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Tim Tebow the latest athlete to pass on Republican National Convention

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported Tim Tebow was slated to speak at the Republican National Convention. Now the Heisman-winning quarterback says that's just hearsay.

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"I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention. It's amazing how fast rumors fly. And that's exactly what it is: a rumor," Tebow said in an Instagram video

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Before Tebow posted that video, Instagram users blasted him over his alleged political leanings.

In June, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said an entire night of the convention might be dedicated to famous athletes speaking on his behalf. Now it's tough to nail down exactly which, if any, sports stars will attend.

So far, the only athletics-related speaker who's confirmed they'll speak at the convention is UFC President Dana White. 

Bloomberg reported boxer Mike Tyson might give a speech, which Trump denied. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he was a friend of Trump's, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Brady won't be speaking, either.

Lots of major Republican politicians have passed on not only speaking at the convention but attending it altogether. Notable figures like Trey Gowdy, Sarah Palin and Marco Rubio will all be absent when the convention kicks off on July 18.

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Russell Wilson, Ciara married in England

Singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tied the knot Wednesday in England.

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The couple wed at Peckforton Castle in Chesire, England, with 100 of their close friends and family, according to E! Online.

Wilson celebrated the occasion on social media.

We are The Wilsons!Posted by Russell Wilson on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Photos surfaced on social media of the couple -- Wilson wearing a black tuxedo and Ciara in a white gown -- as they headed to a pre-wedding dinner on Tuesday.

On that same day, Wilson tweeted that there was an "overflow of blessings."

KIRO confirmed that Wilson's name is absent from the list of people scheduled to appear at the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game this weekend. Both Wilson and Ciara attended the event last year.

>> Related: Seahawks' Russell Wilson, singer Ciara engaged: 'No greater feeling'

In March, the Seahawks quarterback took to Twitter to say, she said "yes."

Jaguars running back Denard Robinson found asleep in car sinking in pond

Action News Jax contributed to this report.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was found passed out behind the wheel of his Chevy Impala on Sunday while police said it was slipping into a pond.

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According to police, Robinson was found in the car around 4:20 a.m. while its front end sunk into a retention pond, The Washington Post reported. Police said they knocked on the window to try to wake Robinson up, but he only responded by opening his eyes for a moment and returning to his slumber.

Marissa Staples, the passenger in the car, woke up and said “what’s up” to police but attempted to roll it back up even after being informed of the situation. Police continued to knock on the vehicle’s windows and were able to unlock the passenger door. Staples had to be pulled from the car after refusing to leave, the arrest report stated.

"The driver was passed out during this whole process. I was able to wake the driver but had to turn the vehicle off and remove his seatbelt. The driver thought he was on a road and did not want to exit the vehicle," the report said.

Police said Robinson, 25, was woken up after the vehicle was turned off and Staples was pulled from the car, Action News Jax reported. Police said Robinson finally exited through the passenger window when his door was submerged.

"The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was underwater," one officer stated in a police report. "I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water. I had to tell the driver multiple times his car was in a pond and was sinking so he needed to hurry up and get out."

Robinson told police that he thought the vehicle was still on the road, which is why he didn’t exit.

Authorities said that Robinson was attempting to make a left turn and made a wide turn, "causing the vehicle to go over the sidewalk and down the embankment."

"There were no skid marks indicating the driver attempted to stop the vehicle before the crash," according to the report.

Robinson posted a note on Twitter saying that he was involved in a crash with no injuries, and the Jaguars issued a statement saying that they were aware of the incident.

A police officer determined that Robinson wasn't impaired, so no DUI charges were filed against him, according to ESPN.

Robinson's car was totaled.

Robinson was a fifth-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2013 NFL draft after playing at the University of Michigan, following a successful high school career at Deerfield Beach High School.

Tom Brady helps Celtics try to recruit Kevin Durant

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady apparently joined Celtics brass and players in the Hamptons as part of their pitch to recruit Kevin Durant to Boston.

A tweet showed Brady walking down a street with Danny Ainge and a host of Celtics front office members and current Celtics players Saturday afternoon on their way to pitch Durant to come to Boston.

>> RELATED STORY: Al Horford agrees to 4-year, $113M deal with Celtics

In the past, Durant gushed over the Patriots quarterback, calling Brady his favorite athlete of all time. Bringing him into the pitch meeting is a power move for the Celtics. 

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The Celtics are one of five teams Durant is entertaining this weekend, including the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs and Heat.

Durant has spent his entire nine year NBA career with the Oklahoma Thunder. He’s averaged just over 28 points per game and is a seven-time All Star.

Durant is expected to receive a max contract from whichever team he chooses.

Big Papi sent a tweet Saturday saying, “Yo @KDTrey5 sorry I couldn't make the meeting today but Brady will tell u they don't call Boston the City of Champions for nothing.”

Report: NFL suspends Johnny Manziel for 4 games

Troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is facing a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

NFL Network's Ian Rappoport broke the news.

It is not clear which drug Manziel tested positive for, but it was not a performance-enhancing drug, according to NFL sources.

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Since being cut from the Browns, Manziel has had multiple run-ins with the law, and has been seen partying more than preparing to be picked up by another NFL team. 

