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Brandon Browner: Former Pro Bowl CB arrested for felony in Los Angeles

Brandon Browner: Former Pro Bowl CB arrested for felony in Los Angeles

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Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Super Bowl XLIX winner Brandon Browner was arrested and charged with a felony on Monday in Los Angeles.Browner was arrested by the La Verne Police Department at about 8:29 p.m. He was booked into jail at about 9:40 p.m. He had a total bail about of $ 50,000.A La Verne Police Department spokesperson confirmed that he was charged with suspicion of making criminal threats and later "bonded out" of jail.Browner, 33, was also arrested on May 25 and charged with a misdemeanor.The former Pro Bowl defender played his first three seasons for the Seattle Seahawks before joining the New England Patriots in 2014. He won a Super Bowl that season when the Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.Browner signed with the New Orleans Saints during the 2015 offseason on a three-year, $ 15 mill...
Los Angeles Chargers' Max Tuerk gets suspended for violating NFL's PED policy

Los Angeles Chargers' Max Tuerk gets suspended for violating NFL's PED policy

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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The NFL has suspended Los Angeles Chargers center Max Tuerk for violating its policy on performance enhancing substances.Tuerk will sit out the team's first four games of the 2017 season as a result of the ban, according to the Chargers. He will not be paid during the suspension. Tuerk can return to the Chargers' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2, a day after the Chargers battle the Philadelphia Eagles. He can still participate in preseason practices and games."This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements," Tuerk said in a statement released by the team."In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement - something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept responsibility for my acti...
Ensconced in L.A., Los Angeles Chargers now focus on football

Ensconced in L.A., Los Angeles Chargers now focus on football

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Chargers say hello to Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, but in some ways all that off-the-field chatter is mute. It's back to the football field for the Chargers as they opened training camp for the first time in 56 years of not having San Diego in front of their name. So the focus returns to football and you could almost feel the sigh of relief from head coach Anthony Lynn and the other players. Lynn was clear in what he anticipates the Chargers' identity to be after the initial workout. "Tough," he said. The organization, from top to bottom, stressed how the talk of relocating from San Diego to L.A. wasn't a distraction. Still, the Chargers are happy to get that conversation behind them, almost as much as the last two seasons that have produced nine wins. That said, ge...
Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

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Free agent guard George Hill met with Los Angeles Lakers officials Monday about a possible deal. The Lakers and Hill have significant mutual interest on pursuing a short-term deal that would allow Hill and No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball to play together, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. Hill, 31, played through a toe injury last season that limited his durability in his one season with the Utah Jazz. The nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points with 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 49 games. The Lakers want to do one-year contracts in free agency, preserving salary-cap space for 2018 to pursue possible free agents Paul George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN. Before joining the Jazz in a trade last year, Hill spent fiv...