23 Oct 2017
I am against all things Cowboys, but Jerry Jones is on the money.
2017/10/22 – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NFL is being damaged by protests – Dallas Star-Telegram
“There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests,” Jones said.
Jones was more expansive than he’s ever been regarding an acknowledgment of the concerns of the players, who are protesting racism and social injustice. He said the league can’t help in those areas in a meaningful way if it is damaged.
Jones said the players he talked to all know the NFL is being damaged. He said the Cowboys sponsors have expressed “concerns” about the anthem protests and damage to the league.
“All times, I want to do the right thing by them and their customers,” Jones said. “I have a great responsibility to the people who support us. We all get great benefits from having a lot of people watch our games. All of us do.”
23 Oct 2017
2017/10/22 – How Michael Phelps Conquered His Demons: ‘I Didn’t Want to Live’ – The Daily Beast
The greatest Olympic athlete of all time—with a record 23 gold medals—opens up about Russian doping, his mental-health struggles, and sexual-assault awareness.
26 Sep 2017
2017/09/26 – NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption – Associated Press
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said.
The coaches were identified in court papers as Chuck Person of Auburn University, Emanuel Richardson of the University of Arizona, Tony Bland of the University of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. They are in federal custody and expected to make court appearances later Tuesday.
They said the probe has revealed numerous instances in which bribes were paid by athlete advisers, including financial advisers and associate basketball coaches, to assistant and associate basketball coaches to exert influence over student-athletes so the athletes would retain the services of those paying the bribes.
30 May 2017
2017/05/29 – Tiger Woods speaks: Alcohol wasn’t involved – NY Post
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement Monday evening. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
Woods apologized to his family, friends and fans and said, “I expect more from myself, too.”
“I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he said.
2 Mar 2017
Colin Kaepernick won’t protest during national anthem during 2017 season – USA Today
Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest won’t carry over into next season, USA TODAY Sports confirmed Thursday.
He will discontinue his public protest in 2017, wherever he plays next season, a person with knowledge of Kaepernick’s plans told USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero.
The person requested anonymity because Kaepernick has not yet made his decision public.
Probably a good business decision on his part. Other things can be done to help the situation.
28 Jun 2013
Armstrong: Tour de France win was ‘impossible’ without doping
Armstrong, who had his seven Tour wins between 1999 and 2005 stripped from him after he admitted doping, told the French newspaper Le Monde the race could not be won during his heyday without erythropoietin blood doping, which adds oxygen to the blood, Radio France Internationale reported Friday.
Appreciate the note. Wish you would more forthcoming while you were winning those races.
I guess when one confesses their sins, there is freedom to think and speak without worrying about consequences.