Chargers withdraw offer to top pick Bosa

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SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team.

The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe "Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and in preseason games." They characterized their previous offers to the Ohio state defensive end as fair and structurally consistent with the contracts of every other Chargers player."

Bosa is the only first-rounder who has not signed with his team.

Swimmer Feigen sorry for 'distraction'

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

"I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall," Feigen said in a statement Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin, Texas. (MORE)

Giants' Mara defends K Brown's extension

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.

"Based on the facts that were placed in front of us, we're comfortable with our decision to re-sign Josh and the league's suspension," Mara said in an emotional address to the media while his team practiced. "The easiest thing for us to do would be to get a new kicker. We're trying to be fair to Josh. The easiest thing would be to say, `Terminate him, get rid of him.' We're trying to do the right thing. It's not always easy." (MORE)

QB Bridgewater expects to play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says he'll play this weekend in the first game at the team's new stadium.

Bridgewater was coy after practice Wednesday about his shoulder injury, but he said "of course" when asked if he's expecting to take the field Sunday for the opener at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings host San Diego, and the third exhibition contest is typically when the starters play the longest in the preseason. (MORE)

Notre Dame CB Butler pleads not guilty

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation outside a bar.

St. Joseph Superior Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hardtke entered the preliminary plea Wednesday for Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official. (MORE)

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