Some owners want to revisit how inquiries conducted
Some NFL owners are interested in revisiting how the league investigates criminal allegations made against players, with an eye toward potential revisions of the league’s investigative methods and possible consideration of whether it should be conducting such probes at all.
Those owners, according to several people familiar with their thinking, are concerned about the controversy that resulted from the investigation into Kareem Hunt, the running back released by the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
“It’s certainly an issue that needs discussion,” said one of those people with knowledge of those owners’ views, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. “Is there a way to do this better? If not, should the NFL even be in the investigative business?” Sportsmanship finalists: Washington tight end Vernon Davis, already nominated for the NFL’s Man of the Year Award, is one of eight finalists for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. The other finalists, announced Friday, are Jacksonville defensive end Calais Campbell, Chargers tight end Anthony Gates, Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck, Baltimore safety Eric Weddle, New Orleans QB Drew Brees, San Francisco tackle Joe Staley, and Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams. Robertson obituary: Extwo-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson, 69, was killed Thursday night when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rainslicked curve on a dark, rural highway in Mabank, Texas (50 miles southeast of Dallas), and was hit by two other vehicles. The Texas Department of Public Safety report said the limousine was going too fast for the rainy conditions. One driver was treated for minor injuries, the other was unhurt.
The Los Angeles Rams drafted Robertson from Southern University in the first round of the 1971 NFL draft. He remained with the Rams through 1978, then played in 197982 for the Buffalo Bills.