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  • Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of company's board

    07/11/2018 9:36:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Mary Tyler March
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as company chairman late Wednesday after it was reported that he used the N-word during a conference call in May. The company said in a statement that it will appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks. The news comes the same day Schnatter faced intense backlash for using the racial slur while taking part in an exercise on handling public relations. Forbes first reported on the comments Wednesday, stating that Schnatter used the N-word after being asked how he would distance himself from racist groups. The question came in response to blowback Schnatter...
  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    07/10/2018 10:10:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies ^ | CHRIS CHAVEZ July 10, 2018
    The NFL Players Association announced it has filed a grievance challenging the league's new national anthem policy. In May, NFL owners unanimously approved a new anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner. The new policy gives players the option to remain in the locker room, if they want. The NFL subjects the teams to a fine, if a player or a member of team personnel does not show respect for the anthem. Players have been kneeling, sitting and raising fists during the national anthem in an effort...
  • NFL star LeSean 'Shady' McCoy accused of beating girlfriend, son and using drugs

    07/10/2018 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/10/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy was accused Tuesday of beating his girlfriend, his son and his dog and using drugs in a graphic Instagram post by the alleged victim's friend. A friend of Delicia Cordon posted the photo showing the woman with a bloodied face, swollen eyes and multiple cuts. The woman, identified only as Mia, made harrowing allegations against the NFL star.
  • NFL Players Sue NFL For New National Anthem Rule Because It ‘Infringes On Players’ Rights’

    07/10/2018 11:27:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    thedailycaller ^ | 7/10/18 | Benny Johnson
    The firestorm over NFL players disrespecting the national anthem is not over. The NFL Players Association, a union that represents all NFL players, sued the NFL on Tuesday for their adoption of a new anthem policy. The NFLPA filed a grievance challenging new policy that forces all players to stand on the field during the anthem. “The union’s claim is that this new policy, imposed by the NFL’s governing body without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights,” a press release from the union said.
  • Colin Kaepernick Accepts National Education Association’s President’s Award

    07/03/2018 5:51:11 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Former 49er and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, was honored with the National Education Association’s President’s Award on Sunday night. Kaepernick received the award for his efforts with the Know Your Rights Camp, a group which seeks to make primarily minority children aware of their rights and how to deal with the police. The former quarterback has personally funded the camp since he created it in 2016.
  • UT/TT Poll: Football is popular in Texas. The NFL isn't.R

    06/27/2018 12:37:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 27, 2018 | Ross Ramsey
    Nearly half of the state’s registered voters have an unfavorable opinion of the National Football League, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The recently mighty NFL faces both a political crisis over player protests and a public health crisis over the long-term effects of concussions in contact sports. Players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequity have attracted the wrath of President Donald Trump and his supporters. And increasing evidence that repeated concussions can cause long-term brain damage has eroded the sport’s reputation, particularly among kids, as a healthy activity.
  • Body found at home of Giants star Janoris Jenkins

    06/26/2018 4:54:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2018 | By Chris Perez and Priscilla DeGregory
    A dead body was found in the New Jersey home of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday — and police are reportedly treating it as a homicide. The corpse was discovered in the basement by a worker, who was at the Fair Lawn residence while Jenkins was in Florida, ESPN reported. The identity of the victim was not immediately released, but neighbors told The Post that the 29-year-old football star would often let family members and friends stay at the residence when he wasn’t there. “They are really friendly,” said neighbor Danielle Barnes, 31. “When it’s not football season they...
  • Disney/ABC Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL

    06/03/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this week’s prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling. ABC/Disney I never watch television. Its news is a waste of time, with well-groomed, overpaid readers and hokey camera coverage that takes an hour to cover what 10 minutes of a well-written article can better convey. Take the news coverage itself: The EU is falling apart, the talks with North Korea are on and it looks like war will be averted and another country denuclearized, and the Mueller investigation seems more ridiculous than...
  • (Minnesota) Vikings Hold First Sports LGBTQ Summit

    06/21/2018 12:08:44 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday. Vikings players, coaches and members of the LGBTQ community came together for a first of its kind inclusion summit held by an NFL team. The LGBTQ summit and fundraising event was held at the TCO Performance Center Auditorium in Eagan. It centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. In front of a packed crowd, former and current LGBTQ athletes shared stories about how they were criticized for who they loved while playing the sport they love. The event featured four panel discussions. Each one about an hour long.
  • Ex-NFL player asks Trump to release nephew convicted of murder

