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Bucs' Winston accused of sexual assault

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PHOENIX (AP) A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault.

Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.

The NFL in June suspended Winston for three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, after an investigation into the incident.


Steelers to talk to WR Brown about tweet

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin doesn't like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football.

Antonio Brown, however, isn't giving his boss much choice.


HOF members threaten induction boycott

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker - and obtained by The Associated Press - 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as "integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue."


DT Liuget sues trainer over PED ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget has sued the trainer who he says is responsible for his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance.

Liuget filed suit against Ian Danney and his Arizona-based business in Los Angeles, asking for a jury trial and no less than $15 million in damages.


Mother of McCoy's son alleges abuse

The mother of LeSean McCoy's young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true.

In a three-page document filed in Fulton County State Court in Georgia, Stephanie Maisonet said she reluctantly agreed to the deal in exchange for McCoy offering to drop a custody case and allow her to enroll their 6-year-old son in a school in Miami.


Falcons G Levitre out for rest of season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season.

Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined Tuesday that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem.


Vikings sign former Cowboys K Bailey

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Dan Bailey, owner of the second-best field goal percentage in NFL history and replacement for rookie Daniel Carlson.

Bailey's deal was done on Tuesday, after the Vikings waived Carlson fresh from his 0-for-3 game at Green Bay.


Cowboys re-sign veteran WR Butler

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have re-signed veteran receiver Brice Butler, who had left Dallas in free agency last spring but was released by the Arizona Cardinals before the season.

Dallas released rookie safety Tyree Robinson on Tuesday to make room on its roster for Butler.


Colts LB Leonard emerging as playmaker

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts figured Darius Leonard would emerge as a defensive playmaker one day.

He skipped the learning curve.


Jets taking winless Browns seriously

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jamal Adams and the Jets are well aware of the struggles going on in Cleveland.

They know the Browns are still looking for their first win since 2016, and New York isn't taking them lightly. If anything, the Jets consider their opponents Thursday night a dangerous, if not desperate, bunch.

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