TIL former NFL player James Brooks was found to be illiterate when he was unable to read court documents after admitting to not paying over $100k in child support. When the judge asked how he graduated from Auburn without being able to read, he said, "Didn't have to go to to class."
Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who only has one hand, wasn't invited to the NFL combine and had to petition in order to participate in it, runs a 4.38 40-yard dash. It's the fastest by a linebacker since the combine began being televised in 2003.
[Shaun King] BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters. They aim to get 25% of the players to sit out with them.
UCF's Shaquem Griffin lost his hand at age four, meets a fellow amuptee after a game in which he had 3 sacks, a fumble recovery, and even an interception. In April, it is widely believed that he will fulfill his dream of being drafted into the NFL.
Shaquem Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting his left hand. At age four, his mother found him in the kitchen, attempting to use a butcher's knife to self-amputate his fingers due to the pain. He is currently breaking records at the NFL combine.
[Giants United] "Eli Manning says he loves playing in every NFL Stadium, 'but Philly takes a while to get used to because it's not easy seeing a 9 year old in the stands cursing at you and talking about my mom...'"
Every NFL Logo Ranked by Over 1,400 NFL Fans with the MaxDiff Market Research Technique: #3 Falcons #2 Lions #1 Saints [Research Results]. A Graphic Designer Gives a Point of View On The Results
SOURCE: Johnny Manziel is expected to be the QB throwing to receivers at University of San Diego’s Pro Day today. This figures to be the first time NFL teams have had a chance to see the former first-rounder throw since his days with the Browns.
30 for 30: Broke (2012). 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress.
The legal cannabis market predicted to triple in size by 2021 and see more revenue than the NFL. Job growth this year: 20%. High-ranking Google and Apple employees are leaving their jobs to launch cannabis-focused startups. "The evolution or rollback of prohibition is inevitable."
Larry Fitzgerald has played 14 #NFL seasons and is currently ranked 3rd all time in career receptions (1,234) and receiving yards (15,545)... he’s done so while playing with 14 different QBs.
NFL owners passed a rule to eliminate the requirement that teams kick an extra point or go for two after a score at the end of regulation. There is no reason now to clear the field and pull players out of the locker room for a meaningless kneel-down.
Robert Mays: Joe Thomas is the best player from a draft that included Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch, and Darrelle Revis. He was an All-Pro nine times in 11 seasons. He is, quite simply, one of the best players in NFL history.
Doug Pederson went for it on 4th down 29 times during the NFL regular season and playoffs combined. On all 29 4th downs he went for, the Eagles gained 74 points and lost out on an estimated 3 points.