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Bills players are concerned about their privacy and safety after the front lawn of a home owned by cornerback Leodis McKelvin was vandalized. After McKelvin's kickoff-return fumble led to the Patriots' winning touchdown Monday night, someone went to his house in a Buffalo suburb and painted in white on the lawn an obscenity and the score, 25-24. Police in Hamburg, N.Y., declined to release details. Linebacker Kawika Mitchell, the former USF Bull, wrote on his Twitter Web page, "W/ all the safety issues n the NFL its not funny at all." Safety George Wilson said such a response from "so-called passionate fans" is extreme. "You can blog and make your opinions, but to go to a person's residence, you're taking it to a whole new level," he said. The Bills host the Bucs on Sunday.

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out of bounds

Yours for a gently used armoire

Frustration with Jake "11 turnovers in the past 61/2 quarters" Delhomme hasn't led to vandalism at his house, but one Panthers fan is so disillusioned that he or she posted a for-sale ad for the quarterback on Craigslist:

"Loyal. Needs a Loving Home. Serious Offers, Please. Trades Accepted. Contact: (coach) John Fox."

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Wanna see myprison tattoos?

A day in the life of an elite athlete not in the sphere of Alex Rodriguez: Michelle Gorgone, a 2006 U.S. Olympic snowboarder and 2010 hopeful, spent the summer working at a Boston restaurant. Sometimes while she was working, drug-testing officials showed up for random tests. Gorgone's co-workers didn't know she was an athlete and didn't know what to think. "I was like, 'I'm not on parole,' " Gorgone said. "And they were like, 'Why are you getting drug tested?' And then finally I was like, 'All right, you caught me.' "

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"Uh, I don't think so."

Bill Belichick, Patriots coach,asked if anyone has ever kissed his championship rings. The Patriots on Sunday play the Jets, whose first-year coach, Rex Ryan, said in June that he didn't come to New York "to kiss Bill Belichick's rings."