Dan Snyder Must Leave Washington Along With Racist Team Name

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The Washington Redskins might finally be forced to change their outdated, racist name after stadium sponsor FedEx made their desire to see the team renamed public.

The official Nike store has responded to FedEx's statement by removing all Washington gear from the official team site. Momentum for a name change finally seems to be happening.

Owner Dan Snyder should get the axe as well, as he has been the guy most responsible for running this proud franchise into the ground, all the while digging his heels in and refusing to change the name.

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Jerome Bettis was ‘shocked’ about Ben Roethlisberger’s addiction admission

Larry Brown Sports

Jerome Bettis admits he was “shocked” to hear Ben Roethlisberger admit to past addiction.

Bettis, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, was teammates with Roethlisberger on the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004-2005. The two won a Super Bowl together in 2005, which was Bettis’ last season before retirement, and Roethlisberger’s second as a pro.

During an interview with “Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Network/ CBS Sports Radio“, Bettis talked about Big Ben’s admission.

“I was shocked. I didn’t know anything about it. I never really saw it. From an alcohol perspective, I never saw him get pissy or drunk.

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Should Patriots Pull Off A Trade For Browns Tight End David Njoku?

NESN

David Njoku reportedly wants out of Cleveland, and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would be wise to put in a call.

The Browns tight end and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, reportedly asked the organization to trade him Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Njoku, who reportedly wants to be traded before training camp starts July 28, finds himself on a crowded depth chart including newly-signed starter Austin Hooper and fourth-rounder Harrison Bryant.

Enter Belichick.

 

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FedEx’s statement amounts to Fred Smith calling out his partner, Daniel Snyder

Pro Football Talk

Legacies are on the line, and Fred Smith knows it.

The founder of FedEx owns a minority piece of the Washington team, along with Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar. Thus, the jarring, 16-word statement from FedEx regarding its request that the team change its name becomes much more than a perfunctory public comment from a sponsor feeling the heat from 87 investment firms holding $620 billion in assets. Smith, through his company, has publicly broken ranks with his partner, Daniel Snyder, calling him out to make the change.

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NFL will play Black national anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ before each Week 1 game

USA Today

Four weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to listen to and work with players in their fight for racial equality, the NFL is in the process of solidifying plans to honor victims of systemic racism with a number of in-game programs during opening week of the 2020 season.

Starting with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 10, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black national anthem, will be performed before every Week 1 kickoff, before "The Star-Spangled Banner," according to a person familiar with ongoing discussions. 

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‘Every breath felt like glass in my lungs’: Daughter of NFL great Jerry Rice tests positive for COVID-19

WFAA

On Sunday, June 7 Jada Rice said she and some friends decided to go to a Dallas bar,  thinking they could social distance and it would be OK.

Four days later, she started feeling sick. 

"So first I lost taste, had chills within the same day, and then that Saturday I had a fever of 104,” said Rice.

She called an ambulance when she started vomiting blood and couldn't breathe.

She posted videos on Instagram from ICU after testing positive for COVID-19.

"It's not even worth it,” said Rice from her hospital bed.

 

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NFL may require fans to sign a COVID-19 waiver

Pro Football Talk

The NFL wants fans to be able to attend games during a pandemic. The NFL doesn’t want to be responsible for what may happen to fans who attend games during a pandemic.

Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that the league is considering a requirement that fans sign liability waivers protecting the league from lawsuits based on contracting COVID-19. The potential waiver “likely” will be forwarded to teams by the middle of next week.

“It is probably something you do electronically, just trying to figure out the operational challenges associated with waivers,” an unnamed source told Kaplan. “Just have to work out how best to do that.”

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Lamar Jackson is already ‘tired’ of his playoff record

Yardbarker

Lamar Jackson has appeared in two playoff games in his young career and lost both of them. That’s not a record that sits well with him at all. 

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback admitted that he’s bothered by his playoff failures, and needs to get into the win column as soon as possible.

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NFL To Cut Preseason Schedule In Half

CBS Baltimore

 If you’re a fan of Ravens preseason football, you’re only going to have two games of scrimmage to watch this August, according to reports.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the 2020 NFL preseason is being cut in half.

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Aaron Donald fed up with uncertainty surrounding the 2020 NFL season

Clutch Points

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is not only one of the best all-around players that the NFL has to offer, but he is also one of the league’s more respected players as well.

Typically letting his play do the talking for him as Donald is no doubt a physical specimen, the veteran defender for the Rams recently spoke out in regards to being fed up with the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming 2020 NFL season, transcription via Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire.

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