Hines Ward announced his retirement from the National Football League after winning two Super Bowl titles and catching 1,000 passes during 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
About two dozen New Orleans Saints players and an assistant coach had a bounty program that paid bonuses for injuring opponents, the National Football League said.
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to release linebacker and defensive captain James Farrior, ending a 10-year tenure with the National Football League team that included two Super Bowl titles and two Pro Bowl selections.
One of the first things they teach sportscaster wannabes in journalism school is never to speculate about injuries.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in a National Football League preseason game.
The Smith family of Pittsburgh didn’t come to Dallas this week to see their beloved hometown team play in the Super Bowl. They came to see Cowboys Stadium.
Aaron Rodgers passed for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to help the Green Bay Packers knock the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons out of the National Football League playoffs with a 48-21 victory.
Rashard Mendenhall rushed from two yards out to break a tie and give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31- 24 win over the Baltimore Ravens in a National Football League playoff game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers withstood a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-21 and tie for the best record in the National Football League.
"This is not how I wanted this chapter of my career to end."
- Hines Ward on Feb 29, 2012