Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as ''sexual in nature.'' Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. Fort Bend County Sheriff…ARNIE STAPLETON (AP Pro Football Writer)
Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. ''It's amazing how time flies,'' Bush said after a practice in which he was easy to spot given his…JANIE McCAULEY (AP Sports Writer)
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints signed first-round pick Andrus Peat on Thursday to a four-year contract.
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double…DENISE LAVOIE (AP Legal Affairs Writer)
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field…