When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is playing on a $114 million contract, decided to sit for the National Anthem on Friday night in protest of what he feels is an “oppressive” country, it elicited reaction from all corners of the world. Some of the reactions, like the one from former New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, have been explosive. Others have spoken out in support. If nothing else, Kap’s decision has stirred a debate and a conversation about oppression and what the National Anthem stands for. Prior to Saturday’s game against the New York Jets, running back Rashad Jennings decided to offer his two cents. “I would say that it’s nice to know that we live in
FOXBORO, Mass. — Drafted by the long-suffering Cleveland Browns, Barkevious Mingo won a total of 14 games over his first three NFL seasons. His new team nearly matched that total last season alone. The Browns on Thursday traded Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, to the New England Patriots, who have won 12 or more games in each of the last six seasons and have not posted a losing record since 2000. “It’s a huge culture shock,” Mingo said Monday in his first meeting with reporters since the trade. “I felt like the winning spirit was making its way into Cleveland with (new head coach Hue Jackson and his staff), but it’s definitely been established here for a long time. I’m just
Last week, a federal judge in Florida refused to dismiss a privacy lawsuit brought by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN for showing readers a copy of the NFL superstar's medical chart revealing an amputated right finger. At the time of the decision, the judge's analysis wasn't immediately available, but on Monday, U.S. District Court judge Marcia Cooke issued a written order. In the lawsuit, Pierre-Paul asserted a couple of claims.