NFLSports Thursday, January 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is among the finalists
for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award presented by the NFL Players’ Association.
The honor recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community
service. Other finalists include Minnesota’s Chad Greenway, Pittsburgh’s Charlie
Batch, Chicago’s Charles Tillman and Cleveland’s Benjamin Watson.
DALLAS (AP) _ Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff didn’t
seem drunk at first when they pulled him over this week.
The 31-year-old Ratliff was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday on
suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Ratliff was arrested after his pickup
truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck in Grapevine, 20 miles northwest of Dallas.
A search warrant affidavit released Wednesday says Ratliff did not appear to
show any signs of intoxication at first. Grapevine police Officer Eric Barch
says he investigated further because nighttime wrecks often involve drunken
drivers and people in good physical shape can hide signs of intoxication.
Last month, Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was indicted on an intoxicated
manslaughter count in the Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys
practice squad member Jerry Brown.
FROM ESPN.com: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fined $10,000 by the NFL for making contact with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed on a slide late in the first half of the AFC Championship Game, according to a league source. During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground to end an impromptu run. The star quarterback had one leg raised a few feet off the ground and it hit Reed, who emerged from the play without injury. Ravens safety Bernard Pollard publicly complained and asserted that Brady deserved to be fined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits. “If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions,” Pollard said Monday. “(Brady) knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways.” Reed acknowledged Tuesday that Brady had reached out to him to apologize.
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