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NFL Team Owners, Commissioner Deposed in Colin Kaepernick Collusion Case

Jerry Jones and Robert McNair publicly criticized NFL players for kneeling in opposition to police racism. Now they have to turn over their cell phone and email records to investigators.

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Players Kneel After Texans Team Owner Calls Them 'Inmates,' Kaepernick's Lawyers Press for Seat at the Table

Robert McNair criticized player protests against social injustice by saying, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

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#TBT: Muhammad Ali's Triumphant Return From Boxing Exile

On this day in Atlanta, Ali beat Jerry Quarry in his first fight after the government and boxing world blacklisted him for defying the Vietnam War draft.

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Michigan State Police Head Loses 5 Days' Pay for Calling Protesting Football Players 'Degenerates'

Activists are pressing Governor Rick Snyder to fire Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue for her Facebook comments.

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NFL Officials Will Not Require Players to Stand During Anthem

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the 32 team owners met with players to address social justice advocacy.

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Colin Kaepernick Accuses NFL Owners of Collusion

In a new grievance, the free agent quarterback and activist says that league executives intentionally blackballed him for inciting protest against police violence.

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Critics Slam ESPN for Suspending Jemele Hill

The ESPN host was suspended for critiquing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ vow to bench players who protest during the pre-game national anthem.

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WATCH: Colin Kaepernick's Former Teammates Show Solidarity in New Video

Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Dontae Johnson express their support of Kaepernick’s actions against racial injustice in a new video.

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READ: 49er Eric Reid Reminds World That Kneeling Protest is About 'Systemic Oppression'

Reid wrote about kneeling with former teammate Colin Kaepernick and smear campaigns against players who protest violence against Black people in an op-ed for The New York Times.

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Professional Athletes Push Back Against Trump's Anti-Protest Comments

The president thinks athletes who protest police violence are “disrespectful.” Teams across the country responded to his rhetoric over the weekend, but some wonder if they went far enough.

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ICYMI: NFL Players Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett Call on Roger Goodell to Support Racial Justice Campaigns

Yahoo! Sports published a 10-page memo in which players asked the league to directly support their organized efforts to fight racist criminal justice policies.

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James Blake Testifies at Hearing Regarding Violent NYPD Arrest

The former world-ranking tennis player said that James Frascatore “should not have a job” following his testimony at the New York Police Department officer’s disciplinary hearing.

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NFL Players Association Names Colin Kaepernick First 'Community MVP' of the Season

The labor organization recognized the quarterback and activist for his philanthropy and Know Your Rights Camp initiative.

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Sources Say ESPN Nearly Kept Jemele Hill Off the Air Following Trump Comments

The White House encouraged the network to fire the “SportsCenter” co-host after she tweeted that President Donald Trump is a White supremacist.

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Athletes, Activists and Allies Issue 'Statement of Solidarity' With Michael Bennett

“Michael Bennett has been sitting during the anthem precisely to raise these issues of racist injustice that are now an intimate part of his life. Now we stand with him.”

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It's An (Online) Celebration! Sloane Stephens' U.S. Open Win Embodies #BlackGirlMagic

Stephens beat Madison Keys in the U.S. Open women’s singles finals. Twitter was excited.

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A Black Football Fanatic Explains Why Now Is the Time For Him to Kick His NFL Habit

Filmmaker, activist and former quarterback Byron Hurt has been obsessed with the game of football since he was a 7-year-old pee wee player. But recent events have convinced him to boycott an NFL he calls ”as toxic and racist as this nation’s current president.”

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NFL Rejects Police Union's Demand to Investigate Michael Bennett's Accusation of Police Violence

The Las Vegas Police Protective Association called Bennett’s allegation that two officers treated him violently “false and defamatory,” and pushed the league to investigate him. 

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NFL Players Discuss Anti-Racist Actions, Announce #PlayersCoalition in New Video

Anquan Boldin: “This is about lifting up our communities and treating them with the dignity and support they deserve.” 

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Las Vegas MPD Officers Allegedly Assaulted Michael Bennett of Seattle Seahawks

The outspoken player says police forcefully apprehended him following the August 26 Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.