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State constitutions could force the NFL to allow protests in some stadiums

The U.S. Constitution’s right to free speech, as codified in the First Amendment, protects American citizens against governmental limits on expression. It doesn’t affect the ability of private entities to control what employees say or do.

And for me, I feel like this is the time to do that, Jenkins said. And so, that message can’t continue to be ignored. And that’s what I think has been happening up until this point. So we just have to continue to stay on topic and continue to push the issues — and not this narrative of who’s right and who’s wrong, but what are the reasons why players are even so passionate about this.

He’s not backing down [and will] be more aggressive, linebacker Dont’a Hightower told Reiss. You could see it. I think this was probably our best practice we’ve had and we want to continue to build on that.

The defensive apparently will be more aggressive because Flores is aggressive.

Before resigning amid the team’s cheerleading scandal, former Washington executive Dennis Greene had been demoted.

Says Lions special-teams coordinator Joe Marciano of P Sam Martin: He’s hitting five-ohs out the wazoo. (That’s good, right?)

Although she could not name the second source then, Al Jazeera now contends that this second source was the Mannings’ lawyers.

PFT contacted Manning’s long-time agent, Tom Condon, for comment earlier on Friday, but Condon did not respond. A Manning representative has subsequently supplied this statement to The Hollywood Reporter: Al Jazeera’s self-serving claim that Peyton Manning’s attorneys ‘confirmed’ Al Jazeera’s allegations about Peyton Manning is absolutely false. In fact, information was provided to Al Jazeera that confirmed the Al Jazeera allegations about Peyton Manning were unfounded. In addition, the sole source for Al Jazeera’s allegations has publicly recanted them. Moreover, the NFL conducted an extensive investigation of the claims raised in Al Jazeera’s programs and found no evidence to support them. This is a desperate move by Al Jazeera to distract the courts from its own wrongdoing.

The untold story of why Gary and Barbara Rodkin donated $15M to Rutgers

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Now the Eagles join the company of the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors as title winners with better things to do than share the stage with Trump. And that list will undoubtedly grow with many future champions likely boasting a significant number of African-American players.

Sure, it’s a shame, as former Eagles receiver Torrey Smith expressed on Twitter in summarizing the flip as a cowardly actby Trump. Players who embraced the idea of being honored at the White House suddenly lost that opportunity. They’ll have to settle for having a place in history, at the intersection of sports, politics, polarization and activism.

Too bad there’s no such silver lining for the NFL.

Trump’s political punt underscored just why it was such a bad idea for NFL owners to pass that new, murky national anthem policy, as if it would squash the criticism coming from the President. Players now will be allowed to remain in the locker room for the anthem, but those who are on the sideline are required to stand and show respect, lest their teams be subjected to a fine.

Here’s to hoping they know better now.

Clearly, there’s an issue between the Falcons and Julio Jones

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And, yes, this is all very much unlike Jones. But Jones has been working out with Terrell Owens, and the team (per a league source) has already wondered whether T.O. is influencing Jones to take a stand. Also, as Jones begins making significant investments with his football money (including the purchase of KIA and Mazda dealerships in Alabama), he’s moving in circles with people who make much more money than he does playing football.

So if he’s going to make a big financial play on the field (which could better fund the financial plays he’s making off the field), now is the time to do it — especially with his 30th birthday looming.

Thus, although the shirtless driveway situps may never happen, Jones has entered a new phase of his career. And it’s going to get very delicate and/or very expensive for http://www.authenticspursshops.com/authentic-5-dejounte-murray-jersey.html the Falcons.

While he vows to play again, Hal won’t start the season on the field with the Texans.

The Texans will have only five healthy safeties at their minicamp this week, with Mathieu, Justin Reid, Kurtis Drummond, Treston Decoud and Ibraheim Campbell getting reps there. Corey Moore continues to rehab an injury that will keep him out until training camp.

Kenny Vaccaro, Tre Boston and Eric Reid — the older brother of Texans’ rookie Justin — remain available on the free agent market.

