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  1. Draft nice event for Chicago, but that's it

    Darren Rovell

    Getting the NFL Draft is a nice little event for Chicago, but that's all it is. Unlike a game, where playing a well-traveled fan base might bring some fans from out of town to spend money on hotels and restaurants, there will be little bump for th...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  2. Johnny Manziel of Cleveland Browns reaches 1 million Twitter foll...

    Darren Rovell

    On the same day he got drafted by the San Diego Padres, Johnny Manziel hit one million followers on Twitter.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  3. Oprah Winfrey Network acquires rights to Michael Sam series

    Darren Rovell

    The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  4. 2014 NFL draft -- Cleveland Browns season tickets sales soar afte...

    Darren Rovell

    The Cleveland Browns have a bell that is rung every time a new season ticket is sold, and given the way things are going since the team selected Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick in Thursday's first round, the bell might need to be replaced.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  5. 2014 NFL draft -- Michael Sam signs endorsement deal with Visa

    Darren Rovell

    Visa has partnered with Michael Sam, who could become the first active openly gay NFL player, ahead of the NFL Draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  6. Jadeveon Clowney signs endorsement deal with Puma

    Darren Rovell

    The projected No. 1 overall pick for Thursday's NFL draft, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, has signed an endorsement deal with Puma. Terms were not disclosed.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  7. Teddy Bridgewater has $5M loss-of-value policy

    Darren Rovell

    If Teddy Bridgewater doesn't get picked in the first round of next month's NFL draft and can prove he has an injury or illness, he will collect a tax-free $5 million, thanks to a loss-of-value insurance policy.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  8. Johnny Manziel to file for new trademark

    Darren Rovell

    Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is setting himself up to cash in for the future. In line to eventually secure the "Johnny Football" trademark, Manziel's team filed for more trademarks recently, including "The House That Johnny Built."

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  9. Hundreds show up for Michael Sam autograph signing

    Darren Rovell

    More than 300 people showed up to the first public autograph signing of former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2014
  10. Johnny Manziel signs multi-year endorsement contract with Nike

    Darren Rovell

    Johnny Football is now property of Nike.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  11. Michael Sam signs deals with five card companies

    Darren Rovell

    Michael Sam has signed autograph deals with five trading card companies, one of his agents, Cameron Weiss, told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  12. Michael Sam inundated with marketing opportunities since coming o...

    Darren Rovell

    Since Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced on Sunday that he was gay, his agent Joe Barkett has been inundated with phone calls, including those from Fortune 500 companies.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  13. Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M Aggies has selected agent

    Darren Rovell

    Texas A&M Aggies Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has picked agents to represent his interests in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  14. Free appliances if Denver Broncos shut out Oakland Raiders

    Darren Rovell

    More than $1 million worth of refrigerators, dishwashers and mattresses will be on the line again Monday night when the Denver Broncos play the Oakland Raiders.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  15. Offensive linemen now in the spotlight

    Darren Rovell

    When the lights go up on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday for the NFL draft, things will quickly turn into a party for the offensive linemen. Central Michigan's Eric Fisher, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Oklahoma'...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  16. Adidas offers contract to fastest player at the NFL combine

    Darren Rovell

    Speed at the NFL combine doesn't immediately boost draft position, but at least it will guarantee the fastest player at the event a shoe contract.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2013