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04/29 18:04 CDT The Latest: KC interested in hosting the NFL draft The Latest: KC interested in hosting the NFL draft CHICAGO (AP) --- The Latest on the second day of the NFL draft (all times local): 7 p.m. Kansas City hopes to land the NFL draft in the near future, joining cities such as Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles in expressing interest in what has become a three-day football festival. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said before Friday night's second and third rounds that the organization would work with civic leaders on a bid. Kansas City has aggressively pursued numerous sporting events the past few years, ranging from NCAA regionals to next year's U.S. figure skating championship. Chicago is hosting the event for the second straight year, but Commissioner Roger Goodell said recently it was "very likely" to move next year. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is hoping to land that edition. "Chicago has shown you can have the draft somewhere other than New York City," Hunt said. "I'm interested and the organization is interested and the city is interested in bringing the draft here. When that opportunity presents itself, we'll put our best foot forward." ___ 5:45 p.m. The president of the NFL players' union is taking exception to how the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to the problems of Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who dropped in the first round after a video was posted to his Twitter account showing him smoking from a bong contraption. Eric Winston, an offensive tackle with the Cincinnati Bengals, posted on Twitter that he was "stewing" over what had happened the previous night. He followed with a series of tweets: "Last night everyone saw a young man's dream turn into a nightmare. The mistakes he made in the past were released out there to millions with an intent to harm him. What did the NFL do? Nothing. In fact, if Roger is to be believed, they loved it because it made the draft 'so exciting.' "The NFL invested big on this marketing campaign of 'family.' It was all over Chicago on every billboard. Let me dish out some free advice to the young men coming into this league this weekend: they are not your family. This is a business. I hope that what Laremy said is true and that he learned from his mistake. I wish him good luck and hope every drafted player is wise to what it takes to make it in the NFL and who really has your back." ___ 3:05 p.m. Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was a no-show at the Miami Dolphins' news conferences Friday to present him as their first-round pick. Tunsil was absent due to an allergic reaction, the team said. "Unfortunately, Laremy had an allergic reaction this afternoon, so right now he's with our medical staff and hopefully it's just a quick, short-term thing," Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said. Tunsil went through a bizarre plummet in the first round on Thursday. Considered a top-five pick, he went 13th overall after he said his social media accounts were hacked and incidents of his troubled past became public minutes before the first round began, including a video of him smoking from a gas mask-bong contraption. Also, a post on his Instagram showed an alleged text message exchange between the offensive lineman and an Ole Miss football staff member that included Tunsil's request for money for bills. ___ 2:40 p.m. Before the second round of the NFL draft begins, team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award will walk the red carpet. They also will announce some third-round selections. Two winners of the national Payton honor, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (2014) and former Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields (2003), will take part in the festivities. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and his commitment to philanthropy and community impact. Team winners, representing past and present players, are: Arizona Cardinals:Jay Feely Atlanta Falcons:Patrick DiMarco Baltimore Ravens:Mike McCrary Buffalo Bills:Eric Wood Carolina Panthers:Thomas Davis Chicago Bears:Israel Idonije Cincinnati Bengals:Carlos Dunlap Cleveland Browns:Gary Barnidge Dallas Cowboys:Brandon Carr Denver Broncos:DeMarcus Ware Detroit Lions:Mike Furrey Green Bay Packers: Sam Barrington Houston Texans:Chester Pitts Indianapolis Colts:Reggie Wayne Jacksonville Jaguars:Maurice Jones-Drew Kansas City Chiefs:Will Shields Los Angeles Rams:Johnny Hekker Miami Dolphins:Ronnie Brown Minnesota Vikings: E.J. Henderson New England Patriots:Kevin Faulk New Orleans Saints: Scott Fujita New York Giants:Steve Weatherford New York Jets: Kevin Mawae Oakland Raiders:Willie Brown Philadelphia Eagles:Bennie Logan Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward San Diego Chargers: Quentin Jammer San Francisco 49ers:Takeo Spikes Seattle Seahawks:Shaun Alexander Tampa Bay Buccaneers:Rond Barber Tennessee Titans:Delanie Walker Washington Redskins:Ryan Kerrigan ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
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