National Football League roundup

Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:02pm EST
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(Reuters) - NFL owners unanimously passed a stricter personal-conduct policy proposed by commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday.

The league said the policy was developed after an extensive series of meetings and discussions over the past four months with a wide range of experts and others inside and outside the NFL, including current and former players, the NFL Players Association, domestic violence/sexual assault experts and advocates, law enforcement officials, academic experts and business leaders.

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released from the hospital Wednesday and will not be charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash Tuesday.

The Panthers said Newton's health will be treated on a day-to-day basis. Quarterback Derek Anderson will start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Running back Jamaal Charles did not practice Wednesday and the Kansas City Chiefs, who must win their remaining three games to reach the playoffs, might take on Oakland without their Pro Bowl back.

If Charles is not cleared to return with an ankle injury that briefly took him out of last week's game, Knile Davis will start, coach Andy Reid said.

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