Tag: NFL

Not a Single Player Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft Played for an HBCU. How Did That Happen?

Wide receiver Martez Carter #4 of the Grambling State Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats in the second quarter at Arizona Stadium. Photo: Jennifer Stewart (Getty Images) The 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone. Yet despite the fact that nearly 260 players transitioned from college students to professional […]

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NFL Player Najee Harris Hosts Draft Party At Homeless Shelter

NewsOne Featured Video Athlete Najee Harris has amassed success in the realm of football but no matter how far the sport has taken him, the California native has always stayed true to his roots. According to CBS News, hours before being drafted, the newly minted Pittsburgh Steelers player hosted a party at the homeless shelter […]

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NFL Insider Jay Glazer Really Wants Manchester United Fans To Stop Yelling At Him To Sell The Team

On Sunday, Manchester United’s home game against Liverpool was postponed after protestors at Old Trafford stormed the stadium and ran onto the pitch as the latest escalation of fans calling for the United States ownership of Avram Glazer and the Glazer family — which owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — to sell the team following […]

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Nihilist Kyle Shanahan On Jimmy G’s Niners Future: ‘I Can’t Guarantee Anybody Will Be Alive On Sunday’

Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers are, without a doubt, the team everyone is most interested in as the 2021 NFL Draft approaches. With the Jaguars set to take Trevor Lawrence first overall and the widespread assumption that Zach Wilson is going to the Jets, the Niners now control the draft with what they […]

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Questions Remain In Case Of Former NFL Player Who Killed 6, Then Himself

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Family members of former football player Phillip Adams want to know if injuries sustained during his NFL carrier could have led to a gruesome mass shooting earlier this month. As officials continue to investigate, family and friends say Adams had a change in attitude. His sister told […]

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Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL Player’s Association Partner With Goalsetter to Surprise Over 250 Students With Savings Accounts

Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) In our quest to break generational curses, more and more Black folks are going to therapy and embracing financial literacy. I personally have made both a priority during the pandemic—I’m happy to report that my credit score no longer resembles my shoe size—and Black-owned finance app Goalsetter has positioned itself […]

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George Floyd Can’t Breathe, But At Least the Las Vegas Raiders Can

Screenshot: Las Vegas Raiders Integrity comes at a steep price; you don’t become a billionaire by being morally sound. Diddy can’t even drive his kids to school without somebody reminding him that he robbed every artist on Bad Boy, and I would imagine that NFL ownership—where individual net worths can soar as high as $13 […]

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The Raiders Got Hammered For A Tone-Deaf Statement From Mark Davis After The Derek Chauvin Verdict

The world of sports has featured numerous reactions to Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd, being found guilty on all charges on Tuesday afternoon. In addition to players from plenty of leagues expressing their relief over a police officer being held accountable for killing a Black man, teams across sports […]

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Republicans Have Ruined Sports for Republicans

The owners of sports leagues donate far more to Republicans than to Democrats, moreover. “Over the past three election cycles, MLB owners donated roughly $20.4 million to campaigns and super PACs. $15.2 million (74.5 percent) went to Republicans, while $5.2 million (25.5 percent) went to Democrats,” wrote Axios’s Baker. But the relationship between culture and […]

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‘What A Bunch Of B.S.’: Family Of 5-Year-Old Critically Injured In Britt Reid’s DWI Crash Scoffs At Charges

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Screenshot / GoFundMe Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged with driving while intoxicated from a crash that left a 5-year-old girl with a life-threatening brain injury in February. Jackson County, Missouri, prosecutors charged Reid on Monday with a Class D felony, meaning he faces up to seven […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Cotton Pickin’ Facts

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante Clapback MailbagEach Friday, we select the best (or worst) emails, tweets, DMs and comments from our readers and respond to them in the The Root’s Clapback Mailbag. This edition of the Mailbag is dedicated to all of the people out there fighting racism. Advertisement Not the ones who want to eliminate white […]

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Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Had Medication Taken Away, Possibly Suffering From CTE Prior to Killing 5 People

