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  • Now is the moment to sign Colin Kaepernick

    05/31/2020 8:59:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2020 | Joe Lockhart
    hen I was an executive in the National Football League a few years ago, our organization was consumed by the case of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback whose silent kneeling protest against police brutality arguably led him to lose his NFL career and not be re-signed by any club. No teams wanted to sign a player -- even one as talented as Kaepernick -- whom they saw as controversial, and, therefore, bad for business.
  • NFL statement regarding protests [A new low...]

    05/30/2020 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 57 replies
    twitter ^ | May 30, 2020 | Roger Goodell
    Text of statement: The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country. The protesters' reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. George Floyd and to those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, the cousin of Tracy Walker of the Detroit Lions. As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL's commitment...
  • Vikings are “deeply saddened” by the murder of George Floyd

    05/27/2020 9:16:45 PM PDT · by EtchASketch · 128 replies ^ | May 27, 2020 | Mike Florio
    On Monday night, Minneapolis police officers murdered a man named George Floyd. And, yes, they murdered him. Some may object to the characterization given the blunt, hard candor of the term, but there’s no other way that any fair-minded person can view the video of a police officer consistently and persistently burying his knee into the neck of a man who eventually died due to the restriction of oxygen resulting from the placement of that knee onto his neck. The Minnesota Vikings have issued a statement regarding the murder of George Floyd.
  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • Moment of Glory: Bert Jones, Johnny Unitas' Colts replacement, won an MVP and became a Bill Belichick favorite

    05/26/2020 3:20:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 18, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    Bert Jones is looking around his office at the lumber company he has owned for decades, searching for signs a former NFL star runs the place. There aren’t many. There’s a picture of him in a Baltimore Colts uniform, at training camp with his son. And a Sports Illustrated cover on the wall. “It’s a neat picture,” Jones said, narrating the scene over the phone.
  • Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin likes idea of incentivizing Rooney Rule

    05/25/2020 1:25:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 25, 2020 | Brooke Pryor
    Mike Tomlin likes the discussion around an incentivized minority hiring process in the NFL. On "Coffee with Cal," hosted by Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, on Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach said he likes the idea of a change to the Rooney Rule that rewards teams for hiring minority candidates.
  • Two NFL players face armed-robbery charges in Florida

    05/21/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    SFGate ^ | 5/14/2020 | Staff
    Police in Miramar, Fla., are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday. Police issued arrest warrants for both men on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker, a 2019 first-round pick who started 15 games last season, faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Baker, 22, and Dunbar, 27, were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun,...
  • NFL player claims he was sexually assaulted on United Airlines flight

    05/20/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    An NFL player from New Jersey was repeatedly harassed and groped by a drug-addled female passenger aboard a United Airlines flight, according to a new lawsuit that claims the crew did nothing to stop the very inappropriate use of hands. The unnamed athlete, John Doe 1, said his ordeal began shortly after the red-eye flight departed Los Angeles for Newark Liberty International Airport on Feb. 10.
  • Tom Brady, other athletes seek federal probe in Brunswick shooting

    05/19/2020 7:30:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    AJC ^ | May 8, 2020 | AP
    The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick.
  • Buffalo Bills’ Ed Oliver arrested after nightmare weekend for NFL

    05/18/2020 8:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | Staff
    Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver joined the growing list of NFL players with recent off-the-field issues on Saturday night as he was arrested in Houston on charges of DWI and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Oliver, 22, was taken into Montgomery County Jail after police were reportedly tipped off by another driver that someone in a Ford pick-up truck was not maintaining their lane. Multiple reports state Oliver had an open beer can between his legs when he was pulled over and a pistol was later found in his car.
  • DeAndre Baker’s bail amount may mean case is unraveling

    05/17/2020 6:11:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2020 | Paul Schwartz
    The $200,000 bail set Sunday for DeAndre Baker sounds like an onerous amount, but it was not, given that the Giants cornerback signed a four-year contract worth $10.5 million and last year received a signing bonus of $5.67 million. SNIP This could be an indication that despite the serious charges against Baker — four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault — the case might be unraveling, with witnesses recanting on their initial statements, a local defense attorney said. “From what has been presented to the public from the arraignment it seems that this...
  • Anthony Lynn: NFL’s diversity hiring proposal is ‘out of desperation’

    05/17/2020 2:35:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Zach Braziller
    The new proposed addition to the Rooney Rule, which would reward teams for hiring minority candidates, raised a lot of eyebrows around the league. It was one thing for teams to be required to interview minority candidates for head-coaching and general manager positions, but quite another to offer draft picks to teams based on who they employ. And one of the four minority head coaches in the NFL, the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn, isn’t in favor of it.
  • Former Miss America and ex-‘NFL Today’ co-host Phyllis George dies at age 70

