Off-field issues in spotlight
In what's usually a quiet time, discipline and legal matters dominate news
Normally, the days before the Memorial Day weekend are somewhat quiet in the NFL.
That wasn't the case this year. Friday, for example, was flat-out bizarre. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh sparred with Bay Area reporters after they pressed him for the organization's stance on linebacker Aldon Smith. Smith pleaded no-contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and could face a league suspension this fall.
Also on Friday, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice held a news ...
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