The Indianapolis Colts are using a free weekend to show more support for coach Chuck Pagano.
Organizers of a Saturday night fundraiser on the city’s west side say they’re hoping to raise $10,000 to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana in Pagano’s name. Pagano was diagnosed Sept. 26 with a form of leukemia.
Team equipment manager Sean Sullivan, owner of Sully’s Bar and Grill, is raising money through cover charges and auctions for sports memorabilia that include signed jerseys from Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tim Tebow, and an autographed helmet from Dan Marino. Interim coach Bruce Arians and some players were expected to attend.
Earlier, dozens of players, including Andrew Luck, shaved their heads in Pagano’s honor.
Sanders plans to appeal fine for faking injury
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said he plans to contest the $15,000 penalty he received from the league for faking a leg injury in the waning moments of a game against Cincinnati last month.
The NFL also fined the organization $35,000 over Sanders’ sudden – and quickly healed – leg injury in the fourth quarter of a win against Cincinnati on Oct. 21.
Son of Raiders assistant coach dies at age 4
The 4-year-old son of Oakland Raiders defensive line coach Terrell Williams has died.
The team said that Tyson Williams died Friday at Oakland (Calif.) Children’s Hospital, days after his birthday. The boy became unexpectedly ill this month.
Coach Dennis Allen said Williams will have as much time off as he needs as the defensive staff will share his responsibilities.
The New York Giants activated Will Hill and placed cornerback Michael Coe on injured reserve. The move makes Hill eligible to play today against the Bengals. … The Raiders activated cornerback Ron Bartell from short-term injured reserve and promoted running back Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad. To make room on the 53-man roster the Raiders waived cornerback Pat Lee and placed cornerback Shawntae Spencer on season-ending IR.