AP Reports Cam Newton Fractures Lower Back in Car Crash in NC

Cam Newton injures himself in car accident

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was injured when his truck flipped and rolled over in a suburb of Charlotte, NC, Tuesday. The Charlotte Observer reports that Newton was able to communicate with paramedics at the scene.

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports Newton fractured bones in his lower back during the rollover.

Update II: NBC Sports reports Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his back. Transverse processes are the small bones that protrude from either side of the vertebrae. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered the same injury this season. He was out one game.

Newton will be hospitalized overnight for observation.

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NFL Won’t Discipline Refs for Fist-Bump After Touchdown

NFL refs

The NFL refuses to discipline or fine 2 refs who fist-bumped each other on the goal line following a Denver Bronco’s touchdown in Sunday’s 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.

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Brennan Clay Accused DeMarco Murray of Cheating with His Wife

Brennan Clay and Gina D'Agostini

The wife of former Oklahoma Sooners running back Brennan Clay couldn’t wait until he signed a NFL contract, so she cheated on him with a current NFL player.

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Daughter of Former NFL Player Found Shot to Death

Sharneen Norman

The daughter of famed Dallas Cowboy Pettis Norman was found shot to death inside her downtown Dallas apartment, according to a report on NBC 5.

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NFL Star Andre Johnson Buys Truckload of Toys for Kids

Andre Johnson

This story will bring tears to your eyes.

For the 8th straight year, NFL star Andre Johnson spent thousands of dollars of his own money on toys and video games for at-risk kids in protective services.

And as he always does every year, the 33-year-old Houston Texans wide receiver took pictures with the loooong receipts.

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No Punishment for Rams Players Who Displayed ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gestures During Game

St Louis Rams

The St. Louis players who came out onto the field with their hands up prior to the Rams vs Oakland NFL game will not be punished by the NFL.

Five Rams players raised their hands in protest as they emerged onto the field during pre-game introductions on Sunday. The protest was in response to a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a former Ferguson cop on murder charges in the shooting death of Michael brown.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal; Eligible to Play Immediately

Ray and Janay Rice

Disgraced NFL star Ray Rice won his appeal and is eligible to play immediately — that is, if a team is brave enough to sign him.

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