NFL: Jets’ Crowell fined for stunt
Running back Isaiah Crowell of the New York Jets was fined $13,369 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct stemming from his butt-wiping touchdown celebration at Cleveland on Sept. 20.
It all started when Crowell scored against the Browns, with whom he spent his first four seasons before signing with the Jets in the offseason. After reaching the end zone, Crowell took the football, wiped it against his rear end and fired it into the stands.
Crowell leads the Jets with 171 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
49ers’ Garoppolo has knee surgery
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee Wednesday.
Garoppolo, who is in the first season of a $137.5-million, five-year contract, tore a ligament Sept. 23 in Kansas City.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t know whether Garoppolo would be recovered in time for the offseason program next spring.
The 49ers (1-3) have promoted C.J. Beathard to starter.
Bills’ McCoy subject of new accusation
LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend says in a new court filing that the Buffalo Bills running back physically abused her during their nearly two-year relationship.
Delicia Cordon on Tuesday filed an amended lawsuit against McCoy alleging physical abuse. She also accuses him of arranging a July 10 home invasion at a home he owns just outside Atlanta that left her bloodied.
McCoy has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence and did so again after practice Wednesday.
The amended lawsuit seeks more than $50 million in damages.
The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out running back Leonard Fournette for Sunday’s game at Kansas City because of a hamstring injury he aggravated in the team’s 31-12 victory over the Jets. ... Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared to play after sitting out three games because of a sore right knee. Freeman was the team’s leading rusher each of the last three years. ... Linebacker Vontaze Burfict rejoined the Cincinnati Bengals after completing a four-game ban for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. ... Jets receiver Robby Anderson will not be suspended by the NFL for two arrests in a span of eight months.
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