NEW YORK — The 2015 NFL draft will be held in Chicago, according to a tweet by the Bears.

The Bears posted the announcement on their Twitter account Thursday, saying: “2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago next April 30-May 2 at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.”

Moving the draft out of New York, where it has been held for decades, was likely once the league began taking bids for the event. Los Angeles and Chicago were the finalists for next year’s event.


McDonald investigation now in hands of DA’s office: The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office says it has received the domestic violence case involving 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald.

The district attorney’s office made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. “Prosecutors will review, decide whether or not to file criminal charges, or seek further investigation,” the announcement said.

McDonald was arrested Aug. 31 on suspicion of domestic violence while celebrating his 30th birthday at his home with teammates and friends. He has continued to practice and play throughout as coach Jim Harbaugh, general manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York have said they will allow “due process” to play out before making a decision.


Colts join push to help domestic violence victims: Domestic violence is an issue that tugs on Indianapolis tight end Dwayne Allen’s emotions.

He said he remembers seeing his mother’s swollen eyes, hearing the screams and cries of his brother and sisters as the beatings continued inside his home and the helpless feeling that age 4, 5 and 6 or even 11 and 12, he couldn’t do anything to prevent it. Eventually, Allen recalls, his mother escaped the physical abuse and protected her seven children by calling the police.

Now Allen is eager to join the fight given what he said he witnessed as a child, first with his stepfather and later with his mother’s boyfriend.


Redskins’ Cousins deals with rising, falling stock: Kirk Cousins says it’s tough dealing with the zigzags that have defined his NFL career to date.

The Washington Redskins quarterback has played in only 11 games in 2¼ seasons.

Cousins said Thursday he doesn’t have the perfect answer for handling the abrupt rise and fall of his own stock.