Tag: demaurice smith

NFL Players Association Head Says Players Deserve ‘Full Accounting’ Of League Misconduct

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty The fallout from the NFL email scandal continues. While the NFL claims there are no other emails that rise to the level of offense as ex-coach Jon Gruden, the head of the NFL Players Association, wants a full accounting of all emails.   DeMaurice Smith, executive director of […]

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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Does Your Friend Have a ‘Racist Bone’ in Their Body? A Quiz

“I’m not gonna chalk everything up to racism,” said Dungy, as Tirico, who once said he didn’t know whether or not he was actually Black, noted that he had never seen any signs of racism from his former coworker. Although some have noted that literally nothing in the known universe works this way, it is […]

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John Gruden Resigns After Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

G/O Media may get a commission When confronted about his favorite racist trope of choice, Gruden insisted that he was pissed at the time because the 2011 NFL lockout wasn’t going particularly well and he felt some kind of (racist) way about Smith, who was leading negotiations on behalf of the players. “I was upset,” […]

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