Cal alum Fujita suspended for role in bounty scandal

Cal alum and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2012 NFL season because of his role in a pay-for-performance bounty scandal with the New Orleans Saints, the NFL announced in a statement Wednesday. Fujita, who played for Cal
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#theprobowl #itspointless #whyplayit?

I didn’t watch the Pro Bowl. My sleep-ins on Sundays are far too precious to get up for that. Instead, I caught the action in 140-character bits beginning midway through the fourth quarter between bites of breakfast. You see, the NFL, famed for its lovable owners, fan outreach and freewheeling
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How the mighty have fallen

I am boycotting Super Bowl XLVI. Upon calm reflection, that statement is most likely a hot-headed lie. After all, the Super Bowl is not just any game between two considerably talented opponents; it’s the culmination of a season of saturated media coverage, intense fanaticism and cutthroat competition. Deep down I
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Tim Tebow doesn’t have what it takes

“You’re just not cut out for this league.” Immediately after writing those words nearly four months ago declaring Timothy Richard Tebow the worst quarterback to ever walk the face of Planet Earth, the Broncos embarked on an improbable winning streak of six consecutive games, propelling them to the NFL playoffs.
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Athletes can help strike out bigotry

There’s a major problem in sports. It’s not steroids; it’s not cheating. Not the NBA lockout or the BCS. A couple weeks ago, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson went on a radio show and called someone a word that no one, in polite company or otherwise, should ever utter. The
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DeSean’s return or Marshawn’s run?

Before Abby Wambach’s last-minute goal for the U.S. women’s national team made it all moot, two former Cal stars were in the running for Best Play at the ESPYs. First, there’s DeSean Jackson’s scintillating last-second punt return that shell-shocked the New York Giants and — even more impressively — elicited signs
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