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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton is expected to be released from the hospital today after he was injured in a serious 2 car crash near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Tuesday.

NFL quarterback fractures back in car crash

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton is expected to be released from the hospital today after he was injured in a serious 2 car crash near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Tuesday.

HLN Bleacher Report anchor Brian McFayden reports, Newton fractured his back in two places. No word on when he will return to the playing field.

Federal drug agents searched at least two NFL teams medical staffs for illegal prescription drugs Sunday

DEA springs surprise inspections on NFL teams

Federal drug agents hit several NFL teams with surprise inspections after Sunday's games!

HLN Bleacher Report anchor Brian McFayden reports DEA agents targeted medical staffs of at least two teams, looking for illegal prescription drugs.

 NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings addresses the media after pleading 'no contest' to a lesser misdemeanor charge of reckless assault November 4, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. Peterson's plea to the Class A misdemeanor comes with two years of deferred adjudication. Peterson also received a $4,000 fine and 80 hours of required community service.

Adrian Peterson's plea deal: No jail time

NFL star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor over the accusation that he whipped his son with a tree branch.

Peterson was in a Texas court Tuesday, after prosecutors and his attorneys reached a plea deal.

Chris Kemoeatu, left, and his brother Ma'ake laugh during a news conference at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Baltimore. Chris Kemoeatu's football career was cut short after seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers when he learned he'd need a kidney transplant. That's when his older brother, a 99-percent kidney match and a former nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, stepped in, and left the Ravens in 2012.

Ex-Raven retires to give brother a kidney

More from the Bleacher Report: Former Ravens DL retires to donate kidney to brother

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Jonathan Dwyer mugshot

Police: NFL player Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife

Jonathan Dwyer, a running back for the Arizona Cardinals, posted bond and was released from jail Thursday, a day after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence, according to authorities. 

Dwyer was booked Wednesday on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency and assault. 

File photo: Singer Rihanna attends the Edun fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Skylight Modern on September 7, 2014 in New York City.

Rihanna to CBS: "F*** you!"

Rihanna is blasting CBS for yanking her new theme song from last week's Thursday Night Football in the wake of the Ray Rice abuse scandal.

Rihanna tweeted:

File photo: The Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson takes part in practice exercises prior to an NFL game in London in September, 2013.

NFL star's case: Was it abuse or discipline?

New allegations have surfaced that NFL star Adrian Peterson was accused of abusing another son back in June.

Sources tell Houston affiliate KHOU the boy's mom said Peterson admitted in texts to disciplining the child, but said the boy hit his head on his car seat in the process.

NOW: NFL has 'violence against women problem'

NOW: NFL has 'violence against women problem'

The National Organization for Women is coming down on the NFL saying the league "doesn't have a Ray Rice problem, it has a violence against women problem."

The group is also calling for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. According to NOW, Goodell's successor should appoint an independent investigator to gather facts about domestic violence within the NFL, and then recommend reforms.

Firestorm growing over Ray Rice video

Firestorm growing over Ray Rice video

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Robin spoke to Sports Attorney Exavier Pope on how the NFL handled Ray Rice's assault investigation.

File photo: Baltimore Raven's running back drew outrage for 2-game suspension stemming from alleged assault

Outrage over NFL's 2-game Ray Rice suspension

There was outrage on social media after the NFL announced it is suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for just 2 games.

He was the player caught on video dragging his now wife out of an elevator.