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Falcons fined $350K, lose draft pick over fake crowd noise

Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons 2014 game

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The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will lose a 2016 draft pick for pumping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome over the last two seasons.

Browns GM Farmer suspended 4 games for texting

Ray Farmer, Cleveland Browns general manager

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Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended four games for texting coaches during games in 2014 and the team was fined $250,000.

NFL notebook: League to research goal-line camera use

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The NFL will start research and development on Monday into New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's idea to add cameras to the goal line to assist with replay, Albert Breer of NFL Media reported Sunday.

Hernandez's fiancée says she was asked to remove box

Aaron Hernandez day 1

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The fiancée of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

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Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower out 6-7 months

Dont'a Hightower

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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower reportedly will be out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum.

Sam: 'I am not the only gay person in NFL'

Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, said he is not alone as a gay player in the league.

Bomb threat pauses Hernandez murder trial

Aaron Hernandez in court

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The murder trial of Aaron Hernandez was interrupted by a bomb threat at the Bristol Superior Court courthouse in Fall River, Mass., on Thursday afternoon.

Giants unsure Cruz will return Week 1

Victor Cruz, New York Giants

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz won't be rushed back from a torn patellar tendon and subsequent surgery last October.

NFL notebook: Vikings don't plan to trade Peterson, Zimmer says

Adrian Peterson, November courthouse press conference

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Running back Adrian Peterson is not long for the Minnesota Vikings, if you ask his agent, Ben Dogra. Coach Mike Zimmer told another story Wednesday on the final day of NFL owners meetings.

Bengals' Still announces daughter's cancer in remission

Devon Still, Cincinnati Bengals, Leah Still cancer

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still received good news on Wednesday.

Quarterbacks own headlines at owner's meetings

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL Draft

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As NFL owners huddled this week to debate new rules, possible franchise moves and lavish stadiums, discussion inevitably turned to the most popular subject in the game -- quarterbacks.

Manziel's rehab factored in Browns rejecting 'Hard Knocks'

Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns, November 2014

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Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said the Browns met with NFL Films and decided the team did not want to be the subject of HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season.

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