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  • Video of punch leads to Rice suspension, firing

    September 8, 2014 2:06 PM

    OWNING MILLS, Md. - The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice hours after a video surfaced Monday of Rice punching his then-fiance in the face. The Ravens announced they had also terminated Rice before the NFL suspension was handed down. The video shows Rice and Janay Palmer,... more »
  • Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

    September 3, 2014 8:18 AM

    ENGLEWOOD, CO - Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. ESPN reported the violation had to do with amphetamines. The Broncos didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press requesting comment Tuesday. NFL Media reported Welker was notified... more »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

    August 29, 2014 3:19 PM

    SANTA CLARA, CA - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won't be eligible to return... more »
  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Cowboys CB Scandrick gets 4-game ban

    August 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Team owner Jerry Jones told reporters at a media party in Malibu, California, on Monday night that Scandrick tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and lost an appeal on the ban.... more »
  • NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    July 30, 2014 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... more »
  • New Orleans police officer suspended without pay

    July 28, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old New Orleans police officer is on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for allegedly trying to run over a man with her car. Police said Monday that Officer Stephanie Caldwell got into a fight with a 47-year-old man about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say... more »
  • FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

    June 26, 2014 9:09 AM

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay's... more »
  • Video of Winston's crab legs theft released Play Video

    May 16, 2014 6:42 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Police have released the video of Heisman Trophy winner Jamies Winston's seafood theft that landed him in trouble. The Florida State University quarterback was issued a citation for shoplifting on April 29th. The video released by police shows Winston at the food of a Publix near... more »
  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    April 20, 2014 2:35 PM

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to... more »
  • A-Rod back at MLB for resumption of grievance

    November 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is back at Major League Baseball's office for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already has presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to... more »
  • A-Rod suspension hearing begins today

    September 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez gets to start arguing his case today. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the Yankees third baseman will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball should be overturned. The Major League Baseball Players Association says the... more »
  • Boys will be boys?

    September 24, 2013 7:27 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA- Two 7th graders face suspension from school for a year for playing with an BB gun in their front yard. A school committee voted to suspended Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark after Caraballo admitted he shot the gun at two friends but never took the gun... more »
  • Appeal of Houston's Smith denied

    August 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension. Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was... more »
  • Lawsuit details Braun's efforts to fight drug test

    August 19, 2013 1:41 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A former college classmate has sued Ryan Braun for defamation and emotional distress, saying the Brewers slugger lied about why their friendship fell apart after a business deal went sour. The lawsuit filed in Milwaukee last month by law student Ralph Sasson says Braun's agent hired him in... more »
  • Union appeals A-Rod's suspension

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    CHICAGO - The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The... more »
  • Alex Rodriguez, others suspended by MLB for drugs

    August 5, 2013 2:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan... more »
  • A-Rod Trenton bound

    August 2, 2013 10:16 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez begins a short minor league injury rehab assignment in Trenton Friday night as the slugger tries to return to the major leagues before an expected suspension. Rodriguez played a simulated game Thursday at the team's spring training complex in Florida, with... more »
  • Players weigh in on Braun suspension

    July 23, 2013 10:38 AM

    UNDATED - The post-game comments rolled in last night after the revelation that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had been suspended yesterday afternoon by baseball for the rest of the season for "violations" of baseball's drug program. Seattle pitcher Joe Saunders summed it all up when he said, "I think everybody's... more »
  • Women's quarters on tap

    July 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    LONDON - Less than 24 hours after knocking top-seed and defending champ Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes. The 23rd-seeded Lisicki advanced to her second Wimbledon semifinal, where she'll play the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 4... more »
  • Singh suing PGA over proposed suspension

    May 8, 2013 10:08 AM

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour over the way it handled the investigation of his use of deer antler spray. Singh filed the lawsuit in New York on Wednesday, one week after the tour said it was dropping its case against him. It... more »
  • La. judge suspended over misconduct in drug case

    January 31, 2013 7:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a judge for one year without pay over allegations that his decision to reduce a man's prison sentence was based on personal and political motivations. The divided Supreme Court also on Tuesday ordered 7th Judicial District Court Judge Leo Boothe to... more »
  • Saints' Sean Payton returns to work at Senior Bowl