The Texans also could consider playing cornerback Kareem Jackson (pictured) more at safety, according to John McClain of the Stephen Curry Jersey Houston Chronicle. Houston has nine cornerbacks on its roster.

Jackson has played safety in practice and in games, with his versatility an asset for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.

The best-case scenario for the Texans would be for Justin Reid, a third-round pick out of Stanford, to win the starting job in training camp.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello (8-3) gave up three runs and five hits over six innings, walking three and striking out five.

We went 1-for-26 with men in scoring position the whole series, Boston manager Alex Cora said. That’s the story of the whole series. We had our chances, we didn’t take advantage of it and we lost the series.

Jay Ajayi ‘excited to get into that lead role’ for Eagles

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Running back Jay Ajayi went from a featured role with the Miami Dolphins to a committee in Philadelphia after being traded in late October of the 2017 season.
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Ajayi joined LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement as part of a three-headed backfield, and the trio helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl title.

If there’s one bright spot, it’s the addition of Gallup, who amassed 176 receptions for 2,690 yards and 21 touchdowns in two seasons at Colorado State. His five-catch, 81-yard game against Alabama last season was especially instructive.

Still, Gallup most likely projects as a WR2 from a talent perspective in his first season, and that goes back to the fundamental issue with Dallas’ 2018 passing offense鈥攃an a bunch of WR2s and WR3s combine in the right schemes to eliminate the need for a top guy?

4. Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley take the Meadowlands. Grace and power. Lightning and thunder. Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside. The guy getting held back by Eli Manning and the guy getting held back by the Giants offensive line (and also by Eli Manning).

3. The Aaron Rodgers revenge tour. We’re talking about his vengeance on the NFC, not the Packers front office.
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2. The inevitable Patriots disrespected underdogsnarrative: Can’t wait to hear that their transformation into a bunch of prickly egomaniacs who can barely tolerate one another is actually the media’s fault.

1. Andrew Luck’s first throw since the 2016 season. Waiting for it last year was so nice, why not wait twice?

The players are actually preparing for a brewing Authentic Milan Lucic Jersey fight. What will that fight be for? Themselves. What few people know鈥攁nd I didn’t until this week鈥攊s that players actually come close to breaking even on their union dues.

Jerry Richardson is being forced to sell the team, amid an NFL probe into allegations of front office sexual harassment.

Speed: The Indiana game, the first play he takes the kickoff back, just kinda outran everyone.

Quickness: He catches the ball with one hand, next step makes a little quick juke move, makes the guy miss, accelerates down the field, makes another guy miss with one step.

Leadership: He was our leader and our best player, and he was always the one wanting to do extra work. If someone going through an auxiliary rep or a conditioning rep didn’t do it the right way, he was holding them accountable, making them go back and do it again. You got guys seeing him doing that, then that means that the rest of the team must be doing that too.

McSorley was asked what he would tell Manning about who and what he is inheriting.

Just to play in an NFL game would mean the world to him. He’s not trying to be his uncle — those shoes are way too big to fill, he said — but wants to create his own niche.

I want to go out there and make a team, make a name for myself, add to his legacy, and add overall to the Seau last name, he said. In my head, if I can tell myself in my heart, my soul, I did the best I could, that’s all that matters.

Will Simpson — who’s been in cruise control all week, shooting 66-63-68 in the first three rounds to lead Danny Lee (12-under) by seven shots and a group of players including Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and Charl Schwartzel (all 9-under) by 10 shots — keep pushing for a larger lead, or will he play prevent defense and try not to bogey?

The psychology of holding a big lead is one that few golfers have solved.

If you were to ask me, could somebody get to 19-under, I would have said that would be really tough, and the conditions have to be just right, Simpson said. I mean, 12-under is in second. I would have taken that and run with it through three days.

