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  • Ex-NFL player asks Trump to release nephew convicted of murder

    06/18/2018 10:18:32 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 33 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
  • P. Diddy Abandons ‘Dream’ to Own NFL Team: ‘Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’

    06/10/2018 8:27:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    In an interview with BigBoy TV, rap, fashion, and vodka mogul P. Diddy blasted the NFL, referring to it as a league which “oppresses black men.” The wide-ranging interview sees Diddy divulge his abortive efforts to purchase the Carolina Panthers to the wave of anthem protests that have swept across the league. The hip-hop star made it clear that he no longer sees the NFL as something he wants to be a part of. “I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men,” Diddy said. “I don’t want to be associated with telling grown ass men what they can...
  • Trump Will Ask Anthem Kneelers to Recommend Subjects for Presidential Pardon

    06/09/2018 11:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    In what he sees as a possible solution to the problem of NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, Donald Trump says he will meet with protesting players and ask them to recommend someone whom they feel has been unfairly treated by the justice system.CNN: "I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people who were unfairly treated," Trump said at White House Friday. Trump's contentious relationship with the NFL reached a peak last year when he lambasted players who took a knee during the National Anthem to protest institutionalized racism and police brutality. "You have...
  • The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football....

    06/09/2018 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8 June 2018 | Ace of Spades
    The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football. Have They Not Noticed Their Leftist Allies Politicizing Football, and Everything Else, For a Decade? Half of the country is broken and in the middle of a nervous breakdown, and they can't understand why the rest of us are sick of hearing their endless conniptions. The press says Mr. Trump is pushing the battle of the national anthem because it plays to his base. I suppose it does. But here's what galls even non-Trumpia>ns about this kneeling kerfuffle: We live in a world soaking in partisan politics. Then one day...
  • Trump offers olive branch to NFL players with input on pardons

    06/08/2018 6:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 8, 2018 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump held out an olive branch in his feud with National Football League players on Friday, asking them for recommendations as he considers pardoning several thousand people who may have been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. But civil rights activists were skeptical of Trump’s gesture, given his repeated use of a controversy around the national anthem at NFL games to stoke the country’s culture wars, and his fraught relationship with the African-American community. Trump has been highly critical of NFL players who have protested the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men...
  • Poll: NFL Hits Record Unfavorable Numbers with Registered Voters

    06/08/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    What do Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, and President Trump all have in common? All of those people, and institution, have higher favorability numbers than the NFL. According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the NFL’s net favorability rating comes in at 42%. Only former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Roseanne Barr, have lower favorability numbers. The NFL’s lack of popularity stands out even more, when looking back at where the league was only five years ago. In October of 2013, the league had a 64% favorability rating. By October of 2017,...
  • Trump won't invite NBA champions to White House

    06/08/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 8, 2018
    Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House. "I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team," Mr. Trump told reporters on Friday. But Mr. Trump said he'd be happy to host the Washington Capitals, who just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the club's 44-year history. He said: "If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth. I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."
  • Former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr arrested for alleged burglary

    06/08/2018 6:51:18 AM PDT · by wmileo · 53 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 8, 2018 | Benjamin Brown
    Former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon for his alleged connection to a burglary at a mobile home park in California. Authorities responded to a possible burglary call at Park Encinitas Mobile Home Park around 2:40 p.m., The San Diego Union Tribune reported. A resident who called the police tried to confront the suspect, later identified as Winslow, before he allegedly fled the scene, according to the paper. Authorities were able to track down the vehicle and arrested Winslow. The former NFL player was charged with first-degree burglary and was held on $50,000 bail,...
  • President Trump will look at pardoning those who NFL players know who were unfairly imprisoned

    06/08/2018 5:58:20 AM PDT · by free_life · 42 replies
    US | June 8, 2018
    So President Trump while answering pressitutes questions before boarding Airforce One said. As for these NFL players who think someone has been unfairly treated by justice system, they should tell him their names and stories so he and his committee can look at pardoning them or giving them early release instead of disrespecting flag. He is a 100 steps ahead of these buffoons! hahaha love it...winning!
  • Why Malcolm Jenkins, other Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate -- but don't kneel (Flashback)

    06/07/2018 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 09/24/2017 | Aaron Kasinitz
    --SNIP-- Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he has no problem with that form of protest. But Jenkins has instead raised his right fist while standing during pregame anthems for the past 22 Eagles preseason and regular-season games, and he has an explanation for that. "The reason I don't kneel is not because I think it's disrespectful. It's because I think it's misunderstood," Jenkins said. "I want my demonstration to be effective and received. I think whatever that is is going to be to the individual, but everybody's saying the same thing: We need change. We want to be that vehicle...