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Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams, dominates Twitter trends

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveKrak/status/465262608564895744 At least half of Twitter’s trending topics Saturday evening belonged to Michael Sam, who has been drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Sam was the 249th pick in the draft, but the media would particularly like you know that Sam will be the NFL’s first openly gay player. http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/465263143028293632 http://twitter.com/#!/ESPNNFL/status/465263301602320384 http://twitter.com/#!/dallasnews/status/465263895964565504 http://twitter.com/#!/BostonGlobe/status/465263097343934464 http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/465263921776295936 http://twitter.com/#!/cnnbrk/status/465264649429323776 http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/465268187320168448…

NFL Announces Tougher Punishment Guidelines For Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

Six games for the first offense, lifetime ban for second. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409257868); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3431593”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409257868); }); View this image › Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media. Rice was suspended for…

Oversight Committee OKs NFL hearings; Senators ask for zero-tolerance policy

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidZavac/status/510128748541538304 Not necessarily. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform agrees to hold hearing on NFL policies at request of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). — MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) September 11, 2014 Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) explains that Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chair Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah Cummings have agreed to hold a hearing on…