A Timeline of Colin Kaepernick vs. the N.F.L.

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem at an N.F.L. preseason game in 2016, it began a controversy that would involve dozens of players and owners, athletes in other sports and politicians, including the president of the United States. His gesture has led to two and a half years of protests, formal grievances and vigorous denunciations. With a settlement […]

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Colin Kaepernick Is Silenced by a Settlement, but His Knee Spoke Volumes

So a compelling two-year run of American political and cultural theater comes to a deeply unsatisfying conclusion. Colin Kaepernick, a once brilliant young quarterback, chose to take a knee for his beliefs and endured apparent blackballing by the most powerful sports league in North America. It would be churlish to criticize this man for taking an unspecified financial settlement and […]

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Colin Kaepernick and NFL settle collusion case

It looks like the NFL blinked. An agreement was made in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case, his attorney, Mark Geragos, announced on Twitter. Geragos didn’t include any details of the settlement, but did say there had been active dialogue between the two parties, leading to an agreement. The NFL released the same statement, citing a confidentiality agreement as to why […]

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OTL: The inside story of how Bob Costas got yanked from the Super Bowl

IN DECEMBER 2015, the movie “Concussion” was set for a Christmas Day release in nearly 3,000 theaters across America. The film told the story of the NFL’s attempts to discredit research tying brain damage to football, and Bob Costas wanted to address it on national television. Over the previous decade, Costas had become the face of football on NBC, hosting […]

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Former Texas, NFL player Vince Young arrested on DWI charges

Vince Young (Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office) Former University of Texas, Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young was arrested Monday in Texas and charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities say. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office tweeted that Young, 35, was arrested at 4:31 a.m. near Missouri City, southwest of downtown Houston. The sheriff's office said Young was released […]

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Saints Fans Party for #BoycottBowl Ahead of Super Bowl LIII

Saints fans are still pissed about getting screwed in the NFC Championship game — and they’re protesting Super Bowl LIII the only way NOLA knows how … partying it up big time.  The Who Dat faithful took to the streets Sunday by the thousands for a Mardi Gras-style event they dubbed #BoycottBowl. It’s basically a festival aimed at calling out […]

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