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  • 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...
  • Billionaire Backers: Patriots, Sixers Owners Visit Rapper Meek Mill Behind Bars

    04/10/2018 8:46:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 10 APRIL 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Incarcerated rapper Meek Mill is getting big-time support in his fight for justice. The hip-hop artist is receiving a high profile visit in prison as he awaits a bail ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin entered the doors at the medium-security state prison in Chester on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pro Cheerleaders Say Groping and Sexual Harassment Are Part of the Job

    04/10/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aprill 9, 2018 | Juliet Macur and John Branch
    Cheerleaders for professional sports teams are often dancers with backgrounds in ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and tap. After beating out dozens of other dancers for the job, they have a chance to show off the athletic and dancing skills they have honed for years. But they quickly learn that performing during sporting events is only a small part of their job description. They are also required to fulfill what often becomes the unsavory side of the job: interacting with fans at games and other promotional events, where groping and sexual harassment are common.
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Says He Would Have ‘Knelt or Raised My Fist' in NFL Anthem Protests

    04/05/2018 12:34:13 PM PDT · by ethom · 91 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Last Updated: April 4, 2018 @ 8:20 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he would “either have knelt or raised my fist in solidarity” in the clash between President Trump and NFL players kneeing during the national anthem. “I felt like our president’s responses were being dictated by the noise, and not the actual problem,” Johnson said in an interview with Rolling Stone, adding that the protests were “a cry for help.” He added: “I think when human beings are in jeopardy, and they ask for help, good-quality human beings, whether locally or at the highest level of office, they help.” Last year, Johnson criticized the way Trump...
  • Wonderlic test scores of 2018 NFL Draft QBs leaked

    03/29/2018 6:53:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Sporting News ^ | March 29, 2018 | Jordan Heck
    The Combine is a huge part of the NFL Draft process for prospects, and in addition to position drills and basic athletic testing, prospects are asked to take the Wonderlic test. The scores of these tests are supposed to remain private, but every year some of them get leaked. This year, most of the quarterback scores have been made public by former NFL scout John Middlekauff. He listed off the scores on a recent Fox Sports Radio podcast appearance on "The Herd With Colin Cowherd."
  • Male cheerleaders are making NFL history this season

    03/29/2018 12:41:28 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/29/18 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Male cheerleaders are making NFL history this season Are you ready for some … male cheerleaders? The Los Angeles Rams are set to break NFL ground by becoming the first team to have male performers on its cheerleading squad. The two California natives, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, were among 76 finalists who auditioned for the 40-member spirit team, ABC News reports. Peron said he recently attended a Lakers game in Los Angeles and realized that he might be missing out. “And I was asking myself, ‘Why can’t I be down there?’” Peron said Wednesday during an interview on “Good...
  • First-ever male cheerleaders in NFL history describe lengthy LA Rams auditions

    03/28/2018 11:38:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 28, 2018 | By KELLY MCCARTHY
    For the first time in NFL history, the Los Angeles Rams announced that two men would join its cheerleading squad. Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will step out on the field this season, cheering and dancing alongside the previously all-female team. "I thought, 'Why not me? Why can't I do this?' And called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me Sunday [March 11] and I showed up," Peron said in an interview on "Good Morning America." The two men and California natives were among the 76 finalists who auditioned for the...
  • NFL owners finalize $90M social-justice deal without resolving anthem protests

    03/28/2018 7:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    NFL team owners have unanimously given their final approval to an unprecedented $90 million social justice initiative but have made no decisions about how to handle players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Instead, owners are expected to continue the discussion about whether to change the game-day policy, which does not require players to stand, at the spring league meeting in May, according to a post on citing the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “The NFL is committing $90 million to a new social justice initiative that supports efforts and programs to combat social inequality,” the NFL post...