Colin Kaepernick stood tall while sitting down, which is not an easy thing to do. In fact, what he did in benching himself for the national anthem on Friday night was the hardest thing he could possibly do. The easy thing? That would be standing silently with his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, cutting against the grain of his conscience. Nobody would've known the difference. Nobody would have reason to challenge his patriotism, to call him all kinds of nasty names, and to remind him, by the way, that he has devolved into a lousy quarterback who should be spending more time with his playbook anyway. But he planted himself among the Gatorade buckets, understanding that in an age
With the start of the college football season approaching—and plenty of media news about the sport this offseason—I asked four of our college football writers (Gabriel Baumgaertner, Joan Niesen, Lindsay Schnell, and Andy Staples) to participate in a roundtable on a number media-related topics. Cook gobbles up about eight yards anytime he touches the ball, McCaffrey is untouchable anytime he gets a defender one-on-one (and was denied the Heisman in a terrible decision), and as Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews learned last season, Fournette will send you flying.
Western Michigan freshmen Ron George and Bryson White were formally charged with armed robbery Sunday morning. George and White were arrested Friday night for allegedly entering an apartment and robbing a woman using a semi-automatic gun and a knife. Cash and other property were stolen, police said, and the two were charged with first-degree home invasion and larceny in addition to armed robbery.