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Teen battling brain cancer who went viral for touchdown during Nebraska spring game back on football field

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A teen battling brain cancer who went viral several years ago for scoring a touchdown during a Nebraska Cornhuskers spring football game is now making more meaningful plays on the field.

Jack Hoffman, 13, put on the pads and helmet for West Holt High School in Atkinson, Neb., on Monday. Hoffman played center for the high school team.

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“You would have thought he was playing in the Super Bowl with all the family there,” Jack’s father, Andy, told the Journal Star.

Jack was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. In 2014, his father said his son relapsed but a clinical trial helped out. The tumor worsened last year and Jack is back in a clinical trial, according to the New York Daily News.

Doctors allowed Jack to decide whether to play football. His father told the Journal Star is son wanted to play “pretty bad.”

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“Jack loves football, he comes from a long line of football players,” Andy Hoffman said. “We didn’t want to push this down this throat. We wanted this to be Jack’s decision.”

Jack Hoffman is also prone to seizures and takes 23 pills a day to manage epilepsy, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

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Jack Hoffman was invited to a Cornhuskers spring football game in 2013. A video of him running for a 69-yard touchdown went viral and tugged on the heartstrings of nearly everyone.

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Dennis Rodman makes bold prediction about Kim Jong Un on ‘Fox & Friends’

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman made a bold prediction Thursday.

It wasn’t about who is going to win the NBA championship or whether James Harden will win the MVP award. It wasn’t about whether Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could co-exist with the Brooklyn Nets or whether Chris Paul will be on the move from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Rodman predicted the next step for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the U.S. and the Hermit Kingdom seem to be far apart on a denuclearization deal.

Rodman, who appeared on Fox & Friends,” was asked whether he thought President Trump could make a deal with Kim after talks broke down during their second summit in Vietnam earlier this year.

“I think he can,” Rodman said before making his bold, Joe Namath-like guarantee.

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“I think the fact that people better watch out for this: Kim Jong Un will be in America in 18 to 24 months. I guarantee it.”

Co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Rodman to clarify whether it would be a visit as a head of state or defection from North Korea.

“He’s coming to do one thing, to visit America,” Rodman retorted.

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Rodman, who has visited North Korea independently, has continuously praised Trump for meeting with Kim. He said Thursday he believes Trump was doing a “great job” connecting the U.S. and North Korea.

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Michael Vick recalls his meal order during first dinner with Atlanta Falcons owner

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Michael Vick was in an unfamiliar place when he had dinner with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank for the first time.

Vick, who grew in a Virginia public housing project, was out of his comfort zone when they met at a fancy steakhouse for dinner one night after Blank had bought the team. He talked about the dinner on Bleacher Report’s “Untold Stories.”

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“I’ll never forget,” Vick said. “We go and I’m lookin’ at this fancy menu, and everything looked like it’s, like Chinese language to me. I’m like, ‘Man, look, I’m used to seeing a certain type of menu, not you know, a menu of, you know, this magnitude, where you know it’s the filet mignon and porterhouse steaks. I don’t even know anything about that.”

Not knowing what to order, Vick said he went with the safe choice: chicken fingers and fries.

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“You shoulda seen the look in Mr. Blank’s face when I ordered it, man. It’s like he wanted to educate me right there on the spot,” he said. “But you know, I was a 21-year-old kid comin’ from where I came from and fresh outta college, where we ate cheesesteaks and fries every day, man, so it wasn’t the best diet but I was just makin’ my adjustments.”

Vick said he wasn’t fond of going out to eat after college and was more used to Ruby Tuesday’s or TGI Friday’s.

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The Falcons selected Vick with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

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Carolina Panthers’ Kyle Allen reveals what he did after receiving autograph from Hall of Fame quarterback

Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen revealed he was a bit arrogant as a kid and he would be the one to tell you.

Allen, who may end up making his second career start for the Panthers in Week 3, told the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday he was a big fan of Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach growing up.

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Allen said his dad knew the former Dallas Cowboys star and Staubach had sent him an autograph. But when Allen received the signature, he told the newspaper he did something a bit head-scratching.

“…My cocky 10-year-old butt sent him a signed picture back,” he said.

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It appears Allen is on track to get the start against the Arizona Cardinals after Cam Newton tweaked his ankle during last Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton didn’t participate in practice Thursday.

Allen made his first career start against the New Orleans Saints in Week 17 of last season.

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He was 16-for-27 with 228 passing yards and two touchdowns.

