>> Julius Peppers Donate $250-Thousand To UNC For Scholarships
Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has donated $250,000 to the University of North Carolina for scholarships.
The school said Monday that Peppers' donation goes to a fund that supports African-American students.
The donation comes after Peppers' transcript was posted on a school website. The transcript showed Peppers was barely academically eligible while he played football in Chapel Hill from 1999 to 2001.
Peppers last week confirmed the transcript was his but questioned why it was released. School officials have not confirmed it was his, but are investigating how the transcript was posted on the website.
Peppers had made a $100,000 donation to the same fund in 2009.
Peppers was an African and Afro-American Studies major who did not graduate, leaving school after the 2001 football season.
>>Report: Bears To Work Out Punter Matt Dodge
(Lake Forest, IL) -- The Chicago Bears reportedly brought in free-agent punter Matt Dodge for a tryout yesterday. Dodge was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft by the New York Giants. The Giants released Dodge at the end of preseason last year. The Bears need some depth at the punter position after Adam Podlesh suffered a hip flexor injury in last Saturday's win over Washington. The only other punter on the team's roster in undrafted rookie free agent Ryan Quigley. Chicago continues its exhibition slate on Friday evening at the Giants.
>>Colts Make Deal With Rams
(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Colts made a trade with the Rams last night. Indianapolis acquired cornerback Josh Gordy from St. Louis in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in 2014. Gordy had 43 tackles and three interceptions last season.
>>Jaguars To Begin London Series Next Year
(Jacksonville, FL) -- The United Kingdom will be a second home for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the coming years. The Jags have announced they will play one home game in London each year from 2013 through 2016. New team owner Shad Khan, a businessman from Urbana, says he hopes that playing games overseas will increase the team's global brand. The St. Louis Rams had been scheduled to play a home game in London in both 2013 and 2014, but pulled out last week so as to focus on upgrading the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams will still play the New England Patriots in London this October.