Category Archives: Rumor Mill

Photos: NFL players kneel during anthem as Trump fumes

President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that a wave of protests held by National Football League players during the US anthem before games had “nothing to do with race”. The president escalated his feud with American football after players staged their biggest anti-racism protest yet at London’s Wembley Stadium. The protest, which was followed by more demonstrations in America, came hours after Mr Trump called for a boycott of the NFL as he vented his fury on Twitter throughout the day.

Sunday Night wrap-up: Washington clicking on both sides of the ball

Washington coach Jay Gruden is doing business differently this year. But what he’s doing now is clearly working. After beating the Raiders 27-10, there’s reason to think this new way of calling plays could work. With Gruden back on the microphone after former coordinator Sean McVay left to become the Rams head coach, things have [more]

NFL will televise unity spot during Sunday Night Football

A day of protests but also displays of togetherness will end with the league televising a “unity” spot during Sunday Night Football on NBC. The 60-second video, narrated by Forest Whitaker, begins as follows: “Inside these lines, we don’t have to come from the same place, to help each other reach the same destination. Inside these [more]

Mark Davis: I asked players not to protest in uniform, but won’t do that anymore

Raiders owner Mark Davis has joined many of his peers in making public comments about player protests this weekend. Davis spoke to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com and did not reference President Donald Trump’s comments over the last few days or any other specific incidents while explaining a change in his thoughts about players protesting while [more]

Report: Raiders offensive line plans to kneel as a group

The Raiders aren’t going to follow through on the President’s command to fire any player who kneels for the national anthem. Because if they did, they’d be without their entire offensive line. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders starting line intends to sit or kneel as a group during today’s anthem [more]

First MLB player kneels during national anthem

As the football world waits to witness the impact of President Trump’s challenge to NFL players regarding the national anthem protests, a Major League Baseball player has engaged in a protest during the national anthem for the first time. Via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell decided to kneel for [more]