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  • Dallas Cowboys' CJ Spillman in sexual assault probe

    10/02/2014 5:23:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say. The 28-year-old, who plays for NFL side Dallas Cowboys, has not been arrested or charged. The attack allegedly took place at a Texas hotel in the early hours of 20 September, according to Grapevine police spokesman, Sgt Robert Eberling.
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 5]

    10/01/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 14 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 5 Bye teams: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs....
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing NFL Player For Muslim Prayer "Propels Us To War"

    10/01/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell, the obnoxious 9/11 truther who has made her share of racist comments, thinks that a 15-yard penalty against Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for a Muslim prayer in the end zone on Monday night is reflective of a systemic anti-Muslim bias that can propel the country to war.
  • Wait Till Obama Finds Out About What Happened in the Chiefs-Patriots Game

    09/30/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see last night, folks? Did you happen to see it? I can't... When Obama finds out what happened last night, oh, man! And he may not. If he wasn't watching the game, he may not have known. If the intel services don't tell him what happened last night, he may never know, and that may end up being good. It could be bad out there, folks. It could really be bad. ... Did you see where the safety for the Kansas City Chiefs intercepted Tom Brady last night? A pick six. A gentleman by the...
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 72 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown

    09/30/2014 7:22:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    NBCSports ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Alper
    Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah followed in the footsteps of many other players on Monday night when he celebrated his interception return for a touchdown by going to his knees in prayer. Unlike those other players, Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground under the league’s rules for unsportsmanlike conduct. The only difference between Abdullah and the other players was that Abdullah is Muslim and his prayer therefore looked a bit different than what we’ve seen from others, although that didn’t make it any odder since the NFL doesn’t have rules governing which deity their players are permitted to offer...
  • Devon Still [NFL - Bengals] gives pre-cancer surgery pep talk to his 4 year old daughter Leah

    09/29/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-24-14 | Devon Still
    Leah has sort of captured the nation's heart. Here's hoping for the best. Good Man. Good Father. Bengals - Good Organization.
  • NFL to run anti-domestic violence PSAs during Sunday's Week 4 games

    09/28/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    The hope is that some good comes from the spate of domestic-violence issues that dominated headlines in September and made for the worst month in NFL history. Embattled commissioner Roger Goodell went missing for 10 days and when he finally emerged from hiding, a tepid press conference only exacerbated concerns that he was ill-equipped to lead the most powerful sports league in the country.
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press” just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as “a non-political person”: “He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Washington Post: NFL Should Hire Eric Holder to Rebuild Public Trust

    09/27/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Wow. The Washington Post either has a really weird sense of humor, or they are wildly disconnected from the political atmosphere in America. In an opinion piece (I know, it’s kinda hard to tell nowadays) writer Mark Maske speculated on a possible career option for Eric Holder, now that he has resigned from the position of Attorney General. According to Maske, Holder should lend his credibility and professionalism to the troubled NFL… And no, I don’t think this was satire. According to the WashPo:Here is one bit of unsolicited advice for the NFL: Hire Eric H. Holder Jr. and put him...
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Denver Broncos fans rally against CBS analyst Phil Simms

    09/25/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Heather Draper
    A petition started Monday on Change.org to ban CBS analyst Phil Simms from calling Denver Broncos games had gotten more than 19,600 signatures by early evening. Apparently many Broncos fans think Simms was biased .... However you feel about retired New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, the Broncos petition is getting a lot of signatures. The number of signers went up by nearly 1,000 signatures in the time it took me to write this.
  • ESPN's Bill Simmons suspended for Goodell rant; barred from Twitter

    09/25/2014 3:43:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | RYAN PARKER
    ESPN analyst Bill Simmons has been suspended for three weeks after he made profane comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a podcast. In addition, Simmons is not allowed to use Twitter while suspended, an ESPN spokesman confirmed to The Times. Shortly after the suspension was announced, #FreeSimmons began trending worldwide on Twitter. ESPN's Bill Simmons suspended after profane Roger Goodell rant L.A. Times staff writer Ryan Parker reports on ESPN analyst Bill Simmons' suspension from the sports network after comments he made about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. On The B.S. Report podcast hosted on ESPN.com, Simmons used the F...
  • Jameis Winston's NFL Draft Stock In Plummeting

    09/24/2014 2:41:59 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2014 | Tony Manfred
    Tony ManfredSeptember 24, 2014Anonymous NFL scouts ripped into Jameis Winston after he was suspended for the Clemson game for jumping on a table and reciting a profanity-laced meme. The Florida State quarterback, who has faced a slew of off-field controversies over the last 12 months, was considered the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft by ESPN and CBS as recently as August. Now NFL talent evaluators have their doubts. One scout told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he was a "fraud." He's presumably referring to reports that Winston lied about his table-jumping incident in his original meeting...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 4]

