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  • Safety Eric Berry reportedly returning to Chiefs this weekend

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner12 hrs ago

    It appears that Eric Berry’s holdout with the Kansas City Chiefs is nearing an end.

    According to Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor and other media reports, Berry will end his hiatus from the team on Sunday. The Chiefs travel to face the Chicago Bears on Saturday for their third preseason game, which is usually a dress rehearsal for the starters, but Berry clearly will not play in the game.

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    Earlier this week Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he hoped that Berry, who has missed all of training camp and the preseason to date, would be ready to go for the Chiefs’ season opener against the San Diego Chargers. Reid even believed that the four-time Pro Bowler could be good to go even if he did not appear in the preseason finale next Thursday.

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  • Jerry Jones on Ezekiel Elliott visiting marijuana dispensary: 'It's just not good'

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner13 hrs ago

    The Dallas Cowboys got a glimpse Thursday night of what rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott can accomplish on the field. But before the game, they were disappointed in his actions off of it.

    TMZ reported that Elliott visited a marijuana dispensary, Herban Legends in the Belltown area, just a few minutes away from where the Cowboys later that night would play the Seattle Seahawks in a preseason game. Not only did TMZ shoot video of Elliott inside the store but also posted a picture he took with a fan.

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  • Giants' Pierre-Paul gets big victory in court, paving way for trial in ESPN, Schefter lawsuit

    Shalise Manza Young at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    A U.S. District court judge on Thursday denied a motion from ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter to dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy lawsuit, paving the way for a potential trial.

    As outlinedby Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann, the ruling by Judge Marcia Cooke was a bench ruling, meaning it was read aloud in court; Cooke will explain her decision in a subsequent written order.

    Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit stems from a Schefter tweet on July 8, 2015 that showed a copy of Pierre-Paul’s medical chart and that he had undergone a finger amputation in the wake of his July 4 fireworks accident.

    Before Schefter’s tweet, it was known that Pierre-Paul had been in some sort of accident, but the extent was unclear.

    The reaction to his post was mostly condemnation, as fans went after Schefter for doing something “unethical” and telling him he should be ashamed. Many also mentioned HIPAA laws, which ensure protection of individuals’ medical information.

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  • Tom Coughlin, John Mara together on NFL's competition committee? It appears so

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    Tom Coughlin’s resignation from the New York Giants was an awkward affair. But he and Giants owner John Mara now will be on the same committee together again.

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the out-of-work Coughlin joins two other prominent newcomers to the influential committee.

    Along with John Elway and Bruce Arians, former NYG HC Tom Coughlin also has been added to NFL's competition committee, per source.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2016

    Coughlin, who turns 70 next week, led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories but stepped down from the team following the 2015 season under strange circumstances. The divorce couldn’t have been summed up better than in the way the two passed each other at the Giants’ facility after Coughlin gave his farewell speech.

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