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Tennessee Titans defensive back Michael Griffin was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Monday for a repeat violation of safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck. Griffin was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday's 23-19 victory over Oakland for delivering a blow to the head of a defenseless receiver, Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. Griffin, a 28-year-old safety, will miss Sunday's game at Indianapolis, when the Titans, one of six clubs level for the last American Conference playoff spot at 5-6, will face the AFC South division-rival Colts (7-4). The Titans own a tie-breaker edge at the moment for the final playoff berth but with five games remaining are in a heated fight for one spot with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, proposed new terms for a deal governing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and said he is in no hurry to sign the accord, the White House said on Monday. "President Karzai outlined new conditions for signing the agreement and indicated he is not prepared to sign the BSA promptly," the White House said in a readout of the meeting between the two officials. Karzai has persistently raised questions about the pact, which would enable U.S. troops to operate in the country beyond next year. There should be peace in Afghanistan before the deal is signed, he said.