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Jameis Winston Under NFL Investigation for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/17/2017 at 5:30pm

The NFL has started an investigation over allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016. BuzzFeed News reported:

A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been...

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Papa John’s Surrenders to NFL National Anthem Kneelers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00am 11/15/2017 at 7:00am

Papa John’s, the pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, has been on a mostly bad publicity roller coaster for several weeks. The company’s founder and CEO John Schnatter spoke out against the national anthem protests at NFL games, claiming they were hurting the company’s bottom line.

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Vin Scully Refuses to Watch the NFL Due to Player Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/6/2017 at 1:00pm

Beloved former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has said that he will never watch another football game due to the player protests during the national anthem. From ESPN:

Said Scully: “Dur...

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Disabled Navy Vet Refuses Honor From Saints Due to Anthem Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:30am 11/3/2017 at 11:30am
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A disabled Navy veteran has refused to receive an honor from the New Orleans Saints due to some players taking a knee during the national anthem. From NOLA.com:

Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells, executive director of the national Military Veterans Advocacy, was named a Peoples Health Champion, an award given by the...

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Jimmy Carter Defends Trump, Criticizes Obama, Hillary, the Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/23/2017 at 7:00pm
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Former President Jimmy Carter sat down for an interview with Maureen Dowd for the New York Times and dropped some pretty interesting bombs.  Dowd focused her write-up on his answer to her question about acting as a...

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Kaepernick’s Lawyer Believes They Will Prove NFL Collusion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00am 10/19/2017 at 10:00am
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On Sunday, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of the league due to his protests during the national anthem.

His lawyer Mark Geragos told Anderson Cooper that they will produce a smoking gun to prove their case.

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NFL Wants Players to Stand for Anthem But Won’t Make It a Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 10/18/2017 at 7:30pm
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that he personally believes that players should stand for the national anthem, but the league will not make it a rule requiring it. From

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Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings.

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Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL Owners, Alleges Collusion to Keep Him Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00am 10/16/2017 at 10:00am

Former NFL quarter Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of a job due to his protests during the national anthem.

Kaepernick first protested in the 2016 preseason when he took a knee during the national anthem. He claimed he protested...

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The NFL, NAACP, and Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:53pm 10/10/2017 at 8:53pm
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The NFL is in an unenviable position, but I think Jerry Jones accurately assessed the situation in stating that it is the perception of NFL fans that ultimately matters. The NFL brand is tarnished, and for many, irrevocably so.

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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Won’t Let Players Participate if They Disrespect the Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:00am 10/9/2017 at 10:00am
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced on Sunday that if a player disrespects the flag then he cannot play in the game after a reporter informed him that two players raised their fist after the anthem. From NBC Dallas-Fort Worth:

Jones said “If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag then...

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Pence leaves NFL game in protest after players kneel during national anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:30pm 10/8/2017 at 6:30pm
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Vice President Mike Pence kicked off another round in the culture war against the National Football League today by leaving a game between the Colts and San Francisco 49-ers after some players took a knee during the national anthem.

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Liberation Sunday – Has the NFL surrendered?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 8:10pm 10/1/2017 at 8:10pm
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At Yom Kippur break-fast Saturday night I discussed the NFL players’ “Take a Knee” protest and Trump’s tweets.

One of the people, who is not anti-Trump, thought it was a mistake for Trump to tweet about it as he did. That it simply made it a bigger deal and probably generated sympathy...

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CNN: NFL Owners Know Trump Is Right About #TakeAKnee Ratings Dive

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/1/2017 at 3:30pm
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While the NFL struggles to figure out what to do with its players engaging in anti-American political activism on the field,  NFL owners reportedly are very aware that President Trump is correct in noting that ratings are declining.

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Police Body Cams Show Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Was Not Racially Profiled

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:00pm 9/30/2017 at 3:00pm
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Earlier this month, Mary blogged about Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett claiming that he was racially profiled and victimized by Las Vegas police.  Bennett, an early supporter...

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Survey: NFL Brand severely damaged by “take a knee” protests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00am 9/29/2017 at 10:00am
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There are many different ways to poll the current controversy over NFL players protesting the National Anthem and flag on the sideline by kneeling down.

One way to poll is whether the players “have a right”...

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Evolution of a Narrative: From Black Lives Matter to the National Anthem is “White Supremacist”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00am 9/28/2017 at 10:00am
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Last year, when then-49er Colin Kaepernick explained why he knelt instead of showing respect for our nation, its flag, or its anthem, he was very clear about the nature of his pointedly anti-America protest.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses...

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