Patriots WR Edelman arrested on assault charge
BOSTON | New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was released on personal recognizance after a court appearance on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a woman.
A criminal complaint application filed Tuesday accuses Edelman, 25, of groping a woman at a Boston nightclub.
c The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, reuniting him with quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons. Houshmandzadeh, 34, had been out of the league since playing with Baltimore last season.
c Ryan Succop kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime Monday night, giving Kansas City an improbable 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs' fourth straight victory. San Diego appeared in position to win by driving to Kansas City's 15 in overtime, but quarterback Philip Rivers fumbled a snap, giving the ball back over to the Chiefs.
Hendrick back home after being injured in plane crash
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick returned home Tuesday, a day after he broke a rib and shoulder when his plane ran off the runway in Key West, Fla.
Hendrick Motorsports said the brakes failed when the Gulfstream G150 landed at Key West International Airport on Monday night. The plane is co-owned by Jimmie Johnson and normally shuttles the five-time defending NASCAR champion and his family to and from races.
In 2004, a plane Hendrick owned crashed en route to a race in Martinsville, Va., killing all 10 on board. That included Hendrick's son, Ricky, his brother and twin nieces.
Pistons' Wallace pleads guilty in alcohol case
PONTIAC, MICH. | Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a felony gun charge against Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. Wallace had no previous record and was cooperative with police when his Cadillac Escalade was stopped Sept. 24 in Oakland County's Bloomfield Township, reasons cited for the plea deal.
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Students mourn death of Erik Kramer's son
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. | Students at a Southern California high school are being offered grief counseling after the 18-year-old son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was found dead at a friend's home. Thousand Oaks High senior Griffen Kramer died Sunday, according to a statement issued by the school. He was a backup quarterback.
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