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Afternoon Headlines: Dwight Howard to Nets Details, and Adrian Peterson Fires Back

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Apr 5, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) reacts after a turnover during the fourth quarter at Amway Center. New York defeated Orlando, 96-80. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE


Dwight Howard will soon be taking his talents to Brooklyn to play for the Nets next seaso, as the Orlando Magic are prepared to execute a 4-team trade that will send the NBA’s best center to the Nets. The other two teams involved are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Clippers. The Nets would receive Howard, Jason Richardson, Chris Duhon and Earl Clark. The Magic would get Brook Lopez in a sign-and-trade, Luke Walton, Damian James, Sheldon Williams, Armon Johnson and three first-round picks — two from the Nets and a lottery protected first from the Clippers. The Cavs would get Kris Humphries in a sign-and-trade, Quentin Richardson, Sundiata Gaines, a first round pick from the Nets and, 3 million in cash. The Clippers would receive MarShon Brooks. Keeping up? This deal is all but done and should be finalized by day’s end.


After Adrian Peterson was accused of shoving a police office in Saturdays bar incident in Houston, his attorney just released a statement saying he didn’t resist arrest, and that these claims of shoving a cop are “a total fabrication”.


The Saints and QB Drew Brees have one week to get deal done. After that, they can’t do anything more than a one-year deal until after the final game of the 2012 regular season.


Bills rookies are reporting to preseason work today.


Eagles running back Dion Lewis faces a felony charge after allegedly pulling a fire alarm at an Albany hotel over the weekend.


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Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Draft, Adrian Peterson Arrest, Free Agency, Free Agent, Front Office News, NFL, NFL Attendance, NFL Draft, NFL News, Wes Welker

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