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Playoff system did what it was supposed to do

Monday morning quarterback … eagerly anticipating the explanation from referee Pete Morelli for one of the all-time lousy officiating decisions, waving off an obvious pass interference call against Dallas that cost the Lions dearly en route to a 24-20 wild-card playoff loss:

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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ICYMI: Vanishing PI aids Cowboys; penalties way up otherwise

Officiating prompted conversation and consternation all season in the NFL, so why should the playoffs — particularly the pass interference call that was, then suddenly wasn't, in the Cowboys' wild-card win over the Lions — be any different?

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera sustained "significant" damage from an early morning blaze spewing heavy smoke and fire two days after his team's playoff victory. No one was injured.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Saints sack leader Galette arrested in domestic disturbance

KENNER, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette has been arrested in a domestic violence case in which a woman says her face was scratched and her ear bloodied after an earring was ripped off.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Report: Rams owner plans NFL stadium in Los Angeles County

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles County, boosting the chances that pro football could return to the region, according to a newspaper report.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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