NFL Notes: No more Roman numerals; Kaepernick's deal

NFL Notes: No more Roman numerals; Kaepernick's deal
June 4, 2014, 3:15 pm
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The 50th edition of the Super Bowl will be played in February 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo credit: @SuperBowl on Twitter)

NEW YORK -- The Super Bowl will scrap the Roman numerals for a year.

The 50th edition of the game will be played in February 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The NFL said Wednesday it will be called "Super Bowl 50" instead of "Super Bowl L."

In 2017, the league will revert to Roman numerals, referring to the 51st edition as "Super Bowl LI."

The NFL first started using Roman numerals for the fifth Super Bowl in 1971.

49ers: Kaepernick gets 6-year extension
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received a new six-year contract extension through the 2020 season.

The team announced the deal Wednesday. The sides had made it a top priority to get a deal done before the start of training camp for one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks.

Since taking over the starting job from Alex Smith midway through the 2011 season, Kaepernick led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 18 years after the 2012 season -- losing by three points to Baltimore -- and then to the NFC championship game last season, a three-point defeat to the rival and eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

NFL: 250 more players added to lawsuit
Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley is among a second wave of players joining a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.

The lawsuit was filed May 20 and amended Wednesday to add 250 more former players, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 750. Wiley, who played for four teams between 1997 and 2006 and currently works as an ESPN analyst, was the only player named in the new group. He becomes the ninth former player in the lawsuit identified by name, joining Chicago Bears stars Jim McMahon and Richard Dent.

"The first thing people ask is, knowing what happened, would you do it again?" Wiley said. "No. No I wouldn't."

Bills: Hughes driving second car in race
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes confirms he was driving the second car in an alleged race that led to teammate Marcell Dareus crashing his 2012 Jaguar into a tree last week.

Hughes says Hamburg Town police contacted him regarding his role in the accident, which occurred near Ralph Wilson Stadium on Friday. Hughes adds there were no other Bills players involved. He declined to answer other questions because the police are still investigating.

Hughes spoke following practice Wednesday, a day after police announced Dareus had been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and ticketed for several traffic violations, including drag-racing.

Police received complaints of two cars racing, when they came upon the accident involving the defensive tackle's Jaguar.

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