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NFL, Elias reviewing Peyton Manning passing record: lateral or pass?

In Week 17 against the Raiders, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the single-season record for passing yards, beating Drew Brees old record by a single yard. But he might not hold onto the record for long.

The NFL is reportedly reviewing a 7-yard pass by Manning to Eric Decker with about a minute remaining in the first quarter, which could very well be wiped off the books. If it was wiped off, Manning's record would be voided as well.

On the play in question, Decker lined up in the slot:

Decker basically steps backwards with Manning making a quick-hitting throw. Here Manning is cocking his arm back to throw:

When Manning releases the ball there's very little question that Decker is behind him (the ball is in the air at this point):

And when Decker makes the catch, he and Manning are insanely close in terms of what yardage marker they're on:

According to the NFL rulebook, a forward pass requires "the ball initially moves forward (to a point nearer the opponent's goal line) after leaving the passer's hand(s)."


It clearly looks like a lateral and if the NFL rules that way, Manning will finish the season 6 yards short of the record..They'll no doubt let him slide though..

Harbaugh: "Beware of unnamed sources. They speak with forked tongue"

We've heard San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh deny rumors about the University of Texas coaching job before, but never quite like this.

"In Judge Judy's court, hearsay is not admissible evidence," Harbaugh said Thursday via CSN Bay Area. "I think we can all agree that an unnamed source is hearsay. I see unnamed sources related to many of these topics. And it's my point that an unnamed source is hearsay. And in the court of public opinion, why would you give any of that credibility?"

And later: "Beware of unnamed sources. They speak with forked tongue."
Harbaugh insisted he "absolutely" wants to stay in San Francisco and downplayed the notion that he is at odds in any way with general manager Trent Baalke, who holds personnel control with the team.


This has to go down as another Harbaughism..

I don't see why he would want to go to Texas anyhow. A move back to college by an NFL coach as successful as Jim Harbaugh is almost unprecedented..

FSU's Jameis Winston will not be charged...

Nearly a year after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of rape by a female FSU student, the state attorney has decided not to charge the Heisman Trophy favorite.

Thursday's decision clears the way for Winston to finish the season with the No. 1 Seminoles.

Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, announced the move during a news conference at the Leon County Courthouse. Winston had faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.

"We've carefully examined all the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case," Meggs said.


Good news for Winston and FSU fans..

Sky News breaks news that RG III came out...

British diving star, Olympic medalist, and former World Champion Tom Daley came out and announced he was gay in a YouTube video. Daley's announcement comes on the heels of Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, and several other prominent athletes making the decision to come out publicly.

To commemorate Daley's announcement, Sky News in the UK produced what else, a slideshow of sports stars who came out. Included are the likes of Collins and Rogers as well as Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas and Martina Navratilova. And also... Robert Griffin III?!?!

When did that happen???


Vernon Davis gets tackled by his penis...

I don't know that I've ever seen that before. Have to wonder why it's legal, they throw a flag for everything else.

Anyway, as every male knows, it must have hurt like hell... but Vernon was fine after a couple minutes and was out for just 1 play..
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