Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison at age 27, after a stint of criminally violent behavior. Now, the Boston Globe's Spotlight team has investigated the standout's “double lives," including a childhood rife with abuse, extensive…
Nike just launched a new advertising campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who came to national prominence by protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before games. Nike’s move has reignited a national debate,…
University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, 19, was hospitalized in May after he had trouble breathing and standing upright during practice. His death two weeks later sent shockwaves through the college football world and raised questions about the coaching…
NFL owners voted for a new policy on Wednesday that requires any players or team personnel who are on the field to "stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem." The silent protests are meant to call attention…
The NFL has been mired in controversy this season, from player protests over police mistreatment of African Americans and the reaction from President Trump, to continuing concussion concerns and a civil war between two of the league's most powerful people.
For some families at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the world outside. The Kohn family has spent more than 300 days in the children’s ward, while their young son waits for…
By Mychal Denzel Smith
The NFL, by way of embracing all the iconography of America, has also invited the pointed backlash to that iconography.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Trump said Wednesday that the NFL is in a "really bad box" over the issue of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said ratings are falling, and the only thing doing well is the NFL pregame show.
By Dave Campbell, Associated Press
Several teams joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Trump’s suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
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