Archive for the ‘u.s.’ Category

Rozner: Eagles chose to teach instead of cancel DeSean Jackson

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Instead, the Jewish owner and general manager of the NFL team fined DeSean Jackson for his anti-Semitic posts, and while deeply hurt and offended, insist that Jackson is committed to learning about thousands of years of anti-Semitism. This was a measured approach and unusual in today's climate. Cancel culture doesn't allow the canceled to grow or learn.

Quinton Dunbar’s lawyer was, as of June, under criminal investigation over witness payoffs

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Yes, the case against Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker is guaranteed to get stranger. Friday night's news that witnesses allegedly received $55,000 to recant their allegations against Dunbar and Baker has led to the seemingly inevitable disclosure that the lawyer who allegedly orchestrated the payments, Michael Grieco, was under criminal investigation [more]

Report: Warrant suggests DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar paid off robbery victims to cover up crime

Friday, July 10th, 2020

DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar allegedly paid victims to change their testimony.

Report: Warrant shows payoff cover-up by DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The case against Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar does not appear to be going away as quickly as their lawyers have predicted for weeks. In fact, things now appear even more complicated for the players. A warrant obtained by Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News cites evidence, including video [more]

You should be disappointed in Malcolm Jenkins’ dismissive Instagram response on DeSean Jackson controversy

Friday, July 10th, 2020

People cannot be furious with those who respond to “Black lives matter” with “all lives matter” but let Jenkins slide for being dismissive of Jewish lives.

After splashy 2014 debut, Washington’s ‘Original Americans Foundation’ zeroed out contributions

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

After a heralded 2014 debut, a charity started by Washington owner Daniel Snyder focused on Native Americans has stopped granting money.

Quinton Dunbar adds second attorney to legal team in alleged armed robbery case

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar has added a second attorney to his legal team as he disputes charges of an alleged armed robbery with New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker in May. According to Daniel Wallach of TheAthletic.com, Dunbar submitted a notice to the Broward Country court that he was adding the law firm of [more]

‘Blackhawks’ name honors Native American leader, say Chicago

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

The team said in a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times that the name celebrated the life of Black Hawk of Illinois' Sac & Fox Nation, and that it would work to further raise awareness about Native American culture. The announcement comes after the NFL's Washington Redskins and MLB's Cleveland Indians said last week they would consider changing their names. The name and logo symbolized an "important and historic person ... whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public," the Blackhawks said.

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. Prosecutors will tell the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal during an online hearing Tuesday that a county judge erred when he invalidated the January 2019 search warrant allowing police to install secret cameras at Orchids of Asia spa as part of an alleged sex trafficking investigation. “Mr. Kraft's guilt is a virtual certainty” and he has no right to benefit from any possible mistakes police made involving innocent customers, Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa wrote in court documents.

Chipotle apologizes after NFL linebacker Darius Leonard speaks out about alleged racist incident

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Chipotle is apologizing after NFL linebacker Darius Leonard says he was a victim of discrimination when he was told to leave a restaurant in Florence, South Carolina. According to Leonard, his group was finishing up their meal when they were asked to leave by the manager. In an Instagram post Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts player said he was with three other Black men and a biracial woman.