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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) takes the field as the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

DeSean Jackson: ‘Burgundy and gold are my colors now’

- The Washington Times

The circumstances surrounding Jackson’s release have been laid out, yet they still remain entirely unclear. What’s known is that the wide receiver, a three-time Pro Bowler who still ranks fourth in Eagles history in receiving yards, was kicked to the curb by Philadelphia following the most productive season of his career.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cardinals RB Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Associated Press

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. Hardy did not practice with the Panthers on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, and left the stadium in street clothes with his agent Drew Rosenhaus while awaiting a decision on his playing status regarding his domestic violence case.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Greg Hardy placed on exempt list by Panthers

- Associated Press

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy will continue to be paid, is allowed to be at the team facility but will not practice or play.

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

Man has to sue to fix damage from falling concrete

Associated Press

A man whose car was damaged by concrete falling from a bridge just blocks away from where Cincinnati Bengals fans were tailgating will have to sue to get any money out of the state of Ohio.

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file phot, St. Louis Rams strong safety T.J. McDonald, left, comes in to block a punt by Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. McDonald had two blocked kicks in the game.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

McDonald puts punctuation mark on Rams' first win

- Associated Press

T.J. McDonald remembers Mike Evans moaning on the turf after the game-ending hit in the St. Louis Rams' first victory of the season. The second-year safety also will remember it as the biggest play on an unforgettable day.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball agianst the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter an NFL football game in St. Louis.  After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

- Associated Press

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

A look at key developments in NFL controversies

Associated Press

The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson looks on during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn.  After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

- Associated Press

Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.

Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer,  to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

- Associated Press

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Nooyi made a double-edged statement Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell

- Associated Press

PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."