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No More Mr. Nice Guy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces ‘We’ve Moved On’ From Colin Kaepernick

Photo: Carmen Mandato (Getty Images) From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s perspective, he was just trying to help. He combed through resumes, took note of a former employee who never quite reached his potential, and called him in for an impromptu job interview. Never mind that said employee had been exiled from the company for nearly […]

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‘We’ve moved on’ from Colin Kaepernick, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says

× ‘We’ve moved on’ from Colin Kaepernick, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league has “moved on” from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who changed the venue last-minute for an NFL sponsored workout and held his own workout last month. Goodell was addressing the New England Patriots’ video […]

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Bryan Michael Cox Claims Jay-Z Told Jermaine Dupri to Turn Down a Similar NFL Deal

Producer Jermaine Dupri, producer No I.D., and rapper Jay-Z attend Moet Rose Lounge Presents Nas’ Life Is Good on July 16, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Andrew H. Walker (Getty Images for Moet Rose) One of Black Twitter’s conundrums is deciding whether to choose $500,000 or an apparent lucrative dinner with Jay-Z. Well, Jermaine […]

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Jay-Z Touts His NFL Partnership as the Evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s Protests. But Is It?

Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Roc Nation) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit bewildered at Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s decision to partner with the NFL. In case you missed the big news yesterday—which, of course, you didn’t, because you read all about it here at The Root—the man who gave us […]

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‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’? Jay-Z and the NFL Are Now Doing Business Together

Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Jay-Z and his entertainment and sports company, Roc Nation, will be partnering up with the NFL starting this year to serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” The collaboration comes despite Jay-Z having been, for a time, a vocal critic of the league, due to the way they handled […]

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