Roger Goodell Thinks Marijuana Is ‘Addictive’ And Bad For NFL Players. He’s Wrong.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thinks marijuana is “addictive” and generally bad for football players, and won’t change his stance until his advisers prove that it’s medically beneficial. Goodell wouldn’t budge when questioned on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” Friday morning, claiming that he had the players’ safety in mind. “Listen, you’re ingesting smoke so that […]

LaVar Ball Blames White Players For UCLA Loss In NCAA Tournament

LaVar Ball is the controversial dad of NBA prospect Lonzo Ball of UCLA and two younger sons starring in high school. He has ticked off LeBron James, said outrageous things such as claiming that he could’ve beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one back in the day, and has reportedly meddled in the coaching of his brood. But a […]

Padres, Rockies Players Drop To Ground As Bee Swarm Takes Over Field

The term “RBI” had a new definition during a Spring Training game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres: “Rogue Bee Invasion.” During the 9th inning of Thursday’s game in Peoria, Arizona, a swarm of bees gathered on a microphone behind home plate and started buzzing around the infield, according to KDVR. The pitcher, catcher, hitter […]

2 Former Baylor Football Players Arrested In Connection With 2013 Gang Rape Claims

Two former Baylor University football players have been charged with sexual assault for an alleged gang rape involving a female student in 2013. A U.S. marshal arrested former Baylor Bears running back Shamycheal Chatman, 23, in Houston, Texas, on Thursday and took him into custody, the Dallas News reported. Chatman’s arrest came one day after his […]

U.S. Soccer Orders All Players To ‘Stand Respectfully’ For National Anthem

A recent amendment to U.S. Soccer Federation regulations requires all players to “stand respectfully” when the national anthem is played at games. The change came after Megan Rapinoe, currently a U.S. Women’s National Team member, protested inequality in America by kneeling while the song played before at least three matches last year. The new regulation […]

Two More Patriots Players Decide Not To Visit Trump’s White House

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long both said Thursday that they will not visit the White House to celebrate the team’s victory in Super Bowl LI, bringing the total number of Patriots players who plan to skip the customary trip to at least five. Tight end Martellus Bennett, linebacker […]

World Basketball’s Governing Body To Reconsider Whether Players Can Wear Hijabs

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was a top basketball player in high school and a star Division 1 NCAA player at the University of Memphis. And she did it all while wearing a hijab. Since graduating three years ago, Adbul-Qaadir has been fighting for professional players to be allowed to wear hijabs so she could pursue her dreams of […]

Gun Control Advocates Send Safety Locks To Eagles Players Who Got Guns For Christmas

After the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles purchased shotguns for his offensive line this Christmas, a gun violence prevention group has also sent the players a gift: gun locks. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz got his players Beretta shotguns, each weapon personalized with the player’s number engraved on the butt of the gun, ESPN reports. In […]

University Of Minnesota Football Players End Boycott Over Sexual Assault Suspensions

University of Minnesota football players announced Saturday morning that they had ended the boycott of all team activities they launched earlier this week, according to a statement emailed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The team will immediately resume preparations for the team’s Holiday Bowl appearance, the players said. The football players launched the short-lived boycott […]

University Of Minnesota President Refuses To Bow To Boycotting Football Players

The University of Minnesota president and athletic director on Friday refused to yield to protesting football players, who walked out of practice and threatened to boycott their upcoming bowl game over the suspensions of 10 teammates involved in a campus sexual assault investigation. Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler and Athletic Director Mark Coyle told players in statements […]