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Quarterback Johnny Manziel leaving Texas A&M for NFL draft

Johnny Football is heading to the NFL. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday following two spectacular seasons in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy and helped the Aggies make a splash in their first two years in the Southeastern Conference. “After long discussions with my family, friends, teammates, and coaches, I have decided to make myself available for the 2014 NFL draft,” Manziel said in a letter posted online by the university. “The decision was not an easy one, but we all felt this was the right time...

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NFL players still hiding and playing with concussions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long. Buffalo Bills safety Jim Leonhard and Tennessee Titans safety George Wilson both acknowledged this week they have played with concussions in the past. San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle said, “of course it happens,” because players don’t want to come out of games for fear of losing their jobs or roles. Dickerson didn’t tell the Lions’ medical staff immediately about his concussion, which he recalled getting on...

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NFL union to investigate Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the union hadn’t announced its plans. Richard Smith, outside counsel for the union in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, will investigate tackle Jonathan Martin’s allegations that he was harassed by teammates, including guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended. Smith will examine the roles of coach Joe Philbin, his staff and Miami management, although it’s unknown whether...

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Health Matters: Losing NFL Teams Could Have Negative Effects on your Waistline

A new study finds that fans of losing NFL teams may be bad for your waistline and mental health. The study linked sports outcomes with eating behaviors of fans. French researchers Pierre Chandon and Yann Cornil found that after defeat, NFL fans ate 16 percent more saturated fat and 10 percent more calories. And for cities that call an NFL team home like Green Bay or Pittsburg, the calorie consumption only increased—Chandon and Cornil found fans ate 28 percent more saturated fats. But after a victorious game, fans ate 16 percent less saturated fat and fewer calories. Researchers point...

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