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Panthers QB Cam Newton suffers back injury in car accident
The team's report capped a hectic few hours as reports of Newton's crash in Charlotte, N.C., hit social media. Local reports showed that Newton's car overturned. Other shots taken at the scene showed that Newton was taken from the scene in an ambulance after being placed on a stretcher
Steve Crump of WBTV said Newton did not want to be transported to the hospital but was taken anyway as a precaution.
The Panthers originally said on Tuesday afternoon that Newton was in "fair condition and undergoing tests at Carolinas Medical Center and will remain there overnight for observation." The team later revealed the injury. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also dealt with transverse process fractures earlier this year.
The Observer said it was a two-car crash on the Church Street bridge in Charlotte over Interstate 277 at about 12:30 p.m. ET. Mark Becker of WSOC 9 in Charlotte said Newton's truck flipped four times, according to witnesses.
The Observer said the other driver, who was driving a Buick sedan, was also taken to the hospital.
Newton, 25, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn, has become one of the NFL's rising stars. He is a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback who won the NFL's offensive rookie of the year award in 2011.
NEWSPAPER GROUP SIGNS UP FOR FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMING SERVICE
Picklive Limited, operators and suppliers of next-generation fantasy sports and social gaming facilities, have announced a new partnership with The Telegraph Media Group in the United Kingdom.
The deal will allow the Telegraph to offer fantasy players access to Picklives short-term fantasy sports and social gaming products, which typically last for one match.
David Galan, CEO of Picklive said Monday: We are delighted to be partnering with the Telegraph given its unique position as a major media company that already offers season-long fantasy football. This opportunity allows us to bring product innovation and the social element into the fast growing short duration daily fantasy sports space to the Telegraphs customers, complimenting the existing season long games.
Picklive is a former Telegraph Startup 100: Gaming, Virtual Worlds finalist, and according to Galan sees itself as a 'second screen' entertainment provider and companion whilst watching live sport events.
Picklives daily live games will offer 200,000 Telegraph Fantasy Football would-be managers a fresh and exciting way to test their selection skills in an innovative social environment, said Steve Stiles, interactive sports manager at the Telegraph Media Group.
Miami Dolphins aim to trade down in 2013 NFL Draft?
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins have been talking with teams for the "past couple of days" to unearth potential trade partners interested in the No. 12 overall pick.
That's hardly a unique stance in this deep draft, according to a story from NFL.com's Albert Breer. Everyone is looking to move. ESPN, meanwhile, reported Tuesday that no fewer than five teams -- the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Dolphins -- have made calls about trading down in the first round.
The Dolphins' interest in moving down makes sense, considering general manager Jeff Ireland is eyeing a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for Branden Albert. The Chiefs seek a second-round pick for the offensive tackle, and shopping a first-rounder presumably would allow the Dolphins to recoup that second-round selection. As it stands, the Dolphins have plenty of firepower, with five picks in the first three rounds, and 11 overall.
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah told the "ATL Debate Club" last week that teams drafting lower in the order are thrilled with the talent near the end of the first round. Teams up top, he said, are "melancholy" with their fate.
Moving down makes plenty of sense, but moving up? Good luck finding a team thinking that way.