A degree from an elite academic school can make a player a magnet for bullying from teammates in the National Football League, according to a former Harvard University linebacker who spent seven seasons in the NFL.
The National Football League may have saved itself from a potentially higher payout -- and a stain on its reputation -- by reaching a $765 million settlement with former players over concussions, according to sports business executives.
Peyton Manning’s football future was decided by a $28 million bonus, his surgically fused neck and a highly praised college quarterback, ending a record-setting era that produced a Super Bowl title for the Indianapolis Colts.
Peyton Manning was cut today by the Indianapolis Colts, ending 14 years with the club that included a Super Bowl title, four Most Valuable Player awards and finally questions over his surgically repaired neck and throwing strength.
Joe Flacco could lead the Baltimore Ravens to their second Super Bowl title, never miss a throw and win the Most Valuable Player award, and it won’t change his contract negotiations one bit, team executives and analysts said.
Tom Brady , Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have led National Football League teams to a combined five Super Bowl titles. In coming weeks, they’ll lead 1,900 players into a court fight with their employers in U.S.’s richest and most popular sport.