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Kobe Bryant recalls what then-Charlotte Hornets GM told him before draft day trade: ‘I was triggered’

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Kobe Bryant was selected with the No. 13 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but his tenure with the organization lasted only a few hours.

Bryant was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac. The rest is, well, history. Bryant went on to have an incredible career and win five championships. Divac, on the other hand, spent two seasons with the Hornets before going to the Sacramento Kings.

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Bryant appeared on the “Knuckleheads” podcast Tuesday and told hosts Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles that interaction with then-Hornets general manager Bob Bass stuck with him for his whole career. He revealed what Bass told him on the night he was drafted and traded.

“We couldn’t have used you anyway,” Bryant said Bass told him. “I was triggered. I was ready to go to the gym.”

Bryant was only 17 at the time he was drafted out of high school.

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While in hindsight it may look like Bass’ decision to trade Bryant for Divac was an incredible oversight, Bass had won the 1989-90 NBA Executive of the Year with the San Antonio Spurs. He won it again as a member of the Hornets front office during the 1994-95 season. At that time, the Hornets finished with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.

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Dallas Cowboys’ Robert Quinn accuses media of twisting anthem protests message

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn was asked Wednesday whether he would raise a fist during the national anthem and used the opportunity to lambast the media over the national anthem protests.

Quinn, who is expected to be active in his return to the Cowboys after serving a two-game suspension, lectured reporters over why players started to protest during the national anthem and how the media allegedly twisted the message.

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“Why did the protest start?” Quinn asked reporters, according to the Dallas Morning-News. “Then what did you all turn it into? I’m asking you. You’re media, right? You all took the message and made it into what you all wanted to make it. Now, I could sit there and beat this over the head, beat this over the head.”

He added: “Again, I’m not going back writing the story. At the end of the day, y’all know what’s being done. Y’all see what’s being done about it. You want to know what I’m about, you come speak to me in my personal space, not at work. And you’ll see how I really roll.”

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Quinn is one of a handful of active NFL players still protesting during the national anthem. Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson and Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid kneel during the anthem.

In December, when Quinn was with the Dolphins, he complained about the lack of coverage for his protest during the national anthem.

“Y’all ignore it. Because when I gave my first message on trying to bring unity, y’all swept it under the rug. It’s not me. When you don’t give a problematic story, y’all just ran away,” he said at the time, according to the Miami Herald.

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He vowed in an August 2018 Sports Illustrated profile that he wouldn’t stop protesting during the anthem “until they get rid of me.”

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Eli Manning’s ‘simple’ advice to Daniel Jones as he takes reins as New York Giants quarterback

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Eli Manning was asked Wednesday if he had any advice for rookie Daniel Jones, who will be making his first start as New York Giants quarterback Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Giants announced earlier in the week that the Duke product will be taking the reins after the team lost their first two games of the season. Manning talked about moving to a backup role behind Jones.

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“Throw it to the guy wearing the same jersey you are. Simple,” Manning said when asked about his advice to Jones, according to the New York Daily News.

Manning was then asked whether if this was the end for him.

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“I’m not dying and the season’s not over,” the two-time Super Bowl winner said. “There’s a lot to be positive about, a lot to be grateful for. I just have to accept my new role and make the best of it.”

Manning isn’t a stranger when it comes to replacing a veteran quarterback. He was tabbed as the starter in Week 11 of the 2004 season, replacing Kurt Warner. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions in a 14-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

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From there, Manning would go on to start 232 of 233 regular-season games. The only game he missed was in 2017 when he was controversially benched for Geno Smith.

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Le’Veon Bell calls Antonio Brown ‘a good person’ in wake of sexual assault, rape allegations

New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell commented on Antonio Brown in an interview Sunday following the wide receiver’s ugly divorce from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders and his transition to the New England Patriots while also being accused of sexual assault and rape.

Bell sat down with ESPN and his interview aired ahead of the Jets’ Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

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Le’Veon Bell (26) Pittsburgh Steelers running back running the ball during the game between the Pittsburg Steelers and Tennessee Titans (Photo by Skip Williams/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Sometimes, it’s kinda hard to overcome when a lot of negative things are happening or when people are saying a lot of negative things about you,” the running back said of Brown. “It’s like a snowball effect. It happened to me when I had my suspension. I don’t ever wanna get too low on myself. I hope Antonio’s doing the same thing. If I had to give him advice, that’s what I’d give him.”

Bell added: “If you know AB personally, you’ll know that he’s like, a good person. He’s not really trying to harm anybody. Maybe there’s something he wants and he’s trying to achieve it. He might go a different way about it than other people would but, it is what it is.”

