Patriots facing second investigation of the offseason after questionable move

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The New England Patriots are facing yet more scrutiny after their reported handling of a certain Super Bowl star, whilst the San Diego Chargers have made a more positive move regarding one of their all-time greats.

Elsewhere, the Cleveland Cavaliers survived an injury scare ahead of tonight's NBA Finals Game Four, and, in soccer, the USMNT scored their second straight shock win as they completed their six day trip to Europe.

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We begin in the NFL where the New England Patriots are under investigation for the second time this offseason.

Reports yesterday claimed cornerback Malcolm Butler had been held out of practice for three weeks after turning up late to OTAs following a missed flight, and the NFL players association is looking into whether the Super Bowl champions violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement with their tough punishment.

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The three-week punishment handed down to the Super Bowl hero is yet to be confirmed by either the player or the Patriots but, if it does prove to be true, the franchise could face a hefty fine considering the fact that the OTAs Butler was late for are voluntary.

Elsewhere in the league, the San Diego Chargers have announced plans to retire the number of former running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

The future Hall of Famer racked up over 13,000 yards for the franchise before retiring in 2012 as the second more prolific touchdown scorer in NFL history. Tomlinson will see his 21 jersey retired during the 2015 season, at the same time that he is inducted into the franchise's own HOF.


Across to the NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers’ breakout star Matthew Dellavedova has been given the green light to play in Game Four of the Finals series.

The Australian, who has been a revelation in the series so far since stepping in to replace Kyrie Irving, has recovered from severe cramping which left him in hospital on Tuesday night.


And finally, in soccer, the U.S. Men’s National team came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 last night, striker Bobby Wood scoring the winner with just three minutes left on the clock.

Mix Diskerud had earlier levelled the scores after Mario Gotze had opened the scoring for Germany. The win caps an impressive week for the USA having come back to defeat the Netherlands 4-3 just four days ago.

NFL fans: Are the Patriots right to punish players for such small misdemeanours? Have your say in the comments below...

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