FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Chris Redman might be the only Atlanta Falcons player who supports Bobby Petrino. A day after many of his teammates called the former coach "a coward" for his abrupt resignation, Redman stood by the man who helped him return to the NFL.
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick declared "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy. Vick made his handwritten plea from jail as he awaited Monday's sentencing by Judge Henry E. Hudson. His five-page letter and several others from Vick supporters, ...
Atlanta owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay will to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the abrupt departure of coach Bobby Petrino, who has accepted the head coaching job at Arkansas.
BEREA, Ohio - Jamal Lewis once lost his freedom, stripped of life's simplest pleasures by a stupid, youthful mistake. The misstep landed Cleveland's running back in prison and nearly cost him his NFL career.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coward. Quitter. Hypocrite. And those were some of the nicer things the Atlanta Falcons had to say about their former coach Wednesday. Bobby Petrino left behind a bitter team and a boss who felt betrayed, skipping town to return to the college ranks with not so much as a face-to-face meeting with his players. The Falcons watched him on television the previous night, yukking ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas waited a long time to serve as head coach of an NFL team. He never could have imagined his opportunity would come this way.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank was clearly upset at the team's South Hall headquarters Wednesday, as he addressed the untimely departure of former head coach Bobby Petrino. Blank, who was flanked by Falcons President and General Manager Rich McKay, were probed during a press conference about the 24-hour whirlwind of events that saw Petrino resign as Falcons coach and then accept the ...
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 - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon took a knee to catch his breath after his lumbering 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
LONDON - London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
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