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Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rice Regrets, The World Forgets

No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.

08/01/2014

Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns runs a play during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility on July 26, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8 Most Scenic NFL Team Training Camp Locations

In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.

07/31/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Around the NFL: Retirements, Injuries, And Rugby

There is a lot going on in the NFL lately, and it includes two retirements of long-time players that have stepped away from the game very suddenly. Meanwhile, a playoff contender got a big scare this week and the Detroit Lions looked to a different sport for some speedy talent.

12/27/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Movements And Injuries

With injuries piling up and players not performing up to par, there are a number of teams making moves and rotating big names so that all roster spots can be taken full advantage of as the playoffs approach.

12/18/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Will Represent The AFC In The Super Bowl?

The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?

12/12/2013

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tomlin Goes From Black & Gold To Black & Blue

But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.

12/06/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Harvin Doubtful, Tomlin Could Get Huge Fine, Dolphin Done For Year

Lots of big-time stories are going around as the 2013 NFL year is entering the final month of the regular season, and there is a lot more going on than just the playoff races. Those things include a Dolphin being done, a coach getting a hefty fine, and a Seahawk having a short return.

12/02/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 17: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter on November 17, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Saint Hurt Badly, Geno Smith Benched, Soldier Field Evacuated

There were a number of big headlines from Sunday’s action, and sometimes they need to be broken down to make sense of everything. Some of those headlines include gruesome injuries, a rookie finding the pine, and a storm delaying a game for almost two hours.

11/18/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Houston Texans waves to the crowd while leaving the field following the Texans 30-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Saints Healing, Ravens Don’t Want Reed, Sam Hurd Sentenced

The NFL is full of ups and downs, and it is sometimes quite amazing how quickly a player can go from one to the other. It’s a league where tomorrow is never promised and you’re not in the driver’s seat just because you played professional football.

11/15/2013

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