Josh Doctson feels his confidence rising

An Achilles injury made Washington wide receiver Josh Doctson’s rookie season an almost total washout and his work in 2017 looked a lot like what you’d expect from a player getting his first extended taste of professional life.
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Doctson is working with a new quarterback in Alex Smith and Keim points out a few examples of Smith throwing balls to Doctson while covered in hopes of having him outfight the coverage for the ball. That suggests the confidence in Doctson isn’t just internal and could lead to the kind of role Doctson was ticketed for when he went 22nd overall in 2016.

Instead of prospecting for undrafted rookie finds, the Packers are filling some holes with veteran free agents, with recent signings of tight end Marcedes Lewis and tackle Byron Bell representing a new direction.

Gutekunst said after the draft he wasn’t finished adding to the roster, and that’s music to coach Mike McCarthy’s ears.
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I think it goes back to Brian’s comments, and just the conversations we had, McCarthy said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Prince Fielder Jersey Player acquisition is a 12-month process, and there’s definitely a pool of players that come available at this time of year.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun”>Authentic Kids http://www.officialbrownslockerroom.com/elite-briean-boddy-calhoun-jersey”>Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jersey Any of those three would have been great, but imagine Sanders playing with Brett Favre instead of as a rival Lion who shared MVP honors with him in ’97. Green Bay could have used a stud runner to go with Favre, and it could have changed its destiny into more of a dynasty. It also was pretty bad in 1981 when the Packers took quarterback Rich Campbell No. 6 overall. That came two spots ahead of the 49ers taking Hall of Fame, game-changing defensive back Ronnie Lott.

He’ll compete with Allen, an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas, to be the third quarterback.聽

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While the terms of the settlement reached by Manning, the Giants and lead plaintiff Eric Inselberg earlier this month are confidential, it appears as if a separation agreement with the Skibas was not included. The lawsuit originally was filed in 2014.
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A Giants spokesperson declined comment on the timing and reasons for the equipment room shakeup other than to confirm personnel changes have been made. The Skiba brothers did not immediately return messages left by NJ Advance Media, and Krovatin declined further comment.
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Inselberg, a memorabilia collector who sued for purchasing Manning memorabilia he claimed was misrepresented as game-used, built a case that was set to go to jury trial on May 14 in Bergen County Superior Court partially on the strength of two communications involving the Skibas.

The first is an email from Manning to Joe Skiba on April 27, 2010 asking for 2 helmets that can pass as game used. Skiba was accused of allegedly faking helmets for Steiner sports, but Manning vehemently denied wrongdoing.

In other words, had they taken the stand in a trial, the Skibas likely would have contended the comment was misconstrued as an out-of-context indication of alleged misrepresentation of memorabilia on the part of themselves, the Giants and/or Manning.

Fitzpatrick might be 35 years old, but he threw seven touchdown passes and helped the Bucs win two of his three starts last season. He can play in a pinch and help a team win games in the short term.聽

The up and down nature of the Chargers has made Rivers one of the most underappreciated quarterbacks in the game. He’ll take chances down the field, but Donald Trump Authentic Jersey he’s also accurate, tough in the pocket and an ultimate competitor.聽

Rivers’ 96.0 passer rating in 2017 was his highest since 2013. He cut down on his interceptions and increased his completion percentage, all while throwing 28 touchdown passes and averaging 7.9 yards per attempt. Rivers is good for those numbers almost every season.

Reuben Foster reportedly threw ex-girlfriend’s dog during argument

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on charges relating to domestic violence in February and a new report about the incident has come to light.
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According to previously unreported police reports detailed by the Sacramento Bee, Foster was accused of throwing his then-girlfriend’s dog across a room during an argument. The dog was not injured, she told police.

Of course, we’re on Exhibit 29. The Browns’ first-round quarterback plan hasn’t worked since 1999. Tim Couch (1999) took too many hits too soon. The timing never worked with Brady Quinn (2007) and was never going to work with Brandon Weeden (2012). Then there’s Manziel (2014), a disaster that spilled into the decision-making process at quarterback over the last two seasons.

