Lorenzo Reyes USA TODAY Published 12:28 PM EST Jan 22, 2019 The NFL is looking into a report that someone at the AFC Championship Game at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium targeted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with a green laser pointer. An NFL spokesman confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that the league is "reviewing the matter." The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31 in overtime and will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3. But video shared by KMBC-TV shows two instances of the green light shining in Brady’s face prior to his taking two snaps in the second half of the game. Brady completed 30 of his 46 passes in the game for 348 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Aside from the final possession of regulation in which the Patriots kneeled the ball to send the game to overtime, Brady led New England to touchdowns on the offense’s final three series, with the … [Read more...] about Tom Brady: NFL investigating report of laser pointed at Patriots QB
Eye doctors in at least two states have a message for NFL referees: Get your eyes checked. The tongue-in-cheek warning comes after the controversial NFC Championship game on Sunday, in which the Rams beat the Saints. Louisiana Family Eyecare in Covington, Louisiana, clearly took the Saints' loss personally. The office said it is offering free eye exams to league officials before next season, according to CBS Los Angeles.A second vision center in College Station, Texas, is also offering free exams for NFL referees.These comical offers come after a blown call in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. With 1:49 left to play in a 20-20 game, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a pass to Tommylee Lewis. The Rams Nickell Robey-Coleman tackled Lewis well before the arrival of the ball, CBS Sports reports.Spectators, including Robey-Coleman, thought it was pass interference -- except for the seven officials on the field. New Orleans was in an uproar over the call, which ultimately lead to … [Read more...] about Eye doctors offer free exams to NFL refs after blown call in Saints-Rams game
Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 7:40 AM EST Jan 22, 2019 The new NFL official pizza sponsor is getting into the Super Bowl spirit by changing its name to reflect a popular quarterback term. Welcome to Pizza Hut Hut. That's what the chain is temporarily calling itself on its website, plus a Pizza Hut location in Atlanta, home to this year's Super Bowl, will be rebranded temporarily — new signage and all. The fun doesn't end there. The millions of football fans not attending Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 in what in Pizza Hut has dubbed Hutlanta, a play on the city's Hotlanta nickname, will get to watch two new Super Bowl TV ads featuring a modern-day Abraham Lincoln. This has nothing to do with Da Bears, his home team; the 16th president on the $5 bill is hyping Pizza $5 Lineup value menu, which debuted in October. In one, the impersonator with a Midwestern-twanged stentorian voice is attending a football viewing party. In … [Read more...] about Pizza Hut Hut gets into Super Bowl spirit as new NFL sponsor
Susan Haas USA TODAY Published 12:39 AM EST Jan 22, 2019 Ciara and husband Russell Wilson seem to be taking the high road. The couple posted Instagram messages that seem directed at her ex, Future, who dissed their relationship Thursday, slamming Wilson for "not being a man" in his marriage to the "Level Up" singer. "Rise Above," Ciara said alongside a photo of herself in a pink and black plaid shirt and sky-high black boots. NFL star Wilson stuck with family, posting, "All that matters. #Love" along with a super-sweet photo of Ciara and Future's 4-year-old son, Future Zahir, kissing his little sister, 1-year-old Sienna, Ciara's daughter with Wilson. Celebrity power couple: Ciara and Russell Wilson's love story The couple haven't publicly discussed Future's appearance on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio on Thursday. “He do exactly what she tell him to do. He not being a man in that position,” the rapper, 35, said. “You … [Read more...] about Did Ciara, Russell Wilson respond to Future’s diss of the NFL pro?
AP Updated 3:02 AM EST Jan 22, 2019 MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl. The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones. The North and South teams have weigh-in Tuesday morning, followed by media day and separate practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. They'll have a week of practices and interviews with NFL teams trying to prove themselves on and off the field. Last year's group included No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and No. 7 selection Josh Allen at quarterback. Lesser-known players are also trying to enhance their first-round chances. That group includes prolific pass rushers like Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson and Old Dominion's Oshane Ximines. ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 … [Read more...] about QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl