CLEVELAND (AP) -- With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback's safety.
The first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl, the Raiders spent most of the year as a mistake-prone offensive mess. Oakland turned it over 44 times and finished 16th in total yards. Jim Plunkett completed just 51 percent of his passes and had 16 interceptions to go with 18 touchdown passes.
The agent for Johnny Manziel has parted ways with the embattled Cleveland Browns quarterback in the wake of the latest incident when he allegedly hit his former girlfriend at a Dallas hotel last Saturday. Manziel's family is concerned for his well-being and his father, Paul, told the Dallas Morning News his son won't "live to see his 24th birthday" if he doesn't get help. In a statement released Friday, agent Erik Burkhardt said he made the decision after discussions with Manziel, his family and his doctors.
Whether he wins or loses on Sunday, Peyton Manning has already assured himself a place in American football's pantheon of greats. Manning, 39, faced a bleak future in 2011 when neck surgeries left him struggling to throw properly, forcing him to miss the entire season with the Indianapolis Colts, who eventually cut him in March 2012.
By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The National Football League's plan to use existing diversity policy to bring more women into executive ranks has raised both applause and questions about the original policy's effectiveness. During its inaugural Women's Summit, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that the league would expand its Rooney Rule, which requires teams seeking head coaches to interview at least one non-white candidate. The atmosphere at the summit buzzed with speeches from the likes of Billie Jean King, Annika Sorenstam and Serena Williams, and there was widespread agreement that the change was refreshing if a bit overdue.
Projected starters and key players for the Super Bowl at Santa Clara, California:
Dan Reeves has barely merited a mention in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, his imprint on these Denver Broncos an afterthought. Maybe it's just too easy to forget that every key architect of this season's Broncos, from general manager John Elway and coach Gary Kubiak on down, was mentored by Reeves, who led Denver to three Super Bowl appearances nearly three decades ago. On Sunday, he'll turn on the TV at home in Atlanta and watch from afar as Denver faces the Carolina Panthers in the big game, ''cheering for the Broncos, without question,'' the 72-year-old Reeves said in a telephone interview.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. In December, Beckham, a receiver for the New York Giants, was allowed to stay in a game despite drawing three personal-foul penalties for unnecessary roughness, including one for a diving helmet-to-helmet hit on cornerback Josh Norman, whose Carolina Panthers will play in Sunday's Super Bowl.
Exactly what do we mean by Lokai'd? Images of Newton's colorful stack, which he wears with his hospital bracelet from a 2014 car accident, spread on Instagram recently after the Panthers shared a close up.
The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position.

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