    09/24/2014 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 125 replies
    Week 4 Bye teams: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 25 New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders (London), 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia...
  • The Media’s Domestic Violence Dirty Laundry

    09/23/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/23/14 | Bob Parks
    While the announcements of players receiving pay while investigations were ongoing pissed off the most holier-than-thou media types, I also believed that it was highly unlikely the sanctimonious punditry in the news business would be the ONLY employment base were domestic violence did not occur, and thanks to the Internet hamper, here are a few examples of the media’s hypocritical dirty laundry….
  • The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser (Frank Luntz)

    09/23/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Deadspin ^ | September 22, 2014 | Dave McKenna
    Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." The part that got him giggling was the line "We will get our house in order first." The NFL commissioner used that same phrase minutes later, in response to a question from a New York Post reporter about whether he would resign. "That's textbook stuff that Frank uses all the time," says...
  • All 32 NFL Franchises Statistically Ranked In Order Of All-Time Greatness

    09/22/2014 8:10:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    http://nflspinzone.com ^ | Daniel D. Zillmer
    Attention NFL purists, this piece is for you. The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner. That sentence alone is enough to get the blood pumping of the millions of Americans that live for the NFL — the most popular sport in the country by a landslide. I share that enthusiasm, not only for the NFL, but for its history. And in this instance, for quantifying that history. I believe it to be a shame that MLB has preserved its history so well that its ancient heroes are fondly remembered and its legendary teams revered, while NFL history sits...
  • Never mind those thugs in the NFL cause it’s all Roger Goodell’s fault

    09/21/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    How quickly the despicable media turned the theme of black male violence into an uncaring white guy scenario which blames the depravity of NFL thugs on Roger Goodell. Just consider the fact that Ray Rice punched his female partner so hard that her head was driven THREE FEET backward and into the wall of a casino elevator. Take a second look at this young lady being dragged out of the elevator, UNCONSCIOUS, while her feet are left across the track of doors that could quickly close. Janay Palmer Rice went back her abusive husband. But the violence of Black males,...
  • Well, Ray, There’s More to Sundays than Football

    05/25/2011 1:31:52 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-23-11 | Cultural Limits
    One Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens opened his mouth and put one big ‘ole foot in it today when he said, “Watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game.” (Link to a story on the interview here) Uh, pardon me? I hate to be the one to break it to Mr. Lewis, but, see, Americans only get “our game” from, what, August to the first Sunday in February every year. That’s six months. What does he think we’re doing the other six months of the year? Here...
  • Ray Lewis Makes Controversial Comments About NFL Lockout

    05/24/2011 7:58:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 27 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Controversial comments. Ravens star Ray Lewis issues a stern warning. He says if there is no football, crime will increase across the country. As Kai Jackson explains, not everyone agrees. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is known for speaking his mind and that’s exactly what he did when ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio asked Lewis about the NFL lockout. “We really gotta remove pride, seriously. There’s no other reason the issue’s going on,” he said. Perhaps his most controversial statement was about the possibility of no NFL season. Lewis painted a grim picture across America of people without jobs and...
  • ‘Does he think before he speaks?’ ESPN lets Ray Lewis comment on Ray Rice

    09/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Probably the last person in the world who needs to be giving commentary on covering up crimes is Ray Lewis. But that’s exactly what he did this morning on ESPN.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to join rally in Fla. [NFL players Ray Lewis and Santonio Holmes too]

    03/26/2012 9:51:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies · 38+ views
    kmph.com ^ | 3/26/2012
    The parents of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community are leading a rally Monday in the city where he was killed to protest the lack of an arrest or prosecution. Professional football players Ray Lewis and Santonio Holmes are joining civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton at the rally in Sanford, near Orlando, that comes before a city commission meeting. It's the first time Sanford commissioners have met since the city's police chief stepped down in what he called a temporary move.
  • Ray Lewis says NFL lockout will mean a new crime wave

    05/23/2011 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Justaham · 47 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5-23-11 | Ed Morrissey
    “What we’re going through right now, we’re affecting way more than us,” he said. “Too many people live through us. People live through us. Walk in the streets the way I walk in the streets.” And according to Lewis, one of the major results of lockout would be an increase of evil, which he says will come in the form of more crime. “Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime — watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game.”
  • Domestic Violence Provocation ‘Explained Away’

