Atlanta linebacker Lofa Tatupu has season-ending pectoral surgery | NFL
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu — a former Seahawk — had pectoral surgery and will miss the 2012 season, coach Mike Smith said.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu had pectoral surgery Tuesday and will miss the 2012 season, coach Mike Smith said.
Tatupu, who didn't play last season, suffered an injury Thursday in the team's weight room. He got a two-year, $3.6 million contract from the Falcons in March and reportedly was guaranteed $600,000 for signing.
Tatupu, 29, played for the Seahawks from 2005 through the 2010 season and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. The Seahawks released Tatupu last July by mutual agreement, after the team asked him to take a pay cut for the 2011 season.
A torn pectoral muscle in Week 6 ended Tatupu's 2009 season and he had arthroscopic surgery on both knees in January 2011.
DALLAS — The attorney for Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant asked prosecutors not to pursue charges against his client, who was arrested after allegedly attacking his mother July 14.
"Did a family disagreement occur? Yes," said attorney Royce West, who read a statement.
"Did Dez Bryant commit family violence against his mother? No."
Angela Bryant reportedly told authorities her 23-year-old son hit her in the face with a cap and tore her shirt. She has since submitted an affidavit asking prosecutors not to pursue the case. Family violence is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees said, "With all this stuff swirling around us, in the end, all we can worry about is what we can control."
• Pittsburgh and coach Mike Tomlin, 40, agreed to an extension that will keep him on the sideline through at least the 2016 season. Tomlin is 55-25 with the Steelers.
• Arizona safety Adrian Wilson, 32, signed a contract extension through 2015 that could be worth as much as $30 million.