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Bell and Brown played together on the Steelers from 2013 to 2017. Bell missed the entire 2018 season amid his holdout from the Steelers.

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Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Brown was traded from the Steelers to the Raiders in the offseason. However, drama surrounding the wide receiver forced Oakland’s hand and the team released him before he could ever truly suit up.

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Brown signed with the Patriots hours after his release. In the following days, a civil lawsuit was filed against Brown by his former trainer Britney Taylor who accused him of raping and sexually assaulting her three times between 2017 and 2018.

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez met alleged victim at ballpark, visited her at home: report

All-Star pitcher Felipe Vazquez, who was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple felony child sex charges, reportedly met the alleged victim at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and took pictures with her outside the bullpen.

Vazquez, the closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was in custody following an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl, officials said. He was charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old.

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The 28-year-old met with the alleged victim at the Pirates’ home ballpark after she contacted the pitcher on social media beginning their communication, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Fla., incident report obtained by CBS Pittsburgh.

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Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. Vazquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2019, by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Vazquez reportedly drove to the alleged victim’s home in Pennsylvania on at least one occasion. She accused the pitcher of pulling down her pants while they were in his vehicle and attempted to have sex with her, CBS Pittsburgh reported, citing the incident report.

The girl, now 15, allegedly received a text message from Vazquez in July in which he was performing a sexual act. He also texted the girl to ask if she wanted to meet for a sexual encounter at the end of the baseball season, police said.

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Vazquez’s face was not visible in the sexual images sent to the alleged victim and authorities were able to identify him by matching tattoos in the picture against the tattoos of Vazquez they discovered on the internet, the Associated Press reported, citing an affidavit.

The alleged victim’s mother discovered the messages with Vazquez and told the pitcher he was talking with a minor, according to the affidavit. Authorities matched the evidence to Vazquez’s phone number.

The pitcher was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police and was charged stemming from an investigation in Florida. He was later charged in Westmoreland County, which is located east of Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. The Pirates won 6-3.  (AP)

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it began investigating Vazquez in August after learning about an alleged sexual relationship between a girl and Vazquez. The girl was 13 at the time of the alleged relationship.

Vazquez was denied bond as the judge said she believed he was as a flight risk, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Vazquez has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

“We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously,” Pirates president Frank Connelly said in a statement.

Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer commented on Vazquez’s arrest Tuesday.

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“It’s something that hits home,” he said. “I have a 14-year-old sister. In the U.S., you’re innocent until proven guilty. Until due process is completely played out, we’re hoping that this stuff’s not true.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley cheers up young fan who was snubbed when he asked for autograph

New York Giants star Saquon Barkley lifted the spirits of a young fan who was denied an autograph from Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence.

Barkley gave Kamil Bautista, 11, tickets to a game between the Giants and the New York Jets later in the season after the boy was denied an autograph. The snub happened after the Giants lost to the Cowboys during the first week of the season.

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The running back invited the fan and will fly him and his family out for a meet-and-greet, TMZ Sports reported Saturday. The game takes place Nov. 10.

Kamil was waiting outside AT&T Stadium last week and asked Lawrence for an autograph when the Cowboys star was walking to his vehicle. The short interaction was caught on video and went viral on social media.

Lawrence can be heard telling the unidentified kid, “Get the right jersey, son!” Kamil was wearing a Barkley jersey in the clip.

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Lawrence received significant backlash for his actions. The Cowboys player responded in his own words in a tweet.

“It’s crazy how you fans want to attack me for not signing for a kid. It’s more than one kid that come to the game with Cowboys jerseys and never get to meet any player. So if I’m honest with my own kids I will never treat your kid better than mine so suck it up. #SorryNotSorry”

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Lawrence later apologized in an interview with the Dallas Morning-News.

“It hurt. That ain’t me. If I need to be me 24/7 to have my persona on the field and off the field, trust me, I would love to take it all back,” Lawrence said. “I can’t have my persona on the field and off the field. … Sometimes, I can’t click it off fast enough. I ain’t even get one hit on Saquon Barkley in the game, so seeing that jersey, I kinda wanted to give him a little tackle.”

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Lawrence added he regretted the whole interaction.

“How the fans are attacking me, their situation,” he said “I mean, I could have worded it differently. I really didn’t see the kid to be honest with you, but once I did, I’m like, ‘Oh man, yeah, you’ve got to get yourself a new jersey.’ Not everybody understands my sense of humor or who I am as a man. It will be all right.”

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