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Domestic Violence, Kansas City Chiefs, Kareem Hunt, News, NFL, Sports, Top Stories -

  Updated: Nov. 30, 2018, 9:10 pm ET: Accusing Kareem Hunt of lying, Kansas City Chiefs officials on Friday cut the star player from the team after a video of him pushing, and kicking a woman went viral, TMZ reported. “The team says when the NFL and Cleveland PD launched their investigations the team called […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, News, NFL, Opinion, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, True Blue -

This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

The post Mandingos vs. Activists: Why the NFL embraces Reuben Foster after domestic violence allegations, but Colin Kaepernick is still out appeared first on theGrio.

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All 22, Baltimore Ravens, Commentary, Lamar Jackson, Michael Vick, NFL -

When Lamar Jackson was electrifying college football through the air and on the ground, the comparisons to Michael Vick came almost immediately. The comparison was both apt and awkward. But with the Baltimore Ravens heading to Atlanta to take on the team that used the No. 1 overall pick to draft Vick in 2001, let’s […]

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Commentary, NFL, Washington Redskins -

Another luckless Sunday for Washington’s NFL team — but not without a glimmer of hope. On Nov. 18, with D.C. down 20-14 to the Houston Texans and just over 12 minutes left, second-string quarterback Colt McCoy — filling in for Alex Smith, who suffered a gruesome, season-ending compound fracture in the third quarter — cocked […]

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Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Washington Redskins -

As a former NFL defensive back, The Undefeated’s senior writer Domonique Foxworth knows all too well how important it is for teams to end the season strong when competing for a shot at the Super Bowl. Here he picks the winners of three Week 13 matchups that have major playoff implications.

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News, NFL, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, Washington Redskins -

As quickly as the San Francisco 49ers released second-year linebacker Reuben Foster following his second domestic violence arrest in eight months, he was claimed off of waivers by Washington just 72 hours later, setting off a firestorm. USA Today columnist Mike Jones called the move “vile and inexcusable” in his  column on Tuesday. READ MORE: 7 new suspects arrested […]

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colin kaepernick, houston, nashville, nfl, nfl protests, police brutality, police shootings, police stops, tennessee, texans, texas, titans, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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carolina panthers, colin kaepernick, eric reid, kneeling, nfl, nfl national anthem protests, nfl protests -

Because the NFL, much like America, is a fair place that doesn’t see color, there has to be another reason that Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid has been drug tested some six times since joining the team at the end of September.

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Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson, NFL -

The Baltimore Ravens came into Sunday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders 1-4 in their previous five games. Lamar Jackson, Ozzie Newsome’s final first-round pick as general manager of the Ravens, has already tied a record on the ground and won this week with his arm. Jackson’s career 2-0 start has even helped the Ravens regain […]

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NFL, Sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins, Yams -

ASHBURN, Virginia — There are major concerns facing the Washington Redskins heading into their Thanksgiving Day matchup against divisional rival the Dallas Cowboys. Earlier this week, the Redskins lost starting quarterback Alex Smith for the season to a fractured right leg. In his place is backup Colt McCoy, who has just four more career touchdowns […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Nessa Diab, News, NFL, Sports -

  Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend isn’t mincing any words when it comes to her disdain for the NFL, and wants the whole world to know that her beloved is still being blackballed by shot-callers in the league him. According to TMZ, this week, New York DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab gave her two cents after the […]

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Cleveland Browns, NFL -

Alex Smith’s gruesome injury in Washington and the exciting emergence of Lamar Jackson in Baltimore weren’t the only surprises this weekend in the NFL. Adam Schefter had fans doing a double take when he reported that a league source told ESPN the Cleveland Browns were interested in interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for […]

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blackbaling, colin kaepernick, kneeling, nfl, nfl protests, racial injustice, robert kraft -

These are the words of a billionaire owner of an NFL franchise, the words of the most (or second most behind Jerry Jones) influential owner in the league, the man whose team is led by a 41-year-old quarterback and a backup who probably isn’t even good enough to be fourth-string:

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ESPN The Magazine, Los Angeles Rams, Mental Health, Ndamukong Suh, NFL -

An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. Within 10 minutes of meeting Ndamukong Suh, one thing was perfectly clear to me: We don’t know Ndamukong Suh. But when we hear his name — consciously, or subconsciously — we weave an idea of a complete person around just a few data points. “I think you’d have to get […]

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Boston Bruins, Hockey Hall of Fame, NFL, Willie O'Ree -

TORONTO — He wore his hat. He referenced Snoop Dogg. He graciously thanked Gary Bettman, whom some could have blamed for stealing his shine — and he made it quick. The famous lid even made it onto the Hall of Fame plaque. On Monday, when Willie O’Ree, the man who broke the NHL’s color barrier […]

