Former NFL agent: New Cam Newton contract likely coming in 2020

The Panthers’ contract with Cam Newton is looking like more of a bargain with each passing quarterback deal that’s signed, but sooner or later, that’s going to change.

NFL denies Mike James’ request to use marijuana as a painkiller More Free agent running back Mike James has tried and failed to persuade the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller. James told NJ.com that he developed a dependence on prescription painkillers that he took to cope with the aches and pains associated with playing football. His doctor told him that marijuana would be a safer alternative, and he found that it was. Now he’s an advocate for medical marijuana — even as the NFL tells him he’s not allowed to use it and play in the league. I am hopeful that I’ll be able to keep playing football, James said. It is a game that I love very dearly.

However, former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck couldn’t hide his excitement over the upside of his former team’s offense with Barkley being added to a mix that includes dynamic wide receivers Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard, tight end Evan Engram, and quarterback Eli Manning.

I love the pick, Tuck said Tuesday at the BTIG Charity Day in New York City. He was the best overall player in this NFL Draft, to begin with. It’s hard to get any more value out of a pick at No. 2. But, he should have been the No. 1 pick. I feel good about that selection. It’s definitely a need for [the Giants]. He’s a dynamic player. He’s from this area. The Giants fan base is going to love him. I expect big things from him.

Ex-Rutgers footballer, who got a break once, accused of fracturing woman’s skull

A former Rutgers player who had been given another chance at wiping his record clean after a street brawl three years ago is now facing an attempted homicide charge after an alleged drunken assault on a woman in Nashville.

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