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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Running back Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins is upended by cornerback Donte Whitner #20 of the Buffalo Bills during a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Ricky Williams says majority of players, some coaches use marijuana

SI.com’s documentary of former NFL running back Ricky Williams has been released today, and among the nuggets in the film is Williams’ claim that between 60 to 70 percent of NFL players, as well as some coaches, smoke marijuana. Williams rushed for 10,009 yards in an 11-year career that never lived up to its promise after the […]

BOSTON - MAY 01:  Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees goes back into the dugout after popping out to third base in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park May 1, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Eight biggest traitors in sports history

Kevin Durant provided some Fourth of July fireworks, lighting up the NBA landscape with his decision to sign with the Warriors. The Warriors stormed back from a 3-1 deficit in this year’s Western Conference finals to defeat Durant and the Thunder in seven games. A rivalry was born, and now Durant is switching sides. A […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws the ball in the first half against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Six most overpaid NFL quarterbacks in 2016

Andrew Luck is buying if there’s ever an occasion when a group of active NFL quarterbacks go out for dinner. The Colts signed their quarterback to a six-year, $139 million deal. It’s the biggest contract in NFL history, according to Spotrac. In this age of the $20 million quarterback, Luck now tops the list with […]

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 26:  Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan of the Chicago Bears gets carried off the field by defensive lineman Richard Dent #95 and teammate as they celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots in Super bowl XX at Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1996 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Bears won 46-10.  (Photy by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Buddy Ryan’s eight most memorable NFL moments

The NFL lost a colorful character on Tuesday. Buddy Ryan was so controversial that no one seems to agree on his age. ESPN.com says he died at 85. The New York Daily News says he was 82. There’s no debate, however, about the mark Ryan made in the NFL as a defensive innovator. He was the […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys takes the field before the Cowboys take on the New York Jets at AT&T Stadium on December 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dez Bryant wants to hang with spelling bee co-champ

Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Nihar Janga gained quite a bit of fame Thursday night. Jahar is such a star that Dez Bryant is just hoping to meet the 11-year-old. Janga and Jairam Harthwar finished in a tie and shared the title. When Harthwar went to high-five him, Janga left him hanging and instead threw up Bryant’s […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 27: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is chased by Kelvin Sheppard #52 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from NFL OTAs

The 2016 NFL season is fast approaching and organized team activities are in full swing. Thirty-one teams held OTA sessions this week. The Rams begin theirs on May 31. These practices aren’t in pads, so there’s only so much that can be taken from them. But it’s the first time the rookies and veterans are […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State holds up a jersey after being picked #4 overall by the Dallas Cowboys during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott will have to ‘earn’ Cowboys starting RB job

The Cowboys are spewing the company line that No. 4 overall draft pick Ezekiel Elliott has to “earn” the starting job at running back. Elliott is practicing on the second team behind Darren McFadden at organized team activities, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He’ll also have to “compete” with Alfred Morris on the depth […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates scoring a 14-yard touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eight rookies to watch during OTAs

Organized team activities, commonly known as OTAs, begin in earnest this week in the NFL. Each team is allowed 10 OTA sessions. The Cardinals, Browns, Colts, Eagles and 49ers began their OTAs last week and 26 teams begin theirs this week. The Rams start their OTAs on May 31. Rookies have had their orientation at rookie […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 29:  Karl Joseph #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers pumps up the crowd against the Baylor Bears during the game on September 29, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five first-round reaches in 2016 NFL draft

Just as sure as Roger Goodell will hear some boos when he takes the podium, there will be reaches in the first round of the NFL draft. The following five players were drafted too early. They’re listed in the order in which they were taken. Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia The Bears traded from No. 11 […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Report: Cowboys players want team to draft Jalen Ramsey

If it were up to the players, the Cowboys would pick Jalen Ramsey in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Stacey Dales of the NFL Network is at the Cowboys facility and the general consensus she gets from the players, according to this video, is that they prefer the Florida State defensive back. […]

during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Ezekiel Elliott praises Cowboys offensive line

It would be shocking if Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t a top 10 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. His ceiling is probably the Cowboys at No. 4. If that happens, it would mean more money in Elliott’s pocket and the best possible offensive line in front of him. “It would be […]

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