Mike Singletary vetoed a 49ers trade for Ben Roethlisberger

The last 12 years of NFL history could have taken a very different trajectory. Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary told The Athletic he vetoed a transaction that allegedly sent Ben Roethlisberger from Pittsburgh to San Francisco after the quarterback had recently faced sexual assault allegations. As Singletary puts it, he met 49ers owner John York, … Read more

Ben Roethlisberger, Winner of Two Super Bowls, Retires From Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who brought one of the NFL’s storied franchises back to Super Bowl success but whose career was clouded by injuries and sexual assault allegations, announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday after 18 seasons. Roethlisberger, 39, a two-time Super Bowl winner, heralded the announcement for much of the … Read more

Lakers have ‘optics concerns’ about trading Russell Westbrook, won’t include 2027 first-round pick, per report

The Russell Westbrook experiment has not worked out for the Lakers. That sentence, in some capacity, has been written countless times by countless outlets. At this point, if there were a palatable way for the Lakers to get rid of Westbrook, they would. But so far, the only trade that seems halfway plausible is swapping … Read more

Will the Rams be the road team at home?

The Los Angeles Rams’ efforts to prevent their home stadium from becoming hostile territory on Sunday may have an unintended consequence. It appears the Rams’ defensive maneuver has only made 49ers fans more motivated to snatch up tickets to Sunday’s NFC championship game. Lifelong 49ers fan Shane Stern didn’t want the Rams to get away … Read more