Tag: the 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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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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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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Delta CEO, Atlanta’s Major Sports Teams Call Out Georgia’s Voting Law; Flood of Corp. Statements After Black Execs Demand More Companies Speak Out

Photo: Daniel Slim (Getty Images) The story of the egregious legislation recently passed by Republican lawmakers in Georgia, which prohibits the handing out of water or food to people standing in line to vote—along with other measures transparently aimed at limiting voting, is not yet over. Advertisement The CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, […]

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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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3rd Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Deshaun Watson, With More Reportedly on the Way

Photo: Jonathan Bachman (Getty Images) I think it’s safe to say that Deshaun Watson’s offseason isn’t exactly going as planned. Advertisement After requesting a trade from the Houston Texans in January, the team has thus far refused to relinquish their franchise quarterback, creating an awkward standoff in the process. But Watson’s tumultuous offseason just took […]

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Mookie Betts Details MLB’s Failures to Address Social Injustice, Become More Inclusive: They ‘Did Not Do a Good Job’

Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers kneels during the national anthem before the Opening Day game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) I sure as […]

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Steph Curry Out Indefinitely After Suffering Gruesome Tailbone Contusion

Screenshot: NBC Sports NBA superstar Steph Curry, whose back was already sore from carrying the Golden State Warriors all season, suffered one of the worst injuries known to man Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. Advertisement At the tail end—no pun intended—of the third quarter, the two-time MVP launched an off-balance trey and as he […]

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After Losing One Legend, Will the New Orleans Saints Unleash Another?

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints signals for the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 13, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Photo: Tim Nwachukwu (Getty Images) On Sunday, after months of speculation, Drew Brees finally called it a career after 20 years in the NFL. Per ESPN, he retires as the NFL’s all-time […]

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Dallas Cowboys Finally Put a Ring On It, Reach Four-Year, $160 Million Deal With Dak Prescott

Photo: Tom Pennington (Getty Images) Outside of Dak Prescott, there’s probably nobody more relieved that the exhausting soap opera between Dallas Cowboys and their polarizing two-time Pro Bowler is finally over than my Black ass. For what seems like an eternity, Prescott and the Cowboys have been ensnared in a prolonged lover’s quarrel in which […]

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Maia Chaka Becomes NFL’s 1st Black Female Offical: ‘I’ve Just Been Grinding for So Long at This’

Photo: Charles Krupa, G/O Media (AP) Seven years ago, Maia Chaka was handpicked to participate in the NFL’s Officiating Development Program. And because Black women are resilient, magical beings, she’s now making history as the first Black woman to join the league’s officiating roster. Per Today, Chaka received the call that would change her life […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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Get Your Money, Black Man: Mississippi Judge Orders State to Pay Curtis Flowers $500,000 for Wrongful Conviction

Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (AP) The last two decades and some change have been an arduous journey for Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi man who spent over 22 years in prison for a crime he was wrongfully convicted of. In 2019, the Supreme Court finally granted Flowers his freedom, and two years later, a judge has […]

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Irv Cross, 1st Black Full-Time Sports Analyst on National Television, Dead at 81

Photo: George Rose (Getty Images) Irv Cross accomplished quite a bit in life. He was a two-time Pro Bowler who spent nine years in the NFL as a defensive back, and while pursuing a broadcasting career after his retirement, he became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television […]

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Get Your Popcorn Ready Because a Russell Wilson Trade Is Expected ‘In the Near Future’

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images) Earlier this month, we reported that Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are experiencing a bit of marital strife. At the time, they weren’t quite sleeping in separate beds yet, but I could imagine Russell was bad-mouthing the organization in front of their kids and those Sunday dinners got awkward […]

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Super Bowl Draws Its Smallest Audience Since 2007

Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) It would appear that Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day was a resounding success. While millions tuned in to watch Patrick Mahomes fail miserably at collecting a second consecutive Super Bowl title, others flooded social media and made it a point to call out the NFL for its mistreatment of Kaepernick, its […]

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