Post Tagged with: "What Is Wrong With Sports"

Seattle Seahawks MLK Day Twitter

Seattle Seahawks’ MLK Day Twitter Fail

Super Bowl–bound team draws social-media ire by comparing its come-from-behind win to the civil-rights movement. See the now-deleted tweet here.

Peter Guber hoodish

Another NBA Owner Makes Racist Comment

What was Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber’s explanation for the use of the word “hoodish” in an email?

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.

St. Louis Cardinals fans mocked and used slurs at Ferguson protesters.

St. Louis Baseball Fans Mock, Use Slurs at Ferguson Protesters

The St. Louis Cardinals may be among the class of Major League Baseball right now, but their fans are anything but. See their reactions to Ferguson protesters here.

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?

HS Football Players Investigated for Racist Locker-Room Prank

Players from Summit High School in New Jersey reportedly taunted their opponents from North Plainfield High School, which is predominantly Black, with bananas prior to last week’s varsity game.

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?

Danny Ferry, Luol Deng

NBA GM: Africans Are Two-Faced Liars and Cheats

According to a team co-owner, Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry used those comments while discussing a free agent who was born in Africa. What else did he say about Luol Deng?

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is the second NBA owner to sell his team this year after making racist remarks.

Another NBA Owner to Sell Team After Racist Emails Surface

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson becomes the second NBA owner this year to sell his team after revelations about racist behavior. Who turned him in?

A judge has ruled against Donald Sterling, allowing the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to proceed.

Game Over For Sterling

A Los Angeles-based judge rules against Donald Sterling in his last-ditch bid to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Not even an appeal will hold up the sale.

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.

Donald Sterling’s Now Infamous Mistress, V. Stiviano, Caught on Tape Making Racist Comments of Her Own

A three-year-old recording of Sterling’s girlfriend knowingly making racist comments on tape has surfaced. Watch the video clip here.

Donald Sterling attended a mostly-Black church this weekend.

Donald Sterling Attends Mostly Black Church Service

He’s been caught on tape making racist comments about Blacks and paid millions of dollars for discriminating against Blacks in his real-estate empire. So it’s only natural that disgraced soon-to-be-former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling prays at a mostly Black church.

Sterling Sells Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Shelly Sterling Sells Clippers

Racist owner Donald Sterling stands to make a HUGE profit after a record $2 billion deal is agreed to by his wife … but there are still question marks as to whether he can prevent the sale. We explain it all here.

Donald Sterling changes course, says he won't sell team.

Not So Fast: Donald Sterling Disavows Deal to Sell, Plans to Fight ‘to the Bloody End’

In a 32-page response to the NBA’s charges, the Clippers owner draws his line and vows that he will not be forced to sell his team. See what his lawyer says and read the full letter here.

Donald Sterling, Magic Johnson

Donald Sterling on Magic Johnson: ‘What Does He Do for Black People? He Doesn’t Do Anything’

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attacks Magic Johnson, suggesting that he helps the Black community more than the NBA legend does.

Donald Sterling CNN Interview Apology

Donald Sterling: ‘I Was Baited’ Into Racist Comments

Los Angeles Clippers owner appears contrite in excerpt from a CNN interview. But then he takes another shot at NBA legend Magic Johnson.

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.

David Stern, Donald Sterling

Ask the White Guy: Why Did Donald Sterling Get a Pass Until Now?

Leaders who aren’t clear about their values—and/or are too arrogant—are going to be run over from behind by today’s media.

L.A. Clippers Pay the Price for Sterling’s Racist Comments as Multiple Sponsors Drop the Team

At least 12 major sponsors cut ties with the L.A. Clippers following owner’s racism scandal. How much will it cost the team?

In 153 major league sports teams, there is only ONE Black majority owner.

Major League White: How Pro Sports Aren’t What They Seem

There are more than 150 major league professional sports franchises in the United States, and while the players they employ are diverse, the lack of diversity in team ownership is downright shocking. Would you believe that there is only ONE Black majority owner among the six biggest leagues?

UPDATE: Donald Sterling Banned for Life From NBA

L.A. Clippers owner is barred from the organization and from the NBA, and is also fined the maximum amount.