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Mailbag: Teams send message by handling incidents instead of waiting on league

Originally Published: July 21, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The opening of training camps unofficially ended a couple of months of bad publicity for the National Football League.

No question the NFL's shield has been dented by recent arrests. Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is in jail on a murder charge. The Browns cut undrafted rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott after he was charged with attempted murder. DUIs were plentiful.

Much has been discussed about what the NFL should do in trying to stop the arrests. ...

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