    09/21/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 9 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Bob Parks
    Like "climate change", whenever facts don't meet the liberal narrative, we're not allowed to discuss them. If we do, they're demeaned, ridiculed, shame is issued, and it's never allowed to be "explained away".
  • Ferguson Protestors Seeking Tickets to Get Into Sunday Rams Game (To disrupt the game)

    09/20/2014 8:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kevin Killeen
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – KMOX News has learned Ferguson protestors are seeking St. Louis Rams tickets in the hopes of getting into the Edward Jones Dome and disrupting this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. We first heard about the threat Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council meeting. “It’s not going to a fun day Sunday at your beautiful Rams game,” one protestor said. Speaking with KMOX hosts Debbie Monterrey and Michael Kelley on Thursday morning, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he’s well aware of those threats and is working on plans to counteract them. “We are...
  • Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans (Liberal Sucker Punch !!)

    09/20/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | Ian Shapira
    The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the team’s name, which has been under relentless attack. The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists —...
  • Ravens tried to ‘cover up’ Ray Rice knockout video, report says

    09/20/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    The Ravens and the NFL were reeling Friday night from an explosive report stating the team conducted a wide-ranging cover-up of Ray Rice's elevator assault almost immediately after it happened in February.
  • The Battle of Victims: Pumping-Up to WIN Because #It’sOnUs

    09/20/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2014 | MOTUS
    In yet another case of cops acting stupidly, White House police arrested an unarmed man of color who was just out for an evening walk: “The location of the arrest — the White House — is not acceptable to the Secret Service and the response will be reviewed.” Ya think? Maybe this will make Big Guy reconsider the value of a really big fence and a secure border.In other racist news, the NFL dustup is shaping up to be a tough battle of all the usual victims: young black men vs. women and children.Here is the lineup of the alleged...
  • Why Are Liberals Only Targeting Black NFL 'Abusers'?

    09/20/2014 6:00:35 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 34 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Bob Parks
    Domestic abuse is an equal opportunity crime. Men, believe it or not, are not the only ones who abuse but if you’ve been paying attention over the last few weeks, one would get the impression that it’s a black problem.
  • Why the NFL is under assault - and why we must support the league

    09/19/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 82 replies
    EEE | 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 | EEE
    Many FReepers, unfortunately, are not grasping the underlying reasons why the NFL is suddenly in the news over recent incidents of domestic violence and subsequent calls for Goodell to resign. They are swallowing the leftist media narrative and seeing the issue through their microcosm rather than putting everything into context. I've been flamed on various NFL threads for merely pointing what Rush Limbaugh predicted several years ago, and I actually began to realize it when the demands for ex-players' compensation for concussions and other football-related injuries began to surface. This should have been obvious to even newbies here. Please note:...
  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    09/19/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-19-14 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I'd urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attention—or ideally, even more attention—at police officers who assault their partners. Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help. If there's any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn't it the one...
  • Report: US military examining relationship with NFL

    09/19/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 19, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The blowback against the NFL over the recent domestic violence incidents -- a pattern, if you will -- is growing and growing rather quickly. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a new sponsorship problem and the White House issued a stern edict to the NFL Friday morning about getting "a handle on" the problem. Enter another branch of government: the military. According to CNN, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking his staff for "detailed information about the US military's relationships" with the NFL.
  • NFL orders abuse awareness training

    09/19/2014 10:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jane McManus
    All NFL team personnel and staff will be required to undergo training on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault starting within 30 days, according to a letter commissioner Roger Goodell sent to team owners. The development came as Goodell on Friday readied to make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. His news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET in New York, his first public appearance since attending a high school function in North Carolina on Sept. 10.
  • Goodell to make statement Friday; NFL to partner with abuse hotlines

    09/19/2014 10:28:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    oger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The NFL commissioner will address the league's personal conduct policy. The league has faced increasing criticism it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. .................................................... Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
  • 'Supernanny' Jo Frost -- I Can Help Adrian Peterson ... Contacts NFL Execs (w/video)

    09/19/2014 9:38:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 19, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    Can Supernanny save Adrian Peterson??? She thinks so ... and now TMZ Sports has learned Jo Frost has reached out the to NFL offering to help the embattled running back.
  • Making Sense

    09/19/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Domestic violence just doesn't happen on elevators. And it's not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don't tell that to the people who've been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to quit over his fumbling of the Ray Rice case. Based on what's been on TV all week, you'd think pro football and its nearly 3,000 well-paid athletes have the monopoly on domestic violence in America. The U.S. Justice Department disagrees. According to its web site, "Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic...
  • White House: NFL needs to "get a handle" on domestic violence

