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Adrian Peterson loses big Castrol endorsement deal

Adrian Peterson MVP award

REUTERS

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse allegations.

"In light of recent events, Castrol has decided to end our relationship with Adrian Peterson," Paul Giblett, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday...

NFL players' union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice on the field

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players' union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell initially had suspended th...

Rihanna slams CBS for pulling song

Rihanna, 2014 CFDA Awards

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

After a dust-up last week, Rihanna says she doesn't want her performance of the song "Run This Town" to air on "Thursday Night Football" this week.

CBS is saying "fine" -- if you don't want the airtime, we won't give it.

"Beginning this Thursday, we w...

NFL scores huge ratings despite scandals

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL Draft

Mike Segar/Reuters

All last week, the NFL was dealing with fallout from the Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice scandals. But when it came to ratings, it was a touchdown.

The NFL had the top three broadcasts in the U.S. last week with Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Foot...

Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

Matthew Varga, U.S. Air Force

Anheuser-Busch is the first major National Football League sponsor to publicly criticize how the league is handling domestic violence controversies.

Gordon pleads quilty to DWI

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns, October 2013

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Raleigh, North Carolina, to a driving while impaired charge during the July 4 weekend.

Minnesota governor: Suspend Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Eric Miller/ Reuters

One of the biggest Vikings fans in the state of Minnesota, governor Mark Dayton, called for the franchise to suspend running back Adrian Peterson.

Rice wants Goodell recusal upon appeal

Ray Rice on field without helmet

Sean Gardner/Reuters

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension, but reportedly is asking for commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the review.

49ers' Harbaugh goes on defense in McDonald issue

Ray McDonald

Jeff Topping/Reuters

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, a quarterback in his playing days, found himself playing defense Monday regarding the decision to play defensive end Ray McDonald against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

NFL hires ex-White House hand Hogan

NFL logo sign outside football stadium

Mike Segar/Reuters

At a time of intense public scrutiny, the NFL expanded its work force to include Cynthia Hogan, who was deputy assistant to the Obama Administration.

Who would get Roger Goodell's job?

Roger Goodell

Pool

If public pressure forces Roger Goodell to resign, sources in the industry tell CNNMoney it's unlikely the owners would turn to an outsider to take his place.

CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

Cover Girl ad domestic violence

Twitter

Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league's mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.

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