As NFL star joins list of psychedelic-endorsing celebrities, are the drugs FINALLY mainstream?

Revelations that NFL star Aaron Rodgers used psychedelic drugs to boost his performance were just the latest celebrity endorsement of mind-altering drugs, which were for decades taboo but are fast entering the American mainstream. Rodgers, 38, who says the South American hallucinogen ayahuasca aided his ‘best season’ in the NFL, joins a growing list of … Read more

Best of Friday at NFL training camps: Christian McCaffrey longs for candles, 49ers try to get along, Joe Burrow staying engaged

3:40 PM ET ESPN staff Friday was another busy day in the NFL training camp world for most teams, although the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars took the day off after their preseason opening matchup on Thursday night in Canton, Ohio, which saw the Raiders prevail 27-11. But now that we’re in Week 2 … Read more

Has Matt Ryan finally made the Colts’ QB carousel stop spinning?

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Colts believe they’ve finally found some consistency at quarterback. Matt Ryan has stabilized the game’s most important position by improving the level of production and leadership at the offensive forefront. And since it appears Ryan will be doing it for at least a couple of years — he’s under contract through … Read more

History-making official Art McNally is the Hall of Famer who never wanted fame

The irony in inducting Art McNally into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is that he repelled fame. McNally keeps a ledger in his Philadelphia-area home of every game he officiated in any sport — 3,145 total. The objective was to leave all 3,145 without anybody remembering he was there. “His belief was every time you … Read more

Shanahan upset with brawls in 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After halting practice for a second time because of a brawl on Tuesday, coach Kyle Shanahan called for his team to huddle up. He promptly delivered some choice words about what had just transpired. Underneath the anger was a simple message about how Shanahan wants his team to play. Physical? Absolutely. … Read more

2022 NFL training camp fantasy football notes: Why did Josh Jacobs play in the Hall of Fame game?

Each week this preseason, fantasy football analyst Matt Harmon will be sifting through all the training camp noise to uncover relevant signal — key information that fantasy drafters can use to their advantage this year. Josh Jacobs played in the Hall of Fame game Yes, a starting NFL running back playing in the pre-preseason game … Read more

Ashley Solis, who received death threats, calls out the NFL for not caring about Deshaun Watson’s accusers

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ashley Solis, the first of 25 massage therapists to sue Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct, called out the NFL Thursday for not caring about the accusers. After a 15-month investigation into Watson’s behavior, the NFL fought hard for an indefinite suspension of at least a year. But NFL Disciplinary Officer Sue L. … Read more

Robert Saleh breaking ‘monotony’ of Jets’ meetings with basketball contests

One of the fiercest competitions at Jets training camp this week did not happen on a football field.  It came in the team auditorium on Tuesday, near the end of the team meeting, and it involved a basketball, not a football.  Rookies Max Mitchell and Micheal Clemons squared off in a free-throw shooting contest with … Read more

Eagles 2022 training camp practice notes, Day 6: Dominant defense

Day 6 of Philadelphia Eagles 2022 training camp is in the books, and it was a hot one out there today. It was also the longest practice of camp so far, at around an hour and 45 minutes. Let’s just get right to the notes. • The Eagles had a bunch of new injuries to … Read more