Australian rules football star Jarryd Hayne is leaving his team to pursue his NFL dream, writes Cameron Tomarchio of News.com.au. While there were rumors circulating that Hayne had a deal with the Seahawks, the 26-year-old said that he doesn’t have a pact with any NFL team. Hayne says that he has a 12-month plan to make it in the NFL and the 26-year-old is likely eyeing a future as a running back and/or special teams player. Hayne must be serious about playing in the NFL, because he was on the verge of becoming the AFL’s highest paid player. More from around the NFL..
- The Los Angeles City Council has given developer AEG another six months to bring the NFL back to the nation’s second-largest city, as The Associated Press writes. Los Angeles hasn’t had an NFL franchise since losing the Rams and Raiders after the 1994 season.
- In a memo to players, NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith said the union huddled with the NFL for four hours today on revising the personal conduct policy, tweets Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The two sides agreed to meet again soon.
- The NFLPA has put together a group of eleven outside experts from a variety of industries who will provide recommendations on how to tackle domestic violence and other issues facing the league, writes Pelissero. While both sides have the same stated goal on the issue, there’s still a fair amount of chippiness between the league and the union. “This was designed to get it right,” Smith said. “We took those names to the league. We’re waiting to see who they want to be a part of it. But that’s the way we’re going to move forward.”