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Sunday
Dec252011

VIDEO: Jerome Simpson Busts a Move Into the End Zone

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- You’ve seen videos of football players celebrating in the end zone after scoring a touchdown, but Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson managed to bust a move as he ran into the end zone on Saturday’s Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Andy Dalton threw a 19-yard pass to Simpson. The only thing between Simpson and the end zone was Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington.

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Simpson didn’t want to take any chances getting around Washington, who is 6’2” and 234 lbs., so he did a somersault over the defender and landed perfectly on two feet in the end zone, in a move you’d expect from a gymnast.

The Bengals beat the Cardinals 23-16, keeping their playoff hopes for the alive.

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Saturday
Apr022011

Locked Out NFL Players Try Soccer, Boxing and 'Dancing’

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If your boss told you that you could not show up for work, what would you do? Take a vacation? Write that novel you've always been meaning to get to? How about get a new job?

For NFL players, that question is more than just hypothetical during their league's labor stoppage. Unlike most Americans, they may not have to take a new job to pay the bills, but some are finding interesting ways to stay busy.

Take the Cincinnati Bengals' Chad Ochocinco, never shy when it comes to self-promotion. Known for his fancy footwork on the field, this month the wide receiver traded one type of football for another. The wide receiver tried out for a spot on Sporting Kansas City, a Major League Soccer team, saying that soccer always has been his first love.

Tommy Zbikowski of the Baltimore Ravens is back in the ring, boxing professionally in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Ravens safety was an amateur boxer while he played college football at Notre Dame. He said he's trying to work his way up to being a legitimate contender. Zbikowski has won both of his professional fights since the lockout started, and his football bosses in Baltimore are cheering him on. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti thinks Zbikowski's career as a pugilist is "awesome."

Super Bowl champion Hines Ward swapped his cleats for dancing shoes and is competing on this season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

There's no end in sight in the labor dispute between the owners and players, and some believe the legal battle could last for several months in court. Now in its third week, the NFL lockout has given hundreds of athletes some unexpected free time. The athletes cannot contact their coaches and they cannot work out at the team's facilities.

But with questions about whether the NFL's strict personal conduct code is still in effect during the lockout, other players are finding it hard to stay out of trouble.

Tampa Bay's Aqib Talib was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a domestic incident. Green Bay's Johnny Jolly was arrested in Houston for possession of 600 grams of codeine.

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