Monday October 23, 2017

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Freshman QB Is Dismissed From Team After Kneeling During Anthem

A football player at Division III Albright College in Reading, PA has been dismissed from the team after taking a knee during the National Anthem on Saturday. 19-year-old Gyree Durante, went down on one knee during the National Anthem.  More…

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

Derek Jeter: It’s OK if Marlins players want to take a knee

Derek Jeter wouldn’t say whether he would take a knee during the national anthem if he still were playing, but the Marlins’ new co-owner and future Hall of Famer wouldn’t have a problem if one of his players chose to protest social injustice and police brutality by doing so.  More…

Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.  More…

ESPN finally suspends Jemele Hill for social media ‘violation’

Strike 2. ESPN suspended Jemele Hill on Monday for two weeks “for a second violation of our social media guidelines.” Hill had Tweeted, “This play always works. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about Jerry Jones’s statement (to demand his players stand for the national anthem), boycott his advertisers.”  More…

Pence ditches Colts game after 49ers players kneel during anthem

Vice President Pence walked out of the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday when ?some ?players from the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem?,” Pence said.  More…

O.J. wants huge payday for first interview: ‘It has to be the big one’

Once The Juice is loose, he’ll put the squeeze on TV networks for millions for rights to an exclusive interview, sources close to O.J. Simpson told The Post. “He’s not talking for free,” a longtime confidant told The Post a few days before Simpson’s expected Monday release from High Desert State Prison near Las Vegas.  More…

NFL’s Week 4 sees dozens of NFL players kneel, raise fists during national anthem

Dozens of NFL players took a knee during the national anthem as others raised their fists before the games of Week 4 Sunday, a day after President Trump tweeted that it that it was “very important” for players to stand. Among the players who kneeled Sunday: half of the San Francisco 49ers. The team released a video of the athletes with the caption: “Together.” Their opponents, the Arizona Cardinals, stood.  More…

OJ Simpson released from prison after 9 years

Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man again Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel-room heist in Las Vegas that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided in the killings of his wife and her friend after his 1995 acquittal.  More…

NASCAR in N.H.: That sound you hear is money moving elsewhere

Once racing concludes Sunday, the cha-ching we’ve grown accustomed to hearing the past 20 years will sound a bit muffled. Green won’t be in style come next fall, be it changing leaves or declining revenues for local businesses, and by now you know why: NASCAR gave one of Loudon’s two major-league races to Las Vegas earlier this year.  More…

Warriors blast ‘terrible’ Sports Illustrated cover on unity

Warriors star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr are part of SI’s attempt to show how sports have united in the wake of a national divide about many social and political issues, but specifically in recent days about President Donald Trump’s clash with professional leagues.  More…

Trump rescinds Stephen Curry’s invitation to White House

NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House on Saturday by President Trump. Curry, a Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP, said Friday he would vote against the team visiting Trump’s White House to celebrate the team’s 2017 championship. That was enough for Trump to decide against inviting him.  More…

Roger Goodell Ignoring League’s Own Rules in Letting Players Protest Anthem

The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks. The rules specifically include: “It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.”  More…

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down Again On Day Of Player Protests

On a day full of criticism from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee during the national anthem, and renewed pleas for unity from the league, NBC and the NFL took a ratings hit on Sunday Night Football. Amid cheers and boos from fans at FedEx Field in Maryland last night, the SNF season declined 10% from early numbers of the comparable game of last year.  More…

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games

President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the “League should back U.S.” by firing the athletes.  More…