Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Trio sues Pouncey brothers

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twins attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. The suit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

According to the suit, the 25-year-old Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The suit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club.

No charges have been filed.

Maurkice plays center for the Steelers, and Mike is a center for the Dolphins. Both played at Florida.

Humphrey arrested

Former Florida State and NFL linebacker Deon Humphrey has been arrested in an assault on his girlfriend. The 38-year-old was taken into custody early Thursday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says deputies who arrived at the linebacker's Wellington home found redness on his girlfriend's neck and bleeding from her ear consistent with being grabbed by the neck. A probable cause affidavit says the woman reported being shoved against a wall. Deputies say they found indentations in the wall and her black hairs in the plaster. Humphrey is free on $5,000 bond.

Colts: Running back Vick Ballard has a torn left Achilles tendon, ESPN reported. Team doctors are waiting for MRI results to confirm the diagnosis. Ballard missed all but one game last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during practice. He rushed for a team-high 814 yards as a rookie in 2012.

Cowboys: A judge convicted linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown of Decatur and imposed an 18-day jail term. Municipal Judge Billy Cook convicted him on the misdemeanor counts after a non-jury trial that lasted about three hours. He won't have to report for his jail sentence until after an appeal is complete in state court. Cook also ordered McClain to pay $1,572 in fines and court costs.

Patriots: Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his right ACL on Dec. 8, has been cleared by doctors to play. He has participated in individual drills over the last two days, while watching from the sideline during team drills.

Ravens: Former Giants free safety Will Hill, who's serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, signed. The former Gator, 24, can practice with the Ravens in training camp and during preseason, but won't be available in the regular season until Oct. 13.

Steelers: President Art Rooney II said the team is putting off awarding Ben Roethlisberger a lengthy — and lucrative — extension until the offseason so it can focus on improving a roster that has missed the playoffs each of the past two years. Pittsburgh typically renegotiates with its starting quarterback when there are two years remaining on the current deal. Roethlisberger, 32 and a two-time Super Bowl champ, is about to enter the penultimate season of an eight-year, $102 million contract he signed before the 2008 season.

Seahawks: Running back Marshawn Lynch did not attend the first day of camp, officially starting his holdout over changes he wants to his contract. He's in the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal. He received $6 million of it in a signing bonus. He will make $5 million in base salary this season and $5.5 million in 2015, but he wants more money up front or more money guaranteed.

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