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NFL players, community react to Derek Chauvin's murder conviction in death of George Floyd
Apr 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
Two women who have sued Deshaun Watson detail experiences with Texans quarterback
Apr 06, 2021
Two of the 22 women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in separate lawsuits publicly spoke out Tuesday, detailing their experiences with the Houston Texans quarterback.
NFL owners approve debt waiver to allow Washington's Daniel Snyder to buy out minority owners
Mar 31, 2021
NFL owners on Wednesday approved a $450 million debt waiver for Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder to allow him to buyout the team's minority owners, NFL Network's Judy Battista reported.
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo: Time to address rise in hate crimes
Mar 17, 2021
Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo said Wednesday that "now is the time to address the rise in hate crimes against all races over the last few years" in response to Tuesday's killings of eight people, six of whom women of Asian descent, by a white gunman.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman writes open letter to Heat's Meyers Leonard
Mar 10, 2021
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wrote an open letter to Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard on Wednesday following Leonard's use of an anti-Semitic slur while playing a video game that was being livestreamed.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell writes to President Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites
Feb 05, 2021
The NFL is telling the federal government it will make the remaining of the league's 30 stadiums available as COVID-19 vaccination sites, joining the seven facilities already administering the vaccine.
NFL players share reaction to Wednesday events at U.S. Capitol
Jan 06, 2021
NFL players shared their reactions Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
Justin Herbert among Chargers players, staff evacuated due to Southern California wildfires
Oct 27, 2020
Several Los Angeles Chargers staff and players, including rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, are among the thousands of people evacuated from their homes amidst the Southern California wildfires.
Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100
Oct 18, 2020
Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100.
Ravens players call out lack of 'justice' in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision
Sep 24, 2020
Members of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday joined the group of NFL players to voice their frustration in Wednesday's decision by a Kentucky grand jury to bring no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Art Rooney II: Steelers respect individual decisions on how to express themselves on social justice topics
Sep 17, 2020
Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement Thursday that the team respects the decision of each individual member of the organization "relating to how to express themselves on social justice topics."
NFL players react to Bucks' decision to not play NBA playoff game in protest
Aug 26, 2020
All three NBA playoff games were postponed Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to play in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake. A number of NFL players tweeted in support of the Bucks' decision.
Report: New sexual harassment allegations against Washington; Daniel Snyder denies involvement
Aug 26, 2020
The Washington Post on Wednesday reported additional examples of workplace sexual harassment inside the Washington Football Team organization, and allegations that owner Dan Snyder was personally involved. Snyder released a statement denying those specific allegations and saying he was unaware of the incidents until now.
Daniel Snyder: Behavior detailed in report 'has no place in our franchise or society'
Jul 17, 2020
Washington owner Daniel Snyder said Friday that the behavior described in a report from The Washington Post detailing accusations from 15 former female employees of the NFL franchise that they were sexually harassed during their time with the team "has no place in our franchise or society."
Roger Goodell issues statement on death of George Floyd, nationwide protests
May 30, 2020
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement on Saturday regarding the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer and the nationwide protests that have occurred in the wake of his death.
Players Coalition issues statement regarding George Floyd's death
May 30, 2020
The Players Coalition, an organization co-founded by former NFL player Anquan Boldin and Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, became the latest entity on Saturday to issue a statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
NFL community reacts to death of George Floyd
May 29, 2020
A growing number of NFL players around the country are speaking out on social media about the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck earlier this week.