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Black ex-players say Kinnick vandals miss the point

CLOSE Protesters used cans of spray paint to make graffiti on the south side of Kinnick Stadium, Saturday, June 6 in Iowa City. Iowa City Press-Citizen Black former Iowa football players speak against the vandalism at Kinnick Stadium and the statue of the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and say that vandals lack the bigger point. “This is not what we …

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Reebok, gym ends CrossFit partnership after CEO’s insensitive tweet

Reebok and some affiliated gyms end their partnership with CrossFit after the fitness organization’s CEO tweeted an insensitive comment about George Floyd on Saturday. CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman tweeted, “It’s FLOYD-19,” in response to a tweet from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that classifies racism and discrimination as a public health problem. “Recently, we have been in discussions …

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RB Adrian Peterson is no doubt planning to kneel

Adrian Peterson “no doubt” will take a knee during the national anthem to protest against racial justice, and he expects to get more NFL players. The Washington Redskins returner made his comments to the Houston Chronicle on Friday when discussing Drew Bree’s comments last week that players kneeling during the anthem “do not respect the flag.” The New Orleans Saints …

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49-star George Kittle supports former Iowa players who speak out against racial differences

Former Iowa tight end and current San Francisco 49ers star George Kittle released a statement on Saturday support the former Hawkeyes who talked about “racial differences” within the program during their time there. Earlier on Saturday it was announced that the school had placed strength and fitness coach Chris Doyle on administrative leave pending an investigation in the middle of …

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The Carolina Panthers end ties with sponsor after its CEO downplayed police brutality :: WRAL.com

By Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform manufacturer Charlotte, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers announced that they are ending their partnership with CPI home security after its CEO belittled police brutality in an email to a Charlotte-based nonprofit. CPI has been a long-standing sponsor for the Panthers. “Last Saturday, we said we are committed to doing our part and we mean it,” …

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