PLAYERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PLAYERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428646-77/nfl-goodell-sponsor-statement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428646-77/nfl-goodell-sponsor-statement.html.csp">PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T09:52:04.989-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handing domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man of integrity.” The boss of the maker of Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos, one of the league’s biggest advertisers and sponsor of last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, issued a statement late Wednesday that criticized the league but also expressed optimism that it can fix its problems...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286462014-09-18T09:52:04.989-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T09:52:04.989-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428646@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:52:04 MDT NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58425302-77/players-game-hgh-policy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58425302-77/players-game-hgh-policy.html.csp">NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.843-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players’ union agreed to Wednesday will allow the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field. Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rul...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425302@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420284-77/wojcik-charleston-players-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420284-77/wojcik-charleston-players-coach.html.csp">Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE IACOBELLI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:53.358-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbia, S.C. • Fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik had been paid $400,000 to settle potential claims against the school. The school released financial terms of the settlement to The Associated Press on Tuesday after an open records request. Wojcik was fired last month amid allegations of verbal abuse. The school hired longtime Wichita State and Clemson assistant Earl Grant two weeks ago. The school will assume $150,000 of the settlement with the rest coming from the state’s Insurance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584202842014-09-17T16:15:53.358-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:53.358-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420284@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:53 MDT Surprising Virginia preparing hard to face BYU at altitude http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417198-65/game-players-byu-ready.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417198-65/game-players-byu-ready.html.csp">Surprising Virginia preparing hard to face BYU at altitude</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T15:42:02.286-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long after they defeated then-No. 21 Louisville 23-21 on Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia football players called a players-only meeting and warned each other about the dangers of celebrating the win too long. Little did they know it at the time, but they’ve got another No. 21-ranked team to get ready for this week. “We still have a long ways to go, because we are getting ready to play another Top 25 team in BYU, at their place, our first road test,” fifth-year Virginia coach ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417198@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:42:02 MDT Op-ed: Football has proven its moral vacancy. It’s time for fans to start quitting. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58415971-82/football-fans-nfl-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58415971-82/football-fans-nfl-game.html.csp">Op-ed: Football has proven its moral vacancy. It’s time for fans to start quitting.</a></h4>