6PM ET: New OT Rules In The NFL
Looking Like Jail Time For Arenas
Ilgauskas Makes It Official

NFL Overtime Rule

New NFL Rules

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the proposed new overtime rules for the postseason have passed by a vote of 28-4, according to an owner who had left the meeting.

Under the new OT rules for the postseason only, if the first team with ball scores a touchdown, the game is over ... But if they make a field goal, the other team will get an opportunity to tie or win ... If both teams make a field goal, the next team to score wins.

Since 1974 ... There have been 445 OT games in the NFL. Of those, the team that won the coin toss scored a FG on its first possession 100 times (22.5% of the time) ... which would now NOT end the game in the postseason.

Gilbert Arenas

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Jail Time For Arenas?

Prosecutors are asking for 3 months in jail for Gilbert Arenas. Sentencing is Friday for the Wizards guard. He pleaded guilty to gun possession back in January after bringing 4 handguns into the Wizards lockerroom. As part of his plea deal ... prosecutors said they wouldn't seek more than a 6 month prison stint. The judge can give Arenas a sentence up to 5 years. Arenas' attorney recommended probation and community service for his client.


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Back Home In Cleveland

Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The teams' all-time leader in games played, blocks and rebounds, was traded to Washington and was then bought out of his contract by the Wizards, making him a free agent. Ilgauskas' agent said that the big man decided to re-sign with the Cavaliers, but still plans to pursue free agency in the offseason.