11/13 News And Notes

G. Jackson Sues Drug Company

The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jackson is at least the second NFL player to file suit against the manufacturer of StarCaps, an over-the-counter weight-loss pill. Jackson is trying to clear his name and avoid a four-game suspension for a positive doping test. Jackson is one of the players who reportedly tested positive for the diuretic Bumetanide. The players claim the banned substance was not listed as an ingredient in StarCaps. Jackson filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court in California, and he is seeking restitution for any lost salary and damages for “false advertising and unfair business practices.” The makers of StarCaps have suspended shipments of the drug and said the company was “taking all necessary steps to ensure that our customers receive product that is safe and effective.”

Cost Of Playoff Tickets To Decrease

The Associated Press reports the average ticket price for NFL playoff games this season will decrease by about 10 percent, the league announced Wednesday, Nov. 12. The league will cut Super Bowl prices for the first time this year. Roughly 53,000 tickets will go for $800, and another 1,000 tickets will cost $500. A quarter of the tickets will cost $1,000. Tickets for last year’s Super Bowl were priced at $700 and $900. Specific prices for the other playoff games will not be determined until the home playoff sites are decided.

Romo Will Have To Deal With Pain When Taking Snaps

Rick Herrin, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (finger) is still dealing with some pain on snaps from center. Romo has been able to regain his velocity on passes, but his biggest trouble might be dealing with the snap exchange. Romo said, “No different than having a little bruise or something. You just play through it.”

Jennings Claimed Off Waivers

The Detroit Lions announced they have claimed free-agent WR Adam Jennings (Falcons) off waivers.

Team Put In Claim For J. Miller

The Oakland Raiders have put in a waiver claim for free-agent CB Justin Miller (Jets).