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Monday Night Football team recognizes Stuart Scott's cancer fight
Scott has been battling cancer for seven years. His inspiring, powerful speech about strength in the face of adversity, from earlier this year at the ESPYs, remains a must-watch
Tyrann Mathieu passed drug test at scouting combine
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Monday that Mathieu passed his drug test at February's NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources from two teams.
It's another encouraging sign for Mathieu, dismissed by LSU last August due to substance-abuse issues. A failed test at the combine would have been devastating for the cornerback's draft stock.
Mathieu has been up front about his problems with sobriety during the pre-draft process. That candor was on display when an anonymous NFL assistant coach asked Mathieu how many drug tests he failed in college.
"I quit counting at 10. I really don't know," Mathieu said, according to the coach, who argued LSU is partly to blame: "If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help."
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (who also went to LSU) has trained with Mathieu, who has worked hard to present himself as a redemption project with big upside. Mathieu is a logical fit for teams looking for a high-risk, high-reward player in the middle rounds.
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Bet on Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl LI will be the 51st Super Bowl and the 47th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion will play the National Football Conference (NFC) champion to decide the league champion for the 2016 season.
The game is scheduled for Sunday, February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and will be the third time the Super Bowl is held in Houston, after VIII in 1974 and XXXVIII in 2004. It will be televised nationally in the United States by Fox