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Attorney: NFL, Ravens not cooperating

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(AP) -- The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.

Richard Craig Smith told the AP on Friday night that the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the NFLPA's investigators, while the Ravens have refused any cooperation with similar requests.

"I am interested in the facts, and if we get cooperation from all the parties that were involved, we will have an understanding of what happened," Smith said. "We cannot accept public statements that call for transparency, candor and openness and then not allow the investigators to do their jobs."

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RG3 breaks silence, says won't rush back

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night.

Griffin spoke for 1 minute, 17 seconds Friday near his locker, the first time he has addressed his injury since the day after he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2.

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Manning calls out scoreboard operator

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.

Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver's 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

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Judge halts NJ sports betting plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have shown that they would be irreparably harmed if the state's casinos and racetracks were permitted to allow sports betting.

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Bengals WR Green doubtful against Ravens

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss a pivotal AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of an injured right big toe.

The Pro Bowl receiver was listed as doubtful on Friday. He's missed the last two games with the injury, suffered during a season-opening win in Baltimore. The Ravens (5-2) can take control of the division with a win over the defending champion Bengals (3-2-1) at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Colts' Wayne ruled out due to hurt elbow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day with an elbow injury before being ruled out Friday by coach Chuck Pagano.

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NFLPA questions domestic violence plan

NEW YORK (AP) The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."

In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members on Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained Friday by The Associated Press, the union also said the plan "doesn't build a positive consensus to warning signs."

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Maxwell, Unger, Walters out for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger will miss his third straight game on Sunday with a foot injury, while kick and punt returner Bryan Walters will be out with a concussion.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team hopes Unger will be able to return to practice next week. He was hurt during Seattle's Week 5 win over Washington.

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Chargers S Addae has concussion

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers followed proper medical procedure after safety Jahleel Addae had two scary reactions following hits in Thursday night's 35-21 loss at Denver, coach Mike McCoy said.

Addae immediately fell to the ground after a hit on the first play of the game. Late in the third quarter, he convulsed while remaining on his feet after a hit. He led with his left shoulder both times.

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Bears LB Briggs likely to be out again

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will likely miss his third straight game because of a rib injury.

The seven-time Pro Bowl player is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at New England.

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