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GUILDFORD, England -- Despite the relaxed atmosphere at the "NFL Play 60" event on Tuesday, some members of the English press were skewering Raiders players about the recent incidents involving domestic violence and child abuse by NFL players.
It was unexpected and they tried to dodge serious inquiries as best they could. Nobody was better than running back Darren McFadden.
When asked about commissioner Roger Goodell’s widely viewed and generally panned press conference last week, McFadden easily broke a tackle.
“Honestly, I stay away from the news,” McFadden said. “I don’t pay any attention to it. I just go out and play football.”
Always diplomatic and good with the press, Justin Tuck responded well to questions trying to paint NFL players with a broad brush.
“There are a lot of guys with great foundations, from great backgrounds,” Tuck said. “That’s not in the limelight as much. We’ve had some issues, but I’m far more concerned with the good things that most NFL players do.”
Raiders linebacker Miles Burris was part of the Play 60 event, but didn’t do much running around. That’s because he was in a walking boot that extended to the base of his knee.
The nature of his injury will be updated on Wednesday, but losing yet another linebacker would be troublesome for a group with few healthy bodies.
Sio Moore missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn’t played yet this season due to lingering concussion symptoms.