Chuck Muncie, a three-time Pro Bowl running back who once held the National Football League record for rushing touchdowns in a season before his career was cut short by cocaine use, has died. He was 60.
Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints player facing a potential full-season National Football League suspension for his alleged role in a plot to intentionally injure opponents, asked a U.S. judge to cancel that punishment.
Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-28 win over the Detroit Lions in the National Football League’s National Football Conference wild-card game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints, down by four points at halftime, rallied in the second half, scoring 35 points and holding the Lions to one touchdown per quarter.
Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the National Football League’s punishment of four players in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case, including a season-long suspension for linebacker Jonathan Vilma.