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Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

Source: Erik Brady / USA Today Unprecedented pressure on the Washington NFL team to change its name reached a crescendo today when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the team, ruling that the term “Redskins” was disparaging to “a substantial composite” of American Indians when the marks were granted between […]

Sources: Kaepernick Gets $110M-Plus Deal

Sources: Kaepernick Gets $110M-Plus Deal

Source: ESPN Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers struck a deal Wednesday on a six-year contract extension, which sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is worth more than $110 million — including a record $61 million guaranteed. The deal ties Kaepernick to the 49ers through the 2020 season and puts him among the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks […]

Colts’ Robert Mathis Suspended Four Games For PEDs

Colts’ Robert Mathis Suspended Four Games For PEDs

Source: Gregg Rosenthal / NLF.com The Indianapolis Colts defense has taken a big hit with training camp still months away. The NFL and the Colts announced Friday that outside linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Mathis released a statement through NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport in which Mathis said the failed test came from […]

Ex-N.F.L. Star Who Spoke Out For Women Is Accused Of Being A Serial Rapist

Ex-N.F.L. Star Who Spoke Out For Women Is Accused Of Being A Serial Rapist

Source: Juliet Macur / The New York Times Darren Sharper, a former N.F.L. standout who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints, posed with his teenage daughter, his deep dimples framing his wide, bright white smile, her head leaning on his shoulder. The photograph was in the 2010 book “NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters,” compiled to promote “thoughtful discussion […]

ESPN’s Jason Whitlock Explains Why Michael Sam’s Reality Show Is Bad For His Career

ESPN’s Jason Whitlock Explains Why Michael Sam’s Reality Show Is Bad For His Career

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin talks to ESPN’s Jason Whitlock about newly drafted NFLer Michael Sam’s new docu-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “I think that his priorities are clearly wrong. He comes from a difficult background and family situations and he’s being manipulated by his handlers,” Whitlock said. RELATED:  Jason Whitlock: Sam Could Gain More […]

Concha: Michael Sam’s Reality Show Could Help End NFL Career Before It Starts

Concha: Michael Sam’s Reality Show Could Help End NFL Career Before It Starts

by Joe Concha Mediaite Columnist Michael Sam is an historic figure. In being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, Mr. Sam has endured the most scrutiny and discussion of any 7th-round pick, perhaps any pick, in the history of the game. Before being drafted, in interviews and even a Visa commercial, the […]

The Right Message: Sam Could Gain More For LGBT Community By Just Focusing On Making The Roster

The Right Message: Sam Could Gain More For LGBT Community By Just Focusing On Making The Roster

by Jason Whitlock ESPN Columnist I say this as a supporter of Michael Sam, I say it as a reformed homophobe, I say it as someone who believes the equality of black and brown people is connected to the equality and freedom granted to gays and lesbians: Michael Sam’s decision to do a “documentary series” — […]

Financial Illiteracy: America’s True Crisis

Financial Illiteracy: America’s True Crisis

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOneNow The hugs, kisses and tears were flowing in the NFL’s green room Thursday at the league’s annual draft, where players from across the country realized their dreams of playing professional football and cashing multimillion-dollar checks. Unfortunately, nearly 80 percent will repeat […]

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal Worth $57.4 Million

Richard Sherman Signs Record Deal Worth $57.4 Million

Source: ESPN Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman has signed a four-year contract extension worth $57.4 million, a deal that reportedly makes him the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback. Sherman announced the deal Wednesday on his Twitter account and on his blog page, saying the extension includes $40 million in guaranteed money. “The goal has always been to stay in Seattle […]

Ex-Jags LB Russell Allen Had Stroke In Game, Will Never Play Football Again

Ex-Jags LB Russell Allen Had Stroke In Game, Will Never Play Football Again

Source: Robert Klemko / The Monday Morning Quarterback / Sports Illustrated  CARLSBAD, Calif. — Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen thought he had his bell rung against the Bills in Week 15 last season. He played through the injury and double vision, but two days later found out he’d suffered a stroke on the field. A dead spot […]

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