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Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Association have won their appeal of Peterson's indefinite suspension. A U.S. District Court judge has overturned an arbitrator's ruling that previously upheld the NFL's suspension of Peterson following his indictment on child abuse charges.

The Peterson ruling comes three months after an arbitrator tossed the league's suspension of Ray Rice, claiming the NFL essentially punished Rice twice for the same offense.

Marshawn Lynch gave the same answer, "I'm just here so I won't get fined," in response to every question during his initial Super Bowl press conference. (He followed that up with a chorus of "You know why I'm here" the next day.) Now the Seattle Seahawks running back is trying to make sure no one else uses the phrase without his permission.

Lynch filed an application last week to trademark the phrase, in an effort to secure exclusive rights to use it on shirts, hats, and other athletic apparel. And if his past trademark endeavors are any indication, the infamous quote will soon be his, legally.

The Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks are reportedly trying to use their infamous "12th Man" home-crowd advantage to lead the team to victory at the cash register as well on the field by trademarking several uses of the number "12."

The number "12" -- in reference to the Seattle fans' role as the "12th Man" on the team, after the 11 players on the field -- is just one of the terms the team has trademarked or is trying to, reports The Seattle Times. The team has reportedly filed two dozen trademarks since October 2013 for phrases including "Go Hawks" and the word "boom."

But can the Seahawks really trademark the number "12?"

Jonathan Martin Tackles a Shoplifter: Citizen's Arrest Basics

NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin (who will unfortunately always be known as the guy who quit football temporarily after being bullied by a fellow teammate) is back in the news, but this time he wasn't a victim -- he was the man.

According to Yahoo Sports (and Martin's own tweets), Martin subdued an alleged shoplifter in a Versace store last week. Martin said that he saw the shoplifters and reacted without thinking -- pummeling one of them until he was sufficiently subdued to be taken care of by security.

Martin tweeted about the incident using the hashtag #civicduty, but what do you need to know about citizen's arrests before you exercise that duty?

Jury selection began today in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The jury selection marked the first day of a trial that is expected to last anywhere from six to 10 weeks, The Associated Press reports. The trial is also the first of at least two for Hernandez, who is facing additional murder charges in connection with a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

What should you know about Day 1 of Aaron Hernandez's murder trial? Here are five things:

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette was arrested early Monday morning on domestic violence charges.

The 26-year-old Galette was taken into custody after police responded to a disturbance at his home in Kenner, Louisiana, ESPN reports. He is accused of pushing a woman to the ground while trying to get her to leave his house. According to police, the woman had visible injuries, including scratches on her face and bleeding from her ear where one of her earrings had been ripped out.

In addition to possible criminal penalties, Galette may be facing harsh punishment from the NFL under the league's new personal conduct policy.

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of allegations that he violated the student conduct code by sexually assaulting another student.

A two-day Student Conduct Code hearing was held earlier this month in front of former Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding. In a letter to Winston, Harding wrote that the evidence in the case was "insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof," reports ESPN.

That decision comes more than a year after a similar decision by Florida prosecutors not to charge Winston with a crime in the alleged 2012 sexual assault.

Aaron Hernandez's legal team scored a victory Friday after a judge ruled that jurors at his upcoming murder trial will not hear evidence about prior killings or the victim's final text messages.

Judge E. Susan Garsh heard arguments from both sides about allowing this evidence to be admitted before siding with the defense. According to ESPN, Judge Garsh also prohibited prosecutors from introducing evidence of a Florida incident (and accompanying lawsuit) in which Hernandez allegedly shot a man in the face.

Why would the judge throw out this evidence in Hernandez's murder trial?

5-Time NFL Pro Bowl Safety Darren Sharper Indicted for More Rapes

Fourteen years in the NFL. Three teams. One Super Bowl championship. Five trips to the Pro Bowl.

None of those statistics matter when you are suspected of at least eight sexual assaults and 11 druggings in four states. Darren Sharper, who is currently being held without bond in Los Angeles as he awaits trial on two rape charges there, also has two charges pending in Tempe, Arizona. And this morning, he was charged, along with two accomplices, with two more counts of aggravated sexual assault, this time in New Orleans, reports USA Today.

If Sharper is convicted of aggravated rape in Louisiana, the 38-year-old former player and NFL Network analyst could face a life sentence.

Some high schools take football seriously, but seriously enough to get an actual judge involved?

Oklahoma City's Douglass High School Trojans claim that they would have prevailed over the Locust Grove Pirates were it not for a bad call made one minute before the game's end. After appealing to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) for a replay of the game, Douglass asked a judge to review the disputed call, reports CBS Radio.

Is high school football really something state judges should be dealing with?