Photo: Tom Gannam (AP) On Thursday, we reported that ex-NFL player Phillip Adams took his own life after allegedly gunning down five others, including respected South Carolina doctor Robert Lesslie. As the surviving families struggle for answers, details are slowly trickling out that might explain why Adams resorted to such a shocking display of violence. […]

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Feds Investigating Whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Was Given Trips And Escorts in Exchange for Political Favors

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images (Getty Images) Congressman Matt Gaetz is being investigated by federal […]

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Biden Announces Limited Gun Reform Actions Using Executive Order Powers

US President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure investment from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus on April 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Biden on Wednesday said Congress should pass his $2 trillion infrastructure plan to ensure US global leadership in the face of rising power China.Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP […]

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Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Kills 5 People in South Carolina, Turns Gun on Himself

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams sits on the sideline during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco.Photo: Paul Sakuma (AP) These are the exact type of stories I hate to hear about, let alone report on, but since The Root is in the business of news, here we go. Advertisement […]

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Sexual Assault Allegations Cost Deshaun Watson His Endorsement Deals With Nike, Beats by Dre

Photo: Jonathan Bachman (Getty Images) As this Deshaun Watson situation—in which the embattled NFL superstar has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior in over 20 lawsuits—continues to unfold, on Wednesday, the three-time Pro Bowler learned that a few of his most lucrative partnerships have officially been put on pause. Advertisement ESPN’s Sarah Barshop […]

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I Ain’t One to Gossip, but Paul Pierce Might’ve Had a Mid-Life Crisis This Weekend and Was Stupid Enough to Put It on IG Live

Screenshot: @PaulPierce Disney is notoriously strict when it comes to the behavior of its stars both on and off-screen, and while I’m not sure if those same rules apply to ESPN employees—the sports juggernaut was acquired by the House of Mouse back in 1995—I would imagine that after his actions this weekend, NBA great Paul […]

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Attorney at Center of Deshaun Watson Sexual Assault Allegations Won’t Provide Evidence to Houston Police Department—and No, This Isn’t an April Fool’s Joke

Photo: Carmen Mandato (Getty Images) During the entire time that attorney Tony Buzbee has filed lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit against NFL superstar Deshaun Watson for alleged sexual assault and inappropriate behavior—at last count, the total number of lawsuits was 21—Buzbee has maintained that he would submit evidence backing up these claims to the Houston […]

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Here’s How A Gamer Broke An NFL Signing While Playing ‘Call Of Duty’

On Monday, traditional NFL newsbreakers shared word that offensive lineman Rashaad Coward would leave the Chicago Bears and sign a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Former #Bears OL Rashaad Coward, an RFA who was not tendered, is expected to sign with the #Steelers, source said. A former DL who worked his way into the starting […]

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NFL Set to Expand to 17-Game Season and Players Don’t Sound Too Enthused About It: ‘Dumb as Hell’

Photo: CHRIS DELMAS (Getty Images) As Raekwon the Chef, Method Man and Inspectah Deck once so eloquently stated: “Cash rules everything around me! C.R.E.A.M., get the money! Dollar, dollar bill, y’all!” Advertisement So, with the NFL more desperate than ever to increase its bottom line after COVID-19 cost teams about $4 billion in lost revenue […]

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The Bears ‘QB1’ Tweet About Andy Dalton Did Not Go Over Well With Their Fans

The Chicago Bears entered this offseason knowing they needed to make a serious upgrade at quarterback. Former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky had run his course in Chicago, and Nick Foles proved a year ago that he wasn’t the answer. With Russell Wilson requesting a trade and listing Chicago among his preferred landing spots, […]

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The NFL Has A Problem. And A List Of Sexual Assault Cases Against Deshaun Watson Prove It.

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Carmen Mandato / Getty A large number of troubling lawsuits have been filed against Deshuan Watson, the embattled NFL quarterback for the Houston Texans. As of Tuesday, a total of 16 lawsuits have been filed, accusing Watson of sexual misconduct spanning back to March 2020. The latest incident reportedly occurred earlier […]

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