NFL donating 1M to a good cause


NFL donating 1M to a good cause

From Comcast SportsNet Friday, August 26, 2011
NEW YORK (AP)The NFL is donating 1 million to the new memorial to MartinLuther King Jr. on Washingtons National Mall.The monument was scheduled to be dedicated Sunday, the 48th anniversary ofhis I Have a Dream speech, but the ceremony was postponed to the fallbecause of Hurricane Irene. The contribution from the league and NFL Charities will help the foundationbehind the memorial to reach its goal of raising 120 million.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says: We in the NFL believe thatprofessional football is the ultimate meritocracy. NFL players are measuredstrictly by their performance on the field regardless of race, religion oreconomic background.He adds: In the spirit of Dr. King, we work vigorously to maintain aninclusive environment where everyone can reach their fullest potential. We areproud to have our name associated with Dr. King.

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter

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