NCAA Agrees to Controversial Concussion Settlement: $70M for Testing, $15M for Attorneys, $0 for Players

Source: Jon Solomon/CBS Sports CHICAGO — The NCAA has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over concussions brought by former college athletes. As previously reported by CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, the agreement filed Tuesday calls for the NCAA to provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA players to settle several claims. Unlike the NFL’s proposed …

Report: Former OSU Football Great Justin Blackmon Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Needs Professional Help

Source: Tulsa World It is being reported by Edmond police that former Oklahoma State football player Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday night in Edmond for possession of marijuana. The arresting officers alleged that the officers smelled marijuana coming from Blackmon’s car during a routine traffic stop. , according to Edmond police. Blackmon, a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is suspended indefinitely …

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez’s Girlfriend Charged With Perjury In Murder Investigation

Source/Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutors have spelled out what they say is evidence that the fiancée of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lied to the grand jury that indicted him on a murder charge in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, including about a box she discarded at Hernandez’s direction. Prosecutors have listed more than a dozen instances …

CBS Sports’ Chairman: Use of Racial Slur”Redskins” Up to Individual NFL Announcers

Source:  Erik Brady/USAToday According to USA Today,  CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told The Hollywood Reporter that it will be up to CBS announcers and production teams whether they will use the official team name of the Washington NFL club this season. This despite the fact that the term Redskin is a known offensive racial slur, has been vehemently opposed by most Native …