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It's safe to say Gregg Williams will never coach in the NFL ever again.

Already suspended indefinitely by Commissioner Roger Goodell - due to his role in a New Orleans Saints bounty program, in which players under his control pooled money and offered it was a reward for debilitating hits - Williams is in the spotlight again this week because audio of a speech he delivered prior to a 2012 playoff game against the 49ers has been leaked.

And it isn't pretty.

As you can hear in the video above, Williams encourages his players to "kill the head" and "the body will die."

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University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino was placed on administrative leave yesterday after he admitted to a "previous inappropriate relationship" with a former student and current school employee.

Athletic Director Jeff Long made the announcement at a press conference, as the news came to light after Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident this week and forced to admit he was riding with 25-year old Jessica Dorrell.

Arkansas Coach

"I'm at the beginning of the review. I don't know what I'm going to find," Long said. "I hope to have a resolution soon. I certainly don't have all the answers here tonight, as we meet. But again, I have an obligation and responsibility to obtain the information and then act appropriately on that information."

Petrino is married with four children.

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Another game, another set of monster dunks by Blake Griffin. Maybe his best?

A hotly-anticipated game between L.A.'s Lakers and Clippers had barely gotten started last night when Griffin wowed the Staples Center crowd - and everyone else on Twitter - with a high-flying putback slam over Lakers power forward Pau Gasol.

It's as if he knew Randy Foye's three was going to brick right toward him ...

The dunk lifted everyone on the Clippers bench out of their seats and sent Gasol crashing down beneath the basket. "Poor Pau," the announcer said.

It got better/worse. With the Clippers struggling to keep pace in the third quarter, Griffin threw down another epic dunk ... again over Gasol. Watch:

Do either of both of these make our Top 10 NBA dunks list? Pretty close.

Fortunately for Pau, the Lakers went on to win 113-108 to move two and a half games ahead of the Clippers. He still may end up on 1-2 posters.

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Joe Flacco is hoping to work out a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens prior to the start of the 2012 NFL season and, in an interview with local radio station WNST 1570 today, said he didn't want to be paid like a very good quarterback.

He wants to get paid like the very best in football.

"I think I'm the best," Flacco said. "I don't think I'm top five, I think I'm the best. I don't think I'd be very successful at my job if I didn't feel that way. I mean, c'mon? That's not really too tough of a question."

Joe Flacco Wallpaper

Eli Manning made similar waves about a year ago when he said he considered himself an "elite" signal caller, and then proceeded to scoff at the critics who believed otherwise, leading the Giants to the Super Bowl title.

So should Baltimore start planning a victory parade for February 2013 now? You tell us: Who is the best quarterback in the NFL?

 

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Like countless other Americans, Washington Wizards swingman Chris Singleton learned that week that he did not win the Mega Millions jackpot valued at well over $400 million.

Unlike his fellow citizens, however, Singleton believed he actually had a relatively decent chance... considering he purchased $10,000 worth of tickets for the drawing!

Chris Singleton Pic

Explaining on Twitter that he considered the collection of tickets to be an "investment," the former Florida State standout added the hashtag #halfwaytoabillionaireifiwin and told followers:

“If I get richer, I will change the world for the better.”

That's nice to know. Not as nice as if Singleton had simply donated the 10 grand to a food bank instead of essentially flushing it down the toilet. But hey. The guy plays for the Wizards. He's not exactly familiar with winning game plans.

Does the rookie, who is averaging 4.8 points per game, have any regrets? Nope. The only options available to him and this cash were to play Mega Millions or "blow it in the club," he Tweeted.

But is that really true? What should Chris Singleton have done with his $10,000?

 

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The world of fashion met the world of professional sports in Brooklyn today, as some of the NFL's biggest stars gathered with representatives from Nike and Commissioner Roger Goodell to unveil new uniforms for the league.

Dubbed the Nike Elite 51, the shirts and pants are meant to be more elastic and lighter. As you can see by this Chicago Bears mockup, the actual look varies little:

New NFL Uniform

"The performance is so important for the athletes," Goodell said. "What we tried to do is innovate. Even if the look doesn't change, there's innovation... There'll be more to come."

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Sarah Jones, a high school teacher and a one-time captain of the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders (the Ben-Gals, if you will) has been accused of sex abuse.

She and her mother, a middle school principal who allegedly covered up the crime, both entered pleas of not guilty during their arraignment on Monday.

Sarah Jones has been charged with sexual abuse of a student, on top of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.

Cheerleader Sarah Jones Mug Shot

Jones' mother, Cheryl, is accused of tampering with evidence in connection with her daughter's case. Cheryl is currently suspended from her job.

Both Sarah and Cheryl were arrested following a grand jury investigation.

At the courthouse Monday the pair was joined by a dozen supporters, including the family of the alleged victim, according to ABC News affiliate WCPO.

Though the alleged victim's family supports Sarah Jones, Jefferson County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Sarah Farmer said the case would continue.

"The commonwealth feels we have sufficient proof to go forward," Farmer said.

At the arraignment, Judge Patricia Summe ordered Sarah and Cheryl Jones to avoid contact with the alleged victim and to disable text messaging.

Forensic evidence for the case, taking place in Kenton County, Ky., was collected by taking Sarah Jones' computers and phone records.

The trial date for both Sarah and Cheryl Jones was set for June 27.

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Tiger Woods looks for his first major championship since 2008 this week when he tees it up at the prestigious Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Having won last week for the first time since his sex scandal, he's already back on track on the course ... and in the ad game. Witness his latest below.

Take the Nike Golf VR_S Speed Trials at Golfsmith and you could find yourself playing with Tiger. Just be sure to leave yourself time to practice first:

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Ryan Leaf is in major trouble with the law. Again.

Just two days after being arrested for stealing prescription pain medication, the former number-two overall draft pick was booked this morning in Montana on new counts of burglary, theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

Ryan Leaf SI Cover

The latest arrest is "based on a burglary that happened yesterday afternoon after he bailed out," Central Montana Drug Task Force Commander Chris Hickman told reporters today.

Leaf - who had been scheduled for a hearing in court today based on Friday's charges, which were based on the discovery of 28 Oxycodone pills in his pickup truck and the testimony from an acquaintance that Leaf broke into his residence to acquire them - is also in violation of his probation (stemming from a 2009 arrest) and cannot be released from jail at the moment.

The former quarterback was a standout at Washington University and was drafted second (behind Peyton Manning) by the San Diego Chargers in 1998. He never came close to fulfilling his promise and was out of the league by 2001.

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Ryan Leaf - the number-two pick in the 1998 NFL draft and arguably the biggest bust in league history - was arrested in Montana yesterday.

Details are unclear, but authorities in Great Falls says the former Washington State standout was booked on charges of burglary of a residence, theft and felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He was released on $76,000 bond and is due in court on Monday.

Ryan Leaf Mug Shot

Last year, Leaf had a benign brain tumor removed, and in 2010 he was placed on probation after pleaded guilty in Amarillo, Texas to various drug charges.

He released the following statement soon after this arrest:

“I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses. I am using the tools I’ve learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come. I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family.”

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