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Cardell Hayes, Joe McKnight, Will Smith -

NEW ORLEANS — The reason guns dominated the news over the weekend was because two dead people were famous football players. Will Smith and Joe McKnight were both killed, eight months apart, after road rage incidents in which the shooters claimed self-defense. Many shootings come and go, like the one on this Monday morning, which […]

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All Day, All Day Podcast, Grammy Awards, Joe McKnight -

Senior researcher Martenzie Johnson joins the podcast this week — with host Clinton Yates, senior style writer Jill Hudson and sports and culture writer Justin Tinsley — to lead a conversation on the recent shooting death of former University of Southern California and New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. As Martenzie recently wrote, the […]

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All Day, Cam Newton, Christmas, Daily Dose, Joe McKnight, NFL -

Quick programming note: Domonique Foxworth and I will be hosting NFL Nation on ESPN Radio on Dec. 11 from 7-10 p.m. If you want to hear a couple of mid-30s dudes from the East Coast talk trash, tune in. Police finally arrested the man who shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight. But that’s […]

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Commentary, Joe McKnight, New York Jets, Reggie Bush, USC Trojans -

On Sunday, Buffalo Bills running back Reggie Bush wore cleats to honor his fellow USC Trojan Joe McKnight. They are red and gold, and Bush added this hashtag to the tweeted announcement: #FightOn. McKnight’s murder was stunning for many in the NFL and beyond, and yet agonizingly familiar. In 2010 I was covering the New […]

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All Day, Ben Carson, Daily Dose, Dakota Access Pipeline, Joe McKnight, NFL -

What’s up, gang? Hope your weekends went well. I’m finally recovered from a rough week, healthwise, but we’re good. When you hear the word “urban,” do you think about black people? Because it appears that’s why Dr. Ben Carson was initially nominated to be the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. […]

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Commentary, Joe McKnight, Most Undefeated 2016, Trayvon Martin -

Back in 2012, following the shooting death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, comedian and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s “Senior Black Correspondent” Larry Wilmore discussed the racial implications of Zimmerman, who is white and Peruvian, shooting and killing a black male and initially not being charged with a […]

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