Forward Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in an Atlanta Hawks owners’ conference call in June when a racist comment from a background report was read by general manager Danny Ferry, a person familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith was in Seattle on Monday to meet with the Seahawks as part of his annual meetings with teams. Here's a transcript of Smith's comments on the Ray Rice video, the Seahawks and the nearing of an agreement for a new drug policy:
Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner met the media after practice today, and one topic was what he thinks of comments such as that of Steve Mariucci's the other day that Seattle could have the best defense in the history of the NFL.
Rookie John Brown caught a 13-yard scoring pass from Carson Palmer with 2:25 to play, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the San Diego Chargers 18-17 on Monday night. San Diego led 17-6 after three quarters.
Baltimore Ravens officials announced they terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice — on the same day a new video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Rice has been suspended indefinitely.
Marcus Peters, the Huskies’ standout junior cornerback, has been suspended for this week’s game against Illinois after his sideline tantrum during Washington’s 59-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday, according to multiple sources.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said he is selling his controlling interest, citing an “inflammatory nonsense” email he sent to some team executives in 2012. “My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites” is one phrase from the email Levenson voluntarily