How exactly is a homophobe supposed to carry out the job of director of player development? How is a gay player on the Giants supposed to react to this if he is thinking about coming out or is experiencing anti-gay harassment on the team?
For Keith Mitchell, what started as a way to get out of going to church with his parents turned into a successful career.
Dungy is right. The first openly gay football player being drafted into the NFL has garnered, and will undoubtedly continue to capture, quite a bit of media attention -- that's where Dungy starts being right. That's also coincidentally where he stops being right.
Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?
Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now, Dungy is saying that he would pass over Michael Sam because of his sexuality.
The ESPYS is more than a celebration of athletic achievement. It's a gathering of athletes and entertainers who band together in utilizing their collective platforms to fight against cancer in hopes of finding a cure for it.
Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.
When you think of the Pro Bowl, rather than images of bone-crunching tackles or running backs trucking defenders into the ground, you may be inclined to think of players laughing on the sidelines as defenses concede touchdowns at will.
A whole industry has developed which has nonstop reporting of arrests, domestic problems, money issues, and alcohol and drug abuse by these stars. This requires the athlete to be extra scrupulous in where and how he is seen in public. Venues like Las Vegas can be especially challenging.
The revised proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit against the NFL remains fundamentally flawed. The settlement neither recognizes nor compensates the majority of players who suffer the long-term consequences of repeated concussive injury.
Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...
Football will never be injury free, but we can act now to make it safer. Parenting is our most critical role on this earth -- we need to protect the most vulnerable youth.
Will the excitement over the first round victory by the U.S. and its continued success be a game-changer for the future of the MLS?
Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it.
Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.