Post Tagged with: "NFL"

Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Meals on Wheels in Response to Trump Cuts

Trump, who admonished the ex-49ers quarterback at a rally, presented a federal budget that could de-fund the program for seniors.

NFL Quarterback Fumbles While Trying to Motivate Young People

NFL Quarterback Fumbles While Trying to Motivate Young People

Ladies should be “silent,” according to Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

Elite NFL players who graduated from a historically Black college or university, and made history when going pro, were recognized.

Black Former NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Incident, White Shooter Let Go

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office responds to backlash from social media users saying the assailant was released because he is white.

Redskins' DeSean Jackson Makes Silent Statement in Cleats

Redskins’ Jackson Lets his Footwear do the Social Talking

"I just want to express my concern in a peaceful and productive way about issues that are currently impacting our country," said Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson.

Colin Kaepernick

Obama Defends Kaepernick’s Right to Protest Even if Message Obscured

"If nothing else what he's done is he's generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about," the president said of NFL quarterback Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the national anthem.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.

Diversity Loses in College Football Coaching Jobs

Although 53.4 percent of college football players were Black for the 2015 season, less than 9 percent of head coaches at schools that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision are Black.

‘Redskins’ Name Hindering NFL Team’s New Stadium

Obama administration considers team’s name "a relic of the past and believes it should be changed."

NFL Superstar Calls Former Coach Racist

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a splash mere days after being tabbed with total control of football operations.

As NFL Waffles on Abuse Cases, Can It Keep Women Fans?

The NFL wants to reach women but its laxness with players who have committed domestic abuse is sending the wrong message.

St. Louis Rams Ferguson protest

St. Louis Rams Players Put Hands Up in On-Field Ferguson Protest

Five football players put their hands up in a show of support for the protesters in Ferguson. What do police and the NFL have to say about it?

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder had the outgoing president of the Navajo Nation join him at Sunday's game.

Redskins Owner Pulls the ‘I Have American Indian Friends’ Move

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder invited the president of the Navajo Nation to his box for last weekend’s game … but perhaps he should’ve done a little more research on his guest first.

The NFL has fined 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for reportedly using the N-word on the field.

Did NFL Fine Colin Kaepernick for Using N-Word?

Marred by its incompetent handling of domestic-abuse allegations against players, did the NFL try to set the tone on the use of the N-word by fining 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick more than $10,000?

Does the NFL condone domestic violence?

Does the NFL Condone Domestic Violence?

The league is changing policies and making moves to address a rash of domestic-abuse accusations. But is this too little too late? Does the league really care about women?

CBS will not force its announcers to say Redskins on the air.

CBS: NFL Commentators Have Choice Whether to Say ‘Redskins’

The TV network, which will air some Thursday-night NFL games this year, will not force its crews to use “Redskins” on the air.

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings fired him because of his outspoken advocacy for the LGBT community.

Homophobic NFL Coach Gets 3-Game Suspension

Despite an independent panel’s confirming the accusations from former Vikings punter/LGBT advocate Chris Kluwe, assistant coach Mike Priefer can have his suspension shortened by a game if he attends additional sensitivity training.

Diversity in pro sports in the U.S.

The Measure of Diversity That Only One U.S. Pro Sport Meets

Two diversity measurements help reveal which sports leagues are truly the most diverse in the United States.

Washington Redskins

U.S. Patent Office Calls Redskins Name ‘Disparaging,’ Cancels Trademark Registration

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled six Washington Redskins patents because the name is ‘disparaging to Native Americans.’ Read the official ruling here.

Michael Sam was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft

NFL: Michael Sam Gets Drafted, Social Media Reacts to Kiss

Openly gay defensive end Michael Sam gets picked in the NFL draft and shares the special occasion with his boyfriend in a moment that’s gone viral, but one player has already been fined and excused from his team for his reaction. See it all here.

Dale Hansen Michael Sam Commentary

MUST SEE: Sportscaster’s Response to Gay NFL Prospect Goes Viral

Dallas TV sportscaster dismisses hate-filled responses to NFL prospect Michael Sam’s revelation that he’s gay with a commentary that goes viral. Watch it here.

Miami Dolphins teammates say RichiE Incognito, who has been suspended for racist abuse of Jonathan Martin, was an 'honorary' Black in the locker room.

‘Honorary’ Black Man: Just How Twisted Is the Miami Dolphins Locker Room?

Teammates defend bigoted bully as an ‘honorary’ Black man, blame the victim and mystify Americans.

Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended after racist messages, bullying and abuse against teammate Jonathan Martin.

Locker Room Bullying Leads NFL Player to Walk Out, Teammate Suspended

Investigation turns up horrific text and voice messages left by a Miami Dolphins player that led his teammate to walk out on the team and file a complaint with the league.

Bruce Arians says gay NFL players are in the closet because of fans, not other players or the league

NFL Coach Blames Fans for Lack of Openly Gay Players

Coach says football fans, not the teams or the league, are why players stay closeted.