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NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League met with LGBT rights groups last week about the push to end homophobia in sports, at a time when speculatio...

Dear Closeted Football Player(s): We Got You

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

As a gay sports fan, I have a simple message for any athlete who is ready to come out: We got you. I hope you are listening, because the LGBT sports-loving community has been waiting for this for a long time and we are ready to battle for you.

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Says He'd Welcome A Gay Teammate

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The prospect of openly gay athletes playing professional sports has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. Now Detroit Tigers star pitcher Justin ...

NFL Linebacker Says He 'Would Be Fine' Having Gay Players On His Team, In Locker Room

Posted 03.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has joined the chorus of professional sports figures who are expressing their views on the possibility of hav...

Overturned

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 02.10.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the susp...

A New Twist In NFL Bounty Scandal

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed predecessor Paul Tagliabue to hear the appeals of four players suspended in the Saints' boun...

Judge To Goodell: Show Me Evidence

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 10.16.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal magistrate judge has ordered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to provide the court with documents related to the league's bount...

Here We Go Again

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — All four players punished in the NFL's bounty investigation have filed appeals with the league. People familiar with the situation...

'Pride Won't Let Him Admit He's Wrong'

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and the NFL players union left little doubt they remain determined to challenge Commissioner Roger Good...

SAINTS WIN

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

The New Orleans Saints have won a skirmish in their ongoing battle against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as first reported by Jim Trotter of Sports ...

NFLPA Calls Out Goodell In Bounty Lawsuit

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty inv...

Fujita: NFL Has 'Very Little Regard For The Truth'

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, a union leader with a record of criticizing the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "...

Players Fight Suspensions In Saints Bounty case

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and three other players suspended in the NFL's investigation of New Orleans' cash-for-hits bounty syst...

NFL Comes Down Hard On Players For Saints' Bounty Program

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesd...

Amanda Terkel

NFL Gets Better: Football League Adds Sexual Orientation Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The NFL has removed a hurdle for professional football players who may be thinking of coming out as gay, banning discrimination based on...

Integrating Openly Gay Soldiers Into the Military Depends on Sports

Hudson Taylor | Posted 06.20.2011 | New York
Hudson Taylor

With the high rates of athletes who enter military service, sports have the potential to prepare straight recruits with positive attitudes toward gay and lesbian teammates.

Browns Linebacker Rips Jerry Jones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In an interview on 60 Minutes that CBS inexplicably didn't air, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that he does not think a lockout would be disast...

Roger Goodell's Message to NFL Players and Fans: Drop Dead

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Leave it to Goodell to end a thrilling NFL regular season on a sour note. He issued an ill-timed letter that follows a tried and true strategy: blame the union and sow resentment between the fans and the players they pay to watch.

"Why I Support the National Equality March": NFL's Scott Fujita Speaks Out for Gay Rights

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Zirin

Star linebacker Scott Fujita speaks out about why he is supporting the October 11th National Equality March for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights in Washington DC.