Where there's smoke... It has been exactly two years since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the playing of the national anthem during the San Francisco 49ers preseason finale. So much has changed since then, yet, in some respects, nothing has changed. Kaepernick is still out of a job, the NFL has no idea how to … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick’s collusion allegations survive summary judgment
Hardly to anyone's surprise, the NFL has chosen not to punish Matt Patricia or the Detroit Lions for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. Patricia, now 43, was accused of sexual assault during a spring break trip while still in college in 1996. Although he was indicted, the case was dismissed over thirty years ago. According … Continue reading The Matt Patricia Dilemma: the NFL’s Personal Policy Conundrum
Citing the current rookie wage scale, Lamar Jackson has opted to go without an agent for his first NFL contract (his mother will serve as his manager). An article published by Mike Florio cited several aspects of the pre and post-draft process where an agent could be helpful. Florio specifically mentions offset language, guaranteed pay, … Continue reading Hey Lamar, Let Us Help A Mother Out…
89% of all NFL players smoke weed—at least according to former NFL player Martellus Bennett. The recently retired tight end sparked headlines when he made this high—and pretty specific—estimate on a recent Bleacher Report podcast. Since then, more former players have spoken to the site about marijuana use in the league. You can listen … Continue reading Can the NHL Solve the NFL’s Marijuana Problem?
The #MeToo Movement has helped create a safe space for all victims to come forward with their accounts of sexual harassment, and the pro sports world is one of the latest that has been impacted. The openness and safe space that the movement has created has likely contributed to the recent investigations of two high-powered, … Continue reading Two Huge Sports Hires Show the Power of #MeToo
Eric Wood’s odd two-minute “retirement” press conference may have been without precedent in NFL history, but the contractual dispute over his bonus money may not be.