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The Cleveland Browns bounced back from their week 4 loss against the Oakland Raiders with a big win against the Baltimore Ravens. With a record of 2-2-1, every game has been a close call, and WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says that's exactly what's making it fun for Browns fans.

Since Amazon announced Tuesday that sportscasters Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer would become the first all-women team to call NFL games, the pair has faced public backlash.

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About three-dozen Donald Trump supporters gathered just south of FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday to stage a counter-protest to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.

Colin Kaepernick's allegation that the NFL colluded to deny him a contract as punishment for his lead role in player protests will get a formal hearing after an arbitrator denied the league's request for a summary judgment.

Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tweeted out a photo of the letter received from arbitrator Stephen Burbank on Thursday. ESPN reports that the league declined to comment.

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released by the NFL team Wednesday night, hours after he was charged by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia with insider trading.

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET

Several NFL players knelt, raised fists or simply refused to take the field during the playing of the national anthem as a controversial protest against police brutality dragged into the 2018 preseason.

As The Associated Press reports, in Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who suspended his protest last December, and cornerback De'Vante Bausby, raised their fists while defensive end Chris Long stood with his arm around Jenkins' shoulder.

Updated at 12:30 a.m. ET on Friday

The National Football League and the NFL Players Association have agreed to suspend enforcement of new rules requiring players to stand during the pregame rendition of the national anthem, after a report that the Miami Dolphins would fine and/or suspend players for up to four games for violating the policy.

CTE has been part of the national lexicon in the U.S. since the 2015 movie Concussion dramatized the discovery of this degenerative brain disease among football players.

The NFL had intended for its rule to achieve a resolution.

Unveiling a new policy after months of controversy and debate over players taking a knee or otherwise making statements during the national anthem, the NFL says all of its athletes and staff "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem" if they're on the field.

Football, CTE & Concussions

Dec 27, 2017
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As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game. 

The Cleveland Browns' miserable season isn't even over yet, but there's already been a big shakeup of the organization. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired Sashi Brown, executive vice president of football operations, hired John Dorsey as general manager, and announced he's keeping Coach Hue Jackson.  The Browns are 1-24 since Brown was promoted and Jackson was hired in 2016, so both would seem to share the blame.  But Crain's Cleveland sports journalist Kevin Kleps said Brown was responsible for making lousy trade decisions that put the team where it is today.

The Cleveland Browns have fired top executive Sashi Brown, the man responsible for choosing their players in recent years, but are keeping coach Hue Jackson for another season despite a 1-27 record.

Football, CTE, and Concussions

Oct 20, 2017
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Today at 10am

As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game. 

Updated 5 p.m. ET

NFL owners and players met at league headquarters in New York on Tuesday but put forward no policy changes regarding the controversial player protests during the national anthem.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Wednesday that the participants did not discuss the idea of team owners disciplining players for protesting, saying that it "wasn't necessary."

"Everyone should stand for the national anthem," Goodell said. "We all feel very strongly about our country and our pride, and we're going to continue to do that."

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