NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a public apology Friday afternoon during a press conference to address the league’s handling of several domestic abuse cases, announcing he will soon meet with experts to come up with new policies to better manage personal conduct issues.
Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson did more in practice Friday than earlier in the week, but remains questionable to play Sunday against his former team because of a shoulder injury.
“If you go out there and you have the idea that, ‘I’m just a backup,’ there’s going to be something with your confidence or your mentality that might be missing,” said former Redskins QB Doug Williams. “You’ve got to have a starter’s mentality as a backup.”
The New York Jets quarterback defended the NFL commissioner while the league and its teams have come under heavy criticism during the past two weeks over how they are dealing with several players facing domestic violence allegations.
Jackson, the Redskins’ wide receiver, was again held out of practice on Thursday as he recovers from a separated left shoulder, though coach Jay Gruden believes Jackson should be available to play against Philadelphia, his former team, on Sunday.
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In a police interview, Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip during the disputes.
In a league filled with egos, Cousins has rarely — if ever — shown signs of one. But when he first heard that the Redskins had hired Jay Gruden in January, the 26-year-old backup could not help but think selfishly.
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.
Gruden, the Redskins’ coach, said the team waived Rambo on Tuesday because it had two other players — Trenton Robinson and Akeem Davis — who were better options on special teams.
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.
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.