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Kobe Bryant made a powerful statement during his Oscar acceptance speech. The former NBA Lakers player revealed, “As basketball players, we’re really just supposed to shut up and dribble.” That statement seems to be a common theme, carried out throughout the sports industry overall. And now, some are wondering if the Seattle Seahawks want Michael […]

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Michael Bennett, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Players Coalition, Seattle Seahawks -

In a major NFL move Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks traded veteran defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and the on-field implications are clear: Seattle signaled that its championship window has closed with this iteration of its roster, and the reigning Super Bowl winner has gone all in to defend its first Super Bowl […]

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Alabama, Birmingham, Michael Bennett, State of the Black Athlete -

The Seattle Seahawks defensive end gave a powerful plea for justice and trust for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Michael Bennett, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Social Activism -

When then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit (and later kneel) for the national anthem during the 2016 NFL preseason, it started a chain of events that eventually led to Kaepernick filing a grievance against league owners for collusion and, most recently, being presented a Muhammad Ali Legacy Award by Beyoncé. As we […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, NFL, Players Coalition, Seattle Seahawks -

RENTON, Washington – Michael Bennett would have preferred to keep it in the family. After everything the Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end and a cadre of other NFL players had risked to protest during the national anthem, he thought they had an impenetrable bond. But their bond has been broken. Earlier this week, four […]

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African Ancestry Inc., AfricanAncestry.com, Michael Bennett, Tommy Davidson -

Few people on the planet are as funny as comedian Tommy Davidson. But when Davidson decided to learn about his heritage, it was no laughing matter. He had questions and wanted answers. African Ancestry Inc. provided them. A leader in the field of genetic ancestry tracing, AfricanAncestry.com followed Davidson’s roots to Africa. Through DNA testing, […]

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African Ancestry Inc., Mandinka, Mende, Michael Bennett, NFL, Seattle Seahawks -

RENTON, Washington – Even a week after receiving the news, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was still beaming. Often, that’s what happens when one has something great to share. For years, Bennett wanted to trace his roots. He hoped to learn more about his story. He needed to know where his line began. And […]

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Locker Room Talk, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks -

In the year that has passed since Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality and social inequality, many NFL players say they have grown weary of talk and symbolic gestures and want to take tangible action. In Seattle, the Seahawks established something they call the Action Fund. Richard Sherman, a veteran cornerback for […]

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Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Cedric Ingram-Lewis, Colin Kaepernick, Hank Aaron, Jay-Z, LSU Tigers, Michael Bennett, NCF, NFL, Troy Trojans, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 50 career touchdowns, and his celebration of choice for the score was holding up a clenched fist to signify black power. “I did it to show black pride, because I am an African-American,” Newton said after the game. […]

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Anquan Boldin, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, NFL, Torrey Smith -

Before the president of the United States called any athlete who kneels during the national anthem a “son of a b—-” and set the sports world ablaze with player demonstrations, condemning statements from team owners, and one memorable tweet from LeBron James, albeit on a different topic, four NFL players sent a 2,740-word document to […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eddie Lacy, Michael Bennett, NFL, Practice Squad, Richard Sherman -

Hosted by our senior writer and former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following segments: Kap or Nah?: Struggling NFL teams could […]

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Aaron Hernandez, Anquan Boldin, Athlete Activism, CTE, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, New England Patriots, NFL, Social Activism, Torrey Smith, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was 23 years old the last time he played professional football. At the time of his suicide four years later, he had stage 3 (out of 4) chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a Boston University study of his brain, said his attorney Jose Baez. Hernandez’s […]

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Anquan Boldin, Commentary, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, NFL, Torrey Smith -

We don’t know if the NFL will act on a letter from activist-players in August seeking substantial support from the league in their efforts to push for racial equality and criminal justice reform. But what has been apparent for weeks, and comes into even sharper focus in light of players seeking a partnership with ownership, […]

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Batson v. Kentucky, Commentary, James Kirkland Batson, Michael Bennett, Thurgood Marshall -

During last weekend’s slew of NFL games, various players reignited the protest efforts against racial injustice. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, for instance, sat on the bench during the national anthem and raised his black-gloved fist after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer. Before the game, his brother Reshaud led a Black Lives […]

