Like millions of Americans, NFL players of Haitian descent or with recent roots in African nations were stung by President Donald Trump’s comments this week, when he reportedly called the countries in Africa “shitholes” and was similarly disparaging toward Haiti. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who was raised in Jacksonville but whose parents are […]
President Trump once again took to Twitter to poke the NFL protesters.
Not so fast! The Baltimore Ravens are bringing up those dang protests once again, this time as a justification for no-shows at the stadium. In a letter to season ticketholders, suite holders, and sponsors, Ravens president Dick Cass noted that there had been an upsurge in no-shows this season, and indicated that he believed protests […]
New York Giants president John Mara wants to see Eli Manning remain with the team but says the franchise remains open to selecting a quarterback with its first-round pick in next year's draft. Two-time Super Bowl winner Manning was controversially dropped by head coach Ben McAdoo for the game against the Oakland Raiders two Sundays ago, ending the […]
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Imagine being told a few years ago that in 2017 Marshawn Lynch’s mother would be trolling President Donald Trump for saying her son should be suspended over not standing for the national anthem. Lynch sat for the American national anthem in Mexico City, then stood for the Mexican national anthem. That drew the attention of […]
Imagine being told a few years ago that in 2017 Marshawn Lynch’s mother would be trolling President Donald Trump for saying her son should be suspended over not standing for the national anthem. Lynch sat for the American national anthem in Mexico City, then stood for the Mexican national anthem.
At least one member of the Oakland Raiders organization isn’t happy with President Donald Trump. Linda Del Rio, wife of head coach Jack Del Rio, tweeted on Monday that she voted for Trump last November, a ballot she now regrets casting. The tweet came hours after the president called for the suspension of Marshawn Lynch, […]
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he left a Colts game over anthem protests by players. (AP) When Vice President Mike Pence staged a preplanned walkout during a Week 5 Colts-49ers game, he not only made a political statement, he cost a local police department $14,000, according to new records. That’s on top of the […]
When Vice President Mike Pence staged a preplanned walkout during a Week 5 Colts-49ers game, he not only made a political statement, he cost a local police department $14,000, according to new records. To recap: Pence attended the Oct. 8 game in the very heart of the protest fire, when players across the league were […]
Three prominent executives from the Detroit sports world announced the formation Wednesday of the Detroit Sports Organizing Corp., a group whose mission is to bring major sporting events to Detroit. Lions president Rod Wood, one of 16 founding members of the DSOC, sat down Thursday with the Free Press
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held his tongue. President Donald Trump rested his NFL-aimed Twitter thumbs. In a season of nonstop turmoil, it was the best that could be expected for commissioner Roger Goodell. Maybe second only to a meaningful compromise before the Veterans Day weekend games on Nov. 12, when most anthems will serve as […]