CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The city of Charlotte is on high alert after several nights of unrest related to the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. On Sunday, Interim City Manager Ron Kimble declared the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings game at Bank of America Stadium “an Extraordinary Event,” allowing for greater police control. The designation also allows police more latitude to stop and search people within an area for several blocks in all directions from Bank of America Stadium and prevent protesters from gathering en masse. Officials are worried about protesters disrupting fans or the game. Protests in Charlotte remained peaceful for another night after the release of police video of a
For most fans of the Minnesota Vikings, the name Napoleon Harris is one that conjures up memories of the Randy Moss trade back in 2005. Harris was sent to the Vikings, along with a first round draft choice, in exchange for Moss in March of that year, and spent a couple of seasons manning the middle linebacker spot for the purple. Harris has been out of the NFL since the end of the 2008 season, and it turns out he’s had a pretty interesting life since then, too. He’s served as a state senator in his native Illinois since 2013, and he and his wife own a pair of pizza parlors in the Chicago area. Those pizza parlors are what give us this story that appeared yesterday in the Washington Post (via
The Vikings running back is now the team’s starter after an injury to Adrian Peterson last week. Editor’s update: The Vikings have changed things up and announced Matt Asiata as the starter vs. the Panthers. In reality, Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon would always love to get more snaps and opportunities to make plays on the field.