• Montreal Alouettes head coach Khari Jones says he received death threats as CFL player in Winnipeg

    1 month ago - By TORONTO STAR

    On Monday, the former quarterback took to Twitter to express his pain, anger and sadness over the death of George Floyd last week while in police custody in Minneapolis.
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  • Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

    Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

    1 month ago - By Yahoo Sports

    To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd. ''He promoted peace and understanding and love every way that he could,'' said Michael Cranfill, a restaurant and craft beer taproom owner. Beaty's body was found Saturday night not far from his apartment, one of two people fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest.
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  • Paxton acknowledges his white privilege: It made me 'oblivious'

    1 month ago - By TheScore

    New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton publicly called himself out on Instagram Monday for being silent after George Floyd's death while in police custody. The 31-year-old admits his white privilege was not only responsible for his silence, but it also made him "oblivious" to the oppression the black community faces. In his statement, Paxton declared he'll begin to take more time to "listen, learn, and take action." A photo accompanies the statement, and it reads "I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with you." Paxton joined Yankees teammate Giancarlo Stanton in...
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  • Kobe Bryant Murals Remain Untouched As Protests Continue In Los Angeles

    Kobe Bryant Murals Remain Untouched As Protests Continue In Los Angeles

    1 month ago - By NESN

    The late Kobe Bryant was sympathetic to the cause being protested for around the nation in the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
    And as darkness falls over those protests and demonstrations, some have become unruly, resulting in looting and vandalism as a result of the shocking and sickening video that went viral from the killing.
    But amid the unrest in L.A., painted murals of Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died with him in a January helicopter crash, remain untouched.
    What a sight, despite all the graffiti being done in Los...
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  • Rams' meeting on George Floyd death was emotional and powerful, Sean McVay says

    1 month ago - By Los Angeles Times

    About 125 players, coaches and staff of the Rams participated in a videoconference to discuss the death of George Floyd.
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  • Column: Baron Davis is convinced that these protests will bring about long-term change

    1 month ago - By Los Angeles Times

    After George Floyd's death, former NBA player Baron Davis says people are frustrated at the lack of progress they're seeing in fighting racial injustice.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr speak out against NFL inaction on justice reform

    1 month ago - By Startribune

    Two key Vikings players, Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr, joined the chorus criticizing Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on the death of George Floyd.
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  • Fangio: 'I don't see racism at all in the NFL'

    1 month ago - By ESPN

    Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday he was sad and angry when he saw video of George Floyd's death while in police custody, but added that he doesn't see racism or discrimination as being prevalent on NFL teams.
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  • Gregg Popovich Calls Donald Trump ‘Deranged Idiot' Following George Floyd's Death

    1 month ago - By SLAMonline

    As protests and riots rage across the country following George Floyd's tragic death, Gregg Popovich used his most unsparing language yet to criticize President Donald Trump .
    Lamenting Trump's lack of leadership during a moment of national crisis, Popovich called the president a “deranged idiot,” a “fool” and “destroyer.”
    “If Trump had a brain, even if it was 99 percent cynical, he would come out and say something to unify people,” Popovich told The Nation on Monday. “But he doesn't care about bringing people together. Even now. That's how deranged he is.”
    Popovich joins a long list of...
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