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April 26, 2013

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Mike Shanahan is adjusting his gut when it comes to Robert Griffin III.

The Washington Redskins coach indicated he’s going to be more cautious with his franchise quarterback from now on, to the point that he’s going to make sure that Griffin “never plays if he’s not 100 percent.”

Griffin, the league’s offensive rookie of the year, is recovering from reconstructive surgery after reinjuring his right knee in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Shanahan has been criticized for not removing Griffin from the game earlier, especially when Griffin was limping noticeably after a throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he met with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Tuesday about the federal investigation into his family’s truck stop chain.

The FBI alleges widespread fraud of customers at Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer. Haslam has said he won’t step aside from the Browns or as the company’s CEO.

Asked at a pre-draft event Wednesday if he was concerned, Goodell said “of course when you have that type of thing.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Russ Smith is staying at Louisville to chase another NCAA championship and a degree.

The 6-foot-1 guard is passing on the NBA draft to return for his senior season, aiming to become his family’s first college graduate and also win another title.

Smith’s decision contradicts father Russ Sr.’s declaration after the Cardinals’ NCAA championship win over Michigan that his son would enter the draft. Smith led Louisville (35-5) with 18.7 points per game this season, including 22.3 in the NCAA tournament.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse’s C.J. Fair is returning for his senior season.

The Orange’s leading scorer (14.5) and rebounder (6.9) last season said another year of college basketball and graduating were in his best interests.

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