NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

During a 20-minute press conference held to debrief what progress came of the meeting he hosted between NFL players and owners this week, league commissioner Roger Goodell shared that no changes will be made to the game’s operations manual. Goodell explained that his office will continue to urge players to recognize the patriotic culture that has long been associated with the sport in hopes that each and everyone on the sidelines will stand during the … Continue reading

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

That being said, none of the aforementioned white players protested themselves. But that changed last night during Monday Night Football preseason action between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. Upwards of 12 Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed, while others stood with them in silent protest during the national anthem before the game. One of those players kneeling was the Browns’ white tight end, Seth DeValve, who explained his stance after the … Continue reading

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood. … Continue reading

[Sports] Ray Lewis’ Son Arrested

[Sports] Ray Lewis' Son Arrested

Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two victims told authorities that Lewis III, a sophomore cornerback for the Coastal Carolina University football team, sexually assaulted them on Saturday, Jan. 23, at an apartment near campus, according to police records Lewis, 20, turned himself into the police on Friday, according to a WMBF News Report. His arrest warrant alleges knowledgeable sexual battery of … Continue reading

[NFL] NY Giants Release WR Victor Cruz

[NFL] NY Giants Release WR Victor Cruz

After spending the first seven years of his career with the New York Giants, wide receiver Victor Cruz has been released. Cruz had a breakout season in 2011, where he caught 82 passes for 1,536 yards, and greatly contributed to the Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI win over the New England Patriots. Known for his trademark “salsa dance”, Cruz suffered a devastating injury in 2014 and has struggled to regain his Pro-Bowl level play, culminating in … Continue reading

[NFL] Devin McCourty & Martellus Bennett To Skip White House Visit

[NFL] Devin McCourty To Boycott White House Visit

New England Patriots star Devin McCourty became the second Super Bowl champion to declare that he will not be joining his team for a trip to meet President Donald Trump at the White House, on Monday, February 6. Leading up to Sunday’s big game in Houston it had been anticipated that Martellus Bennett would boycott the tradition, with he and his Seattle Seahawks star brother, Michael, being two of the more politically vocal voices in … Continue reading

Michael Vick Officially Retires From the NFL

Michael Vick Officially Retires From the NFL

After 13 active NFL seasons, which exclude his infamous two years suspended from the game and incarcerated for his involvement in a dog fighting ring, Michael Vick has declared himself officially retired from pro football. Vick’s exit from the game, which comes following a year on hiatus, was formally announced by ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday, February 3. Fans will recall Vick looking to make a splash in the league again when he got an … Continue reading

[Sports] CAM NEWTON BEING SUED FOR $270K

[Sports] CAM NEWTON BEING SUED FOR $270K

Cam Newton rented an $11 million mansion back in March after the Carolina Panthers’ Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos. He reportedly paid $123,000 to rent the mansion for 61 days and agreed there would be no parties, no smoking, and no more than eight guests.  Newton allegedly didn’t adhere to the agreement. The housekeeper snitched, telling the rental company Newton had been throwing multiple parties and leaving cigarette ashes all over the … Continue reading

Peyton Manning Announces Retirement From Football

Peyton Manning announced his retirement from football after 18 NFL seasons during his emotional press conference speech, March 7. The Super Bowl 50 champ took some time to himself, maintaining his composure in front of his family, friends, and former teammates before beginning his speech. “There is something about 18 years … 18 is a good number,” Manning said. “Today, I retire from pro football.” He said, “I revere football. I love the game,” Manning … Continue reading

Marshawn Lynch Reportedly Retiring

Seattle Seahawks‘ running back, Marshawn Lynch, is reportedly retiring, and he may be walking away with $50 million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted, “Teammates still attempting to change his mind, but Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch has told some close to him he plans to retire, per sources.” Although the exit may be bittersweet for fans, the Super Bowl champ will be walking away financially set. According to Forbes, Lynch has been living off of his endorsements … Continue reading