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02/05/2010 - 2:16pm
Stallworth to be reinstated by NFL

At his annual Super Bowl-week news conference Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Donte' Stallworth will be reinstated from his suspension for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

Stallworth, who played for the Patriots in 2007 and went on to sign a free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns, spent 24 days in jail for a DUI manslaughter conviction for an accident occurred that last March in South Florida. He was suspended without pay last August.

Goodell said Stallworth's suspension will be lifted after the Super Bowl on Sunday. Goodell said he met with Stallworth about a month ago, and the receiver is "in a better place than he was." Goodell said Stallworth recognizes what he did and has prepared himself to return to the NFL.

For more football news, check out our It Is What It Is blog.


02/05/2010 - 10:05am
Schefter on D&C: Colts not best ever

ESPN's Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Super Bowl. Schefter said injured Colts defensive lineman Dwight Freeney might line up Sunday, but he's not going to be close to full strength. "Dwight Freeney as we know Dwight Freeney is not playing," Schefter said. "If Dwight Freeney is effective in any significant way on Sunday, I will be stunned."

 

Schefter predicted an Indianapolis victory but said the Colts should not be considered as one of the greatest teams of all-time due to the way they handled the end of the regular season. Said Schefter: "They had the chance to be in that discussion, if not lead that discussion, and they opted not be a part of it. That was their decision, not anybody else's. When they pulled their players when they could have gotten to 15-0 in a game [vs. the Jets] they were winning 15-10 when they had the ball, they waved...

02/05/2010 - 9:44am
Mashup: Rude WVU fans strike again

Fans at West Virginia basketball games continue to misbehave, and now the school president is stepping in to address the matter. The latest incident featured fans throwing things on the court, and one object hit Pittsburgh assistant coach (and Bay State native) Tom Herrion in the face. Check out the video and get the full story. We've also got some great videos of a creative LeBron James practice dunk, a Monta Ellis behind-the-backboard shot, a hockey player taking to the ice with his skate guards on, and a basketball court located inside a Chicago bank. Find it all at Friday's Morning Mashup.


02/05/2010 - 8:07am
Six locals headed to NFL combine

There will be six players from New England area colleges attending the NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 24-March 2. The list include the following: Andre Dixon, running back, University of Connecticut; Vladimir Ducasse, offensive tackle, University of Massachusetts; Marcus Easley, wide receiver, University of Connecticut; Mike McLaughlin, linebacker, Boston College; Matthew Tennant, center, Boston College; Lindsey Witten, defensive end, University of Connecticut. For more information on each participant, see the Is What It Is blog.


02/04/2010 - 10:43pm
Nightmare 9th: B's lose again in OT

Brian Gionta scored the clinching goal of the shootout as the Bruins were handed their ninth straight loss, 3-2 in overtime, to the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden. The nine-game skid is just two shy of the team's all-time record from Dec. 3, 1924-Jan. 5, 1925. It also was the eighth straight home loss for the Bruins, three shy of the franchise mark also set in the 1924-25 season. The Bruins had a 4-on-3 power play for two full minutes in overtime but still couldn't score and nearly allowed a short-handed goal. The Bruins outshot the Canadiens 42-21 through three periods, and 47-25 for the game.  

 

Mark Recchi and Blake Wheeler had staked the Bruins to a 2-0 lead with goals in the first and second period, respectively. But that two-goal lead disappeared in the span of 39 seconds late in the second period. Former Bruin Glen Metropolit scored on the power play and Roman Hamrlik wristed a shot through a screen from the left circle and...

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