was penalized during the game.

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Bill Guerin announces retirement from NHL, will be honored by Penguins

12.06.10 at 2:35 pm ET
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Bill Guerin, who was unable to find a team this season, made his retirement official and will be honored by the Penguins before their game Monday night vs. the Devils. Guerin, a native of Wilbraham who played at Boston College, played 18 seasons with eight teams and finished with 429 goals.

Guerin scored 25 goals or more eight times. He had a career-high 41 goals during a 66-point season with the Bruins in 2001-02. He broke in with the Devils in 1992-93 and also played for the Oilers, Bruins, Stars, Blues, Sharks and Islanders before finishing his career in Pittsburgh. He won Stanley Cups in 1995 (Devils) and 2009 (Penguins).

The Penguins are expected to offer him an administrative position.

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Villanova suspends JayVaughn Pinkston for season

12.06.10 at 2:28 pm ET
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Highly recruited freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston was suspended for the remainder of the season from the Villanova basketball team after he was charged with assault in November following an off-campus altercation. The McDonald’s All-American and 2009 New York Player of the Year, Pinkston will be able to rejoin the school and the team in June. He apologized in a statement.

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Redskins teammate speaks out against Albert Haynesworth

12.06.10 at 2:24 pm ET
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Veteran defensive lineman Phillip Daniels got emotional Monday morning when talking about teammate Albert Haynesworth‘s latest controversy. Haynesworth was made inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Giants after being late and then sitting out Friday’s practice because he said he was sick.

Daniels said he hasn’t missed a practice this season despite being 37 and having his own battles with sickness.

“If I can come here and do this, don’t tell me that you can’t do it,” Daniels said.

Daniels added that Haynesworth could be the NFL’s MVP is he was fully committed to football.

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Cowboys legend Don Meredith dead at 72

12.06.10 at 2:04 pm ET
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Don Meredith, who starred for the Cowboys in the 1960s and later became famous as an original member of ABC’s “Monday Night Football” announcing team, died Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M., at the age of 72. Meredith’s wife, Susan, said her husband had suffered a brain hemorrhage and lapsed into a coma before dying.

Meredith, a quarterback, played nine years for the Cowboys, earning NFL Player of the Year honors in 1966 after leading Dallas to its first-ever winning season (10-3-1). He threw for 2,805 yards with a career-high 24 touchdown passes. He was the second player inducted to the Cowboys Ring of Honor.

“Don Meredith was one of the most colorful characters in NFL history. He was star on the field who became an even bigger star on television,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He brought joy to football fans, from his play in historic NFL games like the Ice Bowl to his great personality that helped launch the success of ‘Monday Night Football.’ “

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