The startling images of Adrian Peterson's discipline of his son tell the story of a player who doesn't belong on the field until he proves to his family and employer that he's a changed man, Ian O'Connor writes.
Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $8,200 for kicking Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning in the face during a punt return, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.
Reaction was swift, widespread and unsparingly blunt Wednesday in the wake of news that called into question commissioner Roger Goodell's account of how the NFL learned about the Ray Rice elevator video.
The video that shows Ray Rice striking Janay Palmer in the face prompts some to plead for further punishment for the Ravens running back, and others to question the NFL's claims that it had not previously seen the footage.
Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Roger Goodell added a twist to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium on Thursday by addressing the looming stadium issue just up the road in Oakland, where the Oakland Raiders have long been searching for a replacement to the outdated Coliseum.