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Chris Conte Playing in the NFL is Worth a Shorter Life

 Chicago Bears Chris Conte thinks playing in the NFL is worth having a shorter life.

Chicago Bears Safety Chris ConteChris Conte, a safety in the NFL shared his thoughts about the sport on WBBM-AM 780’s pregame show on Monday.

Conte, 25, did not play during Monday night’s 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints because of a back injury. He has been injured several times this season, including a pair of concussions.

Conte said he is not worried about the long-term health risks associated with playing professional football, according to a transcription from The Chicago Tribune‘s Rich Campbell.

I’d rather have the experience of playing in the NFL and die 10 to 15 years earlier than not play in the NFL and have a long life,” he said.”I don’t really look toward my life after football. I’ll figure things out when I get there. As long as I outlive my parents.”

Adrian Peterson’s Suspension NFL Appeal Denied

Adrian Peterson’s hopes of returning to the NFL this season appear to be slim to none.

Adrian Peterson Gets ProbationOn Friday, the suspended Minnesota Vikings running backs appeal was denied by an independent arbitrator Harold Henderson who ruled today that the NFL  punishment was fair and consistent … and refused to lift the suspension.

Peterson was immediately placed on leave after his arrest for abusing his 4-year-old son.

According to sources…Peterson plans to appeal the ruling in federal court, but with only 3 Sundays left in the regular season … it’s highly unlikely

Adrian Peterson Gets Probation in Exchange for No Contest Plea

Adrian Peterson appeared in a Texas courtroom today to hear the judges ruling in the  felony child abuse case which has put his NFL career on hold.

Adrian Peterson Gets ProbationPeterson, who has missed a total of 10 games since the beginning of the 2013 season,  has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation in his child abuse case.

The charges were  reduced from felony child abuse to misdemeanor domestic violence in exchange for a no contest plea.

The plea was accepted by Montgomery County judge Kelly Case.

He must perform 80 hours of community service and was fined $4000.00.  He will also be subjected to random drug tests.  He has  no travel restrictions.

In the plea deal he forfeits his right to appeal the case in the future.

The Minnesota Vikings running back addressed the media after the hearing, saying,  “I want to say I truly regret this incident. I take full responsibility for my actions. I love my son, more than anyone of you could even imagine.”   Peterson was indicted on September 2013 for injuring his 4-year-old son while whipping him with a tree branch in May.

Dallas Cowboys Franchise Release Michael Sam

Michael Sam Released CowboysMichael Sam the first gay man to be drafted in the NFL has been released from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

Sam,  was the 249th overall pick  selected by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft .

After failing to make the Rams 53 man roster…he was released and picked up by the Dallas Cowboys franchise.  The news of his release was announced today.

Sam issue a statement in which he said… “I want to think the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for their opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday.

Sam attended the University of Missouri, where he played college football for the Missouri Tigers football team for four years.