(Washington, DC) – This is what happens when your star athletes stand together against something. Just four days after Congresswoman Mary Bono announced that she would be taking over as interim president for USA gymnastics, she is now announcing that she is resigning.
The departure comes after a tweet from Bono about Nike garnered strong disapproval from gymnastics’ superstars Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.
Olympic champion Simone Biles’ reaction to a tweet in which Bono expressed that she was happy she had a black sharpie in her bag to mark out the Nike logo on her shoes after the athletic wear and shoe company made Colin Kaepernick its spokesperson, summoned an immediate response from those in charge and it looks like they agreed with Simone.
Simone, who is also a Larry Nassar survivor, reacted writing “mouth drop (asterisk) don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.”
(Denver, CO) – The protest against racial injustices and oppression has officially continued this season and the two NFL payers that took a knee during the National Anthem received high praise from Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick tweeted ”My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show theirunwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kapernick saidin his tweet. ”They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”
Miami Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the NFL’s opening Sunday to the delight of the man who started the movement back in 2016, former San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. Colin has since been banned from the NFL and is at the inception of a collusion suit against the NFL and its coaches.
Nike recently rewarded the former NFL star for his bravery by making him the face of its 30th Anniversary campaign for the slogan ‘Just Do It’. The ad comes with the message, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
(Nike, USA) – Nike released its 2-minute commercial starring, Colin Kaepernick, the new face of their 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign and not only did they release it, but they released it with the support of the NFL. Kaepernick, who is currently suing the NFL for colluding to keep him out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustices, sets a strong example of risking everything while standing for something.
The campaign has been met with both support and anger. But at the end of the day, those who still don’t understand the movement are cleared blocked by deep rooted issues that have nothing to do with unpatriotic claims. That is not what it’s about. Race maybe, anti-american concerns….I don’t think so.
(AP) – Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones pleaded not guilty to throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver. Jones was sitting in his SUV in Queens around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday when the victim,
Sandor Szabo of Boca Raton, approached the vehicle believing it was his Uber ride.
After a brief altercation, Jones followed Szabo to the sidewalk where he knocked Szabo out cold with a punch before driving off. Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support. Jones turned himself in to police, accompanied by a lawyer. He was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea. Szabo’s parents have said they do not accept the coach’s condolences, saying they are “a little bit too late.”
(Canton, OH) – Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The linebacker who helped bring the Ravens to two Super Bowls was inducted last night at the ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
Lewis spoke for over 30 minutes before the crowd of over 22-thousand, and his passionate speech was often greeted with cheers from Ravens fans. This year’s other inductees include Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, hard-hitting safety Brian Dawkins and standout receivers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss.
(Tusacaloosa, AL) – Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts doesn’t sound happy about how the program has treated him since being benched in last season’s national title game. Speaking to the media for the first time since then, Hurts talked a lot about the lack of communication from the team’s staff and told reporters, “No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt.”
Hurts is in a battle for the starting quarterback job with Tua Tagovailoa, who came off the bench in the second half of the championship game and threw the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime to beat Georgia.