Denver Broncos fans got into it with…each other while playing the Patriots. SMMFH! BTW: Love the way the cameraman did his job. Please contact Bossip for job inquiry.
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Master P Wants To Start Pro Football League For Colin KaepernickMaster P is offering to help Colin Kaepernick get back on the football field. P spoke to TMZ Sports and told them that he would gladly start a new professional football leage to compete with the NFL. Would you tune into Master P’s No Limit league?
Roger Goodell Advises NFL Owners To Push Players To StandWith SOME team owners flat out giving their players an ultimatum, while others lock arms with their team and kneel alongside them…Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to hop into the fray and lay down some ground rules. Goodell sent a letter out to NFL executives on Tuesday, advising them on ‘moving past the controversy,’ and having players stand for the anthem in the interim. ESPN’s Adam Scheffer broke the news of the letter via his Facebook page earlier today: And while the commissioner claims he “cares deeply about his players and respect their opinions and concerns,” he still wants them standing up until he can do some damage control and roll out a “new plan” for how Black players are permitted to express themselves with the team owners and coaches.
We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country. I’m very proud of our players and owners who have done the hard work over the past year to listen, understand and attempt to address the underlying issues within their communities. At our September committee meetings, we heard directly from several players about why these issues are so important to them and how we can support their work. And last week, we met with the leadership of the NFLPA and more players to advance the dialogue. Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players. Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week’s League meeting. This would include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues, and that will help to promote positive change in our country. We want to ensure that any work at the League level is consistent with the work that each club is doing in its own community, and that we dedicate a platform that can enable these initiatives to succeed. Additionally, we will continue the unprecedented dialogue with our players. I expect and look forward to a full and open discussion of these issues when we meet next week in New York. Everyone involved in the game needs to come together on a path forward to continue to be a force for good within our communities, protect the game, and preserve our relationship with fans throughout the country. The NFL is at its best when we ourselves are unified. In that spirit, let’s resolve that next week we will meet this challenge in a unified and positive way.Hmmm…not hard to read between the lines on this one. We wonder what his big plan is for Black players to express themselves in an “acceptable way” will be? Getty/Facebook
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Khalilah Ali Says Muhammad Ali Would Be Proud Of Protesting AtletesWhenever a Black athlete stands up for a social issue, there is usually a Muhammad Ali comparison right around the corner. While it could be seen as cliché or a slightly ill-fighting similarity in some cases, Ali’s voice has and will continue to inspire millions. The Champ’s ex-wife, Khalilah Ali, told TMZ Sports that her former husband would be proud to see that Colin Kaepernick and his athlete brethren aren’t going ostrich when the heat is on. *Black power fist*
Las Vegas PD released body cam footage depicting a 3-man police team of 2 hispanic officers and 1 black officer chasing down Michael Bennett after he kept running and did not get down on the ground as instructed during a hotel swee in search of an active shooter inside a casino. As Bennett was spotted crouching down and running through the casino and out a hotel door, eventually jumping over a gate and running out the street, cops singled him out as a possible suspect in the incident. But once they identified him, they quickly let him go. The Vegas PD believes this proves his detainment had nothing to do with race. Hmmm…do you think the cops have a point or was it just another case of blame the Black man? TMZ/Getty
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Deshaun Watson Donates First NFL Game Check To Cafeteria WorkersFor rookie NFL players, the money is probably one of the most exciting part of being a pro, but for Deshaun Watson, there are more important things. The Texans quarterback recent made a gesture that will likely bring tears to your eyes. According to ESPN, Watson donated his very first NFL game check to three women who work in the cafeteria at NRG Stadium that suffered severe losses after Hurricane Harvey.
“For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,” Watson told the woman in a video shared by the Texans. “Here you guys go.”