    January 23, 2013 1:00 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Sean Payton has returned to work following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program. The New Orleans Saints coach watched Senior Bowl practice Wednesday and planned to meet later in the day with the staff to evaluate a defense that struggled. Payton... more »
  • NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Payton

    January 22, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal. The announcement comes Tuesday, a day after Payton met with Goodell. At the meeting, Payton took responsibility for the actions of his coaching... more »
  • ESPN: Talks to reinstate Saints' Payton begin

    December 13, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - ESPN reported this morning that talks have begun between the NFL and suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton to return him to the field. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN his office had contacted Payton about reinstatement, and more focused discussion would happen after the holidays.... more »
  • Tagliabue bounty ruling coming this afternoon

    December 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than nine months after the NFL first disclosed its bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, four players will finally get a ruling on whether their initial suspensions are upheld, reduced or thrown out. Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed to handle a second... more »
  • Neck injury ends Fujita's rocky season

    October 25, 2012 7:43 AM

    CLEVELAND - Former New Orleans Saints and current Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his stormy season. Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive the... more »
  • TSU hazing review complete, marching band resumes

    October 16, 2012 10:45 AM

    HOUSTON - Texas Southern University has lifted the suspension of its marching band after an internal hazing review led to 19 students sanctioned. A school spokeswoman said Tuesday that the Ocean of Soul band will be allowed to perform Oct. 27 as TSU hosts Grambling State in football. Eva... more »
  • 4 players file bounty appeals to NFL

    October 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - All four players punished in the NFL's bounty investigation have filed appeals with the league. People familiar with the situation say the players have asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove himself as arbitrator because they do not believe he can be impartial. One of the people also... more »
  • Saints players' bounty suspensions overturned Play Video

    September 7, 2012 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An NFL appeals panel overturned the suspensions of four current and former Saints players accused of taking part in a team bounty program. The panel ruled today that Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita would have their suspensions lifted. They were reinstated by... more »
  • "Greek" ban at ivy league university

    May 1, 2012 4:27 PM

    PRINCETON - Princeton University says any freshman who joins, rushes, or pledges a fraternity or sorority starting this fall will face suspension. The Ivy League school also says any students who solicit the participation of freshmen in Greek organizations will face the same punishment. Princeton had announced last year it... more »
  • Students caught changing attendance records

    April 19, 2012 5:20 PM

    BERKELEY, CA. - Dozens of students at Berkeley High School are facing suspension or expulsion after school officials say they got into a computer system and changed their attendance records. Principal Pasquale Scuderi said Wednesday that 50 students will be suspended and two or three expelled. Access into the... more »
  • Source: Payton to appeal suspension

    March 30, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday. The person says the appeal will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his guidance on the parameters of the suspension. The... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana consequences now include liquor license suspensions Play Video

    February 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fines and arrests are not the only thing on tap for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana in Louisiana anymore. The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is getting involved in the crackdown on the illegal products by throwing in a new consequence that includes suspending liquor and... more »
  • Nutt suspends starting QB, leading rusher

    November 15, 2011 5:54 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has suspended starting quarterback Randall Mackey and leading rusher Jeff Scott for Saturday's game against No. 1 LSU for violating team rules. Nutt did not say what the violations were, but says the suspensions could also include the season finale against Mississippi... more »
  • LSU's Mathieu says he's been humbled by suspension

    November 14, 2011 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu says his recent one-game suspension for violating the team's drug policy has given him a new appreciation for the responsibility he has to his teammates. Mathieu, who on Monday spoke for the first time since his suspension for No. 1 LSU's... more »
  • Fines, suspensions given for HS football brawl

    October 25, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state athletics association suspended 17 players and issued $1,000 fines to Parkview Baptist and Baker high schools for their actions in a fight that ended last Friday's football game early. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association issued the fines and suspensions after a morning-long sportsmanship... more »
  • Mathieu Tweet suggests he'll be back against 'Bama

    October 25, 2011 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Twitter message by LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieus suggests he will be back on the field when the No. 1 Tigers take on No. 2 Alabama. Mathieu tweeted "Nov5th!!!!!!! I make it rough on the opposition" earlier this morning. Tyrann and two other players,... more »
  • LSU fans react to possible player suspensions