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Commentary, Le'Veon Bell, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell is a superstar because he is patient. Rather than cannonball through the line of scrimmage, the best running back in football hangs back, waits for the right opportunity, then rolls through the opening. This is what Bell is doing with his unprecedented contract holdout. By skipping an entire season to pursue […]

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Cheerleaders, Colin Kaepernick, News, NFL, Police Brutality, San Franscisco, Sports -

  This season, the NFL player protests of police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem have been sporadic. Players such as Miami’s Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson along with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid have continued to take knees during the anthem but many have remained standing or in the locker room. However, last […]

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Detroit, News, NFL, Pizza, Racism, Sports -

Lem Barney, who spent 10 Hall of Fame seasons with the Detroit Lions and is an icon in Detroit sports, is suing a local pizza chain, claiming he and his wife were discriminated against and told to go to a location in a majority Black area. According to the Detroit News, the lawsuit was filed […]

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Commentary, Dallas Cowboys, NFL -

After 10 weeks of the NFL season, Dallas Cowboys fans are definitely disappointed to see America’s Team start with a 4-5 record. The Undefeated’s senior writer Domonique Foxworth, however, is not ready to see the Jason Garrett era end in Dallas. Here he explains why Coach Garrett’s run over the last few seasons has been […]

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brooklyn, colin kaepernick, gentrification, nfl, nfl national anthem protests, nfl protests, san francisco, san francisco 49ers, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Entertainment, Film, Halle Berry, NFL, Sports, Video -

  NFL quarterbacks have some creative ways of calling and changing plays at the line of scrimmage. On Sunday, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff added a new name to the list. During the first quarter of yesterday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, CBS’s microphones caught Goff yelling “Halle Berry” multiple times before throwing an […]

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Colin Kaepernick, NFL, NFL protests, Pittsburgh Steelers, State of the Black NFL Fan, Veterans Day -

Sonia Y.W. Pruitt was tired and fighting a cold, but she wasn’t having it. After a colleague informed her that another police organization had blasted Nike for featuring Colin Kaepernick in its new national advertising campaign in early September, she perked up and pushed back. Pruitt, the national chairwoman of the National Black Police Association […]

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An Appreciation, Detroit Lions, NFL, Penn State Nittany Lions, Wayne Tripplett -

The more I watch the antics of Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, the more I appreciate the life and times of Wallace Triplett, the former Penn State and Detroit Lions running back who died last week at 92. The distance between Brown, whose off-field missteps have kept him in the headlines, and Triplett, who inspired a moral […]

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All 22, Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, NFL, Vance Joseph -

Head coach Vance Joseph’s decisions in the Denver Broncos’ home loss against the Houston Texans showed that he misunderstands basic game management. He was aggressive when he should have been conservative and too conservative when he should have been more aggressive. He cost his team the game. Sadly, that might not have been the worst […]

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Carolina Panthers, Cherica Adams, Crime, Criminal justice, Domestic Violence, J. Cole, Murder, NFL, North Carolina, Rae Carruth, Shaniya Davis -

This month, the names Cherica Adams and Shaniya Davis may float across the minds of some. Key word being may. The spirits of the woman, Adams, and the young girl, Davis, haunt the state of North Carolina. Society’s ability to silence the stories and the experiences of black women is disgustingly impressive. Davis, age 5, […]

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colin kaepernick, colin kaepernick nike, dallas cowboys, jerry jones, monday night football, nfl, nfl national anthem protests, nfl protests, nike, phil knight, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Baltimore Ravens, Commentary, NFL -

A string of ugly losses has Baltimore Ravens fans reeling, and many wonder if head coach John Harbaugh can survive a fourth straight season in which the team misses the playoffs. Despite a Super Bowl title in 2013, patience is running out after the Ravens dropped four of their last five games. The Undefeated’s senior […]

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Josh Norman, NFL, Players Coalition, Washington Redskins -

On his day off, Josh Norman went to work. The veteran cornerback and defensive leader of the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins was busy listening to educators and students talk about the state of education in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, trying to determine what he can do to help in his other key role as a […]

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Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, NFL, San Francisco 49ers -

A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers appeared to kneel during the playing of the national anthem ahead of the team’s home game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. Minutes before the 8:20 p.m. Eastern time kickoff, pictures began to surface online of the woman, who has yet to be identified, kneeling in the […]

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basketball, derrick rose, football, nba, nfl -

The NBA has successfully branded itself as the professional sports league that embraces progressive politics and the individual freedoms of its players—the “woke” counterpoint to the NFL. You don’t have to be very cynical to see the intentionality behind this.

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Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson, NFL -

Then there were seven. After the Cleveland Browns fired Hue Jackson on Monday, the NFL has only seven head coaches of color remaining. That’s out of 32 positions, which is bad news for a league that supposedly has strived to increase the number of minorities in its key decision-making positions from the field to the […]

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boston, buffalo, colin kaepernick, nfl, nfl national anthem protests, nfl protests, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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