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  1. Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized for prayingRead the original story

    17 min ago | The Arizona Republic

    Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized for praying The NFL is having trouble getting anything right these days. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1vtpJB2 Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone Monday night that he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter.

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  2. Opponent Profile: Ravens Look To Slow Down Highly Potent Colts OffenseRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | CBS Local

    The Ravens just finished off an impressive home win against the Carolina Panthers. Now they will begin a grueling stretch of games as 4 out of their next 5 will be on the road.

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  3. NFL ratings on rise despite domestic violence fumbleRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | SLAM! Sports

    Americans are tuning into NFL football in greater numbers than last year, according to early season viewership figures, signaling the league's fumbled handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its overall popularity. Through the first three weeks of the season, audiences watching nationally televised primetime broadcasts have risen and nearly all networks have seen an uptick in viewership so far this season.

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  4. In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And ClarificationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown after an interception against the New England Patriots Monday. He was then penalized for praying on his knees - something the NFL now says shouldn't have been punished.

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  5. NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for prayingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Burlington Times News

    The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play."

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  6. Pelissero: Who cares how NFL players celebrate?Read the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    The NFL wasted no time admitting officials messed up by flagging Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for going to his knees in a Muslim prayer after a touchdown Monday night. Pelissero: Who cares how NFL players celebrate? The NFL wasted no time admitting officials messed up by flagging Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for going to his knees in a Muslim prayer after a touchdown Monday night.

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  7. NFL: TD celebration shouldn't have been penalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after kneeling down in prayer following a touchdown. NFL: Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after kneeling down in prayer following a touchdown.

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  8. Chiefs offense gets rolling in routRead the original story

    18 min ago | Hays Daily News

    In the aftermath of the Chiefs' 41-14 Monday night win over the New England Patriots, there was a palpable sense of satisfaction in the locker room. Laughs came easy, and smiles did, too.

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  9. NFL Admits Mistake in Penalizing Muslim Player Who Prayed After TouchdownRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Mashable

    A short slide followed by a brief moment on his hands and knees resulted in an excessive celebration penalty on Kansas City Chiefs defensive player Husain Abdullah during Monday night's game against the New England Patriots. It has also ignited fierce criticism from those who see the penalty as a double standard, and the NFL has since backtracked on flagging the Chiefs safety.

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  10. Chiefs Player Husain Abdullah Gets ...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | WLQT-FM Dayton

    NFL officiating guru Mike Pereira once said he'd never throw a flag on a player who knelt in the end zone in prayer because he " didn't want to get struck by lightning ." In a move that is sure to generate some discussion, Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs was flagged 15 yards after kneeling in the end zone in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown off an interception of Tom Brady.

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  11. NFL Penalizes Player for Post-Touchdown Muslim Prayer, Changes MindRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Mediaite.com

    The NFL penalized Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah in Monday night's thoroughly enjoyable stomping of the New England Patriots for "unsportsmanlike conduct," when he knelt in the end zone after a pick-six. Here, have a gif via Sports Nation : Abdullah is a practicing Muslim, and the gesture was almost certainly a Muslim prayer.

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  12. NFL says Kansas City Chiefs player shouldn't have been penalized for prayerRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | WHAS11

    The Kansas City Chiefs player who was penalized after kneeling to pray in the end zone Monday night should not have been flagged, an NFL spokesman said today. Kansas City Chiefs' safety Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, was penalized 15 yards for "unsportsmanlike conduct" after he kneeled in prayer.

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  13. What Can The Raiders Do Now In Order To Win In Week 6?Read the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | CBS Local

    Whatever plan the 2014 Oakland Raiders had for this season can officially be thrown out the window now: the team's 0-4 start has established some clear realities going forward for the final 12 games on the schedule. First, the offense can't run the ball effectively with the current running backs.

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  14. Jerry Jones reveals the three losses that made him cry during his time as Cowboys ownerRead the original story

    21 min ago | Dallas Morning News

    There are three losses in Jerry Jones' time as Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager that have driven him to tears. Jones provided that information during a Tuesday morning radio interview when asked about hosting the Houston Texans Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

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  15. Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys offense is ahead of expectationsRead the original story

    21 min ago | Dallas Morning News

    Jerry Jones is encouraged by what he's seeing from the Dallas Cowboys' offense through four games. Dallas is ranked among the top 10 units in the league and Atlanta is the only NFC team averaging more yards and points per game than the Cowboys.

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  16. NFL says Chiefs safety should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayerRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. NFL spokesman Michael Signora writes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression.

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  17. FCC kills sports blackout ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | The Hill

    The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted to kill off its four-decade old sports blackout rules over the fierce objections of the National Football League. In a unanimous decision, the five members of the commission said that the rules - which ban cable and satellite companies from showing games blacked out on local broadcast channels - are out of date and hurt consumers.

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  18. FCC Votes to End Sports Blackout RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | WNYMedia.net

    Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate the Sports Blackout Rule, a FCC rule which prohibits cable and satellite television providers from showing a National Football League game in its home market if it is not sold out 72 hours prior to its start time. "I applaud the FCC's decision to vote to eliminate the Sports Blackout Rule," said Congressman Brian Higgins .

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  19. Seattle Seahawks Fans, Write for 12th Man RisingRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | 12th Man Rising

    December 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson calls a play in an offensive huddle during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 19-17.

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  20. Carson Palmer injury: Cardinals QB 'slowly' improving; Guard Jonathan Cooper cracks lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | The Mile High Report

    The Arizona Cardinals were hoping to get Carson Palmer back after the bye, but the former Bengals and Raiders quarterback said he isn't throwing as much as he'd like. It seems most Arizona Cardinals fans were hoping for the return of their starting quarterback Carson Palmer this week, following the team's Week 4 bye.

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