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  • OMG, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands on a moving plane

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner41 mins ago

    It makes sense that NFL players are thrill seekers. You don't go through the adrenaline rush of playing on Sundays in the fall and then sit at home all offseason and watch old movies.

    That's why Tom Brady was giving New England Patriots fans a heart attack by cliff diving. But Brady's rush looks like playing in the kiddie pool compared to Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy's mode of offseason relaxation.

    Someone turned off the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign on Levy's flight, so he went up to the top of the old Red Baron propeller biplane and took in the flight from there. Here's what he posted to his Instagram account:

    Whoa. I don't think the flight attendant would approve of that.

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  • Falcons to lose draft pick, but Browns won't for their crime

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner3 hrs ago

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    There had been a little debate going around league circles the past few months. Which was the worse crime: Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer found guilty of texting down from the booth to the sideline or the Atlanta Falcons guilty of piping in crowd noise during games?

    It turns out that the Falcons got the worst of it, losing a draft pick while the Browns didn't.

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