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  • Inside the Confidential NFL Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

    04/25/2018 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2018 | by KEN BELSON and MARK LEIBOVICH
    NFL owners, players and league executives, about 30 in all, convened urgently at the league’s headquarters in New York City in October, nearly a month after President Donald Trump began deriding the league and its players over protests during the national anthem. “Let’s make sure that we keep this confidential,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said to begin the session. The New York Times has obtained an audio recording of the roughly three-hour meeting, and several people in the room corroborated details of the gathering. New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft pointed to another “elephant in the room.” “This kneeling,” he...
  • New England Patriots owner: Trump used kneeling players as ‘fodder to do his mission’

    04/25/2018 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies ^ | 04/25/18 | Max Greenwood
    The owner of the New England Patriots said in a meeting with NFL owners, executives and players that President Trump was using public fury over football players who kneel during the national anthem as "fodder to do his mission." In an audio recording of the private meeting, which was obtained by The New York Times, Robert Kraft said that Trump seized on the national anthem protests to spread division and anger. "The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of...
  • Report: Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Used Vulgarity to Call Trump’s Presidency ‘Disastrous

    04/24/2018 4:48:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/24/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    It’s not often that the New York Times buries a quote of someone using vulgarity to disparage President Trump, but they did just that in a recent column about the Eagles upcoming trip to the White House. Towards the end of an article which speculated about when the Philadelphia Eagles may choose to visit the White House, writers Ken Belson and Michael D. Shear tell of an audio recording of an exchange in September between a player, and Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie
  • NFL cheerleaders will settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with Roger Goodell

    04/24/2018 6:01:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 24, 2018
    If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have a meeting with a group of cheerleaders, the two former cheerleaders who recently filed discrimination claims will settle those claims for $1 each. The settlement proposal by Sara Blackwell, the lawyer representing the cheerleaders, asked that Goodell and league lawyers have a "good faith" meeting with at least four cheerleaders to create binding rules and regulations for all NFL teams. Also, teams that currently have cheerleading squads would not be allowed to disband them as retaliation for at least five years.
  • NFL being removed from major cable company’s most popular package

    04/24/2018 2:03:58 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 85 replies
    Western Journal ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bryan Chai
    In the latest sign that the NFL’s stock isn’t what it used to be, the league’s flagship network is being removed from a major cable company’s most popular subscription tier. According to Awful Announcing, Comcast will be moving NFL Network from its most widely distributed cable package to a less viewed, more exclusive package. Comcast, the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue, reached the decision to move NFL Network after Fox purchased the rights to “Thursday Night Football” for the upcoming season.
  • NFL Draft: Getting Stupid

    04/24/2018 11:44:33 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 30 replies
    Chewbagga and R2-D2 get to announce the 49ers pick. As Mike Maycock said "This is the biggest event in the players lives and you gotta do this?" He threatened to walk out. Why the NFL has to go there is beyond me. Milk everything they can for this event to the point of getting stupid.
  • Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries ...

    04/21/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018
    Complete Headline: Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries what he calls 'legal lynchings' Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers, received an award from Amnesty International on Saturday His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ceremony in Amsterdam In his acceptance speech he talked about 'lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police' Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. [Snip] In his acceptance speech, the award-winner described police killings...
  • Miami Dolphins Announce 2018 Social Justice Grant Recipients [Trayvon Martin Foundation]

    04/18/2018 9:27:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Miami ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Jason Jenkins
    MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins have chosen nine recipients to receive social justice grants for the 2018 season. Art Detectives is an innovative arts-based learning experience bringing together South Florida police officers with 250 middle-school students from under-served communities. Community Justice Project, Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal and policy support to grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice and human rights in South Florida. Miami Gardens Police Department’s Citizen Observer Patrol Program. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives South Florida Chapter. North Miami Beach Police Athletic League. Pridelines supports, educates and empowers South Florida’s...
  • NFL player Don Jones takes teen to prom for special-needs students

    04/17/2018 9:03:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 17, 2018
    MOULTON, Ala. -- A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance. Don Jones is a 27-year-old defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers who is from Lawrence County. He told WBRC-TV it was a "blessing" to go to the prom Friday night with 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome. Jones is a family friend. His mother taught Preston in elementary school. Preston's mom, Kristi Martin, told The Associated Press that Jones danced with all the students and "made everybody feel special." Jones...
  • Adidas wants Kaepernick endorsement deal, with one caveat

    04/17/2018 7:08:58 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 21 replies
    Touchdown Wire ^ | 4/17/18 | Michael Colangelo
    Adidas would love to add Colin Kaepernick to its list of endorsers . . . but only if Kaepernick lands on an NFL team. So now NFL teams are stopping Kaepernick from collecting a paycheck playing football and stopping him from landing endorsement deals. That's not totally true. Adidas could sign Kaepernick to a deal regardless of whether he lands on a team or not. They have a deep roster of endorsement partners who don't play sports. Of course, those influencers and partners still have a ton of exposure due to being musicians, actors/actresses, and social media followings. In short,...
  • Daryl Worley Arrested Just Outside Eagles' Practice Facility

