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The New York Times has released details of an investigation into whether two Florida State University football players were given preferential treatment by police after a hit-and-run accident this fall.

On October 5, a starting cornerback for the FSU Seminoles, P.J. Williams, was driving with the team's other cornerback, Ronald Darby, along with an unidentified passenger. At 2:37 a.m., Williams crashed into an oncoming vehicle driven by a teenager, totaling both vehicles.

Williams and his passengers then ran off; when Williams eventually returned to the scene, he was issued two relatively minor traffic tickets and not charged with hit-and-run, the Times reports.

The Sayreville War Memorial High School football players implicated in the team's hazing scandal will be tried as juveniles.

Prosecutors announced on Monday that they have decided to try the seven Sayreville players charged with crimes in family court, reports The Star-Ledger. Prosecutors had been considering moving the criminal cases against the players to the adult criminal justice system using New Jersey's judicial waiver rules.

What does this decision mean for the players charged in connection with the hazing?

Prosecutors have decided not to file domestic abuse charges against San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.

Following an investigation, Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Lindsay Walsh cited "lack of verifiable eyewitnesses and a significant lack of cooperation" from the reported victim in opting not to file charges against McDonald, reports ESPN. McDonald was arrested on August 31 for felony domestic violence.

What led to McDonald's arrest?

A former cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens has been arrested and charged with the rape of a 15-year-old boy.

Molly Shattuck, 47, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy who attended the same Maryland school as one of her three children, ABC News reports. According to police, the relationship between Shattuck and the boy began in Maryland, but Shattuck is being charged in Delaware where the more serious allegations took place.

Who is Molly Shattuck and what kind of criminal penalties is she now facing for her alleged sexual crimes?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault in a plea deal with prosecutors in his Texas child abuse case.

The deal allows Peterson to avoid serving any jail time, reports USA Today. Instead, Peterson will serve 80 hours of community service and pay a $4,000 fine along with court costs.

The plea deal also may open the door to Peterson's return to the NFL.

220 former players and family members of deceased players have opted out of the pending settlement of player concussion claims against the NFL.

The 220 who opted out represent just a fraction of the nearly 34,000 former players and relatives of deceased players who were sent notices regarding the potential settlement, reports Yahoo Sports. In addition to the 220 players or family members who opted out of the settlement -- which will likely total $765 million or more -- another 14 attempted to opt out but filed their requests too late.

What does opting out mean for the players or family members who chose to do so?

A former University of Texas football player who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the NCAA.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in a Texas federal court, former UT player Julius Whittier, now 64, claims the NCAA failed to protect student athletes from suffering long-term damage related to head injuries. Whittier is seeking at least $5 million in damages in the lawsuit, which was filed on his behalf by his sister Mildred Whittier. CBSSports.com reports the suit "could max out at $50 million in damages."

Jim Thorpe was probably one of the best American athletes of the 20th century: He won Olympic gold medals in 1912 for both pentathlon and decathlon, and he played football, basketball, and baseball (did Bo know all that?). His sports career ended about when the Great Depression started, and he had trouble finding work. He became an alcoholic and died intestate (without a will) in 1953.

So why is it that, 61 years later, Thorpe's children and a Pennsylvania town that Thorpe had never been to are fighting over his remains in federal court?

A lawsuit accusing Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones of sexually assaulting a former stripper has been dismissed.

The lawsuit stemmed from an alleged 2009 incident in which 27-year-old Oklahoma woman Jana Weckerly had accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and kissing her in at a Dallas hotel, reports ESPN. Weckerly had been seeking $1 million in damages in the lawsuit.

Why was the lawsuit dismissed?

The latest NFL running back to find himself in legal trouble this season is Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle.

Randle was arrested on Monday and charged with misdemeanor theft after being accused of shoplifting underwear and cologne from a Frisco, Texas mall, reports ESPN. Randle's arrest came just a day after he rushed for a season-high 52 yards in the Cowboys' win over the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

What are the details behind Randle's arrest and what other NFL ball carriers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in 2014?