    05/16/2020 8:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    She was a beauty queen and former Miss America, but NFL fans know Phyllis George as the first women’s sportscaster. According to reports, George, who co-hosted CBS’s NFL Today show in the 1970s and 1980s, died Thursday at the age of 70. She died from complications from a blood disorder, her ex-husband, former Kentucky Gov. John Brown Jr., told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Saturday. “Phyllis was a great asset to Kentucky,” Brown told the Courier-Journal. “We had a great partnership. I think we enjoyed every single day.” George, who was born in Denton, Texas, in 1949, was crowned Miss America...
  • Giants CB Deandre Baker, Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar facing multiple armed robbery charges

    05/16/2020 2:54:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 59 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 16th, 2020 | Ryan Young
    Two NFL cornerbacks are facing multiple charges after an incident at a party on Wednesday night in South Florida. The New York Giants’ Deandre Baker and Seattle Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar are each facing four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, while Baker is facing an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, after the two allegedly robbed guests at a party in Miramar, Florida, the Miramar police department said on Thursday.
  • The NFL Thinks It’s Ready To Reopen. We Shall See

    05/16/2020 7:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    It sounds as if Roger Goodell isn’t willing to wait around for the White House or anyone else to tell him when the National Football League is “ready” to get back to business. According to the Associated Press, the league sent out a memo to all 32 teams yesterday telling them that they can begin to get back to their normal preparations for the 2020 season on Tuesday. Of course, they’ve included a lot of caveats and hoops to jump through before they can begin and the reopening will only happen in phases. Let’s just say that a first...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/15/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/15/2020 9:46:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Economic conflict between the United States and China and Russia on full display today but first.... Protesters in Maryland's capital of Annapolis today urging a full reopening of the state..... Protesters are Pennsylvania's Capitol Building in Harrisburg today pushing for a reopening of the state.... German authorities afraid as mass protests are set in major cities like Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart Saturday in opposition to the government's coronavirus policy... The United States imposing tighter chip controls on the Chinese tech firm Huawei...... Its also been announced that Taiwan Semiconductor will be opening a factory in the United States.... A German...
  • NFL proposal would improve draft picks for minority hires

    05/15/2020 4:12:11 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | 5/15/2020 | Jeremy Fowler
    The NFL is considering improving draft picks for teams that hire minority candidates as head coaches or general managers, sources confirmed to ESPN. Under the proposal, aimed at fixing diversity problems leaguewide, a team could improve its third-round draft selection by up to 16 picks -- going up 10 spots for hiring a minority candidate as general manager or an equivalent-level position and six spots for hiring a minority head coach. first reported on the proposal, which was submitted by the league's diversity committee and is expected to be addressed during Tuesday's virtual meeting with team owners, a league...
  • Giants' Deandre Baker, Seahawks' Quinton Dunbar face arrest warrants in Florida armed robbery, police say

    05/14/2020 9:41:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/14/2020 | Daniel Canova
    New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks have warrants out for their arrests Thursday after police alleged they stole thousands of dollars in cash and valuables from a Florida party. Baker, a former first-round draft pick of the Giants in 2019, faced four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar also faced four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, the Miramar Police Department announced. The Giants released a statement saying, "We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre....
  • Fox’s NFL Telecasts Might Add Crowd Noises, Put ‘Virtual’ Fans in Stands

    05/14/2020 9:03:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    TV Line ^ | May 14, 2020 | Kimberly Roots
    Stadiums may be empty when/if football starts its season this fall, but some games probably won’t look or sound that way. Fox is exploring ways to fill the empty National Football League venues with digitally-added fans and crowd noises, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said during an interview on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show. “I think Fox and these networks have to put crowd noise under us to make it a normal viewing experience at home,” USA Today reports Buck said, adding that the audio component was “pretty much a done deal.” He added: “I think whoever’s going to be...
  • Fauci on the Return of Football: ‘The Virus Will Make the Decision for Us’

    05/11/2020 10:46:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus adviser, claimed that the NFL’s football season could be seriously affected by the pandemic even if the virus is waning by fall. Speaking to NBC Sports, Fauci insisted that teams could have a significant problem if more than one, perhaps as many as four players, were diagnosed with the virus during the season. “You got a problem there,” said the director of the National Institutes for Health since 1984. “You know why? Because it is likely that if four of them are positive and they’ve been hanging around together, that the other...