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Trump: NFL Owners Fear Their Own Players [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Trump says most Americans agree with his attacks on protesting football players who kneel during the national anthem – and claims so do some National Football League owners. “They say, ‘We are in a situation where we have to do something,'” Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox & Friends. “I think they’re afraid ...

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POLL: Majority Oppose Trump On NFL Protests

Reuters reports: A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that football players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, even though most say they would personally stand during the song, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Sept. 25-26 poll found that 57 percent of adults do not think the National ...

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Gay Former NFL Player Wows Voice Judges [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Previously, this singing contestant was a human wrecking ball, but on Monday night, he was wreaking havoc on people’s emotions with his singing strength. Former NFL player Esera Tuaolo amazed The Voice judges and the audience with his rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” on the premiere of the singing TV show. Tuaolo, 49, kept his sexual ...

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Trump Attacks NFL For Fifth Straight Day

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said online Tuesday morning that the booing prompted by the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to kneel Monday night before the national anthem was the “loudest I have ever heard,” blaming the protesting trend for declining NFL ratings. Joined by their coaches and outspoken owner, Jerry Jones, the Cowboys took a knee Monday night before the national ...

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After Becoming Hero To Right Wing, NFL Player Reveals He Accidentally Stood Alone On Field During Anthem

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Alejandro Villanueva said he never intended to stand alone during the national anthem on Sunday and apologized to his teammates and coach Mike Tomlin for what he called “a very embarrassing” botching of the team’s pregame plan. “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” Villanueva said. “We butchered ...

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San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Blisters Trump In Brilliant Speech On White Privilege [VIDEO]

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich today delivered what will probably be the best take on the NFL/police brutality flap that you’ll read. An excerpt: Race is the elephant in the room and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better. ‘Oh, they’re talking about that again. They pulled the race ...

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Trump Continues Anti-NFL Barrage By Exploiting 2004 Death Of Liberal Atheist Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Trump followed up this morning’s anti-NFL tweetstorm by retweeting a post about former NFL star Pat Tillman, who was accidentally killed by US troops in Afghanistan. Think Progress reports: In 2004, Tillman was killed in a friendly fire incident, five weeks after the Department of Defense initially misreported his death as the result of enemy fire. When Colin Kaepernick began ...

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Trump Supporter Tom Brady Slams “Divisive” Tweets

“I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive. Like I said, I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, ‘Oh, that is wrong. That is right.’ I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values ...

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Trump Continues Attacks On NFL Players

The Washington Post reports: All but two of the NFL’s 32 team owners and CEOs issued statements Saturday night and through Sunday in response to Trump’s crusade against protesting NFL players, which began in earnest during a rally Friday night in Alabama. After making a thinly veiled allusion to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national ...

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Trump Laughably Claims Locked Arms Protests By NFL Players Show “Great Solidarity For Our Country”

The Hill reports: President Trump responded to the show of solidarity put on by the NFL on Sunday against his recent attacks on the league, saying that standing with locked arms is better than kneeling. The president’s tweets come after NFL players locked arms and kneeled in response to his attack on players in the league over the weekend. Trump’s ...

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TAKE A KNEE: Police Brutality Protests Sweep NFL As League Announces Re-Showing Of “Unity” Video

USA Today reports: NFL players responded in full force Sunday after President Trump repeatedly called for swift punishment against those who chose to protest by not standing during the national anthem. Demonstrations spread throughout the league as many players broke out of their routine by joining the protests or engaging in team-wide displays of unity. Several players from the Buffalo ...

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White House: Trump Doesn’t See NFL Players’ Protests Against Police Brutality “Through A Racial Lens”

Newsweek reports: The White House legislative affairs director has insisted President Donald Trump does not see the issue of NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality towards African Americans “through a racial lens.” Speaking in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Short was asked whether or not Trump was once again on shaky ground over race, following the backlash against ...

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Mnuchin: Players Are Disrespecting The Flag [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying members of the league “can do free speech on their own time.” “I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the ...

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LONDON: Many NFL Players Kneel Or Link Arms During National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump’s Attacks

NBC Sports reports: Many players knelt and those who didn’t linked arms as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung before today’s Ravens-Jaguars game in London. The early kickoff from London was the first NFL game since President Trump blasted protesting players on Friday evening, urging NFL owners to fire any players who don’t stand for the anthem. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, ...

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Trump Calls For NFL Boycott Over Player Protests

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand that NFL owners fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem in protest, again urging that fans should boycott the sport to force change. The tweets continue a three-day crusade by the president to pressure the league to fire players who have taken a knee in ...

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NBA 2017 Champions: We Won’t Visit White House

Via press release from the Golden State Warriors: While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the ...

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Trump: Stand For The National Anthem Or Get Fired

The Hill reports: President Trump doubled down on his comments blasting the NFL and “other leagues” on Saturday, saying players should “find something else to do” if they cannot stand during the national anthem. Trump continued his war of words with sports players after stirring backlash on Friday by blasting NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players who kneeled during ...

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NFL Blasts Trump’s “Disrespectful” Attack On Protests

Deadspin reports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the President of the United States demonstrated a “lack of respect” and “failure to understand” when Donald Trump attacked players who protest racial injustice and called for those “sons of bitches” to lose their jobs. In typical Goodell fashion, the statement manages to both hit its target “hard” while dedicating the bulk of ...

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Trump Petulantly Withdraws White House Invite From NBA Star Who Already Said He Doesn’t Want To Go

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday said the “invitation is withdrawn” for Stephen Curry to visit the White House because the NBA All-Star “is hesitating.” All-Star Warriors guard Stephen Curry said this week he didn’t want the team to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship title. “I don’t want to go,” Curry told reporters on Friday. ...

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Boston Red Sox Busted Cheating With Apple Watches

The New York Times reports: For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of baseball’s gamesmanship as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Boston Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators for Major League Baseball ...

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