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NFL says Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for slide, prayer in end zone

The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but the NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.

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Share your #PaperChiefs photos and win prizes

Look for our Chiefs Extra print section in The Kansas City Star each Friday before the Chiefs play for a new action figure. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to sports@kcstar.com for a chance to win two lower-level seats for Monday night’s game against the Patriots, plus a parking pass and admission to a tailgate party. Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:

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Video: How to make a Paper Chief

Each Friday, a weekly special section will include a new cut-out-and-fold Chiefs player — 16 in all — each week that the Chiefs play, with instructions on how to craft your own miniature Chief.

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Jovan Belcher’s brain showed signs of CTE, according to post-mortem exam

A post-mortem analysis of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs linebacker who killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in a Dec. 1, 2012, murder-suicide, found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found among people who’ve suffered repeated head trauma, including football players.