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This file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Thomas Johnson. The former Texas A&M football player is being tried for the killing of a jogger police say was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. Johnson's murder trial began Monday, April 29, 2019, after years of litigation over whether the 25-year old former wide receiver is mentally competent to be tried for the killing of David Stevens. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete. That player, Thomas Johnson, went on...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The father of a Washburn University football player who was killed in a weekend shooting in which a New York Giants draft pick was wounded said the crime "shattered a lot of people." Navarro Simmons said his family learned from detectives that his son, Dwane Simmons, and his son...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 11:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 10 a.m. The father of a Washburn University football player who was killed in a weekend shooting in which a New York Giants draft pick was wounded...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 11:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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April 27, 2019 - 7:58 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings already has a connection with the quarterback he's about to start catching passes from. He was once coached on a YMCA youth basketball team by Russell Wilson back in Richmond, Virginia. "I don't know if it was that competitive. We couldn'...
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Fans attend the final day of the NFL football draft Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 6:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Let's talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 16 Daniel Jones...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. The team took a chance on cornerback Marcus Peters, who was traded away after getting into trouble with coaches. It drafted running back Kareem Hunt, then quickly cut him when he kicked a woman in a hotel hallway. And it picked wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is currently dealing with a domestic violence case that centers on the 3-year-old child he shares with his fiance.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
April 27, 2019 - 3:09 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was "deeply disturbed" by audio of Tyreek Hill discussing injuries to his 3-year-old son but declined to elaborate on the case citing an ongoing criminal investigation. The most visible face of the Chiefs' ownership family, Hunt spoke briefly...
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Missouri quarterback Drew Lock poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Denver Broncos selected Lock in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 7:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So you want proof the NFL is an aerial circus? Try the second round of the draft. And some of the third. Of Friday night's first 32 picks, 11 were defensive backs charged with holding down pass catchers, of which seven were chosen. Plus another seven offensive linemen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Cardinals’ quarterback of the future after only one season, has been traded to the Miami Dolphins in a deal that also involved two draft picks. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 26, 2019 - 11:25 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen will reboot by trying to help the Miami Dolphins rebuild. Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of the future after only one season, was traded Friday to become part of Miami's makeover under first-round coach Brian Flores. If Rosen...
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Atlanta Falcons head football coach Dan Quinn, center, arranges NFL football first-round-draft picks Chris Lindstrom, left, of Boston College, and Kaleb McGary, from Washington, for a photo Friday, April 26, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Lindstrom and McGary are both offensive linemen. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 26, 2019 - 11:21 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — It wasn't easy for Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff to watch the NFL draft's second and third rounds without having any picks. The good news for Dimitroff is Friday's unusual day of inactivity will be followed by a busy day on Saturday, when the Falcons...
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