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NFL Reaches Out To Players And Waits For Protests To End

NFL Reaches Out To Players And Waits For Protests To End

Officials inside the National Football League are characterizing Tuesday’s meeting in New York City between players, league officials, and representatives from the NFL as an important step in a process that began 14 months ago — and are hoping that the league actively backing bipartisan legislation that seeks to drastically limit mandatory-minimum sentences will be a major change.But plenty of questions remain about the rest of the regular season and the relationship between players, owners, the league, and politics.The NFL will not require players to stand for the national anthem, and commissioner Roger Goodell has said publicly that the players who demonstrate are not trying to disrespect the flag. But he said it was his intention to get the number of players demonstrating ope
NFL Players Kneel And Link Arms During The National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump

NFL Players Kneel And Link Arms During The National Anthem In Defiance Of Trump

Matthew Lewis / Getty Images Here's a quick briefing: * NFL athletes, coaches, owners and others defied President Trump on Sunday after he said that football players who protest the National Anthem should be fired.* Players and teams around the league showed their displeasure with Trump's comments by kneeling and sitting during the anthem, linking arms, and wearing shirts standing with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the protest.* Below is a game-by-game breakdown of how teams made their statement.* Other teams opted to not come out for the anthem. The Steelers did so to avoid ...
Baylor Football Players Allegedly Recorded Gang Rapes During Hazing Parties As "Bonding" Experiences

Baylor Football Players Allegedly Recorded Gang Rapes During Hazing Parties As "Bonding" Experiences

A former Baylor University volleyball player filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging she was gang raped by four or more football players after she was drugged at a party in 2012 as part of a team hazing system in which freshman players brought girls to parties with the intention of them being drugged and raped.The woman — identified only as Jane Doe — alleges Baylor created a culture that fostered sexual violence, with gang rapes considered "bonding" experiences that were routinely recorded by football players.The woman alleges in the complaint that she knows of at least one 21-second video of two female Baylor students being gang raped by several football players, and that the footage was later circulated among the players, who were treated as "larger-than-life celebrities on campus"