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Does TV ridicule change minds on Redskins’ name?

In an episode of the crazy animated show “South Park” that aired last week, animated versions of Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and a hologram of Kurt Cobain were featured in a show titled “The Washington Redskins Go F--- Yourselves Holiday Special.”

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Peterson sues NFL over ruling

(Bloomberg) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Association challenged an arbitration decision upholding his indefinite suspension following a no-contest plea to reckless assault. Peterson, who was accused of striking his 4-year-old son with a switch, “suffers ...

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Domestic violence, weapons charges overrepresented in NFL arrests

Ray Rice, Janay Palmer

The suspensions of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underscore a troubling fact: When compared with the general population, NFL players are disproportionately arrested and charged with domestic violence -- and murder, weapons charges and sex offenses.

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Aberdeen Army lab among NFL Head Health winners

(AP) The Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen is one of seven winners of the NFL’s second Head Health Challenge, also sponsored by Baltimore’s Under Armour and GE. Each will receive $500,000 for its project, and five could receive up to ...

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Ex-Raven Foxworth to be NBA union exec

(Bloomberg) Former Baltimore Raven Domonique Foxworth, a one-time president of the NFL Players Association in his final year at Harvard Business School, will be named chief operating officer of the NBA players union, three people with direct knowledge of the ...

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Fewer women viewing NFL

(Bloomberg) Some women are starting to tune out the NFL as it deals with the fallout from its mishandling of domestic-abuse incidents involving players. Early evidence shows that there has been a dropoff in TV viewership of games by women, ...

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