Spagnuolo pans McNabb talk

The Associated PressMarch 26, 2010 

St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo joined the chorus of denial regarding reports that the Rams are close to a deal for Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Spagnuolo said Thursday while visiting the Cardinals spring training camp that "there's nothing to that."

Spagnuolo said "at this time of the year, there are going to be all kinds of things. But no, there's nothing there."

He was at Cardinals camp in Jupiter, Fla., following the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Spagnuolo said he doesn't put much stock in trade rumors. Those include reports Wednesday by media outlets in Philadelphia that the Rams had offered a second-round draft pick and safety Oshiomoghe Atogwe for McNabb.

Dolphins' Brown had high blood alcohol level: A police report shows Miami running back Ronnie Brown had a blood alcohol level that was nearly twice the legal limit when he was arrested on a DUI charge in suburban Atlanta over the weekend.

The report, obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request, says Brown failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of .158 when given a breath test. The limit to legally drive in Georgia is 0.08.

The report says a Marietta police officer pulled Brown over at 4:29 a.m. Saturday after seeing the 28-year-old driving fast and drifting into other lanes.

Brown did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday on his home phone. A man who answered the phone at Brown's mother's house said Brown and his mother were in Maryland.

Leaf makes plea agreement: Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has agreed to plead guilty in his Texas drug and burglary case in exchange for 10 years of probation, attorneys in the case said Thursday.

Leaf's attorney, Bill Kelly, said his client has agreed to plead guilty to seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance. Leaf would be on probation for 10 years, and a burglary charge would be dropped.

A judge must approve the deal, which includes Leaf paying a $20,000 fine, Kelly said.

Leaf, who is living in Canada, coached quarterbacks at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, where the indictment was returned last May.

Chiefs sign Johnson: Linebacker Derrick Johnson has signed a restricted free-agent tender and will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Johnson was the Chiefs' first-round pick out of Texas in 2005. But early last season, for reasons he said were never fully explained by the coaching staff, Johnson was moved to part-time duty.

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