Archive for the ‘Sports/Football/NFL’ Category

Patriots give Super Bowl ring to Trump

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring — just like Vladimir Putin. The New England Patriots said Tuesday that owner Robert Kraft gave the diamond-encrusted ring to Trump. The sitting president usually receives gifts from teams during celebratory White House visits.

New York Giants’ Bowie charged with assaulting girlfriend

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

New York Giants offensive lineman Michael Bowie has been charged with assault and battery in Oklahoma. Bowie grabbed his girlfriend by the neck during a fight at her home in Bixby, then broke two televisions and punched a hole in the wall.

Group of Cleveland Browns’ players take knee during national anthem

Monday, August 21st, 2017

More than a dozen Cleveland Browns huddled on the team's sideline Monday night during the national anthem. Linebacker Jamie Collins and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer were part of the group who circled together before a nationally televised game against the New York Giants.

Charlottesville inspired Bills’ Boldin to retire to continue fight for justice

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Athlete Activism What's Next

A deadly, racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, caused Anquan Boldin to re-assess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver's decision to retire after 14 NFL seasons.

NFL commissioner Goodell on verge of 5-year extension: report

Monday, August 21st, 2017
NFL Owners Meeting

The NFL is working on a five-year contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, according to The Associated Press.

Marshawn Lynch dodges any anthem-related questions

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthem before last week's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL commissioner Goodell on anthem protests: ‘We have to understand the other side’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Asked about players who did not stand for the national anthem before preseason games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that while the playing of the anthem is a special moment to him, "we also have to understand the other side."

Violence in Charlottesville solidifies Michael Bennett’s decision to sit for anthem

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett plans to sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice — and expects a backlash over an issue that is "bigger than a sport."

Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, get Matthews from Eagles

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Buffalo Bills shook up their roster with two separate blockbuster trades Friday, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring receiver Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby.

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic violence case

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Cowboys Elliott Football

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after a yearlong NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio.