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Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game.

"We should take that out of the hands of the officials when it gets to that point. They will obviously have to throw the flag, but when they do, we will look to see if we can reach an agreement on the conditions for which (a player would) be ejected," Goodell said Friday at his annual state-of-the-league news conference ahead of the Super Bowl.

"I believe that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues," he said, "but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship."

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Imagine this: measuring NFL player performance worth $50,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 30-year-old logistics and operations worker from Seattle has won a Super Bowl technology contest that earned him $50,000 and tickets to the game.

Colin Edwards' idea, called "PlayerMetrics," was selected Friday by Microsoft over two other submissions. Edwards works for Alexander Exhibit, an engineering and construction firm.

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