Manziel is also facing an assault charge involving former girlfriend Colleen Crowley.

Manziel's father told ESPN that the family has tried everything to help him with his substance abuse issues but nothing has worked.

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The @NFL suspends QB Johnny Manziel 4 games for violating league policy on substances of abuse. Another blow to any chance at returning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 30, 2016

NFL's Jason Pierre-Paul stars in fireworks safety PSA

A year ago, NFL star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a devastating hand injury in a July Fourth fireworks accident. Pierre-Paul spent weeks in the hospital and lost his right index finger in the incident.

>>Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident

While Pierre-Paul was able to resume his NFL career with the New York Giants, he says the fireworks accident left him a changed man. He is now sharing his experience, his disfigured hand included, to educate others on the dangers of fireworks.

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The two big takeaways: Keep fireworks away from kids and leave fireworks to professionals.

Fans pay tribute to Buddy Ryan, legendary NFL coach

Former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, who was responsible for some of the greatest defenses to ever play the game, has died at the age of 82.

Ryan coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-1990 and for the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-1995. His blitz-focused defensive scheme for the Jets helped them earn their only Super Bowl championship in 1969. His vaunted “46 defense” for the 1985 Chicago Bears is considered to be one of the NFL's greatest defenses. 

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Known for his feisty, outspoken and sometimes physically aggressive sideline behavior, Ryan nevertheless earned a fierce loyalty and respect among his players. He did have a distinct bias for defensive players, however, making it clear that he thought quarterbacks were overpaid and overrated.

He also didn't think much of kickers. The NFL posted some of Ryan’s most famous quotes, which included such gems as, “Football kickers are like taxi cabs. You can always go out and hire another one."

Ryan’s twin sons, Rex and Rob, also became NFL coaches.

In later years, Ryan had suffered a stroke and battled cancer. He had been confined to a wheelchair.

Tributes from players and fans poured in for Ryan via social media.

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Johnny Manziel's dad tells ESPN: 'My son is a druggie'

Johnny Manziel's father told an ESPN reporter that his family has run out of ideas to help the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M and that they just want to move on with their lives.

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The quarterback's dad, Paul Manziel, was as blunt as can be in a telephone interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson.

"He's a druggie. It's not a secret that he's a druggie," Paul Manziel told Anderson. "I don't know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn't (sought) it yet. Hopefully he doesn't die before he comes to his senses. That's about all you can say. I don't know what else to say.

"I'm done. I'm done talking about it," he said. "If I have to bury him, I'll bury him. That's the fact. So if not, if he calls me and needs help, I'll go get him. Until then, he's on his own. I've done everything I can do. There is nothing (else) I can do as a father. Nothing. He's a druggie and everybody needs to accept it."

Manziel's father was asked what all the family has done to aid their troubled son.

"You have no idea. And the system failed," he said. "I had him in rehab and he escaped and the doctors let him go and that is a whole other story. So, I mean I had him (in rehab) and the system failed. It didn't work. He has more money than me, so he can outrun me. Like I said there are two things that are going to happen: He's either going to die, or he's going to figure out that he needs help. It's one of the two. But we've done everything that we can do. Life goes on. You can't just chase somebody that's not willing to listen."

Meanwhile, an attorney representing Manziel in a domestic violence case, inadvertently sent a lengthy text message to The Associated Press which expressed doubts about Manziel's ability to stay off drugs and alcohol. The text message also referred to a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash.

Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors but suggested that could be difficult.

"Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle," the attorney wrote.

Newly drafted NFL player adopts shelter dog, but there's a twist

A new member of the Baltimore Ravens may have just gained some new fans, dog lovers. 

Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley visited a Baltimore animal shelter and asked to adopt a dog.

But it was not just any dog Stanley and his girlfriend were looking for. They asked the staff for one that was "maybe not-so-adoptable," WJZ reported.

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Stanley walked out with Winter, a 6-year-old pup who had been found on a vacant property, BARCS posted on its Facebook page.

The shelter added, "Once a discarded pup, now the doggy-daughter to a Raven."

Read the inspiring post below, or click here.

We have an incredible 'Happy Tail' to share! This weekend, Ravens Offensive Tackle #79 Ronnie Stanley visited BARCS in...Posted by BARCS Animal Shelter on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hacker targets NFL's Twitter page, says Roger Goodell died

For the space of five minutes Tuesday, football fans across the internet stared at news that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died, as announced by the league's Twitter page. The story came up, a morbid piece next to reports of a fan making an obscene gesture while posing with the commissioner. More than 1,700 people retweeted the news.

And then, in a flash, the tweet was gone just as quickly as it had appeared. The news was not true.

The NFL Twitter page, it turned out, had been hacked.

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Brian McCarthy, vice president of communications for the NFL, confirmed in a tweet that the league's page was hacked and said Goodell is "alive and well."

"Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died," read a tweet that appeared on the NFL page shortly after news of Goodell's demise disappeared. "Don't delete that tweet."

"Ok, Ok, you amateur detectives win. Good job," another tweet posted a minute later said.

Both tweets have since been deleted.

Still, the news made its mark and many took the opportunity to poke fun at the situation.

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