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Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 2:26 pm
The NFL’s de-facto ban on kneeling during the national anthem was first reported as a compromise. Except, the players weren’t consulted before the policy was enacted. It’s the latest indication that players, while touted as the owners’ partners, are nothing more than pawns. When news about the...
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Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 10:44 am
NFL owners desperately want the tired controversy about players kneeling for the national anthem to disappear. Yet, their cowardice continues to resuscitate the story. The league voted Wednesday to effectively kill the anthem protests. The new policy says players on the field are mandated to stand...
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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Lucy Burdge
May 22, 2018 - 6:48 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7) MLB: Colorado at...
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Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The NFL announced Monday neither the Lions nor Matt Patricia will be subject to discipline over his 1996 sexual assault indictment, regardless of whether more information is revealed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter . But that doesn't mean the story is over. The league’s personal conduct policy can’t be...
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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
May 14, 2018 - 3:02 pm
Professional sports leagues issued statements today in support of the Supreme Court's decision to allow states to legalize sports gambling. NBA commissioner Adam Silver came out in favor of legalization in 2014, making the argument in a New York Times op-ed . He reaffirmed his opinion in the league...
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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
May 03, 2018 - 10:30 am
Within the last six weeks, two NFL franchises have been publicly accused of mistreating its cheerleaders and fostering discriminatory work environments. Those stories, coupled with multiple lawsuits that cheerleaders have filed against teams for workplace malfeasance, should be enough to warrant a...
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Lucy Burdge
May 02, 2018 - 5:31 am
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Kansas City at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7) MLB: Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB:...
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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
April 27, 2018 - 11:06 am
The NFL Draft is a primetime TV event that glamorizes professional football without acknowledging its risk. First-round picks strutted to the stage at Jerry Jones’ $1.2 billion football palace, posing for pictures with customized jerseys alongside a commissioner who will probably never have their...
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Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
Lucy Burdge
April 03, 2018 - 7:45 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Seattle at San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at...
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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
March 29, 2018 - 10:25 am
Up to this point, the NFL’s player safety initiatives have tweaked how the game is played. But the league’s latest rule change, and a mandate from the competition committee, could dramatically overhaul football as we know it –– and not for the better. At the NFL annual meetings this week, league...
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