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Last Update on July 25, 2014 19:03 GMT

BATTERY ARREST-HUMPHREY

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida State and NFL linebacker Deon Humphrey has been arrested in an assault on his girlfriend.

The 38-year-old was taken into custody early Thursday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says deputies who arrived at the linebacker's Wellington home found redness on his girlfriend's neck and bleeding from her ear consistent with being grabbed by the neck.

A probable cause affidavit says the woman reported being shoved against a wall. Deputies say they found indentations in the wall and her black hairs in the plaster.

Humphrey is free on $5,000 bond. His public defender said she couldn't comment.

In three seasons in the NFL, Humphrey played for the Carolina Panthers, San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

JAGUARS-SHORTS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III left the team's first training camp practice with a tight hamstring.

Coach Gus Bradley says trainers pulled Shorts for precautionary reasons late in Friday's two-hour workout.

It's the latest injury issue for Shorts, who missed most of organized team activities with a calf injury and hasn't made it through a full season in three years. He missed six games with a hamstring injury in 2011, missed two games because of a concussion in 2012 and sat out the final three games in 2013 with a groin injury that slowed him all season.

He says "things are going to pop up. It's football. Things happen. I'll continue to take care of my body. If I'm able to practice (Saturday), I'm practicing."

SEC-LEAVING EARLY

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers.

The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC.

No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. Tigers coach Les Miles says they "do lead college football in three-and-outs."

Since the league's seven-year national title run started in 2007, the SEC has had 109 early departures drafted. The next two leagues -- the Pacific-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference -- have combined for 111, according to research by STATs, Inc.

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