Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. According to multiple media reports, Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference, and Dorleant was cited for interference. Cedar Falls authorities responded to a disturbance at Sharky’s Funhouse on Saturday where a bouncer says he was assaulted.
Sunday evening while at the annual NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Washington Redskins team President Bruce Allen finally spoke with reporters about various issues that have been plaguing the team this offseason. The status of a long-term deal with the quarterback Kirk Cousins and the termination of general manager Scot McCloughan were high on the list of questions by the media. Allen gave assurances that Cousins was in the team’s future. He said that McCloughan was fired to provide ‘clarity’ and he said that the good of the team was his responsibility. This perhaps not what the former GM’s wife took away from Allen’s comments however and Jessica McCloughan took to Twitter… maybe… to announce
But for Malcolm Jenkins of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, convincing politicians to enact meaningful changes to the nation's criminal justice system is much harder. Jenkins, free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin and other players were meeting with members of Congress this week to push for legislation that leads to improved relationships between minority communities and local police. Their latest outreach follows the racially charged rhetoric of the 2016 election, during which then-Republican nominee Donald Trump won fewer than 1 out of 10 black voters. Overcoming hot-button terms like "stop and frisk" and getting Republicans and Democrats to find common ground is a tall order, but one the players said they intend to tackle.