Derrick Gordon First Openly Gay Division I Player

UMass shooting guard Derrick Gordon has made history as the first openly gay athlete to play in a NCAA Division I men’s basketball game.  Gordon came out last April in an Outsports profile, crediting NBA player Jason Collins coming out as a source of inspiration. There was nothing extremely noteworthy about the announcement of Gordon’s name during the UMass starting ...

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NFL Star Leaves League To Become Farmer

nfl farmer

In 2009, Jason Brown signed a five-year deal with the St. Louis rams that was worth $37.5 million, which made him the highest paid center in the NFL at the time, but in 2012, Brown decided to leave it all behind to become a farmer and harvest free food for the hungry.  Despite being ranked one of the best players ...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes Are Being Exploited, Should Be Paid


NBA legend and basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has joined the growing number of people who feel that college athletes are exploited and should be paid.  Abdul-Jabbar penned an online essay published by Time.  In it, he uses several statistics to show that the majority of players support having their rights and contributions protected by a union as well as feeling ...

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Policing The ‘N’ Word and Other Slurs In Pro Sports


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III ESPN’s Outside The Lines did a fantastic job on raising the issue about using the ‘N’ word in sports. It is understood that many of our civil rights organizations have fought and continue to fight every day to have this word removed from everyday language. Whether in sports, entertainment, or in the workforce, each person has ...

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Is Lobbyist Attempt To Ban Gays From NFL A PR Stunt?


By David Bloodsaw The Root reports that a Washington D.C. lobbyist wants to ban gay athletes from playing in the N.F.L. We’ll address the legalities momentarily.  Hopefully, you can remember a little about lobbying from your high school government class. Lobbyist Jack Burkman is introducing legislation that will prohibit gay athletes from playing professional football in the N.F.L. His firm ...

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III: Gay or Straight, Let’s Focus On The Human Being

Michael Sam

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III For a while now, the sports media has been focusing so much attention on Michael Sam and his admission that he’s gay that it’s difficult not talking about the upcoming football draft without hearing his story. With the possibility of being the ‘first openly gay’ football player, Michael Sam has handled himself professionally. Not appearing ...

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The Woman Who Lit the Olympic Torch thinks Obama is a Monkey

by David Bloodsaw The Huffington Post reports the lighting of the Olympic Flame was by former Olympian Irina Rodnina, who last year tweeted a doctored picture of the Obama’s with someone holding a banana superimposed over the picture. The disgustingly racist picture received much outrage when it was posted by unimaginative figure skater, who has since deleted the picture. Immediately following the ...

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An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

by Damario Solomon-Simmons The guaranteed free, four-year “full ride” scholarship every high school star football player thinks they are receiving from their favorite school today is actually: NOT guaranteed for four (4) years; and NOT really free; First, each scholarship is an one (1)-year, renewable at the institution’s discretion, financial aid package that can be cancelled at the discretion of his coach.   Second, according to a ...

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Former Cowboys Player Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter after Ending His Friend’s Life

Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter for the role he played in ending the life of his friend, Jerry Brown.  Brent, according to the Associated Press, is now facing up to 20 years in prison for the crash, during which he was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The player who ...

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Dr. Boyce: Black Students Protest the Univ. of Michigan’s Cotton Club Mentality

By Dr. Boyce Watkins The black students at The University of Michigan are in the fight of their lives.  They are demanding that the university end a long reign of racial discrimination by allowing more African American students, hiring more black faculty members and allowing for a more diverse learning experience. The students are speaking directly to a decline in ...

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