• Lozada files for divorce from WR Johnson: Evelyn Lozada is ending her 41-day-old marriage to Chad Johnson after the football star was arrested for allegedly head-butting her over the weekend. A rep for the VH1 reality star confirmed reports that Lozada filed for divorce Tuesday. Johnson released his own statement — the first since his arrest — on his official website, OCNN, and reaffirmed his love for Lozada. “I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much," said Johnson, who was dumped by the Miami Dolphins a day after the arrest.
• Saints owner Benson meets with Goodell in New York: New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson met Tuesday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York to discuss matters concerning both the team and the league. The meeting came amid a backdrop of lawsuits filed by current and former Saints players who have challenged the findings of the NFL’s bounty investigation. Benson also has hired the firm of former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the accuracy of the league’s bounty probe. While the NFL and the Saints provided very few details about the meeting, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel described it as productive and added that Benson “looks forward to having many more discussions with the commissioner on specific Saints-related issues as well as league-wide issues."
• Injuries hit Giants hard: The interior of the New York Giants’ defensive line is facing questions after veteran Shaun Rogers was lost for the season with a blood clot in his left calf and two other defensive tackles were diagnosed with back problems, including one that will require season-ending surgery. Coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday that Rogers’ treatment for the blood clot would prevent him from playing for the Super Bowl champions this season. Marvin Austin, the team’s No. 2 draft pick in 2011, also was being seen by doctors in New York after his back acted up Monday night, a problem some players blamed on bad mattresses at training camp at the University at Albany. Coughlin added free agent Marvin Parker needs surgery to repair a herniated disc that he injured during Friday’s game.
• LSU coach unclear about Mathieu’s future: LSU coach Les Miles on Tuesday declined to close the door completely on the possibility, however remote, of Tyrann Mathieu playing football for the Tigers in 2013. “Tyrann can be a student at LSU," Miles said after practice, adding that he is “not in any way speculating" about whether Mathieu could conceivably play for the Tigers again. “He will not be on this football team this year — I guarantee that’s a fact. So I have no idea beyond that." Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU team last Friday for what reportedly was the latest of several failed drug tests.
• Penn State gets accreditation warning after Sandusky scandal: Pennsylvania State University received a warning that its accreditation is “in jeopardy" following the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. There is insufficient evidence that Penn State is in compliance with several accreditation standards, according to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university said Monday it was notified of the warning last Wednesday. Middle States said it issues a warning when it believes a university can bring itself into compliance. Penn State may be violating government regulations and commission standards of leadership, governance and integrity, according to Philadelphia-based Middle States, which has requested a monitoring report from the school and will make a visit later this year. The university remains accredited while on warning.
— From wire reports