>>Johnny Football Checks Into Rehab
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered a rehab program last week.
The Browns confirmed the news in a statement Monday, saying the 2014 first- round pick began his treatment last Wednesday.
Manziel had a rough rookie season, both on the field and off the field, in 2014.
Reports of his partying circulated all summer after the Browns used the 22nd overall pick to select the former Heisman Trophy winner in May's draft. He was fined $12,000 by the NFL for a hand gesture he made in a preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, then started the season on the bench behind journeyman Brian Hoyer.
In late November, a fight at a high-end apartment complex in Cleveland between a fan and people associated with Manziel took place in the early morning hours.
Manziel eventually started two games late in the season, then was placed on injured reserve for the finale because of hamstring issue. He then overslept the day before the last game against Baltimore and was fined.
>>Seahawks' Sherman To Have Tommy John Surgery
(Renton, WA) -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will have surgery on his injured elbow. Head coach Pete Carroll says Sherman will have Tommy John surgery, which is a ligament replacement procedure most common for baseball pitchers. Sherman injured the elbow in the Seahawks NFC Championship Game win over Green Bay, but is expected to be ready for next season. He had 57 tackles and four interceptions this past season.
>>Falcons To Introduce Quinn Tuesday
(Flowery Branch, GA) -- Dan Quinn is set to become the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. The "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" reports he has agreed to a five-year contract and will be introduced at a Tuesday press conference. Quinn just finished his second season as defensive coordinator for the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. He takes over in Atlanta for Mike Smith, who was fired after going 6-and-10 in his seventh year with the Falcons in 2014. The 44-year-old Quinn was the Seahawks' assistant head coach and defensive line coach from 2009 to 2010 before two years as defensive coordinator at the University of Florida. NFL.com reports Seattle will promote defensive backs coach Kris Richards to replace Quinn as the team's defensive coordinator.
>>Sapp Arrested, Fired By NFL Network
Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault.
Phoenix police arrested the 42-year-old Sapp at 7 a.m. MT on Monday at a downtown hotel.
A woman told police that she and another woman were working as escorts and an argument about money in a guest's room turned physical. Sapp told investigators that he had paid one of the women for sex but denied any assault, according to police.
Sapp was in Arizona for Sunday's Super Bowl, working for the NFL Network, which has terminated his contract.
>>Super Bowl 49 Draws Record 114 Million Viewers
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Super Bowl 49 just upped the ante for most-watched Super Bowls of all time. According to official numbers from Nielsen, more than 114-million viewers tuned in to NBC to watch the New England Patriots take the championship game over the Seattle Seahawks. That bests last year's Super Bowl on Fox by more than two-million viewers and seals Sunday night's game as the most-watched television broadcast in history. NBC also scored with its post-Super Bowl episode of "The Blacklist," which drew more than 26-million viewers to become the biggest audience for an NBC scripted series in more than ten years. The special post-Super Bowl episode of "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" also delivered, reeling in nine-point-eight-million viewers.
>>Vegas Bookies Lose Super Bowl
(Las Vegas, NV) -- Las Vegas bookies are three-million dollars richer today because of Super Bowl bets. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday that 116-million dollars was wagered on the Super Bowl, and three-point-three-million went to Nevada's 191 sports books. The amount is a big drop from last year's record-breaking bets, when bookies kept almost 20-million dollars after an easy Seahawks victory over the Broncos.
The director of Wynn's sports book said the big drop is because of the end-zone interception Seattle threw in the closing moments of the game. He said, "I can't even begin to tell you how many millions of dollars changed hands." The Patriots went on to beat the Seahawks 28 to 24.
>>Katy Perry's SB Halftime Show Draws Record 118-Million Viewers
(Undated) -- Katy Perry now holds the record for the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history. The pop star's twelve-and-a-half minute party live from Glendale, Arizona during Sunday's big game drew a record 118-point-five million viewers for NBC, according to the official numbers from Nielsen. With the help of Lenny Kravitz and surprise guest Missy Elliott, Katy's massive production managed to attract over three million more viewers than Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers did last year. The previous record before Bruno's was Madonna's 2012 halftime show with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
A record number of viewers tuned into the game, as well. With more than 114-million overall viewers, Sunday's game is now the most-watched of Super Bowl of all time.