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Ex-NLF Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted of First-Degree Murder

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The conviction seals the downfall of the former New England Patriots star who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. 

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The Takeaway

How Public Radio Listeners Reacted to the Super Bowl's Wild Ending

Monday, February 02, 2015

With the utmost graciousness. In this audio essay, hear remarkably kind words from fans of both the Seahawks and the Patriots, who seemed more interested in camaraderie than the score.

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Radiolab

Ghosts of Football Future

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parents, players and coaches offer different perspectives on the current state of football. And hint at where the sport might go next. 

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The Takeaway

Domestic Violence: Has the NFL Really Changed?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After a controversial NFL season, The Takeaway looks at what the League has actually done to stop domestic violence as the Super Bowl approaches.

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The Takeaway

An Amateur's Guide to DeflateGate

Thursday, January 22, 2015

According to reports, The New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts to give them an unfair advantage on the field. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Surviving the NFL, Chicken Wing Etiquette, and the Origin of "Gee Willikers!"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Andy Borowitz guest hosts. George Koonce, Jr. on life after the NFL. Claude Knobler on adopting an Ethiopian son. Dan Pashman on wings. Patricia T. O'Connor on euphemistic oaths.

WNYC News

Rex Ryan Lands Buffalo Bills Head Coaching Job

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The former Jets coach, who was fired last month after a disappointing 4-12 season, will replace coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo.

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WNYC News

Jets Send Coach and GM Packing After Disastrous Season

Monday, December 29, 2014

The New York Jets fired popular coach Rex Ryan and beleaguered General Manager John Idzik after the team finished the year 4-12. 

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The Takeaway

2014: A Year of NFL Controversies

Monday, December 22, 2014

The NFL is no stranger to controversy, but the League had more than its usual share in 2014. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reflects.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: NYPD Revenge Killing, Saying Goodbye to Kabul, A Year of Reflection For the NFL

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the deaths of two NYPD officers, an NPR journalist explains why the news outlet is leaving Kabul, and a former player weighs in on the NFL's year of controversy.

The Takeaway

The NFL: A New Forum for Social Issues?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

During a game against the Oakland Raiders, five St. Louis Rams players raised their arms in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture made famous by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Al Michaels Looks Back

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Legendary sports broadcaster (and local guy) Al Michaels looks back in his new book on the legendary games he's called and the legends he's worked with.

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WNYC News

DEA Agents Inspect NFL Medical Staffs After Games

Monday, November 17, 2014

The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium after their game with the New York Giants Sunday. They were one of three teams the agency spoke with.

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The Takeaway

In Wake of Scandal, Ray Rice's High School Teaches Students to Grow

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Rochelle High School, the alma mater of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, is teaching students about domestic and dating violence in the wake of Rice's abuses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The NFL Can't Take Its Business Dominance for Granted

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If the NFL’s latest troubles with domestic violence succeed in alienating women—a growing portion of its fan base—some industry observers think it could collapse. 

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Death, Sex & Money

The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won't Watch It Now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Digital Reading, Driverless Cars, and The Secret to Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway

NFL & Domestic Violence: One Woman's Story

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dewan Smith-Williams tells her story of abuse at the hands of her husband, former NFL player Wally Williams.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Spanking Edition

Friday, September 19, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the apparent desire for a progressive presidential candidate. They also talk about the growing Ebola epidemic and the controversy over corporal punishment.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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