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LB Reuben Foster tested positive for diluted urine sample at combine

Former? Alabama?linebacker Reuben Foster?on Thursday said he tested positive for a diluted urine sample at the NFL combine earlier this year. “This is something that’s going to get out,” Foster told NFL.com on Thursday. “I don’t make excuses. I’m a real dude. I try to be a good person. … I just hope the coaches understand and that’s all I can hope and pray for.” Under provisions of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, a diluted sample is treated like a positive test. Foster told NFL.com that the positive test came after he tried to rehydrate himself after coming down with what he believed to be food poisoning. He said that, before the combine, he had been vomiting, cramping and suffering from diarrhea, and that he declined IVs and instead got medication from a doctor. “I couldn’t eat much, but I had to drink water and Gatorade,” Foster told NFL.com. “Then a few coaches said something about me being too light. And I’m a coach-pleaser. I don’t…

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Seahawks GM John Schneider says he’s ‘moved past’ a Richard Sherman trade

The Seattle Seahawks have “moved past” the idea of trading cornerback Richard Sherman without fully closing the door on the possibility, general manager John Schneider said Monday. “Right now we have kind of moved past it,” Schneider told reporters of possibly moving the four-time Pro Bowler. “And if somebody calls and goes crazy with something then we’ll discuss it again. But at this point, I don’t mean go crazy but give you like compensation where it’s something that you really, truly have to think about it and consider it, we would have to consider it. And we would consider it because of, it’s like I said, it’s been a mutual thing, it’s OK. And we’ve feel like it would be, it would clear cap room, we would be able to get younger. But that’s the only reason we would do it. I mean the guy is one of the top cornerbacks in the league. You don’t just give him away, you know?” Sherman met with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll last week amid the…

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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee seeking release of notes left in cell

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was engaged to Aaron Hernandez and is the mother of his daughter, is asking a Massachusetts judge to release copies of the three notes the former NFL tight end left in his cell last week before he killed himself. Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence, left the notes next to a Bible. The Boston Globe reports that Jenkins-Hernandez’s attorney, George Leontire, made the request to the judge Monday morning, hours before Hernandez’s funeral was to begin in Bristol, Connecticut. “The family has the right, during this grieving process, to know their loved one’s final thoughts,” Leontire wrote. Leontire said Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office has refused to share the notes’ contents. He said Early’s office won’t do so until the investigation into Hernandez’s death is complete. The Associated Press left messages for the district attorney’s office seeking comment on the filing. Aaron Hernandez, the…

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