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Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Michael Bennett, NCF, Sammy Sosa, Sylvia Fowles, What Had Happened Was, WNBA -

Game. Blouses. The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will face off in the WNBA Finals in a rematch of last season’s championship series. The Lynx, the 2015 champions, swept the Washington Mystics, while the reigning champion Sparks dismantled the Phoenix Mercury in three games. This is the first time the same two teams have […]

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Eric Reid, Michael Bennett, NFL, San Francisco 49ers -

SANTA CLARA, California — Scroll down a list released Thursday of people who are publicly supporting Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett after his harrowing encounter with police, and you’ll spot many familiar names. San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid made sure his would be among them. The first player to join then-teammate Colin Kaepernick […]

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Eric Garner, LeBron James Racial Slur, michael bennett, Michael Bennett Police, Opinion, Tamir Rice -

Even at 6 feet 4 and 274 pounds, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett isn’t […]

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Adam Silver, Arthur Ashe, Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett, Michele Roberts, NBA, NBPA, NFL, Sloane Stephens, Tennis, Venus Williams, What Had Happened Was, Women's Tennis Association -

Game. Blouses. Sloane Stephens was on a mission to reach her first career Grand Slam final, while across the court, Venus Williams was hoping to reach her third major final of 2017. In the end, after a dominant set apiece by both women, Stephens, 24, proved to be too much for the 37-year-old in the […]

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Commentary, Michael Bennett, NFL, Police Misconduct, Protest, Seattle Seahawks -

A fast-growing movement swept through the NFL last season, fueled by Colin Kaepernick’s willingness to risk his career to draw attention to the oppression of black people and people of color in the United States. This season, Michael Bennett could become the new face of unprecedented political activism within the league. On Wednesday, NFL players […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Gucci Mane, Los Angeles Clippers, Michael Bennett -

Just want to thank everyone who tuned in to Around The Horn on Wednesday. It was a long, fun trip to get there, for those of you who don’t know. Also, I filled in Thursday on The Dan Le Batard Show, if you want to check that out here. ICYMI yesterday, we all met @Clintonyates […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Madison Keys, Martellus Bennett, Michael Bennett, NBA, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, What Had Happened Was, Women's Tennis Association -

Game. Blouses. Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett accused police officers of racial profiling after cops drew guns and used excessive force on him in the hours after the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26. On Wednesday, TMZ Sports released a video of the officers putting Bennett in handcuffs, though he’s caught on camera […]

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Black Lives Matter, Michael Bennett, Race, Seattle Seahawks -

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said on Twitter on Wednesday that he feared for his life when Las Vegas police displayed “excessive use of force” when they drew their weapons and handcuffed him while making him lie in the street. He was in town to attend the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26, […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Hurricane Irma, Michael Bennett, Supreme -

All right, kiddos. Big day here at All Day. I’ll be making my debut on Around The Horn on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on ESPN. That would make your boy the 36th panelist in show history, which, heck, I’m proud of. Tune in. "The law" it's not always just. Often it [the law] supports systemic […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett, National Anthem, NFL, Social Activism -

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett is an Activist disguised as a Football Player By Lois Nam On the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation, smack dab in the middle of South Dakota, celebrity sightings are as rare as traffic jams. Which is why this June day is a little unusual. At the community center off Crazy Horse Avenue, a […]

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Chris Long, Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett, NAACP, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

There’s no doubt about it: Colin Kaepernick is the face of the new civil rights movement. By first sitting and then kneeling last season to draw attention to the oppression of black people and people of color in the U.S., the now-unemployed quarterback risked his career. At a rally scheduled for Wednesday at NFL headquarters […]

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Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Los Angeles Sparks, Michael Bennett, National Anthem, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Usain Bolt, Washington Mystics, What Had Happened Was, WNBA -

Game. Blouses. WNBA players locked arms during the national anthem in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before a nationally televised game on ESPN2 between the Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, players employed a silent protest during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in solidarity with those […]

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BIG3, Ezekiel Elliott, Ice Cube, LaVar Ball, Magic Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett, Protest, Seattle Seahawks, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat with a towel over his head during the national anthem before the Seahawks’ preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Bennett’s decision to sit came a day after his former teammate, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, sat before a preseason game against the […]

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