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Strange Trip Brings Suspension

Sal Alosi is paying for his lack of control. A strength coach for the New York Jets, Alosi has been suspended by the NFL team, without pay, for the remainder of the 2010 season. The punishment stems from the coach’s tripping of Miami’s Nolan Carroll during a game December 12. In addition to the suspension, . . . → Read More: Strange Trip Brings Suspension

Vikings, Giants Moved to Motown

They’ve found a field. After the inflated roof of the Metrodome collapsed in a snowstorm early December 12, preventing the Minnesota Vikings from hosting the New York Giants later in the day, the NFL announced the game will be played Monday, December 13 at Ford Field in Detroit. The contest gets underway at 7:20 p.m. . . . → Read More: Vikings, Giants Moved to Motown

Rookie’s Suspension Tied to Meds

The NFL’s suspension of Brandon Spikes may be related to medicine the linebacker was taking. According to Comcast SportsNet New England, Spikes tested positive for performance enhancers due to amphetamines contained in a medication he takes for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The test caused the league to suspend the rookie, without pay, for four games. . . . → Read More: Rookie’s Suspension Tied to Meds

Bills Get Merriman

The Buffalo Bills have added a weapon. On November 3, the Bills (0-7) claimed linebacker Shawne Merriman, who was waived by the San Diego Chargers. Buffalo GM Buddy Nix was San Diego’s assistant general manager and director of player personnel when the Chargers drafted Merriman 12th overall in 2005. Skilled at putting heat on quarterbacks, . . . → Read More: Bills Get Merriman

Comments Cost Childress

Minnesota head coach Brad Childress spoke his mind. It cost him. The NFL fined Childress $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating in the Vikings 28-24 loss to Green Bay October 24 and for disclosing information obtained in a subsequent conversation with a league official. On October 25, Childress had a discussion with Carl . . . → Read More: Comments Cost Childress