That keeps the transaction on track to be approved at the owners meeting in Atlanta next week.

Tepper didn’t lodge the high bid in the process, but he did have the biggest stack of cash, and the blessing of a group of owners who had already invited him into their club. And with Richardson still being investigated for workplace misconduct after Joe Greene Youth jersey last year’s reports of sexual and racial harassment, that gave the league a bit of leverage to nudge the process in a certain direction.

There were reports that other bids were in the $2.5 billion range, while Tepper’s was in the $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion range.

Game Kids Hampus Lindholm Jersey Lawyers were still going through the final points of the sale yesterday in Charlotte, and no speed bumps are expected in the deal.

I don’t really worry about it, he said. I was worried in Kentucky because I didn’t how that track was going to be when it gets that much water or the slop. I was more worried about the break, the first jump between horses…. We still have to get around there (at Pimlico).

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Bills to retire Thurman Thomas’s number 34

Thurman Thomas will become just the third player in the history of the Buffalo Bills to have his number retired.

The Bills announced today that Thomas’s No. 34 jersey will be hung in the rafters during the Bills’ Monday Night Football game against the Patriots on October 29.

Wednesday’s PFT Live included an extended visit from the Pardon My Take crew, Barstool Big Cat and PFT Commenter. The first segment ready to be posted (which actually was the second segment) is posted below.

If you’re fans of the podcast that generated $750,000 in revenue each episode (I may be a few bucks off), here they are, live and on set in 30 Rock.

Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.

Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.

Team spokesman Barry Baum said that the Bucks were “aware of the matter. We completely support Sterling and are confident that this will be resolved quickly.”

Brown is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season.

By then, Boone changed his mind and decided against sitting starting lefty-swinging left fielder Brett Gardner for a second day in a row even though the Kansas City Royals were starting another left-hander.

By day’s end, Frazier’s day became a lot worse, as he was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the Yankees’ 10-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Frazier’s roster spot likely will be taken by reliever Tommy Kahnle, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

This move isn’t a surprise. In fact, it was expected because his call-up last week all along was meant to be very short-term.

Frazier, of course, badly wanted to stay in the big leagues and play for this loaded Yankees club. ravens_019

Who is the X factor for Capitals-Lightning Game 7? Which team will win?

The Washington Capitals bested the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-0, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, setting up Game 7 in Tampa on Wednesday night.
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You’ve got to wear them down, Smith-Pelly said. Every game, if guys are going to be playing 25, 30 minutes, it’s tough when you’re getting hit every single shift. We’ve been on the body all game and all series. If it shows up in Game 7 where guys are starting to get tired, then it was all worth it.

Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. The winner faces the Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.

Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led the charge in the grueling Game 6, throwing their bodies around all night like human wrecking balls. Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks.

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Lamoriello, 75, was most recently the general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs after resigning from the Devils in July 2015. It was announced April 30 that he would move to a senior adviser role with the Leafs, making way for 32-year-old assistant general manager Kyle Dubas to take over the team.

As soon as that happened, there was speculation that Lamoriello would move to the Islanders in Calle Jarnkrok Authentic Jersey some capacity. His son, Chris, is an assistant general manager with the team, having previously been a senior VP of hockey operations for the Devils. This swift move from organization to organization was expected, too; it took Lamoriello less than three months to leave the Devils after they hired Ray Shero as general manager and kicked the veteran executive upstairs. Sportsnet reported May 11 that talks were underway between Lamoriello and the Islanders.

Snow reportedly has a contract from previous owner Charles Wang with a considerable financial compensation trigger if he is removed from his job, which made removing him financially disadvantageous in previous seasons. But this season saw a significant uptick in criticism for the executive, as Snow Must Go! appeared in chants during Islanders home games and on billboards purchased by fans around Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Beyond the makeup of the front office, the biggest question mark surrounding Lamoriello’s takeover of the Islanders is what it means for star center John Tavares, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.