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Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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LOVERRO: Mike Shanahan confirmed fears of Robert Griffin III coddling

Shanahan confirmed the worst fears of Redskins fans — that the owner, Dan Snyder, has continued to meddle in everyday football affairs, and that the quarterback, Robert Griffin III, is every bit the self-absorbed diva he has appeared to be. Published February 19, 2015

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks the sidelines during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

LOVERRO: Pete Carroll complicated a simple story for the Seahawks on Sunday

If you had told Carroll before Super Bowl XLIX that the Seahawks would be down 28-24 with about a minute left and he would have the ball at the goal line for three shots by Marshawn Lynch, he would have taken that every time. Instead, he decided he was bigger than the moment. Published February 3, 2015

The public has to take NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's word for the leap of faith that investigators for the Ray Rice investigation and Deflategate were not hired for their connections to the league. (Associated Ptress)

LOVERRO: NFL getting discounted rate for investigations?

In the old days, the Super Bowl used to be the end of the NFL season — the days before Roger Goodell reigned over the league. Now, though, there is the investigation wrap-up portion of the league schedule — which, despite being time-consuming, the NFL is getting at some sort of discounted rate. Published February 1, 2015

FILE - Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame infielder, "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks shields his eyes from a spotlight during the Cubs' annual winter baseball convention in Chicago in this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo. Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

LOVERRO: Ernie Banks a greater 'champion' than Bill Belichick

Banks was one of the greatest players of the 20th century, the greatest power hitting shortstop ever, and we remember him for his decency. That man died Friday night. And we're supposed to care about someone like Belichick today? Published January 25, 2015

Twelve years after former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in a North Dallas, Texas apartment on a misdemeanor drug charge, he is set to serve as one of the NFL's official alumni captains for Sunday's Pro Bowl. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Personality wipes out transgression in NFL

Ray Rice, you had a rough 2014. You knocked your future wife out on a New Jersey casino elevator and the whole world (save for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) saw it. You don't know what future, if any, you have in the NFL. Published January 22, 2015