    06/18/2018 10:18:32 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2018
    A running back who played for several NFL teams is publicly requesting that President Trump consider a clemency request for his nephew, stepping forward to seek Trump's help after the president has battled the NFL in particular about protests during the national anthem. Trump said Friday that he hadn’t heard from any athletes, a week after he invited them to submit names of prisoners treated unjustly by the legal system. Apparently unknown to Trump, former NFL player Tony Paige sent a letter last week requesting clemency for his nephew Marcus Paige, who is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder....
  • Whitlock Calls NFL Union Head 'Foolish Looter Burning Down His Own Neighborhood'

    06/17/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT | Jay Maxson
    On Friday's Speak for Yourself TV sports talk program on Fox Sports 1, co-host Jason Whitlock (see photo) characterized NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith as a "foolish looter burning down his own neighborhood" and demanded his firing. The NFLPA has reportedly hired several lawyers to fight the league's new policy requiring players to respect the national anthem or remain in the clubhouse. Whitlock said, "The NFL Players' Association should fire its executive director, DeMaurice Smith. According to the site Pro Football 'Woke' (officially known as Pro Football Talk), and its editor Mike Florio, Smith and the NFLPA have...
  • Letter: High court ruling on flag burning may quiet anthem uproar

    06/17/2018 9:17:15 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 45 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | June 17, 2018 | Ronald Entwistle
    The Supreme Court ruled that the government can’t ‘prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive.’Those in uproar over anthem should know about high court ruling on flag burning~The current brouhaha ignores one of our fundamental rights, the freedom of expression (speech). In its 1989 decision, Texas v Johnson, the Supreme Court ruled, “Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” The court determined that publicly burning the American flag was protected speech. It would surprise and shock conservatives to learn that Justice...
  • In Interview With Oprah, Tom Brady Tackles Kneeling During Anthem

    06/16/2018 2:18:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | June 14, 2018 | Michael Hurley
    I thought it was great.
  • 'We're so far away': The Cowboys are in a fight against time, mediocrity

    06/15/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 14, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    FRISCO, Texas – At one point this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat back at his locker and pulled a large box to his lap, flipping the top open and pulling out a crisp Stetson cowboy hat. Without removing the plastic wrapping, he pulled the brim down over his forehead and smiled. A perfect fit. One of the few for the Cowboys in this week’s minicamp, which may have been summed up most accurately by head coach Jason Garrett when he said the team (and the offense in particular) is nowhere near a finished product. “We’re so far away,”...
  • The NFL Desecration

    06/15/2018 10:27:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/18 | Obie Usategui
    In countries, like my birthplace Cuba, afflicted by communism, taking a knee comes not from the freedom of protest given by your First Amendment Rights, but instead, comes as a last plea to God, just prior to being executed As you all might have noticed, a recent headline news was the story of President Trump disinviting the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles from a planned White House celebration of the team’s Super Bowl championship – a celebration which has now become sort of a tradition. Less than 24 hours before the players were expected to arrive in the Rose Garden, Trump made...
  • NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

    06/15/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    The Nation ^ | 6/13/18 | Dave Zirin
    In 1969, NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy walked away from the NFL in disgust over the way he believed football was acting as a reactionary social force in society, an impediment against meaningful social change. In his book Out of Their League, he wrote, “Politics and pro football are the most grotesque extremes of a dying empire.” In 1975, sportswriter Robert Lipsyte had a similar analysis of not just football but sports as a whole. He wrote in his classic book SportsWorld: An American DreamLand: "A great deal of the angry energy generated in America through the coming apart of the...
  • Reports: Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. facing rape, kidnapping charges involving [tr]

    06/15/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego County on rape charges, according to multiple reports. NBC 7 in San Diego reports that Sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow at his Vista, California home on Thursday. He stands charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, the district attorney’s office told NBC 7.
  • Kellen Winslow Jr. Arrested on 9 Criminal Charges Including Rape, Kidnapping

    06/14/2018 6:56:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 6/14/2018 | ALEC NATHAN
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was reportedly arrested in San Diego on Thursday and is facing nine charges, including kidnapping with intent to commit rape and forcible rape. According to TMZ Sports, Winslow will be charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of residential burglary, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation and one count of indecent exposure. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office confirmed to TMZ that a warrant was issued for Winslow's arrest and that a complete list of charges...
  • Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team; Claims Mascot Earned More Money

    06/13/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SI ^ | June 13, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    A former cheerleader for Dallas Cowboys sued the team this week, saying that the team mascot made more than she did. Erica Wilkins filed a suit in U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, and alleges that the Cowboys failed to pay her minimum wage and overtime and that she made a quarter of what the mascot made. Wilkins says the team violated The Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and seeks "other available damages."

    06/11/2018 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 24 replies
    Break ^ | Will Reagan
    a stirring video for the anthem and answer the nfl players who think taking a knee is a good idea