Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez: Former New England Patriot used to be one of NFL's brightest talents, but now spends his time fighting murder charge

Aaron Hernandez used to be one of the brightest talents in the NFL. Now, at just 24, his days are spent in a Massachusetts courthouse fighting the charge that he brutally murdered a close associate. His case is the latest in a series of scandals to engulf America’s richest sport

Darren Sharper: Former NFL star pleaded guilty to more sexual assault charges

Former NFL star already sentence to nine years in prison, faces more

Darren Sharper: Former NFL star pleads guilty to sexual assault charges, sentenced to nine years

Former football player faces further rape charges

Chris Borland retires: Concussion crisis deepens as worried former San Francisco 49ers linebacker quits at 24

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The Oakland Raiders could be forced to share a stadium with the San Diego Chargers

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France, Italy, England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland compete for the Six Nations trophy

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Chris Evans and Chris Pratt settle Super Bowl bet with philanthropic Marvel crossover

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Mark Wahlberg stars in the Super Bowl trailer for Ted 2

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