Tag: National-football-league

NFL Owners Care More About Appeasing Trump Than About Colin Kaepernick, Leaked Audio Reveals

A leaked recording of a meeting between NFL players and owners apparently confirms the obvious: the owners want to please President Donald Trump — knowingly at Colin Kaepernick’s expense. At least one owner suggested the league designate a Black spokesperson, while owners continue to take a “hands-off” approach. The meeting,…

Colin Kaepernick Wins Ambassador of Conscience Award, Uses Platform to Slam 'Lawful Lynchings'

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again used his public image to bring attention to racism and police shootings of Black men. The athlete received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday. According to the organization’s website, the prestigious honor “recognizes remarkable individuals and groups who have promoted…

NFL Anthem Protests Are 'Illegal,' Senate Candidate Falsely Claims

A Republican hailing from Alabama with his own past of misunderstanding the law inaccurately claimed that football players kneeling during the national anthem can be held legally accountable. “It’s against the law, you know that” said Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, during an interview with TIME….

Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

The NFL has been hit with significant scientific evidence confirming an NFL player’s chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head. According to astudypublished Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 202 brains from deceased football…

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

CORRECTED: 1/18/16 3:50 P.M. This year’s Super Bowl will mark a milestone with its 50thanniversary and at the same time score another win for diversity with the first team featuring a Latinohead coach and Black quarterback playing in the big game. Thecredit for the first minority head coach and quarterback…