The GOP strategist’s comments were met with a mix of outrage and bewilderment. One person tweeted, “History will not look kindly upon you Mr. Jack Burkman. Shame on you.”
Emphasizing respect never hurt the quality of any sport. The players will be fine. Their dictionaries have plenty of other words to choose from.
Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski announced Friday that the hearing would not be held on Monday.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.
With only Jeremy Kerley standing tall in Geno Smith’s arsenal, the Jets could use a stud pass-catcher. And if there is any year to find one in the high rounds, this would be the year.
Brett Favre admittedly hasn’t seen much of the player known simply as Johnny Football. But the three quarters or so he watched was enough to draw comparisons to a certain NFL great — himself.
TMZ says it has surveillance video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee before they were both arrested due to an incident at an Atlantic City casino.
“I apologize for acting like a big baby the last few days,” Incognito tweeted. “This has all been so much on me and my family. I just want to play football.”
Atlantic City police said that the Ravens star and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday morning.
Martin was subjected to “a pattern of harassment” that included racist slurs and vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three teammates, according to a report ordered by the NFL.
Richie Incognito took aim at Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin on Twitter Wednesday, saying “The truth is going to bury you and your entire ‘camp.’ You could have told the truth the entire time.”
Sam has made his statement. Now it’s time for one of the NFL’s 32 teams to make theirs by drafting Sam and putting him in a position to succeed.
“I’m sure he won’t be the first gay guy to play in the NFL, but he’s the first openly one out — nobody knows him and I think more than anything it’s going to make the locker room uncomfortable.”
If Sam turns into a run-stopping, pass-rushing demon, his teammates will look upon him with the same reverence as any star. If he proves incapable or, heaven forbid, fainthearted, he won’t have a chance.