Bobby Petrino was hired Tuesday as the football coach at Arkansas, capping a whirlwind day in which he stunningly resigned from the Atlanta Falcons after just 13 games. Petrino was hired to succeed Houston Nutt, who stepped down at Arkansas two weeks ago and became the head coach at Mississippi.
ATLANTA - The Falcons awoke to news of their disgraced quarterback being sentenced to nearly two years in prison for dogfighting.
ATLANTA - Michael Vick knows where he'll be spending most of the next two years, locked away in a federal prison, doing his time for dogfighting.
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.
RICHMOND - How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing?
ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints already rallied once this season. They'll have to do it again to get back to the playoffs. Coming off a devastating loss to division rival Tampa Bay, the Saints find themselves in a most precarious position, probably needing to win their last four games to send their season into January for the second year in a row. Of course, the defending ...
SURRY, Va. - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den. "The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's beautiful," the Goochland County woman said, describing what she had seen upstairs during her tour of the 4,600-square-foot white brick house that was headquarters for Vick's dogfighting operation. Out back, beyond the deck and ...
The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. - Reggie Bush has a partially torn left knee ligament that likely will not require surgery but could sideline him for Monday night's game at Atlanta, Saints head coach Sean Payton said Friday. Payton said Bush, for now, would be listed as questionable on the official injury report and added that whether Bush plays will be a game-time decision. <font ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud. Andersen, the 47-year-old Atlanta kicker who last year became the NFL's career-leading scorer, had been invited to play in a golf tournament Stenerud hosted a few years ago in Bozeman, Mont. When his plane and Blanda's landed a few minutes apart, ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Despite openings at several major college programs, Bobby Petrino intends to return in 2008 for his second year as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick's lead attorney left open the possibility of a plea agreement after the suspended NFL star was scheduled for an April 2 jury trial on state dogfighting charges. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge in August and voluntarily reported to jail last week, even though he will not be formally sentenced until Dec. 10. As he left ...
ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.
ATLANTA - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts looked more like themselves Thursday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they have signed cornerback Robert Alford. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Flowery Branch - Matt Ryan spoke almost in hushed tones whenever the issue of a new contract came up on Tuesday at OTAs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says their offense could be unstoppable in 2013.
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