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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

More insight from attorney Tom Mars on Justin Fields' waiver application to Ohio State: "Irrefutable documentation that has nothing to do with racism was presented to the NCAA in support of OSU's request that Justin Fields be given a waiver. That information wasn't critical of -- and didn't reflect poorly on -- the UGA culture, the UGA administration or staff, any particular student, or the student body. And it certainly didn't reflect poorly on Justin or any member of his family. However, that documentation did provide support for the issuance of a waiver under the NCAA's rules."

Passan: Bauer may be most outspoken MLB player (1:50)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Attorney Tom Mars to ESPN about NCAA reviewing guidelines for immediate-eligibility waivers: "If people think the percentage of waivers granted is too high, the number of waivers that have been granted might just be a reflection of how the football coaching staffs are treating their players. It doesn't necessarily mean the NCAA is being too lenient."

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The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova, the Atlanta Falcons.

Clemson looking like a lock to be best team in the country (1:52)
Russell scores back-to-back buckets in 3OT (0:36)
Carroll drills 3-pointer sending game to 3OT (1:10)
Sexton ties the game on easy lay-in in OT (0:38)
Chriss flies for vicious poster slam on Allen (0:25)
Harris absorbs contact for and-1 lay-in (0:15)
Chriss skies for alley-oop slam (0:16)
Allen meets Sexton at the rim (0:21)
Allen throws down monster slam (0:15)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kareem Hunt's contract with the Browns breaks down this way, according to my colleague Field Yates: A base salary of $645,000, a $25,000 bonus for each game that he's active, and a $55,000 workout bonus. The maximum would be $1.1 million, though given Hunt will be suspended part of the year he will not earn that maximum figure. If he's active 10 games (and suspended six), Hunt would earn $629,411; if he's available for offseason workouts it would go up to $684,411. The total would go up or down depending on the length of Hunt's suspension, and when it is announced. Hunt was due to earn $678,750 in Kansas City.