    09/19/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    The White House Thursday sternly told the NFL that "it's important that the league get a handle" on players who commit child abuse and domestic violence and that the league must "have a zero tolerance" regarding those issues. A senior administration official told reporters during a briefing about a new White House public awareness campaign on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses that "the most recent revelations of abuse by the NFL players is really deeply troubling."
  • NFL to Tone Down the Pink, Play Up the Camo

    09/19/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Uni Watch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Paul Lukas
    Yesterday afternoon I took part in a panel discussion as part of an NYU sports business class. One of the other panelists was the buyer for a well-known chain of sporting goods stores — let’s call him Mr. Buyer — and he had some very interesting things to say, chief among them the news that the NFL will be dialing back the throttle a bit this year on Pinktober. This has nothing to do with the recent domestic violence issues that have been in the news — Mr. Buyer said the league had already planned to soft-pedal the pink months...
  • The NFL Has a Lower Rate of Domestic Violence Than the General Population

    09/18/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    This year, three National Football League players -- Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, and Greg Hardy -- have either admitted to or been convicted of domestic violence. Their stories coalesced into a storm this past week with the release of a damning new video of Ray Rice punching his wife (then fiancée) and the indictment of Adrian Peterson, debatably the NFL's best running back, for child abuse. The media onslaught of updates, analysis, and opinion on what has been called the National Football League's "worst week ever" leaves a distinct impression: the NFL is a league stocked full of criminals. Evidence,...
  • Peyton Manning credits legal Colorado pot with booming Papa John's pizza business

    09/18/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Like thousands of his fellow Coloradans, Peyton Manning is buzzing off the state's legalization of marijuana. But it's a different kind of high for the Denver Broncos quarterback, who credits legal pot with booming sales at his Papa John's pizza franchises. Manning purchased 21 Papa John's locations statewide shortly before voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in late 2012, and he's been raking in the money ever since.
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves: "Football Is Still the Best Thing on Television"

    09/18/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Bond
    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Wednesday alluded to problems with the NFL — presumably accusations of violence perpetrated by star players Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice — but said the network's ratings for Thursday Night Football were "above expectations."
  • KNOW WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LOOKS LIKE

    09/18/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    I know what domestic violence looks like. Hell, I know what it tastes like. It’s the salty taste of blood after you get popped in the mouth. The odd aroma of iron as it dries on your lips. The swirling dizziness when you bounce off a wall or take a swat to the head. The breathless, convulsing, burning sting as you dance across the room or writhe on the floor while the belt lashes you. The belt or the Hot Wheels track or the wooden spoon. Or the switch or the leather strop. It is the thundering curses downstairs at...
  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 6:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Beguiled once again from her purpose — to apply to Tom Sawyer’s jam-stealing rump the well-deserved business end of her switch — Aunt Polly falls to ruminating: “Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks.” Mark Twain is careful to end The Adventures of Tom Sawyer while Tom is still a boy — “the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a man,” he warns — but with Tom encouraging his pal Huck Finn to quit his ragamuffin ways and...
  • On Domestic Violence, NFL Uses NOW's Playbook

    09/18/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September18, 2014 | Larry Elder
    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his head. Goodell first suspended Ray Rice, a star player, for two games four months after Rice's grand jury indictment for third-degree aggravated assault. A hotel video showing Rice dragging his then-fiancee's limp body out of an elevator "went viral." Rice reportedly admitted to Goodell that he punched her in the face, knocking her down. For this, Goodell suspended Rice just two games. The protests over the light punishment turned...
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/18/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language.
  • ESPN Used To Be A Sports Network

    09/18/2014 4:52:37 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 32 replies
    There was a time not too long ago where you could turn on ESPN or sports talk without being subjected to politics. Unfortunately sports programing has turned into an endless stream of political issues pushed almost exclusively by sports journalists. The NFL is their current target. Ray Rice beat up his then fiancee. Everyone has known that he punched her for over six months, the NFL responded with a 2 game suspension. Then a video of the attack came out. Suddenly the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely and ESPN has decided to have a “national conversation” about how we need to...
  • Greg Hardy (Carolina Panthers) placed on exempt list

    09/17/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list. Hardy, who has been convicted on two domestic violence charges, will not play or participate in team activities but will receive his full $13.1 million salary. The Panthers made the move Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Minnesota Vikings made the same decision with embattled running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

    09/17/2014 11:06:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 17, 2014 | Billy House
    ouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her hometown NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, should not allow defensive end Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated over accusations that he hit his pregnant fiancee. But Pelosi stopped short of saying Congress at this point should itself look into the NFL's handling of this matter and other prominent recent cases of player-inflicted violence, given its role in the league's special antitrust exemptions.