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Jonathan Dwyer and Greg Hardy joined Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson as players who are currently suspended because of domestic abuse charges

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Winston has been suspended from the first half of Saturday's match against Clemson after yelling the foul-mouthed phrase while standing on a table on campus

Caroliner Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy sidelined indefinitely by Carolina Panthers following conviction in July of assault on a female and communicating threats

Hardy requested a jury trial which will begin in November and has joined Adrian Peterson on the Commissioner Exempt list

Arizona Cardinals running-back Jonathan Dwyer

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Dwyer was arrested in July and the revelations follows a tumultuous week for the NFL after domestic issues with Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson

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Welker, Orlando Scandrick and Stedman Bailey had four-game bans halved

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Team was widely criticised after initially reinstating star player

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Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings is accused of ‘reckless or negligent injury to a child’

Adrian Peterson reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings despite indictment on charges of child abuse when disciplining his son

Peterson has released a statement that added 'No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him' as he prepares to face New Orleans on Sunday

Washington Redskins quarter-back Robert Griffin III suffers a dislocated ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Washington Redskins confident Robert Griffin III will play again this season despite suffering dislocated ankle

RGIII collapsed in a heap during the Redskins' 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Ray Rice

NFL Players' Union confirm they will appeal Ray Rice's indefinite ban after he was released by the Baltimore Ravens following video leak

A video from a hotel elevator appeared to show Rice striking his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in the face, with the NFL extending their original two-match suspension

Darren Sproles of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates running in a touchdown

Philadelphia Eagles vs Indianapolis Colts match report: Nick Foles leads Eagles to second straight comeback win as Luck runs out for Colts

Foles finished with 331 passing yards as a last-second Cody Parkey field goal secured a narrow 30-27 win for the Eagles

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Wales Open 2014: Nicolas Colsaerts hits record drive to eclipse Ryder Cup foursome

The Ryder Cup theme here at Celtic Manor was hijacked by Belgian hammer Nicolas Colsaerts, who launched a ball 447 yards, longer than any golfer in the history of the European Tour, en route to the top of the leaderboard at the Wales Open.

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