September 17th, 2014
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III attended a press conference discussing Sunday’s football game where the Redskins quarterback appeared to have turned his Jesus-themed shirt inside-out.
Prior to the press conference Griffin donned a blue t-shirt that read “Know Jesus Know Peace.” However, once the press event was underway, the shirt was turned-inside out so that the Christian message was unreadable.
Questions were raised as to what the NFL’s motive was for making Griffin turn his shirt inside-out.
September 11th, 2014
Reaction was swift, widespread and unsparingly blunt Wednesday in the wake of news that called into question commissioner Roger Goodell’s account of how the league learned about the Ray Rice elevator video, with current and former NFL players, an owner, a league sponsor and leading U.S. legislators weighing in.
News surfaced Wednesday afternoon that a law enforcement official had told The Associated Press he sent a video of Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago as league executives, including Goodell, maintained they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The NFL said Wednesday night former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will be conducting an independent investigation into the matter.
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White was among a small group of current players who took to Twitter, calling for Goodell to issue a mea culpa but saying the commissioner was handcuffed by pride. The post was later deleted.
“Rodger should just come out and say we messed up and drop the ball on this one,” White tweeted. “But he won’t to much pride and it’s a lot of that in the nfl.”
Former Pro Bowl linebacker and recent retiree James Harrison, infamous for racking up a small mountain of fines during his career, likened the growing scandal to a rabbit hunt. More……
September 9th, 2014
Calvin Johnson caught seven passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ Week 1, 35-14 stomping of the Giants on Monday night.