    October 19, 2011 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU fans say the possible suspension of three football players is another black eye for the program, and some worry it could hurt the chances for a win over Auburn. "I'm sick about it. It's like they're thumbing their nose at authority," LSU fan Linda Mitchell... more »
  • Miles says very little about suspensions

    October 19, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles kept very tight-lipped at his 6 p.m. weekly press conference today when asked about the suspension of three LSU football players. "I'm not inclined to be forthcoming in information," Miles said to the media . "I'm not reactionary to needs of media and things... more »
  • Report: 3 LSU players suspended from Auburn game

    October 19, 2011 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A person familiar with the decision says No. 1 LSU has suspended star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, along with defensive back Therold Simon and running back Spencer Ware for this Saturday's home game against Auburn. The person told The Associated Press about the suspensions on condition of... more »
  • Investigators: DPS Officer in trouble for what he did with his unit

    August 24, 2011 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Department of Public Safety Officer has been suspended without pay after an investigation found Joseph Salinas had sex in his state-issued car. It happened over a 13-month period, according to a disciplinary letter News 2 obtained. According to the letter Salinas also took pictures of... more »
  • Five DPW workers suspended

    August 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five Department of Public Works employees in Baton Rouge face suspension without pay after errors were discovered on their timesheets. Housekeeper Ruth Stephney was suspended two days without pay. Trades technician Michael Robinson and custodian Earlene Carney will both face five-day suspensions without pay. Trades technician... more »
  • ACLU: Suspension over Facebook message went too far

    January 12, 2011 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A student suspended after posting a message on Facebook which said he hated his teacher has had the suspension reversed, according to the ACLU of Louisiana. According to a press release from the ACLU, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System removed the suspension from the student's... more »
  • Judge rules in abortion clinic's license

    September 22, 2010 7:30 AM

    A Baton Rouge judge has indefinitely barred state health officials from enforcing the Sept. 3 suspension of a north Louisiana abortion clinic's license. Attorneys for Hope Medical Group for Women argued the Shreveport-based clinic is a law-abiding business that provides a service that is distasteful and unpopular to many. Department... more »
  • Saints DL coach suspended 30 days

    August 30, 2010 9:33 PM

    New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Travis Jones has been suspended 30 days without pay for his admitted role in a real estate scam involving 40 people in northwestern Texas. General manager Mickey Loomis says the suspension will begin immediately. Loomis says Jones is cooperating with the federal investigation into... more »
  • Relief well: delayed again

    August 10, 2010 11:42 AM

    Storms threaten to pass directly over the blown-out well's site, and the government's point man says crews will suspend work on drilling a relief well, until the storm passes. The suspension could delay completion of the relief well by two or three days. Crews will install a temporary... more »
  • NOPD officer arrested

    June 1, 2010 6:03 PM

    A veteran New Orleans police officer has been suspended from the force after he was arrested on three charges. Police Officer Douglas Butler, a 13-year veteran of the department, was arrested Saturday night by St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies. It was not immediately known whether Butler was released from... more »
  • Pittsburgh QB to be suspended from games

    April 21, 2010 10:59 AM

    Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be suspended from four to six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN. Reports say the suspension contains conditions that would allow the length of the ban to be reduced for good behavior. Last month,... more »
  • Officers accused of beating teen suspended

    February 1, 2010 8:18 PM

    Three white police officers in Pittsburgh,PA are on suspension after being accused of beating a black teen-aged musician. Eighteen-year old Jordan Miles plays viola and attends a prestigious arts school. He says the three plainclothes officers beat him last month has he walked to his grandmother's house. Mayor Luke Ravensthal... more »
  • SEC stiffens penalties for complaining coaches

    October 30, 2009 11:16 AM

    Southeastern Conference officials announced that coaches will now face stiffer penalties like fines or suspensions for complaining about officiating in the media. Commissioner MIke Slive told the Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that coaches who violate the conference's ethics rules against criticizing officials in public will face... more »
  • New DWI Law in Effect

    September 1, 2009 9:04 AM

    The new state DWI law is in effect, and under the new law a person who refuses to take the breathalyzer test loses his driver's license for one year. That is up from the previous six-month penalty. If a person refuses the test more than once in a five-year period,... more »

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