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  • Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    August 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
  • Former Port Allen star Claiborne accused of armed robbery, dismissed from Texas A&M

    June 3, 2014 11:09 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden have been dismissed from the Texas A&M football team. The dismissal comes after both players were arrested on drug charges in the last few months. Coach Kevin Sumlin says: "These two individuals have failed to meet the... more »
  • Ray Lewis fires up local high school coaches

    March 28, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis took to the stage, and chance, to speak to both high school coaches and (later on) the LSU football team. The 13-time Pro Bowler talked more about how he wanted to be remembered off the field than x's and o's.... more »
  • Former Port Allen star Claiborne arrested on drug charges

    December 22, 2013 8:17 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx - Texas A&M suspended standout freshman linebacker Darian Claiborne after he was arrested on two drug possession charges. Claiborne was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, according to the Brazos County Jail website. He... more »
  • Browns' rookie Mingo cleared to play

    September 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    BEREA, Oh. - Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been cleared to play and is expected his NFL debut this week after being sidelined with a bruised lung. Mingo was injured during an Aug. 15 exhibition against Detroit while covering a kickoff. He experienced shortness of breath, spit up some... more »
  • Wilson out Monday after suffering elbow injury Play Video

    July 29, 2013 10:50 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - The Saints were dealt another blow Monday morning when Martez Wilson left the Saints practice field with an apparent elbow injury. The third-year player from Illinois will, according to multiple media reports, miss 2-4 weeks. The Times-Picayune first reported the length of injury. Sitting our... more »
  • Ark.-Pine Bluff linebacker killed in La. shooting

    July 24, 2013 2:17 PM

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff says a freshman walk-on linebacker was shot to death outside his home in Louisiana. The university says 20-year-old Lydell Hartford Jr. died early Tuesday at his home in Waggaman, La. Authorities say Hartford was fatally shot by a 16-year-old... more »
  • Bears LB Urlacher announces retirement

    May 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    CHICAGO - Star linebacker Brian Urlacher says he's retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. The eight-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement through social media accounts Wednesday. In a statement, he says "after spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have... more »
  • Linebackers hoping to fill Kevin Minter's void Play Video

    April 10, 2013 10:21 PM

    Linebacker has always been synonymous with field general, or leader, for the LSU football team. Now, the Tigers are hoping to find their next leader(s) during Spring Practice. For more on this story, Sports 2's Brian Holland takes a look at LSU's need at linebacker. more »
  • Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

    January 31, 2013 9:02 AM

    A California man says he created the hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and a fake girlfriend because he was in love with the football player. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

    January 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn't exist. Te'o said in an interview to air Thursday on Couric's show that he didn't lie about the hoax until December, believing Lennay Kekua had died... more »
  • Junior Seau had brain disease CTE

    January 10, 2013 10:51 AM

    UNDATED - An examination of Junior Seau's brain has revealed that the former linebacker had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May. The National Institutes of Health tells The Associated Press that an NIH study found abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to... more »
  • Vilma urges rejection of Goodell motion to dismiss

    December 14, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints linebacker Jon Vilma has filed a motion urging a federal judge to reject the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's motion to dismiss the Saints linebacker's defamation lawsuit. Vilma's motion filed Friday says Goodell acted with reckless disregard for the truth when basing initial allegations about Vilma upon... more »
  • Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions

    December 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that... more »
  • Memorial service planned for Belcher

    December 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance... more »
  • Saints' Vilma, Smith attend Williams hearing

    November 30, 2012 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive lineman Will Smith are attending a hearing in their appeals of bounties suspensions. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is scheduled to testify Friday. Vilma and Smith traveled to Washington after playing in New Orleans' 23-13 loss at Atlanta on... more »
  • Smith upset with suspended linebacker Williams

    November 5, 2012 4:51 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas coach John L. Smith says senior linebacker Terrell Williams, who was arrested hours after a win against Tulsa over the weekend, is suspended for this week's game at South Carolina. Smith says he is very upset with Williams, who is accused of driving while intoxicated.... more »
  • SEC names Murray, MInter and Christy players of week

    October 22, 2012 12:32 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter are the Southeastern Conference's offensive and defensive players of the week. The SEC also awarded Florida punter Kyle Christy special teams honors on Monday. Murray completed 30 of 38 passes for a career-high 427 yards and four touchdowns... more »
  • Cutler reportedly has torn MCL in knee

    January 24, 2011 1:16 PM

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is limping around team headquarters at Halas Hall, reportedly suffering from a torn MCL in his left knee. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that Cutler has a torn medial collateral ligament suffered in Sunday's 21-14 loss to Green Bay in the... more »
  • LSU sends 3 to Senior Bowl

    January 13, 2011 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Three LSU football players will be playing another game. Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and defensive lineman Drake Nevis will join kicker Josh Jasper in the Jan. 29 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Sheppard was a first team All-SEC selection by both the Associated Press and... more »
  • SEC honors Sheppard, Davis and Rainey

    November 8, 2010 12:35 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Arkansas tailback Knile Davis and LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard are the SEC's offensive and defensive players of the week. Florida's Chris Rainey received special teams honors on Monday. Davis rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns in Arkansas' win at South Carolina. Sheppard... more »
  • Saints release LB Clint Ingram

    October 20, 2010 12:36 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have released linebacker Clint Ingram, who had yet to practice as he recovered from offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee. Ingram started training camp and the regular season on the physically-unable-to-perform list. He was eligible to start practicing this week. Saints coach... more »
  • Saints sign new linebacker Asiodu

    August 25, 2010 12:25 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have added second-year linebacker K.C. Asiodu to the roster, less than one day after the release of veteran reserve linebacker and former special teams captain Troy Evans. Although the Saints did not immediately announce the signing of Asiodu, he was listed on the club's official... more »
  • Lawrence Taylor pleads not guilty to NY rape charge

    July 13, 2010 12:56 PM

    Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl. The former NFL star smiled as he arrived at a Rockland County courthouse on Tuesday for arraignment on charges that include third-degree rape. He's also charged with patronizing... more »
  • One of state's top linebackers commits to Louisiana Tech

    July 12, 2010 9:52 AM

    Beau Fitte, one of the state's top football recruits, has committed to sign a football scholarship with Louisiana Tech. Fitte is a 6-foot, 210-pound outside linebacker from South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur. He delivered his pledge to Coach Sonny Dykes on Sunday after initially committing to... more »
  • Saints linebacker Coleman arrested at a casino

    May 26, 2010 9:52 AM

    Rookie New Orleans Saints linebacker and former LSU standout Harry Coleman was arrested after shoving someone out of the way at a casino. Chitimacha police say Coleman was leaving a tribal casino in St. Mary Parish early Sunday when someone, possibly a football fan, approached him. Police also say Coleman... more »
  • Ex NFL star Lawrence Taylor arrested

    May 6, 2010 12:30 PM

    Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in connection with a reported rape in the New York City suburbs, police said. Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said the former New York Giants linebacker had not been formally charged, but that police were investigating a reported rape... more »

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