NFL Players Association president Eric Winston said Tuesday that the union isn't against disciplining players who commit crimes but he warned that the public must avoid snapping to judgment once an arrest takes place.
The NFL will determine whether San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was justifiably penalized for directing inappropriate language toward a Chicago Bears opponent in the team's Sunday night loss, according to a league source.
Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon received a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making a lewd gesture to fans and getting ejected during Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
The first sponsor has backed away from its involvement with the NFL amid the chaos that has enveloped the league over the past week as the Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, has been accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.