Former 49ers and Raiders OL assaults ex-boyfriend in fight over soy sauce

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No that’s not a typo in the headline. I know you think that because the NFL has no current players who’ve come out of the closet. And there’s a very low number of ex-players (and since we’re talking about ex-Niners, c’mon Jeff Garcia, quit living the lie, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being who you actually are) who are known to be gay that this must be an error. However, it appears ex-San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris, a former first-round draft pick, has involuntarily been added to the list as a result of the legal issues stemming from a restaurant dispute.

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2012 Fantasy Football Preview: D/ST

Football fans, you’re Christmas is right around the corner. Preseason games have already started and the regular season is right around the corner. Nearly as important, the fantasy football season is finally here! In the coming weeks, we will prepare you ready for the upcoming fantasy season by breaking every position. First up, we’ll rank the top the top defense & special team units.

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Former USC, Raiders QB Todd Marinovich has some Artwork to Share

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When of the best ESPN films of all time, “The Marinovich Project,” told the unique story of Todd Marinovich’s life. Marinovich is known best as a star QB for the USC Trojans who played for the Raiders, but never quite made it in the NFL.

The film conveyed his beginnings as a football prodigy built to star at the sport (back when he was known as “Robo QB”), his problems with substance abuse and depression, his troubles with the law and ultimately his journey to happiness through artistic expression.

That’s right Todd Marinovich is now an accomplished artist and you can learn more about it after the jump.

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Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: AFC West

With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the coming weeks, I will rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers for each division. Today, the AFC West goes under the microscope.

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Former Pro-Bowler, #2 Overall Draft Pick Darrell Russell Dead in Car Crash

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The 1997 overall #2 NFL Draft pick by the Oakland Raiders, Darrell Russell, was killed in a high-speed car crash early Thursday morning. A  NFL Pro-Bowler in 1998 and 1998, Russell had a promising young career going until he was suspended three times by the league for susbtance abuse violations.
Before his disappointing and brief NFL career, Russell was a star defensive lineman at the University of Southern California. He passed away at the age of 29, shortly after the car in which he was a passenger, driven by former USC teammate Mike Bastianelli spun out of control, off the road and crashed into numerous objects.