    04/15/2018 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 51 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | 4-15-2018 | Dave Zangaro
    Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested in South Philadelphia on Sunday morning. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Worley "became combative" with officers and was tasered at the corner of Broad and Pattison, right next to the NovaCare Complex, at 6 a.m. Worley was reportedly found passed out in a vehicle and 911 was called. A gun was also reportedly taken from the scene. The Eagles confirmed Worley's arrest in a statement: "We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley's arrest this morning." Worley, 23, came to town as the return from Carolina in the Torrey...
  • Tim Tebow Gets An Offer To Play Pro Football Again

    04/15/2018 5:32:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    It looks like Tim Tebow may get to play pro football again after all.Not in the NFL, but in the new AAF that starts play next February.And not for just any coach, but for canny Steve Spurrier, another Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at the University of Florida where Tebow won the same trophy plus two NCAA national championships under Coach Urban Meyer.Spurrier is the newly-named head coach of the Orlando franchise of the Alliance of American Football that begins play on CBS next February the Sunday after the Super Bowl. It will play an eight-game season with a range...

    04/14/2018 3:34:53 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    email from a friend ^ | 04/14/2018 | youtube
    This will give you goosebumps! I don't know who the Chief's were playing, but it would have been great if it had been the 49ers - and C. Kaeperknick had been on the field. As you know, cuts have eliminated the military flyovers at large events. Well, there's a group of guys in Kansas City who do some formation flying, in their own planes, and decided they'd volunteer to pick up the slack. They invited a couple of other groups to join them and before they knew it they had 48 guys with their own airplanes signing up to join...
  • Mark Sanchez suspended 4 games for violating NFL's PED policy

    04/13/2018 5:42:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Sporting News ^ | April 13, 2018 | Thomas Lott
    Mark Sanchez wasn't exactly a hot commodity on the free-agent block, but after Friday, he will be even less sought-after. The veteran quarterback has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, the league announced. James Palmerâś” @JamesPalmerTV Free agent Mark Sanchez has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Sanchez is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. 4:59 PM - Apr 13, 2018 Sanchez said in an Instagram post he...
  • Breaking: Cowboys Expected to Release Dez Bryant

    04/13/2018 11:52:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 13, 2018 | Adam Schefter
    Cowboys expected to release WR Dev [sic] Bryant today, barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart, per @toddarcher and me. But the plan going into meeting that is now underway was to part ways with Bryant.
  • Kaepernick tryout with Seahawks postponed after he refuses to rule out kneeling for anthem: Report

    04/12/2018 12:14:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Former 49ers quarterback remains unsigned after high-profile protestThe Seattle Seahawks reportedly postponed a tryout with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he wouldn’t rule out kneeling during the national anthem. The Seahawks organization is still considering holding a workout with Kaepernick, who sat out the 2017 NFL season without a contract following a season in which he emerged as the leader of the player take-a-knee activism. After making arrangements for the tryout two weeks ago, “the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks’ last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick’s anthem stance,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a source. “The source said the...
  • Report: Kaepernick's Seahawks Workout Postponed After Declining To Stop Kneeling

    04/12/2018 12:14:28 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 4/12/18 | Chris Chavez
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was set to workout for the Seattle Seahawks this week but the trip was postponed after he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. On NFL Live, Schefter said there is a possibility that the workout could be canceled. In May 2017, Kaepernick met with the Seahawks. The team has an opening for Russell Wilson's back-up quarterback. Kaepernick has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. He did not play for any team during the 2017-18 season....
  • San Francisco 49er and Anthem Protester Reuben Foster, Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

    04/12/2018 12:09:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been formally charged with felony domestic violence, for an incident in February involving his girlfriend. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office released a statement describing the incident. “Foster, 24, physically attacked the 28-year-old woman during a February argument at their Los Gatos home, leaving her bruised and with a ruptured ear drum,” the statement said.
  • The Radicalization of American Football

    04/11/2018 8:02:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2018 issue | Louisa Thomas
    When Malcolm Jenkins heard about Donald Trump’s tweets condemning National Football League players for kneeling during the national anthem, he was unruffled. Jenkins is a man of convictions and bespoke suits. At 30, he is one of the top defensive players in the NFL. He has the versatility to play multiple positions, shows catlike quickness down the field, and is strong enough to knock ball carriers off their routes. As a captain of the Philadelphia Eagles, he recently helped lead his team to a Super Bowl title. And as a co-founder of the Players Coalition—an organization that fights injustices disproportionately...
  • Alabama Football Team Prays For President Trump

    04/11/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 4-11-2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries. Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told...