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For the NFL to Grow, Its Leaders Must Grow Up

In trying times we must ask, "What does the shield stand for anymore?"
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In light of Ray Rice’s recent two-game suspension for his part in an altercation that ended with the decorated Baltimore Raven carelessly dragging his unconscious then-fiancée - now wife – Janay Palmer out of a New Jersey casino elevator, the NFL has been taking some well deserved heat from reporters and journalists all over the nation.

Kurt Busch's Downward Spiral

Foul mouth and fiery temper conspire to extinguish Busch's NASCAR career
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Vito Pugliese examines Kurt Busch's star-crossed NASCAR career — and how, if he cannot control his temper, it may be coming to a premature ending.</p>
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The last five days have become the most memorable of Kurt Busch’s 12-year tenure in NASCAR. The next five may ultimately determine the rest of his career.

Repaves, Suspensions, Preludes and NASCAR on TNT

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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long talks Prelude to the Dream, the Pocono repave, Kurt Busch's suspension and Joey Logano's contract.</p> <p> <br /> <br />  </p>
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It’s rare that most NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will agree on something, but many share similar opinions of what it will be like this weekend to race on Pocono’s newly repaved surface.

“I am nervous as can be ... because I have no idea what to expect,” points leader Greg Biffle said, a comment echoed by others.

NASCAR is giving teams two extra days at the track with testing Wednesday and Thursday. Thus, Cup teams will be there five days.

Chad Knaus: An Appeal for Ingenuity

Does NASCAR's punishment fit Knaus' crime?

by Vito Pugliese

As if starting out the 2012 NASCAR season by getting turned mid-pack on the second lap of the Daytona 500, it was announced Wednesday that Chad Knaus, crew chief for the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, will be suspended for six races and fined $100,000 for tinkering with the C-posts of the car prior to qualifying for Daytona. Also on involuntary leave will be car chief Ron Malec, another key cog to the five straight championships Jimmie Johnson and team won from 2006-10.

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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Vito Pugliese examines the penalty levied by NASCAR on crew chief Chad Knaus for actions at Daytona.</p>
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Ndamukong Suh Suspended Two Games Without Pay

The league office has issued a two game suspension on the Lions' defensive lineman
<p> The league office has issued a two game suspension on the Lions' defensive lineman</p>

Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for two games without pay for his action against the Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving Day.