The Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, like the Cavaliers’ LeBron James, used a video to expand upon social media posts he shared earlier in the day in reaction to comments made by President Donald Trump. In this Players’ Tribune video, Sherman reacts to what Trump said about NFL players who protest the national anthem. At a rally in Alabama, the president said that NFL owners should fire players who don’t stand for the anthem and that fans should leave the game if they see any players kneeling. Sherman points out that it’s “very interesting” that Trump sees players silently “protesting the injustice and bigotry and racism that has plagued our great country for so long” as “radicals,” while “it
Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy has been the subject of relentless Internet trolling the past few years. After being publicly called out by Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Lacy's body (and, more specifically, his weight) has been very much a public matter. While the football player has remained silent about the bullying for years, he's now revealed exactly how Internet trolls have affected him — and honestly, it's heartbreaking. Lacy recently sat down with ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg to talk about his struggles with weight and how he's dealt with having his body be ridiculed for years. Lacy's trolls have been savage, creating viral memes and blatantly shaming him online.
Three of the players whose names appeared on an August memo seeking a push from the NFL into social activism struck an amicable but businesslike tone Thursday, saying there was no bigger platform from which to achieve their goals. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins called it an "opportunity for us, being a sport that brings people together naturally to also use that ability to actually effectuate some real change." "One of the main things for us is changing the narrative and controlling the narrative," said Jenkins, who joined Eagles receiver Torrey Smith and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett in commenting a day after news broke of the memo, which outlined a series of goals