If there’s one thing I live for, it’s football season, especially college. Saturday night I was enjoying a fantastic game between Charleston Southern University and North Dakota State University. The game went into overtime and ended with the Bison of NDSU winning 24-17. However, as I watched this thrilling game, it was an item on the ESPN news ticker that disturbed me — to which I see a need to respond to this “teachable moment.” As we reported yesterday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem in Friday’s pre-season game against Green Bay because he was protesting “black oppression” in the United States. The Niners went on to lose. The NFL issued
FRISCO -- Dez Bryant experienced concussion symptoms after he collided with safety Barry Church during practice last Monday. Bryant did not make the trip to Seattle for the Cowboys' third preseason game Thursday night. The team's star receiver returned to practice Sunday, but in a limited role. He participated in individual drills but not team drills. "I didn't really too much think it was a concussion," Bryant said. "It was just symptoms or whatever. I felt fine. I have to, I guess, follow protocol and all that kind of stuff. I was really ready to go back, but I have to listen to them. "I'm good. I'm excited. Nothing's changed. I'm just ready to go." Bryant said he's only experienced one "real"
The first surprising Redskins cuts of the summer hit this morning when word got out that linebacker Perry Riley and defensive lineman Stephen Paea had been released. For coach Jay Gruden it was a decision that had to be made. “It's what goes into every decision when we release anybody,” said Gruden. “It takes a lot of thought. A lot of times now when you have the depth we feel like we have it's not so much about the players we release as about the players we kept and we'll leave it at that. We've got some guys at linebacker we feel have played extremely well and we've got some guys on the defensive line we feel like are competing and playing well.” The play of others certainly was part of the